World Quality Day

        9 November 2010

Biblioteek Intranet Nuus
Library Intranet News

 

Departement Biblioteekdienste 

Universiteit van Pretoria 

 
          Department of Library Services 

University of Pretoria

 

        November 2010 Uitgawe 1 • November 2010 Issue 1  

 

INHOUD  •  CONTENTS

 

Open Access Week 2010

    Carnegie Train-the-Trainer Programme

    World Library and Information Congress: 76th IFLA General Conference and Assembly

    Personeelnuus / Staff news

   Avoiding Time Robbers

   e-Boek vir November / e-Book for November

 November boek van die maand / November book of the month

   Birthdays of this month / Verjaardae hierdie maand

   Het jy geweet.... / Did you know .....

 

Open Access Week 2010

 

It was THAT time of the year again – Jacarandas were blooming, the first rains had fallen and it was time for the annual Open Access Week celebrations. And yet again, we celebrated in style! I was an invited speaker at the University of the Witwatersrand‘s Open Access Programme on Tuesday 19 October and was requested to talk about my involvement in our repositories (UPeTD and UPSpace), the Jonathan Jansen Collection, our mandate, its challenges and success stories. Our director, Robert Moropa was one of the presenters at the Open Scholarship Seminar at Unisa on Wednesday 20 October with the following topic: “Establishing an Open Access Mandate at the University of Pretoria”.

 

This Open Access Week an effort was made to involve students at the University of Pretoria - except for the Open access competition, the Student Wall was painted with the Open Access logo and news articles appeared in both the Perdeby (18 October 2010) and  Beeld Kampus (13 Oktober 2010). Posters and bookmarks in support of the Open Access mandate were distributed on campus beforehand (by Carin Bisschof, Mark Ingram and the Open Access team), invitations were sent to our VIP guests to inform them of the event and an open invitation was repeatedly posted on campus news. 

 

On Thursday 21 October, the Open Scholarship Office in cooperation with the Department of Research and Innovation, presented our own Open Access programme. Both Robert Moropa and Dr Patricia Smit welcomed the attendees, before Monica Hammes presented the keynote speaker, Dr Tobias Schonwetter. Dr Schonwetter, legal head of Creative Commons South Africa, congratulated UP for being the first university in Africa to adopt a mandate for its research publications. He explained the Creative Commons license and its uses to the audience in a lively and active presentation which was well received. Next on the agenda was the announcement of the 6 winners of the sponsored @Mire 4 GB USB flash drives. The winners were lecturers Dr Louwrence Erasmus (Department of Animal & Wildlife Sciences), Kosie Eloff (Department of Information Science), Dr Martina Crole (Department of Anatomy & Physiology), postgraduate students Niel Malan (Department of Chemistry), Emile Silvis (Department of Informatics) and lastly our library colleague Maggie Moropane! 

 

The Open Access team consisting of Carin Bisschof, Elsa Coertze, Sindy Hlabangwane, Mark Ingram, Anneline Van der Gryp, Hendriette Jansen van Vuuren, Gloria Maripane, Susan Marsh, Una Mgwenya, Tebogo Mogakane, Carien Naude, Elna Randall, Mmakgoshi Reetseng, rounded the afternoon off, by showcasing their very important message printed on the back of their T-shirts, namely: What’s good enough for Harvard, is good enough for UP! Elna Randall, Elsa Coertze and Una Mgwenya were responsible for the refreshments and saw to it that the afternoon session was ended off with tasty snacks and juice.

 

Those of you who attended the event should go and check out the photographs posted at http://openaccessweek.ning.com/  – you might have been noticed by one of our photographers....Requests were received for dr Schonwetters’s presentation – it has already been submitted to UPSpace and can be viewed at http://hdl.handle.net/2263/15106

 

Thanks to the enthusiastic Open Access team – especially those of you who walked the extra mile and secured that this event was a success. You are Open Access stars! Watch this space – we’ll see you again next year, same time, but new venue!

 

Contributed by Elsabé Olivier

Carnegie Train-the-Trainer Programme

 

As part of the Leadership grant awarded to the University of Pretoria Library Services by the Carnegie Corporation of New York (CCNY), the Centre for African Library Leadership (CALL) hosted the first one-week residential Train-the-Trainer Programme at Leriba Lodge in Centurion, from 18-23 July 2010.

