NGHAH LOU DAWR – SHOPS WITHOUT SHOPKEEPERS !

In the state of Mizoram , about 65 kilometers away from its capital Aizawl , there are shops without vendors in it .

They sell vegetables, fruits, flowers , fruit juice, small dried fish and even freshwater snails etc.

The small farmers can not afford to keep vendors for the shops . So what they do is ;

  • Every morning they bring in fresh fruits and vegetables and arrange an array of it in bamboo huts.
  • Using chalk or charcoal , they display boards mentioning the prices of it.
  • They keep payment boxes , and in case the customers do not have a change , they keep a container having money for that too.

It is interesting to find such a shop , which is not been monitored by any person , still never been looted or sort of a case.

This is what the small farmers say ,

“We run this shop the whole year. We just put the price list near the vegetable or anything we are selling and people simply pick up what ever they like and put the money in the container. If required, they even take the change from the box themselves. We trust them, they have never failed us. Nothing has ever been lost from our shops.

And this is what customers feel about,

“We feel great that Mizoram has such kind of vendors and we often buy from them. It makes us happy, like we’ve contributed to something beautiful. This is how it should be,” say the customers of nghah lou dawr.

Such inspiring stories just makes our heads high up , setting a perfect example of a bond between the farmers having trust on the people with those faceless customers portraying honesty at its best .

Overwhelmed .

Happy reading 🙂

Source – http://www.thebetterindia.com/63223/nghah-lou-dawr-shop-mizoram/

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US scientists create metallic hydrogen for first time

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US scientists have succeeded in squeezing hydrogen so intensely that it has turned into a metal, creating an entirely new material that might be used as a highly efficient electricity conductor at room temperatures.

The discovery, published in the journal Science on Thursday, provides the first confirmation of a theory proposed in 1935 by physicists Hillard Bell Huntington and Eugene Wigner that hydrogen, normally a gas, could occur in a metallic state if exposed to extreme pressure.

Several teams have been racing to develop metallic hydrogen, which is highly prized because of its potential as a superconductor, a material that is extremely efficient at conducting electricity.

Currently, superconductors such as those used in a magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI, machines must be cooled with liquid helium to keep them at extremely low temperatures, which is costly.

“This is the holy grail of high-pressure physics,” Harvard physicist Isaac Silvera, one of the study’s authors, said in a statement. “It’s the first-ever sample of metallic hydrogen on Earth, so when you’re looking at it, you’re looking at something that’s never existed before.”

David Ceperley, a physics professor at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign who was not involved in the research, said the discovery, if confirmed, would end a decades-long quest to see how hydrogen can become a metal, adding to the understanding of the most common element in the universe.

To achieve this feat, Silvera and post-doctoral fellow Ranga Dias squeezed a tiny hydrogen sample at more than 71.7 million pounds per square inch (32.5 million kg per 6.5 square cm), greater than the pressure at the center of the Earth.

The scientists created this force using synthetic diamonds mounted opposite each other in a device known as a diamond anvil cell. They treated the diamonds with a special process to keep them from cracking, a problem that has foiled prior experiments.

“This is just at the point when the diamonds are about to crack,” Ceperley said. “That is why it’s taken so long. Silvera had new ways of shaping the diamonds and polishing them so they wouldn’t break.”

A key question is whether the pressurized hydrogen maintains its metallic properties at room temperature, which would make it extremely useful as a superconductor.

Both Ceperley and Silvera believe this will be the case, but it still needs to be proven.

Country which went rapidly from rich to poor

At just 21 square kilometres, Nauru is the smallest island nation in the world and has a population of just over 10,000. Yet this former British colony, which lies approximately 4000 km from Sydney in the Pacific Ocean, was once so prosperous that it was the envy of the entire world.

The discovery of huge deposits of fossilised bird poo that had accumulated for over 1000 years changed this nation forever. It made for an excellent fertiliser and sparked a huge mining effort, first by foreign companies, then by the islanders themselves in 1968 when they achieved independence from Britain.

By 1980 Nauru had become the wealthiest nation on the planet, per capita. A monumental achievement for such a tiny, remote island.Rolling in riches, the locals abandoned their traditional lifestyles and turned to unhealthy food, alcohol and cigarettes.

It wasn’t long before a health crisis hit, and hard.

Life expectancy plunged to just 50, while rates of diabetes, heart disease and other chronic illnesses skyrocketed along with their waistlines. In 2007, 94.5 per cent of its residents were identified by the World Health Organisation as overweight, and 71.7 per cent obese — the highest rate in the world. It was overtaken in the obesity stakes by Mexico in 2013.

These days, Nauru has the highest prevalence of type-two diabetes in the world, affecting 31 per cent of adults.That was just the start of their problems. The phosphates ran out in the early 1980s, along with the nation’s primary income source.

With so much of the island mined, all that was left was an environmental wasteland riddled with decay. The damage is so severe that 75 per cent of the country is uninhabitable.

While Nauru was formerly known as “Pleasant Island” due to its lavish tropical vegetation, it’s a harsh reality that it no longer lives up to this name. The effects of mining are very distinctive, because the phosphate develops within coral pinnacles, so you have to scoop the phosphate out from within the pinnacles themselves, So those scooped areas descend about three metres. So it produces an extraordinary landscape which is visually quite dramatic and is totally useless for anything else.Locals were devastated at the loss of their once-stunning scenery.

Due to the boom in the mining industry many residents had quit their jobs and went on huge spending sprees including expensive holiday and shopping trips, and importing sports cars – even a Lamborghini.Hardly anyone thought of investing the money. Dollar notes were even used as toilet paper. It was like every day was party day for the resident of Nauru.

In the years that followed, the island went virtually bankrupt. The government, who had made a series of bad investment choices, froze wages and started borrowing heavily from trusts.A lot of money was invested in things which never actually turned out to work, buildings in overseas countries, like Nauru House in Melbourne, hotels in some countries, phosphate factories, curiously, in countries like India and the Philippines, most of which never really survived turned out to be the reasons for the Bankrupcy of Nauru making Nauru a very poor country .

Now, many homes are run down, and those sports cars are rusted wrecks.With little financial options, in 2001 Nauru entered into an agreement with Australia to house a detention centre in return for foreign aid, of which they became reliant. As of 2014 the amount Australia provides is $27.1 million and the only income of the government of Nauru.

What Happens To Your Body After Drinking A Coke

10 MINUTES -AFTER DRINKING COKE

10 Teaspoons of sugar hit your system. Normally this much sugar will make you vomit, but coke contains phosphoric acid, which keeps you from throwing up.

20 MINUTES – AFTER DRINKING COKE

Your blood sugar spikes, causing an insulin burst. Your liver responds to this by turning any sugar it can get its hands on into fat leading to weight gain.

40 MINUTES – AFTER DRINKING COKE

Caffeine is absorbed into the body at this time. Your pupils dilate and your blood pressure rises as your liver continues to dump more sugar into your bloodstream.

45 MINUTES – AFTER DRINKING COKE

Your body increases your dopamine production, which stimulates the pleasure centres of your brain. The effect is said to be similar to that of heroin by the way.

60 MINUTES – AFTER DRINKING COKE

Multiple reactions happen within the body after an hour of consumption. The phosphoric acid binds with calcium, magnesium and zinc in your lower intestine. This causes a frequent urination and leads to dehydration and thirst.

Avoid Coke And PEPSI.

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