What Is The Slowest Car In The World?

Today’s world is a fast paced one. No one has time to waste or to wait and all the people are following the philosophy of ‘Time is Money’. In this fast paced world, everyone is aware about the fastest things present today. For example, I am sure that you will know about the fastest cars of the world, their speeds, and other tech-specs or the fastest trains, planes and their speeds etc. But have you ever given a thought that there are numerous things in the world that are slow also. Do you know which the slowest car in the world is? What is its speed? How much does it cost? And most important one, who the manufacturer is? In this article we will answer all your questions. Just read on and enlighten yourself with the details of the slowest car in the world.

What Is The Slowest Car In The World?

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Peel P50, a three wheeled microcar, is not only the slowest car but also the smallest car ever made. Originally manufactured between 1962 and 1965, Peel P50 was manufactured by the Peel Engineering company and the location was Isle of Man. The unique feature of the car is that it does not have reverse gear, but only a handle attached at the rear of the car that will allow you to physically maneuver it when required. Considering its size and the light weight, Guinness Book of World Records listed the car as the smallest production automobile in the year 2010.

Peel P50 was designed with the purpose to be sold as a city car. When advertised, it showed the vehicles various unique capabilities. The car has only one seating possible with a space to keep one shopping bag. It has only one door that is also on the left side of the car and was equipped with single windscreen wiper and a single headlight. It was available in the three standard colors. Those were Dark blue, Dragon Red, and Daytona White.

When launched for the first time in the year 1962-63, the price of the car was 199 pounds and 50 units of the car was manufactured out of which 27 are still in the existence. But unfortunately, the production was stopped in the year 1965.

In the year 2010, one other company called Peel Engineering Ltd. based in England; do not confuse yourself with Peel Engineering Company from Isle of Man (the original one), made the replica version of Peel P50. The external body of the car is as same as the previous one but its internal mechanism has been upgraded technologically. The vehicle is driven with the help of an electric motor and at the speed of approximately 16 kilometer per hour or 10 miles per hour. This model of Peel P50 was only produced with the purpose of display and was not allowed and also was not legal on the roads. But in the year 2011, the legal production of Peel P50 was commenced. The company started manufacturing the vehicle in two versions. One version of the Peel P50 was petrol and the other one was electric vehicle, which means you need to charge the battery of the vehicle. Most of the colors that were introduced in 2011 were as same as the older model, only Dark blue being replaced by Capri Blue. The production plant of the Peel P50 is situated in Sutton-in-Ashfield, England.

Tech-Specs

You will be amazed after knowing the dimensions of the vehicle. The great Peel P50 by Peel Engineering Ltd. is just 54 inches long and 39 inches wide, and has the weight of approximately 59 kilograms which is equal to 130 lb. The P50 also holds the record for being the smallest car ever manufactured in the automobile industry.

The Older P50 (1962-66)

The older P50 had the engine of 49 cc manufactured by DKW which was able to give vehicle a top speed of around 60 kilometer per hour or 37 miles per hour. It also had a three speed manual transmission system but without a reverse gear. If ever you want to turn the car, it can easily be done with the help of holding the handle which is present at the rear of the car. The other option you had to turn the car is to lift it up with the same rear handle and turn it, as the weight of the car is just 59 kg, hence it can easily be lifted and turned. If we talk about the P50’s fuel consumption, the manufacturers claimed the fuel consumption of about 100 mpg (2.8 l/100 km; 83 mpg).

During the duration of its manufacture, 1962-66, around 47 Peel P50 cars were sold, all of them at a price of 199 pounds each.

The Newer Peel P50 (2011-Present)

With the beginning of the production of revived model of Peel P50 in the year 2011, the company decided to launch the three versions of the vehicle. These three versions were, Eco, Gas and Fun. But in the present times, the line has been reduced to just two versions, namely Eco and Gas models. The speed of the new Peel P50 has been reduced to only 45 km per hour or 28 miles per hour with the help of a computerized system. This is the ideal speed of the vehicle. But, in case, if a customer requests to increase the speed, it can be done easily.

In October 2007, the car was featured in the automobile programme called Top Gear which is a BBC motoring programme. So this is the slowest and smallest car in the world, just imagine, how it will be cool to drive such a small car.

What Kind Of Car Should I Buy?

 

It is everybody’s dream to have a car. It is that dream we start seeing at our very young age. The color, size, and model, everything is decided at that time only. The only thing used to be left is to earn money, go to the showroom and buy the car. How simple it used to seem when we were young. But when we grow up we come to know that how hard it is to get the car of our dreams. Therefore, it becomes our helplessness that we have to move on to some other car that fits our requirements and the most important thing, our budget. It is never fruitful to be a greedy one, therefore, you must compromise in your choices, if you do not need that thing or you do not have sufficient amount, because it is very difficult to survive in this competitive world and it is more difficult to earn money nowadays. So, in this article we are helping you out in informing you about the numerous factors that you must focus on while you buy or start planning to buy the car. Do not overlook these factors as these will help you a lot in deciding which car you must buy. So, let’s look on those factors. But before looking at those factors, let’s look at what all categories are available for you in the cars, what are their different factors that distinguish them from each other.

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Categories Of The Cars

The different categories of cars that are available today in the market are described below:

 

Small Cars

The small cars are primarily known for their lower running costs, lower CO2 emissions and lower advance payments, when compared with the other larger cars. Apart from this, these smaller cars have larger 2-3 doors cars or have the wider doors with the larger angles of openings. These larger angels of openings makes the access in and out of the car easier, however, parking these kind of cars, closing the doors may be a little bit difficult. If a car has 4-5 doors, then they may help the passengers to get down from the back side of the car, which is helpful even if you often have more than one passenger in the car.

Medium Cars

The second category that comes is of the medium cars. These medium cars are generally available in the form of hatchbacks and will have a slightly larger boot as compared to the standard smaller cars. If a medium car is 2-3 doors model, then it will have a wider door opening angle and the seatbelts will be further set back. On the other hand, if the car is a 4-5 doors model then it will only be useful when you often have more passengers inside the car as they will have their own doors to exit.

Family Cars

Third comes the family cars. The family cars generally have large 4-doors saloons or 5-doors hatchbacks. These cars are considerable larger than the most of the small sized cars. If you see a family hatchback car, you will see a raise-open door at the back where the boot can be integrated with a rear window. Having a rear window in the hatchback family car means you get the more storage space. If we talk about saloons then they have more of a traditional kind of boot, which opens and is independent of the rear window.

Estate Cars

Fourth in the category are the Estate Cars. These estate cars are kind of a longer version of standard saloon and hatchbacks and also have spaces that are very useful for the mobility aids in the boot. If you are planning to buy an estate car but you have not ever driven one before, then it is important and also recommended to go for a test drive. The reason behind giving this advice is that these vehicles are slightly longer than most of the standard vehicles and these may affect your way of getting your car around in your local areas.

Multi-Purpose Vehicles (MPV)

Next come the multi-purpose vehicles or MPVs. These multipurpose vehicles have the capacity to seat up to nine people. In these multi-purpose vehicle, the seats generally are higher, has more headroom, width and also the legroom. In some of the multi-purpose vehicles you also get the sliding doors.

4×4 And Sport Utility Vehicles (SUV)

You might be wondering as what the term ‘4×4’ means in the above heading? The answer is that the term ‘4×4’ is primarily used to describe the design of the vehicles that are made for off-road and are generally have the higher ground clearance as compared to the other cars available in the market. Until recently, all the 4x4s that were being manufactured used to come with the 4-wheel drive, although, nowadays, the there is dramatic change in the people choices. People, today are buying these 4×4 not just for using them off-road but because of their designs and luxury they provide. Therefore, in response to this, not all the 4x4s are coming with the 4-wheel drive options. Moreover, manufacturers now are offering the vehicles with 4×4 design those still have the larger and higher ground clearances, but these are coming with only 2-wheel drive option. You must be thinking that then what is the use of SUV here? The answer is that all the 4×4 cars are termed as the Sports Utility Vehicle or only SUVs inside U.S.

