Pharaoh's snakes or Pharaoh's serpents are a type of small firework in which a lighted tablet exudes smoke and ash in a growing column which resembles a snake. The modern version of this firework is the non-toxic black snake. Pharaoh's snakes produce a more spectacular display, but they are toxic so this firework is only produced as a chemistry demonstration.
The broken pieces of ostrich egg shells (often abbreviated OES in the literature) are commonly found on Middle and Upper Paleolithic sites throughout the world: at the time ostriches were much more widespread than they are today, and indeed were one of several megafaunal species which experienced mass extinctions at the end of the Pleistocene.
Whether you're a classic movie buff or a blockbuster film fanatic, the yearly Academy Awards is likely to be a big deal for you and your friends. At your next Oscars party, test everyone's knowledge with trivia questions on the award ceremony's history and fun, little-known facts. The Very First Oscar Winner The first person to receive an Academy Award did not even attend the first Academy Awards ceremony.
The Harlem Renaissance is a period in American History marked by an explosion of expression by African-American and Caribbean writers, visual artists and musicians. Established and supported by organizations such as the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and the National Urban League (NUL), Harlem Renaissance artists explored themes such as legacy, racism, oppression, alienation, rage, hope and pride through the creation of novels, essays, plays, and poetry.
Battle of Pharwala, 15 March 1519The battle of Pharwala (15 March 1519) saw Babur capture a strong fortress held by the Gakhar tribe. The Gakhars ruled a large part of the northern Punjab from strongholds on the flanks of the mountains east of Rawalpindi. Pharwala (Parhala in Babur& 39;s memoirs) itself is about 25 miles to the east of Rawalpindi, and was described in some detail by Babur.