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Zap Mama

Zap Mama is a Belgian musical group founded and led by Marie Daulne. She says that her mission is to be a bridge between the European and the African and bring the two cultures together with music. "What I would like to do is bring sounds from Af ...

                                               

Zoo Entertainment

Zoo Entertainment was an American record label, and a part of BMG. The label was created in the early 1990s by Lou Maglia, the former president of Island Records. It is now out of operation. Maglia and former BMG executive Kevin Czinger ran Zoo E ...

                                               

The Zutons

The Zutons are a rock band from Liverpool, England. They formed in 2001. They are on the Deltasonic record label. The band were nominated for the British Breakthrough Act award at the 2005 BRIT Awards.

                                               

Adultery

Adultery is a word used in religious texts like Exodus 20:14. It applies to a married person sleeping with someone other than the person who they are married to. Adultery usually comes with a heavy punishment for example, death by stoning in some ...

                                               

Cheating

Cheating can be done in many ways. Some students cheat on a test by copying someone elses answers and writing secret notes. This can get them kicked out of school.

                                               

Mistress (lover)

A mistress is a mans long term female sexual partner and companion who is not married to him. This term is especially used when the man is married to another woman. The relationship is generally stable; however, the couple do not live together op ...

                                               

Domestic violence

Domestic violence means that in a relationship or marriage, one or both of the partners uses physical, sexual or psychological violence to try to get power or control over the other or due to losing their temper. Domestic violence can occur in he ...

                                               

Honor killing

An honor killing is a member of a family being killed by other members, because of the killers feeling that the victim has brought shame on the family. Reasons a woman could be targeted include refusing to enter an arranged marriage, having sex o ...

                                               

Phumulani

Phumulani is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing domestic violence and sexual abuse in communities of color throughout Minnesota and globally.

                                               

Dam

A dam is a large wall or barrier that blocks or stops the flow of water, forming a reservoir or a lake. Most dams have a section called a spillway or weir over which, or through which, water flows, either sometimes or always. Dams generally serve ...

                                               

Thames Barrier

The Thames Barrier is the worlds second-largest movable flood barrier, after the Oosterscheldekering in the Netherlands. It is downstream of central London. Its purpose is to prevent London from being flooded by exceptionally high tides and storm ...

                                               

Conscience

Conscience is something that tells people if what they are doing is right or wrong. Having it can make people sad about what they have done. It is the sense of the moral goodness or blameworthiness of ones own conduct, intentions, or character to ...

                                               

Control of fire by early humans

When humans first learned how to control fire, it was an important step in their culture. It allowed humans to cook food and get warmth and protection. Making fire also allowed activity into the dark, and gave some protection from predators and i ...

                                               

Handstand

A handstand is the act of holding the body upside down balancing on the hands. The body is held straight with arms and legs fully extended. The hands are placed about shoulder-width apart. A handstand performer must have balance and upper body st ...

                                               

Jumping

Jumping is a form of movement in which an organism pushes itself up through the air and falls back down. Jumping is different from running, galloping and other ways of moving because the body is airborne for a longer period of time. Some animals, ...

                                               

Long-term memory

Long-term memory is our memory of past events. It follows from short-term memory, and involves the growth of nerve synapses which are very long-lasting.

                                               

Belaying

Belaying is a way to hold and control a rope for a person who is rock climbing. A climber has to be attached to a rope so they do not fall very far. A person on the ground who is belaying is called a belayer. The belayer usually puts the rope thr ...

                                               

Inca rope bridge

Inca rope bridges were simple suspension bridges over canyons and gorges to provide access for the Inca Empire. Bridges of this type were suitable for use since the Inca people did not use wheeled transport - traffic was limited to pedestrians an ...

                                               

Fishing

Fishing is the activity of trying to catch fish. Fishing can be done in the sea, or in a lake or river, and by boat or from the shore. Fish are normally caught in the wild. Techniques for catching fish include hand gathering, spearing, netting, a ...

                                               

Ice fishing

Ice fishing is the practice of catching fish through an opening in the ice on a frozen body of water. The methods include fishing with fishing rods, lines and hooks or spears. Ice fishermen may fish in the open or in heated enclosures called ice ...

                                               

Self-defence

Self-defence means fighting off something or another person to protect yourself and maybe others. Ways of self-defence include martial arts or using a weapon. Sometimes, self-defense can cause serious harm to the other person. In most nations, yo ...

                                               

Winter swimming

Winter swimming is the activity of human swimming during the winter season, typically in outdoor locations, or in unheated pools or lidos. It is done mostly for health benefits. Many winter swimmers swim with standard swimming costumes rather tha ...

                                               

Cardboard

Cardboard is a heavy type of paper, notable for its stiffness and durability. It was first invented in China some time in the 15th century, and is used for a wide variety of purposes. One of its more common uses is as a packaging material. Cardbo ...

                                               

Foolscap

Foolscap is paper cut to the size of 8 1 ⁄ 2 × 13 1 ⁄ 2 inches, sometimes 13 × 8 in. This was a traditional paper size used in Europe and the British Commonwealth, before the adoption of the international standard A4 paper, the most common standa ...

                                               

Korean paper

Hanji ’s history goes back to 4th century. Koreans started making it after papermaking technique came to Korea from China with Buddhism. After since, Korean paper came to be known as the highest quality paper available in East Asia. During Goryeo ...

                                               

Paper size

Paper comes in different sizes. There are names for the different sizes of paper. In different parts of the world, different sizes and names are used. There are also envelope sizes made to fit different kinds of paper.