Roadsters, Coupes & Cabriolets

If we look into a roadster, then it is a hard-top convertible and can have 2 doors and can seat up to 2-4 people. A coupe is a small and sporty looking car, usually allow two to four people to sit. And a cabriolet is a convertible but its roof can come off or alternatively.

Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles (WAVs)

Last in the category comes the Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles or WAVs. These are the cars that have been converted to carry a passenger who is on wheelchair and willing to travel or those who want to sit on a wheelchair and drive. These WAVs are best option and also the solution if you want to get in and out of the car easily and comfortably and that too by sitting on your wheelchair. Generally, the WAVs come in numerous sizes and have various standard features.

What To Look For While Buying A Car?

Now that we are done with the list of various categories of cars that are available in the market, the time comes to see the factors that you cannot overlook if you are planning to buy a car. As we know that buying a car can be a daunting task and hence we need to be careful. There are numerous factors that you must know before buying the car. Let’s look at those factors.

 

Know Your Affordability And Need

The first thing that you must look for is that what is your need and requirement. Next comes your budget. These are the two important things that you must look for in the initial stage of your planning. List down your requirements, for example, what matters to you most? Do you need something large or something compact? Horsepower? Technology? Any specific color? and many more. Everyone has their specific requirements. Just look at your buying your car process as same as you go for shopping.

Research Thoroughly

The next part comes is of researching on the internet thoroughly, once your list is ready, before landing on any decision, as there is no excuse for you as a car buyer to be uninformed. There are numerous websites available on web which can provide you with all the information you need. These informative resources can help you in making the best decision. If you are planning to purchase a used car, then internet is the best resource, you can use sites such as AutoTrader or Cars.com so that you will get help in narrowing down your choices to a handful.

See The Car In Person

If you are buying a car, it is always better that you go and checks the car in person. Enquiring about the car over the phone can be a daunting task, both for you and the salesperson. There may be numerous ambiguous things if you consult over the phone, you may not understand things what salesperson is telling you and also you won’t be able to explain your needs and requirements clearly to him. Therefore, it is always advisable that you go to the showroom and look for the car yourself.

It’s Not Always About Negotiation

Gone are those days when you could negotiate with the prices for your favorite cars. With the increased use of the internet, the power of negotiation has been ended. Because of this, never expect a huge discount or may be any discount at all, if you have found the car online.

He Is A Salesperson & Not A Mechanic

Don’t be amazed if your salesperson doesn’t know anything about the technical specifications of the car, because they are not meant to be, in most of the cases. In general, the salesperson will have complete idea about the options and features that car has, and also about what makes the vehicle safe and comfortable and all the things that matters most to you. If you want to know something technically specific, then there are possibility that there can be a mechanic there, so from him you can get the information whatever you want to.

Beware Of Any Hidden Fees

There can be some kind of obscure fees that can show up on the contract when you will be signing the papers. Out of these, the most common undisclosed fees is the documentary free, also known as the doc fee for short. Almost all of the dealers will charge this fee, and will try to convince you that this fee is the legal one or some kind of administrative fee that they are required to pay the state. While it is true that there are legal and administrative expenses but the doc fee is just a pocket of safety in the profit of a car if there are chances that they are not able sell that car.

Your Credit Is Important

If you are planning to buy a car and you have a bad credit, and still your bank has approved it, then there are chances that you will have to pay ridiculously higher interest rates. So, do not fool yourself at any cost. Keep it simple, if your credits are bad, do not buy a car.

Choose Best Interest Rates

Dealers will always try to give you the in house finance. The reason behind this is that they make more money in their finance office as compared to selling the cars. Therefore, when it comes to financing your car, shop around for interest rates carefully and thoroughly. However, there may be times when your dealer can give you better rates through the banks it uses. But sometimes you will do better yourself. The point is that you just be smart in getting your car financed, and always try to finance it with the lowest bidder.

Car Insurance Is A Must

This is one of the most important thing you must go for, whenever buying a car or any other vehicle. However, it has been found that most of the people neglect this process. But you must get your car insured because if, in case, it meets with an accident than in such situations you will get some amount of money in return. Therefore, always get your car insured as you buy it.

So, these are some of the tips for you that you must consider while buying a car.

How Much Did The Iraq War Cost?

It is a well-known saying, “War does not determine who is right – only who is left”. War might have given various achievements and riches to the winning side, but has left the people with sadness and atrocities on both the sides. War doesn’t necessarily bring peace but brings the silence of gloom and misery. Not only thousands of soldiers die, but the loss to their family is beyond repair and any compensation. History is has witnessed the worst faces of man-slaughter. One such dreadful war was the Iraq War, which will be a shameful blot on the face of humanity for centuries. In this article, we will discuss How much did the Iraq War cost? Additionally, we shall discuss facts related to the Iraq War.

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First of all, let me tell you that there has always been a dispute between the official figures released and the hidden expenditures estimated by some experts. It was stated by the officials that around 60 billion USD have been spent on the Iraq War. But economists Linda Bilmes and Joseph Stiglitz do not agree with the figures and have estimated the cost to have exceeded 3 trillion USD.

Now, let us see the cost distribution in different categories to know whether it was all worth or not.

Direct Costs:

The Iraq War that started in the year 2003 and lasted up to the year 2010 cost a fortune to the U.S. economy. There is a strong dispute after the State released the official figures. As per the reports submitted by the Brown University, titled as ‘Costs of War’, the expense crossed a whopping sum of 1.1 trillion USD. Direct spending by the Department of Defence alone incurred a cost of more than 757.8 billion USD. Moreover, the U.S. had to pay complementary costs like interest on the borrowed funds to finance the war for so many years.

Those figures are drastically more than the generalized estimates released just before the onset of the Iraq War. Most of the costs were estimated for a short term of involvement basis. For instance, on March 16, 2003 the Press interview with Dick Cheney, the then Vice President of the U.S. which was held less than a week prior to the Iraq War, host Tim Russert stated that “every analysis said this war itself would cost about $80 billion, recovery of Baghdad, perhaps of Iraq, about $10 billion per year. We should expect as American citizens that this would cost at least $100 billion for a two-year involvement.”

According to the research done by The Brooking’s Institute and reports of Costs of War Project, following is the estimated total loss of money and man-power:

  • The U.S. Treasury Department spent 1.7 trillion USD on the Iraq War during the period of 2003-2010.
  • 350,000 USD was the cost to deploy one member of the American military.
  • The amount spent per second on the war was 5,000 USD.
  • The war was continued with the help of borrowed war. So the interest that U.S. would have to pay till the year 2053 is estimated to be 7 trillion USD.
  • The war benefits that are to be paid to the veterans of the war cost 490 billion USD.
  • KBR, who was the contractor to supply equipment and services, was paid a sum of 20 billion USD. Moreover, the auditors of Pentagon stated this sum to be just 3 billion USD, which is controversial.
  • The cost of reconstruction came to 60 billion USD. The work was unorganised and full of corruption though.
  • Before the start of the war, Iraq owed an amount of 4 billion USD to the U.S.
  • Each day, the military spent 1.6 million gallons of oil in the war. The cost of each gallon was 127.68 USD, on an average.
  • By 2008, the cost of the war each month was an average of 12 billion USD.
  • The annual cost of Air-conditioning alone was 20 billion USD.
  • 4,488 of the U.S. soldiers lost their lives in the war.
  • The direct death occurred due to the war were 189,000. The figure does not involve the number of people that died due to other hardships related to the war.
  • Excluding PTSD, 32,223 troops got injured in the war.
  • Even 134,000 civilians were killed directly.
  • 150 reporters were killed too.
  • 655,000 people were killed due to the invasion that could have lived if the invasion was avoided.
  • 8 million people are accounted to have either hidden in the country or have fled from Iraq.

