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Questions & Answers on General Knowledge.
Why do my fingers get all "pruney" in the bathtub?
During long baths (or while swimming in a lake or pool) our fingers and toes soak up water like a sponge, which makes them swell. This happens because the top layer of skin (called the stratum corneum) on fingers and toes is more porous than the layers of skin underneath, and thus better at absorbing water. But instead of ballooning up, our fingers and toes shrivel like raisins because of the way the layers of skin are connected: The top, swelling layer of skin is connected underneath to tissue that does not swell, so the skin buckles to accommodate the increased surface area. Once you dry off, the water from your skin evaporates into the air and your skin quickly returns to normal.
When was the first post office in the United States established and how did the system grow?
Why is silver used so often for tableware?
How fast is the earth moving through space? Does this movement affect our perception of time?
Why does criss-cross mean back and forth?
Which is more economical: operating our air conditioner at 75 °F or operating it at 78 °F and putting fans in front of the vents?
What are positive and negative g's?
How does a siren work?
Why can't you make nuclear weapons with any old element?
What is an electromagnet?
Why do the military say “Roger” then “Wilco” to confirm a radio message?
What is the difference between a metropolitan area, a city, and a megalopolis?
What happens to the current when it "stops"?
Which countries of the world have not formally begun converting to the metric system?
What is the difference between annual, perennial, and biennial flowers?
Why do you think you see water on a road ahead of you when it's not really there?
Which mammal spends the most time sleeping?
How did the first reptiles evolve on Earth?
Why do people cry when someone dies?
What is a desert?
How can people lay on a bed of nails and still survive?
How fast do the electrons in copper flow when that copper is carrying electricity?
Why, when someone losing begins to win, do we say he’s “turned the tables”?
What makes the clouds white - or having colors at sunset and why is the sky gray on a cloudy day?
What made the velociraptor a good hunter?
What is heaven?
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In August 1916, Premchand was transferred to Gorakhpur on a promotion. He became the Assistant Master at the Normal High School, Gorakhpur.At Gorakhpur, he developed a friendship with the bookseller Buddhi Lal, who allowed him to borrow novels for reading, in exchange for selling exam cram books at the school. Premchand was an enthusiastic reader of classics in other languages, and translated several of these works in Hindi. By 1919, Premchand had published four novellas, of about a hundred pages each. In 1919, Premchands first major novel Seva Sadan was published in Hindi. The novel was originally written in Urdu under the title Bazaar e Husn, but was published in Hindi first by a Calcutta based publisher, who offered Premchand INR 450 for his work. The Urdu Publisher of Lahore published the novel later in 1924, paying Premchand INR 250. The novel tells the story of an unhappy housewife, who first becomes a courtesan, and then manages an orphanage for the young daughters of the courtesans. It was well received by the critics, and helped Premchand gain wider recognition.In 1919, Premchand obtained a BA degree from Allahabad. By 1921, he had been promoted to Deputy Inspectors of Schools. On 8 February 1921, he attended a meeting in Gorakhpur, where Mahatma Gandhi asked people to resign from government jobs as part of the non cooperation movement. Premchand, although physically unwell and with two kids and a pregnant wife to support, thought about it for 5 days and decided, with the consent of his wife, to resign from his government job.