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5h ago

Apiculture
Gist
Apiculture is the science of raising or maintaining colonies of bees and their hives (beekeeping).
Apiculture - the science and art of raising honey bees. Apis mellifera - scientific name of the honey bee found in the United States. Automatic uncapper - automated device that removes the cappings from honey combs, usually by moving heated knives, metal teeth, or flails.
Summary
Archaeological evidence shows us that the relationship between humans and bees is at least 17,000 years old, with the earliest depictions of human honey hunting and harvesting of bee products occurring 4 ..read more

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22h ago

Q: How do thunderstorms invest their money?
A: In a combination of liquid assets and frozen assets.
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Q: What do you call dangerous precipitation?
A: A rain of terror.
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Q: What often falls but never gets hurt?
A: Rain.
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Worrying is stupid.
It's like walking around with an umbrella, waiting for it to rain.
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Be strong now because things will get better.
It might be stormy now, But it can't rain forever ..read more

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22h ago

Charts and Chase Quotes
1. Organization charts and fancy titles count for next to nothing. - Colin Powell
2. I have no aspirations of world domination through the pop charts. None at all. - Anne Hathaway
3. If critics have problems with my personal life, it's their problem. Anybody with half a brain would realize that it's the charts that count. - Mariah Carey
4. I grew up in the day when the Beatles sold 1 million singles in a week. And all you've got to do now is sell about 10,000 singles and you're in the charts. - Phil Collins
5. Fit no stereotypes. Don't chase the latest management fads ..read more

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23h ago

I was asked to draw THE LOCUS OF ALL POINTS 3cm from a line.
I measured 3cm above and below the line, and drew two parallel lines there. Then drew two semi-circles with radii 3cm out from either end of the line to complete the locus, the shape(which Google tells me is a stadium).
But is the question imprecise?
Regards the lines above and below the line; shouldn’t it specify that the distance of 3cm is perpendicular?
There are many points 3cm from the line INSIDE THE STADIUM, no? (If you measure at an angle).
E.g. Draw a 3cm line perpendicular to the line, and north of the line. Then from the b ..read more

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1d ago

Sagitta (Geometry)
Gist
In geometry, the sagitta (sometimes abbreviated as sag) of a circular arc is the distance from the midpoint of the arc to the midpoint of its chord.
The distance from a point in a curve to the chord; also, the versed sine of an arc; so called from its resemblance to an arrow resting on the bow and string.
Details
In geometry, the sagitta (sometimes abbreviated as sag) of a circular arc is the distance from the midpoint of the arc to the midpoint of its chord. It is used extensively in architecture when calculating the arc necessary to span a certain height and distance ..read more

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1d ago

Approximated formulas for a basic calculator (addition, multiplication and division):
θ(deg) = 172*a/(b+2*c)
θ(rad) = 3*a/(b+2*c]
where:
θ the smallest angle in a right triangle
a the smallest right side
b the other right side
c the hypotenuse
From:
Technology Mathematics Handbook [Tuma] 1975
Numerical Procedures, page 275 ..read more

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2d ago

Q: What did the evaporating raindrop say?
A: I'm going to pieces.
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Q: What did one raindrop say to the other raindrop?
A: My plop is bigger than your plop.
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Q: How can Santa deliver presents during a thunderstorm?
A: His sleigh is flown by raindeer.
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Q: What is a queens favorite kind of precipitation?
A: Reign!
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Q: Can Bees fly in the rain?
A: Not without their yellow jackets ..read more

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2d ago

Charter Quotes
1. We want the world our children inherit to be defined by the values enshrined in the U.N. Charter: peace, justice, respect, human rights, tolerance, and solidarity. - Antonio Guterres
2. It is essential to understand that the U.N.'s strength lies in its values. The values enshrined in the Charter, the values the U.N. stands for, the values all religions respect. - Antonio Guterres
3. I think we should follow the Olympic charter and the guidelines as the whole world is following it. - Abhinav Bindra
4. I believe that the topic of chemical weapons is critically important for int ..read more

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2d ago

Chambers of the Heart
Gist
The heart has 4 main sections, or "chambers." The top 2 chambers are called the right atrium and left atrium. The bottom 2 chambers are called the right and left ventricles. Each of these chambers has a valve that keeps blood flowing in 1 direction.
On each side of the wall, there is a small collecting chamber called an 'atrium', which leads into a large pumping chamber called a 'ventricle'. There are four chambers: the left atrium and right atrium (upper chambers), and the left ventricle and right ventricle (lower chambers).
Summary
Your heart has a right and left s ..read more

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3d ago

Q: What goes up when the rain comes down?
A: An Umbrella.
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Q: When is Monday coming?
A: MonSoon!
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Q: What do you call a wet bear?
A: A drizzly bear.
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Q: Where do lightning bolts go on dates?
A: To cloud 9
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Q: What did the hail storm say to the roof?
A: Hang onto your shingles, this will be no ordinary sprinkles ..read more