Apart from loss of lives and money, the emotional distress and the damage to the mental peace of people in the U.S. as well as Iraq cannot be counted in terms of any unit. All that can be done is to provide help to the people who have been affected by the war and avoid such wars in future.

Well, let us also see how this horrific war started and what the important events that took place were.

  • The invasion of Iraq occurred between 19th March 2003 and 1st May 2003. Later on the conflict turned into Iraq War.
  • The U.S. named the war as Operation Iraqi Freedom, which was called Operation Enduring Freedom prior to the episode of invasion.
  • The invasion that lasted for 21 days was carried on by the combined military forces of United States, Poland, United Kingdom and Australia.
  • As a result of the invasion, Saddam Hussein’s Ba’athist government was deposed. Also, the capital city of Baghdad was captured by the American forces.
  • Apart from the four main countries involved in the invasion, 36 other countries were also involved in the aftermath of the war in direct or indirect ways.
  • Moreover, the Kurdish irregulars living in Iraqi Kurdistan also supported the troops that had gathered in Kuwait.
  • The aim of U.S. President George. W. Bush and Britain’s Prime Minister Tony Blair was to take away the weapons of mass destruction from Iraq and to free the citizens of Iraq by ending the rule of Saddam Hussein and his terrorism supporting activities.
  • The governments of Germany, France and New Zealand strongly opposed the decision of the U.S. to invade Iraq, as there was actually no strong evidence available that Iraq possessed weapons of mass destruction.
  • Even many of the U.S. citizens stated in their poles that the invasion and war will increase the incidences if terrorism and hatred towards the U.S.
  • The Guinness Book of World Records has noted a record of a rally of 3 million people in war, in opposition to the Iraq War, 15th February 2003. It is noted to be the largest anti-war protest rally till date.
  • Between 3rd January and 12th April 2003, 3,000 protests were held worldwide, in which approximately 36 million people took part.
  • Before the invasion, on 19th March 2003, an air strike was made on the President’s palace in Baghdad.
  • As a result of the invasion, Saddam Hussein and other central leaders went into hiding. Later on, he was captured and punished.

Legality of the invasion:

The invasion was decided on the basis of speculation that Saddam Hussein’s government had developed biological and nuclear weapons and also supported Al-Qaeda, a terrorist organisation. After an investigation, it was found that the speculation had no base. Also, it was alleged that the Bush Government had manipulated the facts and evidence to showcase links between Iraq and Al-Qaeda.

The war which lasted for almost 8 years might have solved issues like the terror of Saddam Hussein and the conspiracy to harm the U.S. by Al-Qaeda. But the amount of grief and turmoil caused by the war can never be underrated. The world has enough of pain and sorrow. So after learning on – “How much did the Iraq War cost?” let us strive towards the world that is free from rivalry and war between nations.

When To Plant Potatoes? – The Right Time

The potato is best known as a starchy crop and the word is referred to the entire plant or the entire tuber. They have become an integral part of the food supply in many countries. According to a survey, it is the third largest food crop, the other three being maize, wheat and rice. The crop is grown mainly in Europe (central and eastern Europe), but now it has become an integral food of eastern and southern Asia. As of 2013, China was the largest producer of potato followed by India. Similar to growing vegetables in your home garden, you can also grow potatoes. A huge harvest can assist you in saving a few dollars and you would have a vegetable marked out from the list for a grocery store. In this article of when to plant potatoes information has been given on the conditions favorable for growth of this crop and vital tips to have a large yield.

When To Plant Potatoes

When To Plant Potatoes?

Potatoes can be easily grown, but it is mandatory that they should be planted at the right time. You can order the best seed potatoes by means of mail from the garden companies. You can also buy them from the local nursery or garden centers. Supermarket potatoes can also be used, but they might have stunted growth because they might harbor chemicals (to prevent sprouting). If they have been affected by diseases, the soil might be prone to infections and you can face challenges when you face potatoes of another variety in the same place. It is advisable to store the seed potatoes not in the back yard, but in the refrigerator. For higher yield, always opt for certified seeded stock. Good seeds are immune to infections from bacteria or viruses.

The best time to plant vegetable would be in the early spring. They prefer cool weather conditions. The best time would be two to three weeks before the last frost date for getting a good harvest. If you reside in areas having hot summers, it is better to plant the potatoes early, a smart gardener will choose the varieties which mature in early or mid-season. If the temperature becomes hot, you will get a very low yield.

Select The Right Type of Potatoes

They are divided into types based on the duration they take to mature, and the main contributing factor – weather.

The first type is the early seed potatoes and the duration they take to mature is sixty to 110 days. If you are a experienced gardener, you would have planted this type in the last week of March and they will be ready for harvest on either the last week of June or the first week of July. Some of the new varieties of this type are Arran Pilot, Dunluce and Pentland Javelin.

The second type is the maincrop seed potatoes which take time of around 125 to 145 days. If you have planted this variety in the last week of April, the yield can come only in the second week of October. Known for their high yielding properties, they have large tubers that may be stored for winter use or used daily. Few examples: Harmony, Kerrs Pink and Kind Edward.

Preparation For Planting Potatoes

You can make use of a sharp knife to slice the potatoes into quarters, but ensure that every piece does not have more than “three eyes” (tiny indents or pits on the surface). You can place them outside the home in the vicinity of the sun for two days. At the beginning of the third day, you would notice sprouts emanating from the potatoes.

There are some who suggest the soaking of potatoes, although this method is not practiced by gardeners. The skin of the potato is smooth unlike other seeds. The contributing factor is moisture and kindly remember, that soaking can lead to rotting.

You can safe guard the tubers in either the green house of your home or near the window sill. Empty egg boxes or empty seed trays can be used for this purpose. If the shoot reaches the size of half an inch, you can plant them in the garden. Kindly ensure that only two to three shoots on potatoes remain and you can remove the rest.

How To Plant Potatoes

You can plant the sprouts in either the back yard or in the patio. The environment need not resemble a garden and you can opt for large pots, old strong pots. However, ensure that the soil is free from weeds. As a gardener, you can include some manure or compost in the soil to make it fertile. The best fertilizer would be well-rotten compost and a fertilizer rich in potash. Ensure the soil is loose as potatoes cannot grow in hard or rough terrain.

When Do You Plant Potatoes?

It is better to plant two weeks before the last date of frost. The initial cold can ward off potential pests but the young plants may require more sunshine as the days will be longer.

Perfect Spot

The place selected for plantation should have loose soil and receive plenty of sunlight. It would be suicide to plant the crop in areas where they are shaded by bigger trees. Experienced gardeners plant the crop in different areas of the garden so that the soil can rejuvenate the nitrogen. Or, make the soil suitable for a high yield  by adding more nitrogen based fertilizer during two stages – in the growing period and after the harvest.

Have a challenge planting potatoes but have lots of spaces? The sprouts can be planted either in large pots or potato bags. However, ensure that a single sprouted tuber is carefully inserted in the compost but with the shoot pointing straight towards the direction of sky. The preferred depth is 12 cm or 5 inches in the ground. Now, the stage is set if you cover the tubers with compost. You have provided all the requisites needed such as water, sunshine and a favorable nutritious environment.

Planting Potatoes In The Garden

If you have a favorable environment such as a garden, ensure the plants are planted in rows twelve inches from each other and the depth of four inches. The soil can be built along the rows and every plant can have a mound for support. The distance can be more than twelve inches – the main reason – the roots of the plants should not intertwine and suffer damage beneath the ground.