 

The Programme has been offered to participants of the first two Carnegie Library Leadership Academies.  In response to a call for application, ten library leaders have been selected for participation and have since successfully completed the Programme.  They will form part of an envisaged pool of 30 national trainers that will benefit the South African Library and Information Services (LIS) sector in future.

 

Congratulations to Jacob Mothutsi who was ons of the ‘Train-the-Trainer stars’.  He proudly represented the UPLS and commented: “It was a wonderful and productive time; the training has changed and enhanced my knowledge base; it has been the start of a never-ending journey in my professional and personal life.’

 

Participants from the public library sector: Samantha Christians (City of Cape Town Libraries); Abigail Chuene (Polokwane Municipal Libraries); Motsarome Mabena (City of Tshwane Metro Libraries); Nkhensani Mulaudzi (City of Johannesburg Libraries) and Pranisha Parag (Msunduzi Municipal Library).

 

Participants from the academic library sector: Modisa Khosie (University of Limpopo Library); Sulaiman Majal (Cape Peninsula University of Technology); Annah Matodzi (University of Venda Library); Jacob Mothutsi (University of Pretoria Library Services) and Suzette Oosthuizen (University of Fort Hare Library).

 

The intention of the practical programme is to equip participants who are involved in training and facilitation at their libraries or in their local LIASA branches, with the necessary skills to act confidently as trainers/facilitators in the professional arena.

 

The objectives of the Programme are

- to create an awareness of what effective training and facilitation involves

- how to use situational appropriate training and facilitation techniques

- to develop key presentation, training and facilitation skills

- and to share tips for successful facilitation and training.

 

Participants have also been introduced to the current SETA landscape, the national skills development structures and the implementation of workplace training within the context of organisational objectives and legislative frameworks.

The Programme has indeed equipped a unique group of library leaders with skills to become more effective within the South African LIS environment.  They emerged from the week’s intense training as inspired and motivated individuals, who are committed to apply the newfound skills and tools to the advantage of others in their own libraries, institutions and regions.

 

The Programme which is aimed at adding value to the LIS profession has been excellently facilitated by Johan and Lucille Greeff from Treetops Management & Development Consultants (Pty) Ltd.

 

A quote from Angeles Arien, offered to the group by Johan and Lucille, perfectly sums up the depth of personal and professional growth of this training intervention: “Those who have come and participated are changed forever”

 

Front: Suzette Oosthuizen, Abigail Chuene, Nkhensani Mulaudzi, Modisa Khosie, Jacob Mothutsi

Back: Pranisha Parag, Annah Matodzi, Sulaiman Majal, Motsarome Mabena, Samantha Christians

 

Contributed by  Martha de Waal

World Library and Information Congress: 76th IFLA General Conference and Assembly

 

Robert, Ujala en Soekie het UP by die “76th IFLA General Conference and Assembly”  vanaf 10-15 Augustus 2010 in Gothenburg, Swede verteenwoordig.

 

Dit is ‘n konferensie wat deur 3000+ internasionale afgevaardigdes bygewoon is.  Die tema was “Open Access to Knowledge – promoting sustainable progress”.

 

Allen Tise, president of IFLA said in her welcoming address she is thrilled and honoured with the theme, not just because it is inspired by her presidential theme or because it promotes equitable access to information, but due to the fact that she passionately believes that knowledge is a critical factor influencing all spheres of life and access to knowledge is critical for the equal growth of society of all nations.

 

The keynote speaker at the opening session was Jan Elaisson, the former president of the United Nations General Assembly and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sweden.

 

Hy het ‘n besondere indruk op my gemaak en sy toespraak, The power of the word – communication and access to information in a global world, was beslis iets om na te luister. 

 

He talked about his childhood, how poor they were but his parents, who had limited school education, but who had a great deal of respect for knowledge and did everything in their power to make their children aware of the importance of knowledge.  This had a tremendous influence on his future.  Die res van die toespraak het dan ook gegaan oor respek vir woorde en wat die uitwerking van die gebruik van woorde in die wêreld kan hê. 

 

 

 

 

After the opening session we were entertained by a live ABBA performance.  It was wonderful.  The conference attendees joined the performers by starting to dance and sing.

 

 

 

Each of the following 3 days started with a unique speech by very interesting keynote speakers:

 

·         Henning Mankell – To be able to read and write:  a question of dignity.  He shared with us his experiences with  street children in Mozambique.

