Who Is St. Patrick and Why Do We Celebrate St. Patrick s Day? By Every March 17th, thousands of people don their greenest garb, march in Irish pride parades, eat green clover-shaped cookies, and quaff frosty mugs of green beer in celebration of St. Patrick s Day. But do you really know who St. Patrick was and why he is celebrated? Patrick was born in AD 387 just south of Hadrian s Wall in Britain, which was part of the Roman Empire (that s right he wasn t Irish! ). He was captured by Irish pagans in his early teens and taken to Ireland, where he was enslaved for six years. During that time, he grew to like the spirit of the Irish. When he escaped and returned to his family, he vowed to one day return to Ireland. He studied at monasteries on the continent and was eventually ordained a
Ratio analysis compares values within the company from year to year and against other companies and the industry. Liquidity ratios such as the current ratio (current assets divided by current liabilities) show the company's ability to pay its short-term obligations on time. The debt ratio (total assets divided by total liabilities) shows how much of the company's assets are provided by debt. A lower percentage shows a lower dependence on debt. The higher the percentage, the more risk the company has taken on. Business owners and small-business management teams might use ratio analysis in their regular planning, to measure their companies against others in their industry. If ratio analysis shows that a company has a great deal more debt than other businesses in its industry, the owner
The spectacle of green leaves turning rich reds and yellows in autumn happens when trees have taken all the food they can from the leaves that are filled with chlorophyll the biomolecule that absorbs energy from sunlight and gives leaves their green colour. When sunlight wanes and leaves stop making food, this green pigment is broken down into colourless compounds. Yellow pigments are then revealed and other chemical changes cause red colouration. Enjoy the splendour of this wonderful transition of the seasons in this video. The clip above was first broadcast in 2014 for. Like BBC Earth on and follow us on and. The vivid yellow and orange colors of fall leaves have actually been there throughout the spring and summer, but we havenБt been able to see them. The deep green color of
French novelist Marcel Proust once fancifully described the smell as transforming my humble chamber pot into a bowl of aromatic perfume. But it seems he was in the minority as three in five people are unable to even detect the odour, according to a study published on Wednesday. From data on 6909 participants, 58 per cent of men and 61. 5 per cent of women had asparagus anosmia, or the inability to detect the smell, according to the results in the BMJ medical journal s Christmas edition, traditionally reserved for studies that are quirky but scientifically sound. Among this majority, researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health found 871 genetic coding variants, or SNPs, on genes associated with smell suggesting the inability is inherited. Professionals have long debated the cause
Although they are very different species, fish and dolphins (mammals) look similar. Their body shape is highly streamlined: both have fins and a tail. Evolution appears to have repeated itself in producing these two animals that are formed alike. Similar adaptations occur quite frequently, however, but none of them are due to "repeating evolution". When distantly related lineages such as fish, extinct reptiles such as ichthyosaurs, and mammals evolve so that they are superficially similar in external appearance, they are said to be converging, and the trend is called convergent evolution. ...
Why Do Peanut Butter Cookies Have Fork Marks? They re actually useful. Cookies are one of life's greatest pleasures, and there are millions of different types. I, for one, appreciate a classic peanut butter cookie that's soft on the inside and crispy on the outside. have a signature look and you can always tell them apart from other cookies because of the grid pattern on top. But why do peanut butter cookies have fork marks? В Peanut butter cookies almost always have a grid pattern on top. This pattern is made with the face of a fork and ends up looking sort of like a game of The first time that these fork marks were widely instructed to be placed on the cookie tops was in a recipe from a 1936 Pillsbury cookbook. ...
It is very difficult for most animals to find enough food in winters when the main source of food like insects or green plants is in short supply. Some animals solve this problem by hibernating. Hibernation is a deep sleep adaptation mechanism that helps such animals to save energy and survive the winter without consuming much food. Many physiological changes occur in the body of the animals during hibernations where the animal s body temperature drops and its heartbeat and its breathing slow down so that energy can be conserved. However, some animals such as skunks, raccoons and some chipmunks are light sleepers and are easily awakened. They may sleep during the most severe weather and wake to roam and eat during milder weather. Most hibernators prepare in some way for the winter. While
Evidence shows that many HIV infected persons access health care during the years before they are diagnosed, but they are not tested for HIV, in fact 1/3 of those who test positive are diagnosed late in the course of their disease when it is too late for them to get the full advantage of treatment. Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) is most effective if initiated before symptoms develop and will reduce the risk of developing opportunistic infections, HIV related cancers, and AIDS. HIV should be treated as a chronic disease that is managed over a person s lifetime. HIV screening is essential to prevention efforts. Those who are unaware of their infection are 3. 5 times more likely to transmit the virus to another person as compared to those who are aware of their infection. The 21% of those who
"Dream content changes as a woman's body changes," says Garfield. "Her dreams echo her changing condition and both her hopes and her fears about the coming child. " For instance, explains Garfield, during the, dreams about water and are quite common. "Typically, during the first trimester, there are a lot of dreams that contain what we call fertility imagery -- garden, fruits, flowers," says Garfield. "There are often images of water and, as the womb gathers. " Water is a common theme during the initial. "A floating in water or a fish in water are common dreams," says Karen Muller, PhD, a in private practice in Hayward, Calif. "The mother through water is also common and can relate to her identifying with the. " In the, dreams start to reflect the changes in the baby and the mother's