British racing champion Stirling Moss launches British Master Driver tests in London, 1967 (Pic: Jim Gray / Getty Images) Let s be honest, this question is only phrased this way to appease the two-thirds of the drivers of the world that now drive on the right-hand side of the road. The real question, the question that deserves to be asked, is this: why did everyone else stop driving on the left? Taking the left hand side in traffic is a habit that goes back hundreds of years, possibly as far as the ancient Greeks, Egyptians and Romans, but certainly to an era when people habitually carried swords when traveling. As around 85-90% of humans are right-handed, passing on the right-hand side would leave carriage and cart drivers more open to attack from people coming the other way. Knights
Pages: 1 Whether it is from too many coffees, teas or super-sized soft drinks, we have little ability to argue when our bladder calls. Our attempts to put off the inevitable are countered with increasing levels of discomfort and ultimately pain until the needs of the bladder are met. When we do successfully find that sometimes elusive toilet, we are treated with a short feeling of relief until the next time our bladder would have us do its bidding. While this is the normal discomfort and pain that we might expect every so often from our urinary system, it is by no means the only type of message that this region of the body might choose to send. The human body frequently uses pain to tell us that all is not well. When it comes to painful urination or dysuria, this is especially important
If you are new to fishing, you may ask yourself the question; why use a leader when fishing? Well, we all know the basic requirements for one to fish is a, hook, line, etc. What then is a leader? A leader is an extra length of, tied to the hook, and is attached to the business end of the main line. There are two main types of leaders, fluorocarbon and monofilament leaders. More. There are several factors to consider to have a productive fishing day. By successful, I mean, one where you can catch much fish. To catch more fish, you need to be able to pull back the score to where you are. That is, the fish shouldnвt be able to bite through the line. Secondly, your line shouldnвt spook the fish as they wonвt be attracted to the bait. Last but not least, you need to be able to pull the weight
When patients ask why is it called БplasticБ surgery, I usually reply, БWe had plastic before plastic had plastic. Б бThe term plastic means to mold, and is from the Greek word plastikos. It was first used to describe a specialty of surgery in 1837. The first plastic, on the other hand, was made by Alexander Parkes in 1855 by mixing cellulose and nitric acid to produce Parkesine, more commonly known as Celluloid. Leo Hendrik Baekeland invented the first synthetic plastic, Bakelite, in 1907. БWe restore, repair, and make whole those parts which fortune has taken away, not so much that they may delight the eye, but that they may buoy up the spirit and help the mind of the afflicted. б Gaspare Tagliacozzi (1545-1599) devised a nasal reconstruction using the tissues of the inner arm, now
Why does salt solution conduct electricity, while sugar solution doesnвt? Salt solution such as sodium chloride (NaCl) conducts an electric current because it has in it that have the freedom to move about in solution. These ions are produced when sodium chloride ). When you insert the electrodes of a conductivity tester in the salt solution, the positive sodium ions usually move to the negative electrode, while the negative chloride ions move to the positive electrode. This movement of ions to opposite ends of the electrodes allow electric current to flow through the solution. On the other hand, sugar solution does not conduct an electric current because sugar (C ) dissolves in water to produce sugar molecules. These sugar molecules are usually neutral (not charged), and so are unable to
Why do we need to save endangered species? Of what use are wildlife nearing extinction to the human race? This article lists four reasons why we should protect endangered species. Some people do not understand the importance of keeping a healthy population of animals or plants on the planet. This article, therefore, aims to provide a deeper understanding of the need to preserve endangered species. Why should we save endangered species? Here are four principal reasons why everyone should do their share in conserving these valuable natural resources: 1. Medicinal value The drug digitalis, derived from purple foxglove, prevented the death of millions of people. Digitalis is used to treat congestive heart failure (CHF), fluid retention, irregular heartbeat, asthma, epilepsy, tuberculosis,
When did the HGP start? In 1986, US scientists held a conference at Santa Fe, New Mexico, where they outlined plans to sequence the entire human genome. There were initially two reasons for this massive undertaking. First, they thought it was the best way to understand the genetic changes that cause cancer. Second, the US Department of Energy needed an efficient way of studying long-term DNA damage caused by radiation in particular, from the atom bombs dropped on Japan in 1945. ...
Hi. I am hoping to get some much needed help here. I am about 5 6 tall and around 175lbs, so a little overweight but not fat. Every single pair of pants that I own is so uncomfortable in the waist and I have had this problem my whole life, regardless of my weight (which has ranged from 145-180 in my adult life). My problem is that when I sit down, my pants roll down in the front and cut into my stomach. Sometimes so uncomfortably that I haven been known to unbutton them while I sit (so embarassing. ). When I stand up, I than have to really attractively hitch them back up into place. ...
WhatБs the secret to a head full of happy thoughts? Time to round up the research on living a happy life to see what we can use. First, yeah, a good chunk of happiness but to make yourself happier. Many of these have been and even. Gratitude, Gratitude, Gratitude I canБt emphasize this one enough. Showing gratitude for the good things you have is the most powerful happiness boosting activity there is. Why? They feel grateful to get a medal at all. Every night before you go to bed write three good things that happened to you that day. to get a boost in well-being over time. reverse is also true. Keeping track of the bad things. A convenient memory is a powerful thing. Do not , teach it. Wanna make yourself and someone else extremely happy? Try a. Write someone a letter thanking them and
Thanks in no small measure to the fashion industry and its preference for impossibly thin models, women have been brainwashed into believing that the ideal figure comes in a size 2. In truth, many men prefer women with more, shall we say, substance. Yes, curves are back in a big way and men love them. Here are 10 reasons why some men love bigger women: Culture Б Physical attraction is of course an individual thing, but a physical ideal is often the product of a particular culture. In many cultures, the ideal female figure is more curvaceous, and men from those cultures are naturally more attracted to women who fit that image. Biology Б From a physiological standpoint, the female figure throughout history had been viewed from the perspective of oneБs child-bearing characteristics. Wider