 

·         Hans Rosling – A fact base world view.  A study which he conducted on the knowledge of medical students on global health.

 

·         Sture Allén – The Nobel Prize in literature.  Hierdie was ‘n baie insiggewende praatjie oor die Nobelprys en alles wat daarmee saamgaan.

 

             

Henning Mankell                                         Hans Rosling                                                                Sture Allén

 

If you want to listen to these speakers, go to:  http://2010.ifla.org/videos.

 

Die res van die program was vol interessante aanbiedinge en aangesien dit onmoontlik is om alles by te woon, sal ek net ‘n paar uitlig.

·         Innovation and Mobile in Libraries: Future is web-scale, cloud computing, mobile technology, mashups, etc.

·         Continuing professional development and workplace learning with information technology.

·         Information technology, cataloguing with classification and indexing with knowledge management.

·         Acquisitions and Collection Development.

·         Academic and Research Libraries

 

Please visit the IFLA website to view the papers http://www.ifla.org/en/conferences-programme/print/216.

 

Swede is ‘n pragtige land, skoon en baie georganiseerd.  Die verkeer vloei ongelooflik vinnig en voetgangers kry voorkeur.  Baie mense ry fiets en daarvoor is daar spesiale rybane.  Jy kan ook ‘n fiets huur deur slegs geld in die slotmasjien te gooi wat dit dan oopsluit.  Jy parkeer die fiets dan net weer by ‘n slotmasjien as jy jou bestemming bereik.

 

Daar is ook verskeie museums wat ek darem kon besoek danksy die verlengde besoektye aangesien daar ook ‘n kultuurfees aan die gang was.  Alle toegang was ook gedurende hierdie fees gratis.

 

As gas van Elsevier het ek ‘n bootrit meegemaak en kon ek die stad van ‘n ander hoek besigtig.  Pragtige vakansiehuise is op die eilande en kusgebied gebou. Dit laat mens nogal dink aan die kus vanaf Kaapstad tot Plettenbergbaai met al die vakansiehuise maar die gebied in Swede is net meer plat.

 

Baie dankie aan bestuur vir die geleentheid wat ek gehad het om IFLA by te woon, asook die geleentheid om hierdie pragtige land te kon besoek.  Baie dankie ook aan Diana wat al die reëlings getref het.

 

Contributed by Soekie Swanepoel

 

IFLA is the global voice of the library and information profession, and its annual conference serves as a meeting ground for library and information professionals from around the world. It serves as a venue for librarians to learn from one another. The IFLA forum promotes international cooperation, research and development in all fields related to library activities.

IFLA's objectives are:

  • To represent librarianship in matters of international interest

  • To promote the continuing education of library personnel

  • To develop, maintain and promote guidelines for library services

Core values

The objectives are informed by the following core values:

  • The endorsement of the principles of freedom of expression embodied in Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

  • The belief that people, communities and organizations need universal and equitable access to information, ideas and works of imagination for their social, educational, cultural, democratic and economic well-being

  • The conviction that delivery of high quality library and information services helps guarantee that access

  • The commitment to enable all Members of the Federation to engage in, and benefit from, its activities without regard to citizenship, disability, ethnic origin, gender, geographical location, language, political philosophy, race or religion.

Since the attendance of my first IFLA conference in 2002, I have learned how to navigate the IFLA programme, which is extremely full and daunting. It is important to plan ahead and know which meetings and sessions to attend as the parallel session often preclude one from attending all the presentations one would like to attend. However IFLA 2010 at Goteborg, Sweden was different in that tracks were introduced which enabled one to make a selection of presentations based on thematic interest. These tracks were:

  • Open access and digital resources

  • Policy, strategy and advocacy

  • Users driving access and services

  • Tools and techniques

  • Ideas, innovations, anticipating the new

As an international platform, it is extremely interesting to watch the different styles of conducting meetings and discussions, as well as listening to the different individual and country perspectives on issues of importance. For South Africans it was a proud moment to watch a fellow South African, Ms Ellen Tise, lead IFLA as its current President.

 

I attended the meetings  of the Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning (CPDWL); Africa; Information Literacy and Library Buildings and Equipment sections. Discussions at the CPDWL meeting elicited that staff development is not a strategic objective of most libraries and associations and happens on an adhoc basis. I was able to share our experience within UPLS and LIASA where CPD is a strategic focus area. The 2011 CPDWL pre-conference, to be held in Puerto Rico, will now include the topic of locating CPD as a strategy and share challenges and successes from libraries around the world.  

