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  2. FREEZING A FIRE OUT.

    A new fire extinguisher puts out flames by freezing them. A steel cylinder filled with liquid carbon dioxide under a pressure of ...

    Article : 121 words
  3. PUFF, PUFF, BANG!

    A young athlete at Baden, near Vienna, has attracted attention by his habit of smoking long cigars with an ecrasite cartridge in each. When ...

    Article : 120 words
  4. WHALE V. WARSHIP.

    Passengers on the White Star liner Baltic had a thrilling experience recently. When the vessel was off the south coast of Ireland on her way to ...

    Article : 443 words
  5. TRICKS OF THE BRAIN.

    A servant girl, who could scarcely write, was heard to talk in her sleep nightly. She was put under observation, and a professor discovered that ...

    Article : 252 words
  6. THE BIRCH IN CHURCH.

    The swish of a cane roused me from devotion. Glancing down the aisle, I was astonished to see the swish end in a smart stripe on the bare brown ...

    Article : 464 words
  7. FANTASTIC LOVE FIGHTS.

    Love means gaiety, brightness and colour. We like romance to have a picturesque setting; to see the radiant maiden in summer pinks and ...

    Article : 1,393 words
  8. TESTING BULLETS.

    Bisley competitors are always keen critics of the ammunition, and any ex-Servicemen who used American or Japanese ammunition during the war ...

    Article : 146 words
  9. CATTLE ON THE RAMP.

    Our Sunday's dinner, prior to meeting the slaughterman, often carries on in a manner which is apt to change our opinion of those docile ...

    Article : 576 words
  10. TALES WORTH TELLING.

    When a husband and wife think alike it is the wife who thinks first. When a man has spent a lot on a girl he often marries her for his ...

    Article : 576 words
  11. STRANGE YET TRUE.

    Mars rotates on its axis in 24 hours, 37 minutes, 22 seconds, so that its day is only slightly longer than that of the earth. ...

    Article : 266 words
  12. WHERE WOMEN COAL SHIPS.

    In Nagaski, and in other important bunkering ports in Japan, ships are coaled by women. Little Japanese women, handing up shovelfuls of coal ...

    Article : 509 words
  13. A MIRACLE MARE.

    What would you do with a horse that can read the human mind, answer questions in Chinese, work out mathematical problems, and tell a ...

    Article : 471 words
  14. REMARKABLE NEW BUILDING MATERIAL.

    "Ice concrete" is the name of a new, porus and light building material recently invented in Finland. This new substance is made of cement ...

    Article : 194 words
  15. THE FIRST THERMOMETER.

    Had a Danzig merchant not failed in business and had to look about him for a new means of earning a living, it is possible that to-day we ...

    Article : 329 words
  16. A WAR ABOUT AN ETCETRA.

    In 1654 a Polish nobleman became obnoxious to the laws of his country by reason of a crime. He fled to Sweden, whereupon John Cassimir ...

    Article : 232 words
  17. ENTHUSIASM FOR HEALTH.

    Man has a deeply-rooted admiration for physical fitness and prowess, going back, no doubt, to prehistoric times when these qualities were of ...

    Article : 194 words
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