The second method for planting potatoes is to plant them via the chunk method. Every chunk should have one or two sprouts pointing up. You can dust the chunks with sulfur but ensure that the sprouts do not break. When you plant, the sprouts should point straight towards the sky and the depth should the same – three to four inches below the ground.

If you find leaves after the initial stages, follow the earthing method near the area to prevent the potatoes from making a mark in the sunshine. If left unattended, the sunshine-borne potatoes can turn green and hold your breath! They can be poisonous. If you notice that the plants are well-entrenched in the earth, give them liquid fertilizer. Kindly know the time to harvest by seeing the symptoms.

Care 

You can get a good yield only if you satisfy all the conditions such as good fertilizer, proper sunlight etc. You also may keep an eye on whether the plants are affected by pests. In case, you find the leaves becoming yellow or have holes, the plant have been infected by pests. Kindly ensure that you check all the plants. If you do not want to use a pesticide on the plants, have a discussion with the local nursery garden employees on how to eliminate the pests naturally.

Provision of Water

The suitable condition for potatoes to grow healthy is not only in the soft soil but they should also be provided the required quantity of water. If you find that the plants are getting dry, ensure the plants get moisture during the formation of tubers. Ensure that they are in mounds in which the potato is at the top of the mound and excess water can run-off. Kindly remember, if the plants are put on normal ground, they cannot survive.

Low quantity of water can make the plants wither, and excess of water can lead to black potatoes. The time of harvesting will be seven to eight weeks after the plantation period. The “young” or “early” potatoes should be harvested when you can see the flowers. You can take a few of the young potatoes and leave the rest to continue their growth for full-sized potatoes. The symptoms for the full harvest are when you notice the vine leaves have turned yellow and they are ready to fall.

When To Plant Sweet Potatoes?

The sweet potato can be best described as a root vegetable and you would be surprised to know that even the young leaves as well as shoots are eaten as greens. This root vegetable had become an integral part of the diet in the South east part of the United States – the popularity has decreased in recent times.

The growing conditions of potatoes and sweet potatoes are entirely the opposite. Potatoes like cool weather whereas sweet potatoes like the hot weather conditions. They cannot sustain in cold weather. Usually gardeners plant these root vegetables a month past the previous spring frost as the soil and air will be warm. The plants are generally found to have good vines as cover. They can cover the entire patch as greens. The favorable condition is 75 degree to 95 degree Fahrenheit for the entire growing season. The nights should be warm and the suitable rainfall is 750 to 1000 mm. The minimum rainfall required for proper growth is 500 mm (20 inch) during the growing period. Kindly note that sufficient amount of water should be provided at the initiation stages (in the fifty to sixty days period) after plantation as the plant is prone to neither less water nor excess water. Less water, similar to potatoes can cause the plant to wilt where as excess water can cause rotting in the tubers and reduce growth.

Gardeners like sweet potatoes because they are easy to be harvested and grown, drought /heat tolerant and have very few diseases or pests compared to other vegetables. It contains low calories and they contain vitamins such as B6, C, D, iron. They are considered a valuable source of magnesium which is better known as anti-stress and relaxation mineral.

The indoor preparation begins as early as twelve weeks prior to plantation in the garden. The duration for harvest is 100 to 150 days.

Known for its tuber, the color will range from cream yellow to light brown and the length can vary from four or five inches to eight inches. In some parts of America, these potatoes are called ‘yams’ although a yam is entirely a different species which grow mainly in tropical regions. Pink to purple is the color of the flower of sweet potato and kindly note that the tubers stretch beneath the ground.

Tips

When it comes to harvest, it is better to think the impossible and be prepared for all conditions. Remember the proverb “Hope for the best, but be prepared for the worst.” Frost as well as cold weather can take a toll on the yield during harvest time. If you are a fresher in gardening, you would have the notion that the plants are safe and insulated beneath the ground. But the truth is, when frost attacks and the vines get blackened, the decay can begin in the same part and spread to the roots. In case of a frost, look for the symptoms in the morning and cut the vines. The potatoes beneath the ground will be safe and you can dig them after a few days.

During harvest, try doing the part when the weather is dry. Kindly do not let the potatoes remain the sun for a long period of time as they can become infected in storage. Ensure the digging is done around the hills, a small distance away so you do not damage the roots with either the fork or shovel.

Some of the pests which affect sweet potato are sweet potato scruf, fungal leaf rot, white blister and stem rot. If you are interested in plantation of sweet potatoes, some of the recommended varieties for gardening are “centennial”, “jewel” and ‘Bunch Porto Rico.’

How To Get Grease Out Of Clothes?

After having a blast in last night’s party or after repairing your car on an outing or after massaging your baby with body-oil, some of us are left with a situation which demands us thinking about – how to get grease out of clothes? I am sure even you are really upset about your favorite dress or shirt being stained with oil and are here to look out for an easy solution to remove grease from clothes. Don’t worry! I have brought some fantastic tips for you on how to get grease out of clothes. Let’s get started:

How To Get Grease Stains Out Of Clothes?

How To Get Grease Out Of Clothes

1. Shampoo

Surprised? If you can use it to rinse off the oil in your hair, then why not on your clothes! Just take a little bit of shampoo and rub it on the grease stains, leave for few minutes and wash it off. This technique has always worked wonders with me.

2. Corn Starch and Dish wash detergent

Place your cloth on a surface and sprinkle some corn starch over the stain of grease. It should be left to settle quite for some time, say about 30-60 minutes. Then, rub the dish wash soap on the stain. Rub in circular motions, that way the grease comes out with less effort. Using an old tooth-brush or nail brush, for rubbing the stain is better.

3. Baby Powder

We all relish fry foods and love to cook them with our own style. But the oil that splashes on our clothes gets cooked up in the kitchen, due to the ambient heat. So easiest way to get rid of the oil on your clothes is to sprinkle some baby powder on the stain and dab it well. Rub with a brush till the marks are gone or fade considerably. Then, wash off the cloth.

4. Chalk

Did you imagine that even a writing chalk can be useful to remove grease from clothes? For this technique, you just have to rub some chalk on the grease spot. Let the chalk absorb the oil or grease and then brush it. Wash the piece of cloth and wear that stainless garment again. You can use this technique, even to remove the dirt on the collar of your shirts. Its easy, cheap and effective.

5. Salt and alcohol

Salt and alcohol can be just rubbed thoroughly on the grease stains and they will leave your clothes stain-free, after being washed. You can use this tip not only for your clothes, but also for your carpets and rugs.

6. Baking Soda

When it comes to cleaning things, baking soda is a must to be tried on. Cover your grease stains with baking soda. Leave it for about 6 hours. Wash off your cloth and you will see the stains vanished. Baking soda can also be used to remove grease stains from your stove and wallpapers.

7. Shaving Cream

Well, my friends! Even shaving cream can be used to clean the spots of grease from clothes or carpets. You just have to apply some shaving cream on the stains, let it dry and then wash your cloth. The stains will go away.

8. Hair-spray

Like some of you, I never used hair-spray for my hair. So I did not even have one, at my home. But few months back, a friend of mine suggested me to use it to remove grease stains from clothes. Since then, I always make it a point to keep a bottle of hair-spray at home. For this, you just have to spray a generous amount of hair-spray on the grease marks. Then just wash the cloth and let it air-dry for best results.

9. WD-40

If grease stains come from garage, then even the solution has to come from garage. We all know, WD-40 can be used for numerous tasks. Then, removing stains is also one of its uses. Also, most of us keep it in our garage. You just have to spray the grease stain with WD-40 and let it stay for 30-40 minutes. Then brush the stain with a little dish soap and wash it.

10. Vinegar

In a bowl, take equal quantities of vinegar and water. Damp a cotton swab or cloth in this solution. Then wipe the grease stain with this. The stains will be removed. For better results, wash the stained cloth after doing this process.