 

I was also invited to attend the Building Stronger Library Associations (BSLA) meetings. IFLA has designed several online training programmes on Advocacy, the IFLA Internet Manifesto and Access to Public Health Information through Libraries, which are to be piloted and used by members. The Library Leadership Academy has generated a lot of interest and the possibility of introducing some of these online programmes was discussed. The BSLA programme aims to build capacity of library associations and the selected countries are Botswana, Lithuania, Ukraine, Lebanon, Cameroon and Peru. In this regard, LIASA is highly respected and is considered a strong library association.

 

I also had discussions with representatives of the Gates Foundation which is interested in designing a leadership programme for public librarians.  

 

The Haiti update session included a presentation by the Director of the National Library of Haiti, Francoise Thybulle and Elisabeth Pierre-Louis, Library Programme Director of FOKAL based in Port-au-Prince. The security cameras at the National Library in Haiti captured a measure of the impact that the earthquake had on the library. This session highlighted some of the organisations, initiatives and project that are committed to help the rebuilding of Haitian libraries.

 

At every IFLA Dr Rookaya Bawa from the Carnegie Corporation of New York hosts meetings with grantees. We were invited to a dinner meeting where we met with other South African grantees from the Higher Education sector. Sabinet, the Research Libraries Consortium, the National research Foundation, and colleagues from Ghana and Uganda attended. The Corporation is extremely pleased with the progress of the grant and the way it is being managed.

 

IFLA is a great networking opportunity and for cementing international partnerships and friendships. I always return to South Africa knowing that we are doing amazingly well as the library and information services sector.

 

Contributed by Ujala Satgoor

Personeelnuus / Staff news

 

Congratulations to Julene Vermeulen on her appointment as Manager of the Faculty Library Humanities, Theology and Social Sciences.  We wish her good health and wisdom in carrying out the important task awaiting her and may the new challenge bring her joy and fulfilment.  We know that responsibilities of this nature inevitably entail sacrifices.

 

Hier volg 'n baie kort profiel deur Julene...

 

....ek het begin Januarie 1983 as ‘n 18 jarige by die destydse Tydskrifte afdeling begin werk. Met  die verloop van jare gestudeer en gebruik gemaak van wonderlike geleenthede wat oor my pad gekom het.  Ek kon groei as mens,  emosioneel en professioneel .  My laaste pos was as inligtingkundige vir Politieke Wetenskappe en Moderne Europese Tale.

 

Ons wens Julene alle voorspoed toe in haar nuwe pos!

 

 

 

Maria Mtsweni (previously from Pre-Clinical Library) has joined  the Jotello F Soga Library on the Onderstepoort Campus from 1 November 2010. She will be responsible for our circulation desk as well as our interlending services.

 

 

Avoiding Time Robbers

 

Can you believe November is already here! We all hear how time flies and it truly does. It seems to go by faster each year.  When you were a child, do you remember adults telling you, "The older you get, the faster time goes"?  I certainly do. So is it that we are really getting older or just that the pace of our lifestyle is faster in 21st century?  I'll let you be the judge.

In the meantime, I'd like to share some of my tips to help you use your time more wisely so you can feel more productive at the end of the day.
 

There are many things throughout the day that can rob our time. They may not seem significant by themselves. But add them up, and they can equal minutes or even hours of wasted time! 


How quickly time flies: 
 

  • Get morning beverage, say hello to co-workers, unpack desk 20 mins.
  • Stop in hall throughout the day to speak with co-workers 40 mins.
  • Take time in restroom to visit with co-worker 20 mins. 
  • Extended lunch and breaks 30 mins. 
  • Personal telephone calls 20 mins. 

Total = 130 mins. or 2.166 hours! 

