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How are paint brush made?

A paintbrush is a tool with stiff hairs or bristles for brushing paint onto a surface. Nearly all paintbrushes used for painting houses or for varnishing furniture are made of hog bristles or man made bristles, such as nylon. Bristles are best-suited for paintbrushes because they split at the ends into a bushy “flag” which holds …

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How did February get its name?

February gets its name from the Latin word “februare,” which means “to purify” (in English, it became February).  The early Romans devoted this month to ceremonies of purification. February is the second month of the year—and the shortest.  February has 28 days, except in “leap years,” when it has 29 years. In the early Roman …

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How does a camera take pictures?

Camera film is coated with special chemical sensitive to light.   A camera is basically a box which light cannot enter, except through a small hole located at one end of the camera. This opening is covered with a glass lens.  A shutter opens and closes the hole behind the lens.  When we open  and close …

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What do we mean by Latin America?

We often use the name “Latin America” when speaking of countries located South of the United States.  It  comes from the fact that these countries were settled largely by the Spanish and Portuguese, and  as a result, have many of the Latin Cultural traditions. The term includes Mexico, Central America, South America, and most of …

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