11. Waterless Mechanics’ Soap

This is basically a dry soap and there are several brands available in market. You just have to rub this soap over the stain for few minutes, till it penetrates into the stain, completely. This soap has grease-cutting properties. So leave it for 30 minutes and it will break down the stain. Repeat, if desired results are not achieved. Finally, wash as per the directions and then air dry.

12. Coca-Cola

If we can drink Coca-Cola for our food to get digested, then same principle applies to the grease stain. Oil stains should be broken using it. Pour some Coca-Cola on the grease stains, leave it for 1-2 hours, wash and air dry. This will rinse-off the stains. Now, you’ll be thinking about the new stains this drink will leave on your clothes. Don’t worry! They’ll easily be removed by a wash if not left unattended for more than 2 hours.

13. Aloe Vera

Firstly, you have to soak the stained part of your cloth in water for some time. Then rub some Aloe Vera gel on the grease spots and wash it well. The oil stains will go away.

14. Toothpaste

Toothpaste works great in removing oil stains, especially on cotton fabrics. Apply some toothpaste on the oil stains and rub them gently with a brush. Wash the cloth and the stains will be removed.

Next time, when will be eating out like a glutton or cooking his favorite dish to your hubby or becoming a mechanic for your car or massaging your baby out of love or just being a carefree soul- your joy will not be suppressed by the thought of staining out your clothes. I hope, our 14 easy tips remove to get rid of grease from clothes, will help you have stain-free clothes. If you have some more tips or want to share your experiences about our tips, do write to us.

Where Do Crocodiles Live?

Crocodiles belong to the family Crocodylidae. There are around 23 species of crocodiles throughout the world. The word crocodile has its origin from Greek word for lizard. Unlike other living creatures, crocodiles have negligibly evolved since the age of dinosaurs. Crocodiles are an important species in the food chain. They prey upon fish, small mammals, birds, alligators, small crocodiles and other few creatures in the water bodies. Their number is rapidly declining due to the destruction of their habitats and uncontrolled poaching. Crocodiles are declared endangered since August 2014. To understand more about the crocodiles we will have to know- Where do crocodiles live.

where do crocodiles liveCharacteristics Of Crocodiles

Crocodiles are successful predators with streamlined bodies. They are grey-olive or grey-green in color. They have a slender, long and V-shaped snout. A crocodile can not only swim very fast, but can also tuck its feet sideways while swimming to reduce the resistance of water. The ventral side, i.e. the belly and sides, of the crocodile is very smooth, while the dorsal side is thick and rugged, and has large scales. Crocodiles have 80 teeth and are classified as polyphyodonts. Crocodiles have cerebral cortex and their hearts are four chambered. Crocodiles release heat through their mouths, as they do not have sweat glands. Their mouths are open when they sleep.

 

Classification Of Crocodiles

  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Class: Reptilia
  • Order: Crocodylia
  • Family: Crocodylidae
  • GeneraCrocodylus, Mecistopsand Osteolaemus
  • Species: There are 13 species: acutus(American crocodile), C. porosus (saltwater crocodile), C. niloticus (Nile crocodile), M. cataphractus (African slender-snouted crocodile), C. rhombifer (Cuban crocodile), O. tetraspis (African dwarf crocodile)

Crocodile Habitat And Distribution

Crocodiles are found throughout Asia, Australia, Africa and America. They reside in various kinds of habitats. Mostly, the crocodiles live in shoreline habitats. They prefer living in shallow and deep waters. The habitat and distribution patterns of crocodile depend upon population density, population class, size of crocodiles and human encroachments.

Where Do Crocodiles Live?

Usually, crocodiles live near salty water. Crocodiles can live in water, as well as on land. But they need to stay close to a water body. Crocodiles are very dangerous. In case of an encounter with a crocodile, you should run away from a water body, as far as possible. The largest population of American crocodiles occurs in the Dominican Republic‘s Laco Enriquillo. It is a hyper saline and landlocked lake and is 130 meters below sea level.

Where Do Freshwater Crocodiles Live?

Freshwater crocodiles are generally found in Western Australia and Queensland, Northern Territory. Mainly, they will inhabit rivers, wetlands, creeks and billabongs. Freshwater crocodiles can live in the waters where the saltwater crocodiles cannot survive. Hence, they are found in Kakadu National Park and Katherine Gorge, where there are minimum chances of their coming in direct contact with salt water crocodiles.

Where Do Saltwater Crocodiles Live?

Saltwater crocodiles are widespread throughout India. They are also found in Western Australia, Northern Australia and near the Northern Territory, Queensland. During summers, they migrate towards the southern tip of Northern Queensland. During wet season, they inhabit freshwater swamps like rivers and tropical waters.

What Do Crocodiles Eat?

Crocodiles are very skilful predators. They eat fish, reptiles, birds, mammals, molluscs, crustaceans, amphibians and may occasionally eat small crocodiles too. Different types of crocodiles prey on different animals. In short, crocodiles eat all the animals that come across their way. They eat deers, cows, wild boars, small elephant, fish, gazelles, carrion, dingos, water buffaloes, wildebeest, kangaroos and human beings. It is also discovered that crocodiles may eat sharks, occasionally. Crocodiles have very acidic stomachs, so they can digest horns, bones and hooves too.

How Long Do Crocodiles Live?

Crocodiles have an average lifespan for up to 70 years. It is recorded, that a crocodile in a zoo of Russia died at the age of 115 years, in 1997. It is very difficult to measure the age of a crocodile due to many factors. Generally, the age of crocodiles is measured by lamellar growth rings and teeth and mouth. This method cannot give the age of any crocodile accurately. In another method for measuring the age of a crocodile, it can be tagged at the time of birth and the record should be kept until its death. This is not a very accurate method too. “Mr. Freshie”, a crocodile that was rescued by Steve Irwin and Bob Irwin is believed to have lived up to an age of 120-140 years, in an Australian zoo.

What sounds do crocodiles make for communication amongst themselves and with other animals?

  • Peeping – When the young ones are about to hatch from the eggs, they make a peeping or a chirping sound. After this, the female excavates the nest and transfers the hatchlings into water. For several months, they remain in group, protected by the female.
  • Threat call – It is a kind of hissing sound and can be classified as a coughing sound too.
  • Distress call – The young crocodiles make a high pitched sound when they want to indicate danger or attack.
  • Hatching call – A female makes a peculiar sound after laying eggs to inform other crocodiles about it.
  • Bellowing – A low-pitched sound called ‘bellowing’ is made by male crocodiles to advertise their presence. It occurs in spring, most often.

Facts About Crocodiles

  • Though crocodiles come under the classification of reptiles, they resemble birds and dinosaurs more.
  • The largest saltwater crocodile ever recorded was 28 feet long and weighed 2,870 pounds. It was shot in Queensland, Australia in 1957.
  • Crocodiles cool down themselves by sleeping with their mouth open.
  • Crocodiles can swim with a speed of 32 kph.
  • On land, they can run only a short distance, i.e. with about 11 kph of speed.
  • They can hold their breath under water for 1 hour.
  • Crocodiles can apply a pressure up to 5000 pounds through their jaws.
  • Hunting of crocodiles for their skin to trade is illegal.
  • Crocodylus acutus is a species of crocodiles that is included in IUCN Red list.
  • Crocodiles are believed to have appeared 240 million years ago, along with dinosaurs.

 

How Many Ounces Should A Newborn Eat?

Are you getting worried about the milk feeding to a new one? then what are the total ounces of milk is required to the baby for a baby? is another typical question. After going through the paragraphs given below, you will come to know about how many ounces should a newborn eat? or how many ounces should baby eat?. More importantly, the mothers have to know these details for the overall development of the baby. Whether the baby is having the milk in par with the standards or not, will become ease for identification, and you can move forward with your plans to help the baby in growing. With the breastfeeding, many of the mothers might doubt on the satisfaction levels of the baby’s hunger. It is the quite obvious anxiety of every mother to check whether the baby is getting enough feeds or not. The matters of nursing are very important to be known, to check whether the baby is nursed in the chronological order while considering the age and other factors of the baby.

