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Ocean

An ocean is a large area of water between continents. Oceans are very big and they join smaller seas together. Oceans cover 72% of Earth. There are five main oceans together. They are: 1. Pacific Ocean 2. Atlantic Ocean 3. Indian Ocean 4. Souther ...

Brinicle

A brinicle is a column of ice that forms in seawater. The name is a combination of the words "brine", which means saltwater, and "icicle". A brinicle starts forming from the top of the water down. A brinicle freezes everything in its way as it fo ...

World Ocean

The World Ocean, or global ocean is a term used to define all the worlds oceans as one large interconnected ocean. It is divided into the standard oceans: the Atlantic Ocean, Arctic Ocean, Indian Ocean, Pacific Ocean, and the proposed Southern Oc ...

Blackwater river

A blackwater river is a river with a deep, slow-moving channel flowing through forested swamps or wetlands. Its colour is caused by the decaying vegetation. As vegetation decays, tannins leach into the water, making a transparent, acidic water th ...

Braided river

A braided river is a network of small channels separated by islands that are often not fixed. In other words, the river channels wander across a flat area. Braided rivers are found in places where the river carries a lot of sediment, and when it ...

Inland sea

Inland seas, also called epeiric or epicontinental seas, are shallow seas over part of a continent. They usually happen with marine transgressions, when the sea overtops the land. They are caused by either global high eustatic sea level or the fo ...

Strait

A strait is a narrow channel of water between two land areas. A strait connects two bodies of water. Straits often connect two seas. Many straits are economically and strategically important. Straits may be part of important shipping routes. So, ...

Strait of Tartary

Strait of Tartary is a strait in the Pacific Ocean. It divides the Russian island of Sakhalin from mainland Asia. It connects the Sea of Okhotsk on the north with the Sea of Japan on the south. It is 900 km long, 4–20 m deep, and 7.3 km wide at t ...

Lock (water transport)

A lock is a part of a navigable waterway system that makes a water "channel" deep enough for vessels to use. The lock controls pool depths, for example in a lock and dam system across a waterway. The lock is a place where boats that travel up or ...

Norfolk Broads

The Broads are a network of mostly navigable rivers and lakes in the English counties of Norfolk and Suffolk. The Broads, and some nearby land were made into a special protected area by The Norfolk and Suffolk Broads Act of 1988. The Broads Autho ...

Africa

Africa is the second largest continent in the world. It makes up about a fifth of the worlds land. It is surrounded by large areas of water. There are 54 fully recognised and independent countries in Africa, and 14.7% of the worlds population liv ...

Languages of Africa

The languages of Africa include more than 3.000 languages. These languages include native languages and colonial languages, which were brought to Africa by colonists from Europe. The continent has the highest concentration of languages in the wor ...

Pan-Africanism

Pan-Africanism is a political movement about improving the position of Africa, and people with ancestors from Africa in the world. Pan-Africanists believe the slave trade and colonialism have hurt African nations and people, and the solution is f ...

United States of Africa

The United States of Africa is a hypothetical plan for a federation of some or all of the 55 sovereign states on the continent of Africa. The concept takes its origin from Marcus Garveys 1924 poem "Hail, United States of Africa". Key supporters o ...

Asia

Asia is a large region on Earth mainly in the northern hemisphere. Asia is connected to Europe in the west, forming a continent called Eurasia, though sometimes it is viewed as a separate continent from Europe. Some of the oldest human civilizati ...

Crushing by elephant

In the past, many rulers in south and southeast Asia had people crushed by elephants as a death penalty. This was common for more than 4000 years. The Romans and Carthaginians also sometimes did this. The elephant would step upon the head of the ...

East Asian calligraphy

The East Asian tradition of calligraphy originated and developed in China. The countries that use East Asian calligraphy are China, Japan, Korea and Vietnam.

Far East

The term Far East means countries of East Asia. It became used in the English language during the period of the British Empire for lands to the east of British India. Before World War I, the Near East meant relatively nearby lands of the Ottoman ...

Western Regions

The Western Regions or Xiyu refers to Central Asia, specifically west of the Yumen pass. It was used in Chinese between the 3rd century BC to the 8th century AD. It sometimes refers to Xinjiang or even northern parts of the Indian subcontinent as ...

Owl (sculpture)

Owl is a sculpture eight metres tall, designed by Bruce Armstrong. It is in Canberra, Australia. Owl was built in 2011, and is one of the 150 megasculptures of Australia.

Europe

Europe is the western part of the continent of Eurasia, sometimes thought of as its own continent. It is separated from Asia by the Ural Mountains in Russia and the Bosporus strait in Turkey. Europe is bordered by water on three sides. On the wes ...

Caldera

A caldera is a volcanic feature formed by the collapse of land surface after a gigantic volcanic eruption. In such an eruption the volcanos magma chamber is empty enough for the ground above it to drop. A caldera may look like a volcanic crater e ...

Chatham Islands

The Chatham Islands are a New Zealand archipelago in the Pacific Ocean. They are about 800 kilometres east of the South Island of New Zealand. The archipelago is a cluster of about ten islands in 60-kilometre radius. The largest are Chatham Islan ...

Malden Island

Malden Island is an island in the Pacific Ocean. Today, the island belongs to Kiribati. It is one of the Line Islands. In the 19th century the island used to be called Independence Island at times. The island is uninhabited today, it has been mad ...

Artificial island

The creation of artificial islands has a long history, including 21st century: Palm Jumeirah in Dubai, Fiery Cross Reef, Johnson South Reef, and Mischief Reef by China. 17th century: Dejima or Deshima, created in the shape of a fan in the bay of ...