  • Procrastination:  Do not keep putting off a task that needs to be done. Tackle tasks promptly. Remember and use the rule: Handle each piece of paper twice! 
  • Outside Interruptions:  Politely prevent others from disrupting you at your desk. Watch your body language. Don't relax or fold your arms, etc. Do be friendly, but direct. Say something like, "Bill, I'd like to talk to you, but I'm in the middle of a deadline."  Keep personal phone calls to a minimum.  Keep telephone interruptions polite, but brief. Stick to the issue at hand.  Avoid unnecessary talking throughout your day. This might seem like a minor time robber, but it adds up. 
  • Wasted Steps:  Save steps by organizing your work logically according to the errands you must do to avoid unnecessary trips back and forth.  
  • Lack of Detail:  When given a project or task, get all the information you can at once. This way you will avoid going back several times to the person who initiated the task. On the other hand, when you need something from someone, make sure you give them all the details.  
  • Inability to Say "No":  Of course you want to be helpful, but what if you are already swamped? How do you decide when to say "no" to a request? Ask yourself if this is part of your job or an extension of it. If it's neither, is it a way to advance your career, or are you being taken advantage of? 
  • Crises:  A crisis is an unexpected interruption of major impact above and beyond the normal day's events that requires your immediate attention. Expect the unexpected to occur during your day. Head off crises by finding out why things keep going wrong and learning to anticipate the outcome of events.  
  • Managing Events:  Establish some quiet time throughout the day to get yourself reorganized and mentally back on track.

You can be efficient on the wrong task or ineffective on the right task at the wrong time. Efficiency is doing things right. Effectiveness is doing the right things right!

Source:  OPSA Terrific Tuesday  Newsletter 2010

 

Contributed by Diana Gerritsen

 

e-Boek vir November / e-Book for November

 

2010 is die jaar van elektroniese boeke by UP.

Met die snel ontwikkelende tegnologie van e-boeklesers soos

Kindle en iPad saam met ebrary is die biblioteek nou in 'n posisie om meer e-boeke aan te koop en bekend te stel.

Elke maand sal 'n nuwe e-boek in die nuusbrief en op die webblad aangekondig word.

Kyk gerus daarna en terugvoer is baie welkom.

 

³³³³ : ³³³³

 

2010 is the year of the electronic books at UP. 

With the rapid technology development of e-book readers like Kindle and IPad, and also new development at Ebrary,

is the library now in a position to buy and promote more e-books.

Enjoy this new development - feedback and comments are welcome.

 

*~*~*~*

 

 

Cult of analytics [electronic resource] : driving online marketing strategies using Web analytics / Steve Jackson.

 

Jackson, Steve.
Amsterdam ; Boston : Elsevier/Butterworth-Heinemann, 2009.

 

 

LOCATION CALL NO STATUS
 Internet Books  Electronic book  ONLINE

 

 

Contributed by Chrissie Boeyens 

                                                                                                                              

November boek van die maand / November book of the month

 
Embracing Hout Bay : over a century of making things happen from Dorman & Son to Mariner's Wharf and Fisherman's World © 2010 edited by Gwynne Schrire
 
 
 
 
Visitors to and residents of Hout Bay will welcome this magnificently illustrated book which describes how it developed from a source of timber to the beautiful village it is today, with its world-famous Mariner's Wharf - the first such harbourfront emporium in Africa and the Southern Hemisphere - and Fisherman's World, a themed olden-days fishing village in the making.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contributed by Katrien Malan

Library Intranet Newsletter Publication / Publikasie van die Biblioteek Intranet Nuusbrief

 

Indien jy enige kommentaar of voorstelle oor die nuusbrief het, epos ons asseblief by diana.gerritsen@up.ac.za - ons hoor graag jou opinie.

 

If you have any comments or suggestions about our newsletter, then please mail us on diana.gerritsen@up.ac.za - we are very keen to hear your opinions.

 

     

 

To contribute, please e-mail Diana Gerritsen. Contributions can be in Afrikaans or English.

 

Om 'n bydrae te maak e-pos asb. vir Diana Gerritsen. Bydraes kan in Afrikaans of Engels wees.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Events this

month ...


Gebeure dié

maand ...