How Many Ounces Should A Newborn Eat

Some of the mothers, who are using the formula feeding technique for the child, are of the opinion that the babies that survive on the breast milk consume less milk as compared to breast pump fed babies. If you have the complete awareness of the pump fed guidelines, then you can make an approximate measurement of the sufficiency of the baby with respect to the milk feeding.

How Many Ounces Should My Newborn Eat – Milk Consuming Patterns Of The New Born

After the postnatal life, you are required to feed the baby more frequently like eight to twelve times per day. This is a required matter what you should do because your baby’s stomach size is small enough, and it takes a small quantity of milk each time. The digestion of the maternal milk is faster than the formula fed milk. With the increase in capacity of the baby’s stomach, the frequency of feeding also decreases, and it will be around seven times per day. This is when your baby is of one to two months of age.

The breast milk production is stimulated by the regularity in breastfeeding the baby. During the first few weeks of the postnatal life, the baby should be fed on demand, where you are required to practice the baby about the frequency and the schedule. Feeding the baby with the gap of three to four hours is a safe time interval; you should do this if you are not sure at the beginning. The feeding interval is measured from its first feed up to the next feed. Think that, if your baby has been fed at 10 am and the next feeding is at 1.00 pm, then the interval to be maintained is three hours.

A good feeding pattern is indicated by the burping activity of the newborn. While feeding, you should feed the baby from one breast completely before changing to another one. Usually, the babies burp during this gap of switching. And in most of the cases, the babies tend to burp after the complete feeding as per the opinion of the health experts. If the baby happens to take a large quantity of food than usual, then it would burp to a larger extent.

With the increasing age, the babies tend to take larger food, and this is usually accompanied by the larger intervals of feeding. Apart from this, your baby may get hungrier than usual and may require a longer interval of feeding and the gap in feeding as well. This happens due to the spurt in the growth at seven to fourteen days, second month, third month, fourth month and sixth month. The decision of feeding the nutritious food to your baby is the first parameter on which you will be thinking to a larger extent. Both these aspects of food, formula as well as breastfeeding is important for both the parent and the baby.

Bottle Vs. Breast Feeding Pattern

The breastfeeding is a most accepted way of feeding the new child, as recommended by doctors. Initially, the babies are required to be fed for a minimum period of six months, and it is required to be continued for one year even after the baby starts taking the solid food. Breastfeeding can be continued even after one year if you desire to do so.

The feeding of the breast milk to a newborn baby is not a possible factor for all the mothers. Depending on the lifestyle and comfort zone of the mother, the breastfeeding can be decided. And in some of the peculiar cases, the mothers are recommended not to go for the breastfeeding. If you are having the confusion with respect to the breastfeeding and the formula feeding, then it is a right thing for you to take the opinion of the doctor. Whatever you do, ensure that the baby’s emotional as well as nutritional needs are rightly met.

The baby can gain several advantages if you go for the breastfeeding pattern. More importantly, the digestive system of the baby is more comfortable in assimilating the breast milk. The breast milk is composed of several components what is actually required by the small babies such as protein (casein and whey), lactose and fat. However, the commercial products try to match the breast milk but they come close to the ideal one while failing to deliver the desired results. The antibodies in the milk help the baby in fighting the infectious disease such as diarrhea, respiratory disorders, and various other illnesses. Many of the studies have suggested that the breastfed babies are stronger than the other babies. Moreover, certain medical illness such as high cholesterol, asthma, diabetes and allergies will stay away from such babies.

How To Know The Newborn’s Demand For The Milk?

With the view of developing the regular schedule or the frequency, understanding the baby’s schedule of eating is very important in the interest of the health of the baby. If you are linking the crying of the baby with the hunger, then you should not directly come to the conclusion that the baby is crying because of the hunger. There may be certain other reasons that influence in crying. The late signs of a baby’s hunger are shown by the crying. You should try to feed the baby before it gets irritable about the eating things at hand. Sometimes, the retaliation may be due to the boring environment, and it is in need of a cuddle/pat/attention or possibly the hot or cold temperatures also.

Maintaining a diary about the health conditions of the baby and the feeding patterns is essential for you to identify the prospective health problems of the baby. By this listing, you can predict the behavior of the child, feeding habits, and pooping frequency. If you come across any of the serious kinds of problems, then you should contact the health care professional. We have cataloged some of the signs that reveal the baby’s hunger:

  • Movement of the head to the left or right side.
  • Tongue rolling or the higher frequency in opening the mouth.
  • Lip circling or sucking gesture or rolling behaviors.
  • Movement of the hand and fingers towards the mouth.
  • The movement of the mouth in the rooting reflex that is in the direction of touch in the face region.

Identifying The Satisfied Food Intake Levels Of The Baby

  • Awaking and an increased alertness and the gaining of the weight as well.
  • Production of four to six diapers in a day.
  • Indication of satisfaction through happiness on feeding well on a timely basis.
  • Showing the good sleep patterns and the right movements of the bowel.

You need to go through the below quoted things seriously if you tend to observe them in your baby:

  • The baby’s gain of weight with the age and growth.
  • If your baby is appearing in anxious, listless, lazy, agitated and is hungry at most of the other times.

When the babies are hungry, they start eating, and they stop consuming the food if they had the enough food above their satisfaction. And the formula fed babies gain weight as compared to the breastfed babies, and an important fact is that the baby’s nutritional needs go on increasing with the increasing age. This appears to be complicated to some of them, but this is not the case because it can be measured only if the required guidelines are followed and then taking the suggestions of the doctor on a regular basis.

Guidelines For The Formula Fed Babies

Here are some of the suggestions that are directed to the baby’s, particularly within the age group of 4 to 6 months. In these cases, the fact is known that the routine is changed to the solid food pattern for the next one year.

  • A baby should be given 32 ounces of formula food. As and when the baby starts relying on the solid food stuff, one should stop feeding the child with the formula food. On weekly or monthly check-ups, you would be getting a suggestion from the doctor regarding the baby’s growth stages and birth factors. Moreover, you will come to know where the baby rightly falls on the growth chart and from that you can focus steadily on the health of the baby. Seeking medical advice is better for the parent, who is providing both the formula as well as formula fed food stuff to the baby.
  • During the first six months, when the baby starts resisting the solid food, you should make use of the formula foods to help it grow in a healthier way. You should stick to the schedule of feeding, and moreover a baby should be fed according to its weight and it relatively goes like this – a single pound of baby should be fed with 2.5 ounces of formula food stuff.
  • Consider an example of a baby having the weight of six pounds, wherein you will be feeding your baby with fifteen ounces of the formula within 24 hours. If the baby is having a weight of 10 pounds, then you will be feeding 25 ounces in the same time period.
  • There exist no hard rule for you to stick to one particular schedule, but there are certain numbers based on the average that are required to be followed for the right growth of the child. The individual feeding patterns are required to be developed based on the needs. However, the baby may take more amount of food stuff at certain times and less on the other days. Getting to know the feeding patterns is an important aspect of the mothers, and by which you will come to know about the formula feed of the baby.
  • During the growth spurts, your baby may be hungrier than earlier. This is typically seen just after the baby’s birth within ten to fourteen days and at the age of 3-6 weeks and 3-6 months. And, if the baby is not under the right health condition, then it may not be as usual, and it may skip the foods provided to it.
  • If the baby is showing the signs of wanting more behaviors, then you need to prepare firstly an ounce of milk and then go for preparing two or three ounces. If you have already prepared enough amount of milk, and then if the baby rejects it, unnecessarily the milk need to be thrown out. Due to an excess making, the milk gets wasted.
  • If the signs of vomiting are seen in the baby, then it is nothing but the baby had a stomach full of the food stuff. You should know the correct difference between the spitting and vomiting. The pain in the tummy may also be the sign of an excess feeding. If you observe your baby in drawing the legs and the tummy back, then it is the sign of pain within the stomach.
  • Observing the baby’s cry, you should not take it as a hunger crisis instead you need to think on other lines such as a lower gap in feeding, unchanged diapers, hot or cold, requirement of burping and more.