Atoll

An atoll is a kind of island. It is made when a coral reef forms around an island that sinks over many years. In the end, the land is gone, and only the coral reef continues to grow until it becomes an atoll, a group of islands shaped like a doug ...

Manuae (Cook Islands)

Manuae is an uninhabited atoll in the southern group of the Cook Islands, 100 kilometres south-east of Aitutaki. It is administratively part of Aitutaki, but does not belong to any district or tapere of Aitutaki. It is, however, part of Arutanga- ...

Houmets

"Houmet" redirects here, for further information on the placename element, please see "-hou" Les Houmets are to the east of Guernsey in the Channel Islands. Their name comes from hou, a Norman / Guernesiais word meaning islets. They are tidal isl ...

Desert island

A desert island is an island where no people live. More commonly they are called uninhabited islands. Sometimes the name is also used for an islet or atoll. Very often, such places are seen as close to paradise. Most islands in the world are unin ...

Mountain pass

In a group of hills or mountains, a pass is a path for crossing a mountain. It is usually a saddle point between two higher areas. Many of the worlds mountain ranges have always made travel difficult so passes have been important throughout histo ...

Mountain range

A mountain range is a geographic area with many mountains. A mountain system or system of mountain ranges includes geological features that are in the same region as a mountain range. Mountain ranges usually include highlands or mountain passes a ...

Volcano

A volcano is a mountain that has lava coming out from a magma chamber under the ground, or did have in the past. Volcanoes are formed by the movement of tectonic plates. The Earths crust has 17 major, rigid tectonic plates. These float on a hotte ...

Dormant volcano

It is difficult to distinguish active and inactive volcanos. For example, some scientists have described Mount Fuji as dormant or inactive. That volcano has been dormant since its last eruption in 1707, but is also classified as active. The Geolo ...

Mud volcano

A mud volcano or mud dome is a kind of volcano that is made by liquids and gases from the earth. There are many different ways that mud volcanoes can be made. Temperatures in a mud volcano are much cooler than that of a regular volcano. The bigge ...

Shield volcano

A shield volcano is a large volcano with shallowly-sloping sides. The name derives from a translation of "Skjaldbreidur", an Icelandic shield volcano whose name means "broad shield," from its resemblance to a warriors shield. Shield volcanoes are ...

Manslaughter

Manslaughter is the crime of killing a person. When a person is killed, lawyers also look at the reasons, and motives why this person was killed. If the death of a person was not on purpose, but the killer did something that resulted in the death ...

Blue Whale Challenge

The Blue Whale Challenge, also called Blue Whale game, or simply Blue whale is an internet phenomenon that started in 2016, in Russia. Over a period of 50 days, participants are assigned tasks. Each participant gets one task a day. At first, the ...

Copycat suicide

Sometimes, after a person commits suicide, other people will copy them and also kill themselves. This is called copycat suicide. People may commit copycat suicide after a person they know commits suicide, or after hearing about a suicide through ...

The Jed Foundation

The Jed Foundation is a non-profit organization working to reduce the rate of suicide and emotional distress among college students. It is the largest such effort in the United States. It works with the government program, Suicide Prevention Reso ...

Suicide pact

A suicide pact is a plan of two or more people to kill themselves. People who agree on such a plan may kill themselves together, or they may just plan to do it on a certain schedule together. When studying suicide pacts are an important concept. ...

Suicide prevention

Suicide prevention is when local organizations, mental health doctors and nurses, and psychologists try to stop people from attempting suicide. One thing to do is stop people who are about to attempt suicide. Another way to stop people from attem ...

Suicide risk assessment

A suicide risk assessment is used to decide an individuals suicide risk. This is a very important first step in helping a person who is thinking of killing themselves. It is best done by a mental health professional, like a counselor. A good, com ...

Storm history of Hurricane Katrina

The storm history of Hurricane Katrina started on August 23, 2005. Hurricane Katrina was a highly destructive Category 5 hurricane which formed as Tropical Depression Twelve near the Bahamas. The next day, the tropical depression strengthened to ...

Dragon Fountain

The Dragon Fountain at the Palace of Versailles was executed by Gaspard Marsy in 1667. The fountain lies at the end of the northern axis between the Water Walk and Neptune Fountain. The Dragon Fountain shoots a jet of water 90 feet into the air. ...

Fountain of Apollo

The Fountain of Apollo is a fountain at the Palace of Versailles. It depicts the Greek sun god Apollo rising from the sea at daybreak in his four-horse chariot. He is accompanied by Tritons. In 1639, Louis XIII had a pond dug on the site of the f ...

Neptune Fountain

The Neptune Fountain or the Fountain of Neptune is a fountain at the Palace of Versailles. It was built under the direction of landscape designer Andre Le Notre between 1679 and 1681. At that time, it was called the Pool Below the Dragon or the F ...

Water Walk

The Water Walk or Infants Walk is a group of 14 fountains at Versailles. These fountains depict children supporting small basins of water. The Water Walk gently slopes from the Parterre du Nord to the Dragon Fountain and the Neptune Fountain. The ...

2013-14 Atlantic winter storms in Europe

The end of October brought the St. Jude storm also called Cyclone Christian, which became one of the top 10 most strong storms in the fall across southern England in the last 40 years. After the St. Jude storm, a series of storms swept across wes ...

Detwiler Fire

The Detwiler Fire was a wildfire in Mariposa County, California. The fire burned 81.826 acres, and was one of the worst wildfires in the 2017 California wildfire season. The fire also destroyed 63 homes. The fire was first reported on 16 July 201 ...

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Pino - logical board game which is based on tactics and strategy. In general this is a remix of chess, checkers and corners. The game develops imagination, concentration, teaches how to solve tasks, plan their own actions and of course to think logically. It does not matter how much pieces you have, the main thing is how they are placement!

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