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  • Is polio Virus infection or contagious?

    Why WHO insist on vaccination for polio in countries where this disease is found among children.

    Can adult be infected with polio virus? If yes how many cases are found in different countries among adults?

    4 AnswersInfectious Diseases6 years ago
  • Why Gold is becoming more and more expensive?

    Which are the gold producing countries. Since gold is used only for ornaments and IMF has banned backing of currencies by gold, why the prices of gold are rising as compared with other metals? Does gold still has bearing on economy? If yes in what way?

    2 AnswersEconomics7 years ago
  • What do the Holy Scriptures say about Evolution and race? How that differs with Scientific studies?

    I read somewhere that Human genome scientists say that the entire human race is so

    similar that race is no longer a scientific issue.

    But there are phenotypic traits strongly different between two ethnic groups and strongly equalized within groups, Many think that enough to call these ethnic groups races. Skin color and other physical variations and many people wonder in what kind of race Adam and Eve were sent on earth according to Holy Scriptures.

    3 AnswersAnthropology7 years ago
  • Is it practically possible to control inflation under paper currency system?

    Dr. Lawrence Parks had written

    "Today, fiat money, money that is created out of nothing and without work, is used worldwide. The reason monetary authorities have gotten away with this prima-facie fraudulent money is a combination of coercion (specifically legal tender laws in every nation and restrictions the IMF has put in place internationally that prohibit member countries from linking their currencies to gold, and only to gold), misrepresentations, and nondisclosure of material information. Since the 8th century in China, every experiment with fiat money has ended in disaster, many times destroying the middle class, that group that protects society from the barbarians. To counter this

    risk and to protect and preserve our civilization, it is essential that we once again return to "the standard of every great civilization": gold-as-money."

    Many economists do not agree and most governments would find it impossible to switch over to a system of gold backed currency.

    3 AnswersEconomics7 years ago
  • Cargo and Passenger Planes Trivia?

    A cargo plane flying at average speed of 750 miles per hour leaves station B East bound at 1 AM local time and reaches station A at 11 AM local time. A passenger plane leaves station B at 6 AM

    local time and flying at average speed of 900 miles per hour lands at station A at 7 AM same day.

    (a) What is the distance between places A and B

    (b) What is the difference in local times between these 2 places.

    (c) At what distance from station A the planes would cross each other?

    Clue: Time difference between the two stations is 4 hours. Can you solve the problem without clue.

    How?

    1 AnswerMathematics8 years ago
  • What are the condition for bearing witness by women as mentioned in Bible and Quran.?

    Quran has instructed the believers dealing in financial transactions to get two male witnesses or

    one male and two females (Quran 2:282). However, Quran in other situations accepts the testimony of a woman as equal to that of a man. It is said that women were not allowed to bear witness in early Jewish society. The Rabbis counted women's not being able to bear witness among the nine curses inflicted upon all women because of the Fall . Is it true that women in today's Israel are not allowed to give evidence in Rabbinical courts. The Rabbis justify why women cannot bear witness by citing Genesis 18:9-16 , where it is stated that Sara, Abraham's wife had lied. The Rabbis use this incident as evidence that women are unqualified to bear witness. It is also said that in the Christian West, both ecclesiastical and civil law debarred women from giving testimony until late last century.

    5 AnswersReligion & Spirituality9 years ago
  • What happens if IMF switches back to Gold Standards after 4 decades?

    When the quantity of dollars held by foreign governments began to exceed U.S. gold holdings

    by large amounts, the system of backing paper currency with gold reserves started to falter. In 1971 the United States suspended gold payments of U.S. dollars. Since then the United States has had a fully managed currency system, one with no metallic base whatsoever. Historically, the nation has gone from a wholly metallic system, when coins were the primary money in circulation, to a managed system, in which, aside from the currency in people's pockets, most of the money consists of entries in the books of banks. In the continuing evolution, as more money is exchanged and transferred electronically, the U.S. money supply will increasingly be represented by entries in computer data banks.

    What happens if IMF switches back to gold standard? What are other possibilities for settlement of international debts besides bankruptcy.

    3 AnswersOther - Business & Finance9 years ago
  • Does Breast Implant hinders breast feeding of babies?

    How much it costs in US and how long it takes to get fully cured? Does it hinder breast feeding of babies? Does the implanted breast gives same sensation on caressing as the natural one? .

    5 AnswersNewborn & Baby9 years ago
  • Vetoes by US against UN Resolutions?

    When was the first veto by US against UN Resolution about Israel and who was the President? How many vetoes US has exercised in UN and how many of them were about Israel or Palestine?

    3 AnswersPolitics9 years ago
  • Do you know the Magic Cube Square numbers?

    A Magic Cube first appeared in Ripley's "Believe It Or Not" in "The New York American" in October 1932. Each face of this Magic Cube adds up to 194, and no numbers are duplicated anywhere on the cube. Do you know how those numbers are distributed on each side of the cube?

    1 AnswerMathematics9 years ago
  • Is the universe dark and cold and how far the light of our sun goes?

    Is the universe dark and cold and how far the light of our sun goes? How many stars have been identified and named? What is the distance between Sun and the nearest star? Is their darkness in between these two stars? What is the estimated temperature in the darkness of universe?

    5 AnswersAstronomy & Space10 years ago
  • Can you name the women Head of State who addressed United Nations General Assembly?

    After formation of United Nations how women have been Head of the Member State and how many of them addressed UN General Assembly.

    2 AnswersGovernment10 years ago
  • Why do people pay fabulous sum of money to buy classical paintings?

    I can appreciate the passion for paintings. But I do not understand why rich people pay such fabulous prices for possessing some old paintings, the right place for them is the art galleries. When there is so much hunger and poverty in the world. would not that money spent on antiques be helpful to provide some relief to the needy?

    1 AnswerPainting10 years ago
  • What is the population of Muslim Americans in US?

    The population of Muslim in the world exceeds 1.50 Billion - second highest after Christians.

    According to some estimates the population of Muslims exceeds seven millions. What is the factual position and how many mosques are there in US?

    3 AnswersTrivia10 years ago
  • What can be done to stop Global warming.?

    Many countries are serious about global warming. What causes it? Why US thinks that it is not serious?

    12 AnswersGlobal Warming1 decade ago
  • What caused the devastating Floods in Pakistan leaving 20 Million Homeless and Hungry?

    While UN says the recent floods in Pakistan are the worst natural disaster faced by any country in recent times, over 29 Million have been left homeless and relief is being provided by the government and different agencies and people including UN and friendly countries. The floods are said to be due to melting of glaciers in the mountains in Northern Pakistan. Are these glaciers melting due to global warming? Will such changes in weather continue to occur due o global warming>

    6 AnswersCurrent Events1 decade ago
  • What is the population of Red Indians in US?

    What is the population of Red Indians in US? What religious believe they have and how many of them have converted to Christinity and other religions?

    1 AnswerOther - Cultures & Groups1 decade ago
  • Can you name top ten Celebrities who were born out of wed lock?

    Illegitimate birth rates said to have risen to around 30 % or so. What impact this is having on laws of inheritance and social and political life?

    1 AnswerCelebrities1 decade ago
  • Which are top ten countries having the highest illegitimate birth rate?

    What social and economic problems are faced by the unwed mothers and what are the numbers of illegitimate children in different countries.

    2 AnswersOther - Pregnancy & Parenting1 decade ago