This Saturday, don't surprised or alarmed if your city, neighborhood or street suddenly goes dark for an hour, starting at 8.30pm, local time. It is not because of a natural disaster nor is it because these people haven't paid their electricity bills - They are simply joining the millions of people to celebrate Earth Hour, by turning off their lights and other electrical devices for 60 minutes.
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While preserving or mummifying the dead is normally associated with the ancient Egyptians, it seems to have been a ritual followed by many other cultures too. Earlier this month, Chinese workers digging to expand a road near the city of Taizhou, in China's Jiangsu Province, stumbled upon an exciting discovery - three wooden tombs, which when opened not only revealed treasures from the past, but also, an amazingly well-preserved mummy - complete with face, hair and even eyelashes.
Happy World Water Day! Celebrated on March 22nd each year, this day highlights the importance of fresh water, a basic necessity that is still elusive for over a billion people all over the world. Initiated by the United Nations in 1992, the theme changes each year, to highlight the most pressing water issues.
While a marathon time of 9 hrs, 48 min and 52 seconds may not seem that impressive, it is when you consider that it was done by a man whose primary sport used to be Sumo wrestling. In fact, just the fact that he completed it, has earned 40-year-old Kelly Gneiting, who weighs 400lbs, a place in the Guinness Book of Records, for the heaviest person to ever complete a marathon.