Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Random Conversations

From a random conversation today:

Chinese pug are called so as they are thought to origin in China 400 BC.  There are different types of Sadhus who assemble at Kumbhmela: Nagas, Urdhwavahurs, Parivajakas, Shirshasinse, Kalpvasis. The mounds constructed by termites can give clues for efficient building architecture (link). Hawa Mahal in Jaipur is painted with calcium oxide. Thomas Edison did not invent the bulb; the bulb existed already.

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