How Long Does It Take For Advil To Work?

Pain is that one thing no one can save himself or herself from. In today’s fast-paced world, where no one has time to take care of their health, where everyone is busy in chasing their dreams, where everyone wants to reach the heights of their career, they do not have time to think about anything. Moreover, there is no harm in chasing your dreams and thinking about reaching to the heights of your career. But at the same time it is not right that you neglect your health. Therefore, whenever you feel pain in your body, or you feel that this pain is becoming the obstacle in your path of progress, here is a superb solution for it. Just go with a tablet of Advil. Now you will ask what is Advil, why you should take, and most importantly, how long does it take for Advil to work? Let us look at all the answers one by one.

how long does it take for Advil to work

What Is Advil?

Before looking into the various important aspects of the medicine, let us first understand what Advil is? It is a form of Ibuprofen and is used to get the effective and instant relief from almost all types of pains. The primary role of Advil is to reduce the inflammation, pain and fever from the human body. The reason of these pains and inflammation can be because of many reasons. Some of which include, toothache, menstrual cramps, pain in the back, headache, arthritis or even from the minor injury. The most important thing you need to keep in mind before taking or giving any dose of Advil is that you cannot consume the tablet if you are less than two years of age. However, if it is urgent to give Advil to someone who is less than two years of age, please take the advice of your doctor or the healthcare professional.

The reason for this advice is that there are many dangerous and negative side effects that can affect our body organs severely and can even cause damage to them. We will have a deeper look into the various side effects of Advil later in the article. Moreover, we will also understand the correct way of consuming Advil and the normal doses that a person can have, and under what circumstances we should avoid Advil.

Factors To Consider Before Consuming Advil

Advil is not an ordinary tablet; there are many factors that you must consider before consuming even its minutest dose. Let us have a look on those factors.

Sorry to say this, but if you do not take Advil in proper circumstances and with proper procedure, it may even cost you your life. According to the various medically proved researches, Advil increases the risk of fatal heart attacks and can even cause strokes in you if you are taking doses of Advil for the longer times. If you recently have undergone or are going for the heart bypass surgery, CABG, also known as coronary artery bypass graft, you must completely avoid even a single dose of Advil.

Not only your heart but also your stomach is not safe from Advil. Over consumption or unnecessary consumption of Advil may severely damage your stomach and can even cause the intestinal bleeding. The worst part about all these situations is that they may trigger without informing you or giving you any signs of their origin. Hence, it is highly recommended that whether you are suffering from any of the aforementioned problems or not, always consult with the pharmacist, your doctor or the healthcare professional before taking the smallest dose of Advil.

Here is a clear list of the factors that you must look for before going for the dose of Advil. Totally avoid Advil if you have:

• A heart disease or the history of heart disease, congestive heart failure
• Asthma
• History of stroke, heart attack or of blood clot
• Polyps in your nose
• The problem of blood pressure
• Some disease of liver or kidney, and many more.

Moreover, apart from the aforementioned factors, if you are pregnant, especially if you are in the last three months of your pregnancy, you must avoid Advil, as it may cause harm to the unborn child. Therefore, if any time during your pregnancy period you suffer from pain, do not go for Advil directly, and instead take the advice from the pharmacist, doctor or the healthcare professional. As there are numerous alternatives to Advil present in the market, which are safer than the Advil.

How Much Advil Is Safe?

Now comes the most important part, the correct dosage of Advil. While consuming Advil, make sure that you do not increase or decrease the recommended amount of dosage for you. If you are confused with the dosage amount, it is always advisable that you consult with the pharmacist, doctor or the healthcare professional. If you overdose the Advil, your stomach and intestine may have to face severe damage.

The prescribed dosage of Advil for a normal adult is 800 mg per dose or 3200 mg per day. If we convert this amount into a number of doses, it comes around four doses per day. However, it is advisable that you take the smallest amount of Advil, no matter what the problem is. Moreover, if you are planning to give Advil to children, then the dose must be in accordance with the weight of your child. However, it is always best to consult with the doctor or healthcare professional.

How Long Does It Take For Advil To Work?

As Advil is available in the various forms, the timings of their work are also different. For example, if you have taken the liquid version of Advil, the effect is so fast, and you can get relief in just 30 minutes. On the other hand, if you have taken the tablet, it may take up to 50 minutes to get the relief in your pain.

Top 10 Weird Ice Cream Flavors You Will Dare To Eat

When we think about ice cream, most of us visualize delicious, mouth-watering flavors such as chocolate, vanilla, strawberry or butterscotch. But people around the globe have experimented with some unusual ingredients to create some weird ice cream flavors, which are hard to even imagine, let alone undertaking the adventure of tasting these flavors. Beware! When you learn about the strange ingredients, only the strong-hearted will venture into trying them out!

Top 10 Unique Ice Cream Flavors

  1. Crocodile Egg Ice Cream

weird ice cream flavors

If you find it hard to believe that anything like Crocodile Egg Ice Cream does exist, you have have to taste it at a Davo City Philippines based ice cream place called Sweet Spot Ice Cream. The owner says that the ice cream, made with crocodile eggs rather than the conventional chicken ones, is amongst the best sellers. Since crocodile eggs are higher in protein than the regular ones, this one is the healthier option too. The eggs used in making the sweet treat are procured from a local crocodile farm.

  1. Garlic Ice Cream

crazy ice cream flavors

Garlic and ice cream……sounds like an unusual combination! But the most innovative creation in the ice cream world is the garlic ice cream, which tickles your taste buds with its pungent taste. The recipe throws in a dash of honey to enhance the natural sweet taste of garlic. Instead of being used as a traditional dessert, this particular flavor makes its way on your plate as a condiment with main course dishes such as steak.

  1. Yazoo Sue With Rosemary Bar Nuts

unique ice cream flavorsJeni’s Splendid Ice Creams in Ohio is revered for creating some of the most amazing frozen treats, one of which is the limited edition flavor called Yazoo Sue with Rosemary Bar Nuts. This unusual flavor uses a combination of unique ingredients such as cherry wood smoked porter and rosemary, along with sweet brown sugar and spicy peanuts, almonds and pecans, which have been dusted with cayenne pepper. Tastes as amazing as its sounds!

  1. Cheeseburger Ice Cream

Cheeseburger Ice Cream

Talking about the most weird ice cream flavors, how can we miss something as strange as cheeseburger ice cream. A Venezuelan ice cream parlor called Heladeria Coromoto has introduced this experimental flavor, which blends some secret ingredients with burger meat, French fries and cheese. This one surely is formidable addition to the already astonishing menu of the place, which boasts of 800 items, with some of them as strange as cheese and corn ice cream.

  1. Lobster Ice Cream

weird ice cream flavors

Strange as it sounds, this is one of the best selling items on the menu of Ben & Bill’s Chocolate Emporium, which is a popular ice cream place on Bar Harbor, Maine. If you have a taste for seafood, you are surely going to fall in love with this wonderful delicacy. Primarily butter based ice cream; this flavor carried buttered lobster, melting in your mouth with every single bite.

  1. Breast Milk Ice Cream

    Breast Milk Ice Cream

Milk is the basic ingredient of ice cream, but wouldn’t it be shocking if the normal dairy milk is replaced with breast milk. A London based ice cream shop called The Icecreamists has tried it out, by creating a special breast milk based flavor called Baby Gaga. Common public donated the milk used in this controversial flavor and ingredients like lemon zest and Madagascan vanilla pods were added to it to create this weird flavor.