   

 

 

 

 

November

 

is

 

Red Ribbon & Quality

 

  Month / Maand

 

 

 

1 Library Exco Meeting
4 Lectures end for Quarter 4 / Semester 2
5-9 3rd Carnegie Library Leadership Academy
6 International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict
  National Children's Day
8 Library Exco Meeting
8-12 SADC Malaria Week
8-27 Examinations of third-quarter, fourth-quarter and second semester modules
9 UPLS Refurbishment Project Meeting
  World Quality Day
12 SADC Malaria Day
14 World Diabetes Day
15 Library Exco Meeting
16 UPLS Staff Meeting
  International Day of Tolerance
20 Universal Children's Day
  Africa Industrialization Day
21 World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims
  World Television Day
  World Hello Day
22 UPLS Exco Monthly Strategic Planning Session
23 UPLS Refurbishment Project Meeting
24 Library Management Forum Meeting
25 UPLS Year End Function
  International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
26 Buy Nothing Day
29 International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People
29/11-06/12 Supplementary examinations of third-quarter, fourth-quarter and second semester modules
30 UPLS Refurbishment Project Meeting

 

 

 

Birthdays this

month ...

 


 

 

Verjaarsdae dié

maand ...

 

 

 

1 Samuel Hobyane
2 Mart Muller
5 Kosie Schoeman
  Sophi Silinda
9 Sonja Delport
11 Jefferey Mashapa
15 Carin Bisschoff
16 Mev M Roux
  Ernest Sefolo
17 Zarina Motala
20 Diana Gerritsen
21 Mr M H Phala
22 Annette Ingram
23 Hilda Kriel
25 Patrick Maibelo
28 Fanie Willers
29 David Maseko
  Tonie Grobler
30 Percy Bosch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lloyd Dobyns and Clare Crawford-Mason,
Thinking About Quality

 

 

 

 

 

 

Het jy geweet .......

Did you know.......

 

 

The world’s libraries store more than a 100 million original volumes.

The largest web bookshop, Amazon.com, stores almost 3 million books.

The Library of Congress, the largest library in the world, stores 18 million books on approximately 850 km (530 miles) of bookshelves. The collections include 119 million items, 2 million recordings, 12 million photographs, 4 million maps and 53 million manuscripts.

2 billion people still cannot read.



See: Art and Lit fast facts
The world’s libraries store more than a 100 million original volumes.

The largest web bookshop, Amazon.com, stores almost 3 million books.

The Library of Congress, the largest library in the world, stores 18 million books on approximately 850 km (530 miles) of bookshelves. The collections include 119 million items, 2 million recordings, 12 million photographs, 4 million maps and 53 million manuscripts.

2 billion people still cannot read.



See: Art and Lit fast facts

The world’s libraries store more than a 100 million original volumes.
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The largest web bookshop, Amazon.com, stores almost 3 million books.
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The Library of Congress, the largest library in the world, stores 18 million books on approximately 850 km (530 miles) of bookshelves. The collections include 119 million items, 2 million recordings, 12 million photographs, 4 million maps and 53 million manuscripts.
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2 billion people still cannot read.

On average, you speak almost 5,000 words a day – although almost 80% of speaking is self-talk (talking to yourself).

See: Fast facts about your body
On average, you speak almost 5,000 words a day – although almost 80% of speaking is self-talk (talking to yourself).

See: Fast facts about your body
On average, you speak almost 5,000 words a day – although almost 80% of speaking is self-talk (talking to yourself).

See: Fast facts about your body
On average, you speak almost 5,000 words a day – although almost 80% of speaking is self-talk (talking to yourself).

See: Fast facts about your body
On average, you speak almost 5,000 words a day – although almost 80% of speaking is self-talk (talking to yourself).

See: Fast facts about your body
On average, you speak almost 5,000 words a day – although almost 80% of speaking is self-talk (talking to yourself).

See: Fast facts about your body
On average, you speak almost 5,000 words a day – although almost 80% of speaking is self-talk (talking to yourself).

See: Fast facts about your body
The Sahara desert expands at about 1km per month.

See: Fast facts about earth and space
The Sahara desert expands at about 1km per month.

See: Fast facts about earth and space
Leonardo da Vinci could write with the one hand and draw with the other simultaneously

See: Fast facts about famous people
Leonardo da Vinci could write with the one hand and draw with the other simultaneously

See: Fast facts about famous people
The word malaria comes from the words mal and aria, which means bad air. This derives from the old days when it was thought that all diseases are caused by bad, or dirty air.

See: Trivia facts
The word malaria comes from the words mal and aria, which means bad air. This derives from the old days when it was thought that all diseases are caused by bad, or dirty air.

See: Trivia facts

The word malaria comes from the words mal and aria, which means bad air. This derives from the old days when it was thought that all diseases are caused by bad, or dirty air.

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The sentence “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog” uses every letter of the alphabet.

 

 

 


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