                                               

Papyrus

Papyrus is a kind of paper that was used in Ancient Egypt for writing. It was first made as far back as the 3rd millennium BC. It was made from a kind of reed called Cyperus papyrus. This plant was originally grown in marshy areas around the Nile ...

                                               

Wallpaper

Wallpaper is a kind of paper used to cover walls inside of houses and buildings. Wallpaper is used to decorate the inside of buildings instead of paint. It is sold in rolls and are put onto a wall using wallpaper paste. Wallpapers can come either ...

                                               

Time in Australia

Mainland Australia has three official time zones. The full names of the time zones are usually shortened by dropping the Australian. Most Australian external territories are in different time zones. Many parts of Australia have daylight saving time.

                                               

Time in China

There is one time zone named China Standard Time or Beijing Standard Time. It is 8 hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time, but Xinjiang unofficially uses UTC+06:00. Since 1992, there has been no daylight saving time. China used to have five ti ...

                                               

Time in France

France uses Central European Time during the winter and Central European Summer Time in the summer. French territories observe different time zones: French Guiana and Saint Pierre- UTC-03:00 French Guiana Time and Pierre & Miquelon Standard Time ...

                                               

Time in Morocco

Morocco first used DST in 1939 and 1940 and again in 1950. It returned in 1967 but was abandoned after that and returned in 1974 and was observed until 1978. After that, Morocco used Western European Time WET UTC+00:00 all year round. In 1984, Mo ...

                                               

New Zealand Standard Time

New Zealand Standard Time is a time zone that is used in New Zealand that is 12 hours ahead of UTC. New Zealand observes daylight saving time, called New Zealand Daylight Time which is 13 hours ahead of UTC. The Chatham Islands is at UTC+12:45 du ...

                                               

Time in Pakistan

Pakistan has experimented with Daylight Saving Time a number of times since 2002, shifting local time from UTC+05:00 to UTC+06:00 during various summer periods, having the effect of making Pakistan counter-intuitively half an hour ahead of India ...

                                               

Time in Russia

Russia currently has eleven time zones: Daylight saving time DST is no longer observed in Russia but it was used from when it was part of the Soviet Union until 2011, then President Dmitry Medvedev announced on February 8, 2011, that summer time ...

                                               

Singapore Standard Time

Singapore is situated 103° 51 16" East of Greenwich and lies within the UTC+07:00 time zone. Before 31 May 1905, the local time was UTC+06:55:25 ahead of Greenwich Mean Time. During World War II, when the Japanese occupied Singapore, UTC+09:00 wa ...

                                               

Birthday

A birthday is the day when a person was born. In many places, on a persons birthday, he or she celebrates with friends and family at a party, where they eat cake or other foods, and get gifts.

                                               

Quinceañera

The Quinceañera is a young Latina womans celebration of her fifteenth birthday, which is celebrated in a specific and different way from her other birthdays. It is the same as the English version of a Sweet Sixteen. The celebration begins with a ...

                                               

Calendar

A calendar is a tool for organizing days. People use calendars to say when something happened, and for planning things that have not happened yet. The calendar gives the days names and numbers, called calendar dates. The dates are usually made ba ...

                                               

Advent calendar

An Advent calendar is a special calendar that counts the days to Christmas through the month of December. Most of them start on the first day of December, but sometimes they include the last few days of November because of the Christian advent. T ...

                                               

Armenian calendar

The Armenian calendar was the main calendar used in Armenia during the medieval period. The year in this calendar is exactly 365 days long, divided into twelve months of thirty days each, plus five extra days that are called aveleacʿ in the Armen ...

                                               

Assyrian calendar

The Assyrian calendar is a lunar-based calendar that begins in the year 4750 BC. The Assyrian calendar is inspired by an estimate of the date of the first temple at Assur. The Assyrian new year is still celebrated every year by many people. This ...

                                               

Bengali calendar

The Bengali Calendar also known as the Bangla Calendar, is the official and national calendar of Bangladesh. On the calendar, Pohela Boishakh is the New Year and it starts on 14 April or 15 April on the Western calendar if it is either before Poh ...

                                               

Byzantine calendar

The Byzantine calendar was a calendar used by the Eastern Orthodox Church from the year 691 A.D. to 1728. It was also used by the Byzantine empire from 988 A.D. to 1453, when the empire fell, and by Russia from 988 A.D. to 1700. The Byzantine cal ...

                                               

Calendar date

A Calendar date is a way to refer to a certain day in a calendar. With the calendar date and the calendar, the exact day can be identified. With a different calendar, the same calendar date may refer to a different day. This can be seen easiest w ...

                                               

Century leap year

In the Gregorian calendar, a century leap year is a year that is exactly divisible by 400. If a year is divisible by 100 but not 400, it is a common year. For example, the years 1600 and 2000 were century leap years; the century years 1700, 1800, ...

                                               

Chinese calendar

The Chinese calendar, also known as the "agriculture calendar", is a lunisolar calendar. It was used until 1912 when the Gregorian calendar was adopted. This is a system of organizing days for social, religious, commercial, or administrative purp ...

                                               

Ethiopian calendar

The Ethiopian calendar is the main calendar used in Ethiopia. It serves as the liturgical calendar for Christians in Eritrea and Ethiopia belonging to the Orthodox Tewahedo churches, Eastern Catholic Church and Coptic Orthodox Church. It is a sol ...

                                               

Genka calendar

Genka calendar, also known as Yuan-chia li or Yuan-jia li, was a Japanese lunisolar calendar. It was used from 604 to 696.

                                               

Goki calendar

Goki calendar, also known as Wuji li, was a Japanese lunisolar calendar. It was developed in China; and it was used in Japan in the mid-9th century.

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