  1. Eskimo Ice Cream

crazy ice cream flavors

Can you ever think of tasting whale or reindeer fat…..sounds disgusting, but you definitely have to take a bite if you try the famous Eskimo Ice Cream of Juneau. The ice cream, which is known as Akutag locally, is quite different from the Eskimo Pie, which is the flavor normally associated with this part of the world. You will be surprised to known that this flavor is based on animal fat, which can be either, whale, reindeer or caribou. The saving grace however, is that it is loaded with many fresh berries.

  1. Pizza Ice Cream

weird ice cream flavorsMark and Bruce Becker of Max & Mina’s Ice Cream in New York are renowned as the masters of the art of creating innovative ice cream flavors with challenging ingredients like wasabi, beer, champagne and corn on the cob, to name just a few. An original treat from them is the unbelievable Pizza ice cream, which contains a combination of ingredients like garlic, tomato, mozzarella and oregano, all coming in the base of egg yolk. All these may seem fine for a classic Italian pizza, but in an ice cream……..hard to imagine.

  1. Mamushi Snake Ice Cream

weird ice cream flavors

The next name on the weird list of ice cream flavors is that of Mamushi Snake Ice Cream, a Japanese experimental treat. It would be hard to imagine that a poisonous snake like mamushi can be used to make a dessert, but you will have to see it to believe it. However, not many would be keen to try out this one, perhaps for its deadly ingredient and for the fact that it has been reported to have a strange taste. Some say that its tastes like cardboard and garlic, while others thing that it has a stinky smell, just like an old shoe. Any takers!

  1. Raw Horsemeat Ice Cream

unique ice cream flavorsAfter the Mamushi Snake Ice Cream, the Raw Horsemeat Ice Cream takes the Japanese a step ahead on their adventurous journey with ice creams. One of the weirdest creations on the list, this one is an invention of a Japanese ice cream maker called Basashi Ice. It uses a base of vanilla ice cream, but the shocking part is the raw horseflesh pieces, which have been blended, in the basic ice cream.

Crocodile eggs, horsemeat, whale fat, snakes….ugh! Hard to believe, but all these strange and weird flavors of ice cream are relished around the world. Some people try them out to explore new flavors while others just take it as an adventure. Do you dare to any of these weird flavors?

Top 10 Most Dangerous Dogs In The World

Dogs have been domesticated by men since times immemorial. Dogs are always full of compassion and care for their masters. But some dogs can even become fierce, if they sense any danger around their owners or their properties. Most of the people play with dogs and can immediately influence them. On the other hand, some dogs are difficult to control even by their owners. In this article, we are going to tell you about the Top 10 Most Dangerous Dogs.

Top Ten Most Dangerous Dogs In The World

  1. Caucasian Ovcharka

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Caucasian Ovcharka is also called Caucasian Shepherd. Its breeding came into existence in order to save livestock. This breed is typically strong-willed, courageous and assertive. If the Caucasian Ovcharka is not trained in a proper way, it may behave ferociously towards human beings and may be very difficult to control. It is extremely defensive by nature.

2. Pitbull

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Certain breeds of dogs like Staffordshire bull terrier, American Pitbull Terrier, American bull dog, and the American Staffordshire terrier come under the term ‘pit bull’. They are believed to be the most dangerous dogs in America. Originally, they were used for dog fights at many places in the world. Earlier, they were also used to bait the bulls.

3. German Shepherd

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As the name suggests, this breed of dog originated from Germany. In some European countries, German Shepherds are also called Alsatians. These dogs are fearless, vigilant, alert, intelligent and confident. They are also used by police for investigation purposes. They are over-protective. So they have to be trained to live in a social set up, or else they can harm other people.

4. Rottweiler

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These dogs are also called “Rottweil butchers”. The dogs of this breed are very powerful. Their genes are well herded and their guarding instincts are strong. Any undesired attacks are done by Rottweiler dogs only in cases of neglect, abuse, irresponsible ownership, lack of training and socialization.

5. Alaskan Malamutes

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Alaskan Malamutes are related to the breed Siberian Husky. If these dogs are not subjected to proper physical activities regularly, then they can become very destructive and disobedient. They can be well trained for accompanying you to sports like mushings, carting, skijoring and bikejoring. They are very furious and you cannot rely on them as watchdogs. Also, it is very difficult to train them.

6. Huskies

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Huskies are used for pulling sleds in the Northern areas. They are different from other sled dogs due to their ability to pull faster. They are also utilized for adventure trekking and sled dog racing. They show strong predator instincts and are sometimes harmful to other dogs. If they are kept idle for longer times, they can be destructive.

7. Doberman Pinschers

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The dogs of this breed are believed to be intelligent, loyal and alert. They are widely used as guard dogs. They usually attack only if they sense any threat or if they are provoked. This breed was developed by Karl Friedrich Louis Doberman, in 1890, in Germany. Hence, it is named as Doberman breed. They were used by police and guards as they are very aggressive. Moreover, their aggression is believed to be proportional to their size.

8. Chow Chow

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They are independent,  but they need proper attention from their owners, or else they can grow ill-bred and aggressive. This breed has its origins in China. So it is also called ‘Songshi Quan’ or ‘Puffy Lion Dog’. These dogs are fierce when it comes to the protection of their owners. They can be dangerous to strangers. To keep them as pets, dog insurance is required, as it was noted that they caused 238 fatalities by biting people in the years 1979 to 1998. The owner has to give proper exercise and physical activities to the dog to prevent it from becoming destructive.

9. Great Dane

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This breed was originally used to hunt deer and boar in Germany. It is also called Deutsche Dogge or German Mastiff. They are famous for having a great height. Great Dane dogs are very friendly towards their masters, but can show really aggressive characteristics towards strangers and other animals, if they sense some threat. They should be socially trained.

 

 10. Dalmatians

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They are very protective and friendly dogs. They can run for a long distance and are very powerful. In ancient times, they were used as dogs of war. Now, they have become mascots of the firehouse. The hunting instincts of these dogs are very strong.

 

By now, you know about the top 10 most dangerous dogs in the world. We will also like to tell you some Fun Facts About Dogs. Read further.

  1. Dogs are not completely color blind. It is just a myth. They can see few colors, not as many as humans can.
  2. There are no sweat glands in dogs except in paw pads.
  3. Ludehune is a breed of dog that can close its ears and has 6 toes.
  4. The mouth of a normal dog can exert a pressure of 150-200 pounds per square inch.
  5. The United States Of America has the highest number of pet dogs.
  6. On an average, city dogs live 3 years longer than country dogs.
  7. Obesity is the highest health problem occurring in dogs.
  8. Like humans have unique fingerprints, dogs have unique nose prints.
  9. The Chihuahua is the world’s smallest breed and the Wolfhound is the world largest breed.
  10. Poodle, Border Collie and Golden Retriever are believed to be smartest dogs in the world. On the other hand, Afghan hounds are believed to be the dumbest breed of dogs.
  11. The number of purebred dogs is about 703.
  12. Dogs have 100,000 times stronger sense of smell than the human beings.
  13. In the first few weeks after birth, puppies sleep almost 90% of the day.
  14. Dogs can mate with wolves to produce fertile offsprings.
  15. The Dalmatian dogs, which are famous for beautiful black spots on their bodies, are actually born completely white in color.
  16. The average lifespan of a dog is 15 years.
  17. Dogs are descendants of wolves.
  18. All dogs have 321 bones and 42 teeth, irrespective of their breed.
  19. Cesky Terrier is the rarest breed of dogs.
  20. Dogs judge objects in an order of movement, brightness and shape.