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August 17, 2020
Vol 105, Page 1



What They Say?

“There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.”
― Ernest Hemingway

“Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do. Do not bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.”
― William Faulkner


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This Day for You - August 17


Indonesian Independence Day is celebrated on 17 August every year. This day is celebrated as the declaration of independence from Dutch colonization in 1945.

The World Celebrates:

National Nonprofit Day

National Massachusetts Day

National I LOVE My Feet Day!

National Thrift Shop Day

Black Cat Appreciation Day

You Share Your Birthday With:

Nidhhi Agerwal. Aug 17, 1993.

Shraddha Arya. Aug 17, 1987.

Disha Vakani. Aug 17, 1978.

Sharat Saxena. Aug 17, 1950.

On this day:

1909: Indian revolutionary, Madan Lal Dhingra was hanged in Pentonville prison for Wyllie and Lalkaka murders.

1947: After the Independence of India, the first contingent of British troops sailed for home.

1961 – The former Portuguese territories in India of Dadra and Nagar Haveli are merged to create the Union Territory Dadra and Nagar Haveli.

Gene Deitch

Eugene Merril Deitch, August 8, 1924 – April 16, 2020, was an American illustrator, animator, comics artist, and film director. Deitch was known for creating animated cartoons such as Munro, Tom Terrific, and Nudnik, as well as his work on the Popeye and Tom and Jerry series.

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After graduating, He began working for North American Aviation, drawing aircraft blueprints. In 1955, Deitch took an apprenticeship at the animation studio United Productions of America, and later became the creative director of Terrytoons. Beginning in 1955, Deitch wrote and drew the United Feature Syndicate comic strip The Real-Great Adventures of Terrible Thompson! A skit about Terrible Thompson had been recorded by Little Golden Records.

In August 1958, he was fired from Terrytoons and set up his studio in New York called Gene Deitch Associates, Inc., which primarily produced television commercials. Munro premiered as a short preceding Breakfast at Tiffany's. It won an Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film in 1961, the first short created outside of the United States to be so honored. From 1960 to 1963, Deitch directed 13 new Tom and Jerry shorts for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc.

The real reason Tom and Jerry have lasted 75 years was because Tom never gives up in his eagerness to catch Jerry, and Jerry never loses a fight. He is resourceful, courageous, and stronger than he looks. In almost all the early cartoons there is a renewed gag when Jerry grabs a board and bashes Tom's behind with great force and verve. He enjoys dispensing the pain.

The cartoons are known for some of the most violent cartoon gags ever devised in theatrical animation. A total of 114 Tom and Jerry shorts were produced by the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer cartoon studio from 1940–1958, starting with Puss Gets the Boot. Seven of these cartoons won an Academy Award for Animated Short Film. Tom and Jerry still holds the record of the most awards in the Animated Short Film category, which is tied for first place with the Walt Disney musical production Silly Symphonies.

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August 17, 2020
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Yoga: Some myths and facts

Yoga is the invaluable gift of Vedic origin to attain mental, physical, and spiritual balance. The practise of Yoga can be traced back to prehistoric times to the Indus Valley Civilization. However, despite strong scientific backing about the benefits of practising Yoga, plenty of people still consider Yoga to be a gimmick. Through this article, I’ll attempt debunking some of the misconceptions surrounding Yoga so that more people be encouraged to practise the same.

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1) “Yoga can only be practised by Hindus.”
Utterly ridiculous. Just because the practice of Yoga was traced back to prehistoric India, does not mean that Hindus have the right to practise Yoga exclusively. The purpose of Yoga is to bring about a balance between the body, the mind, and the soul which exists in every human being(and other animals). Every person, irrespective of their caste, creed, gender, religion, and race can practise Yoga and are also encouraged to.

2) “Only the young can practise Yoga successfully.”
This misconception arises from ascribing the practice of Yoga to Asanas, which does require a certain degree of flexibility the young inherently possess. However, as mentioned before, yoga can be practised by any person, whatever their age might be. The elderly are often encouraged to practise Yoga by their physicians because it has been known to lower blood pressure and blood cholesterol in addition to improving their overall cardiac health.

3) “Practising yoga will give you six-packs.”
I’ll give you some time to finish your laughter. Are you done? Good. If it is just six-packs you’re after, you’re better off following some high-intensity cardiovascular workout regimes rather than practising yoga because yoga, according to Sadhguru, “has other dimensions attached to it.” It is a practice of attaining a complete balance between your mind, body, and soul rather than a tool that you can use to burn a ton of calories.

4) “Yoga is easy to learn and can be done so through a book.”
Yoga is as much an art as it is science. Go to any bookstore and you’ll find a plethora of different books that claim that they can teach yoga in x number of days. However, the true benefits of yoga can only be reaped when it is practised the way it is supposed to, one that cannot be explained through words. It is best if you find a proper, certified yoga instructor before you embark on this spiritual journey.

Credits - Arko De.
Source - Economic Times

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Why do snakes shed their skin?

It’s common knowledge that snakes shed their skin. But have you ever wondered why? Snakes are peculiar in many ways. Firstly, they’ve seemingly defied evolution by never developing locomotory organs. The second is that they shed their skin. The periodic shedding off of a body part by a vertebrate organism, in this case, the skin of snakes, is referred to as moulting. In invertebrates, it is referred to as ecdysis.

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Now, the primary reason why snakes moult is that unlike their body, the skin of snakes cannot grow. It’s kind of like the clothes that we wear. As we grow, we outgrow our clothes and have to purchase new ones to fit our body. Similarly, snakes grow as well. Unfortunately for them, they cannot just waltz to the nearest Big Bazaar and purchase a new hide. Instead, they shed their previous skin layer off and generate a new, roomier one. The second reason for moulting is to remove harmful pathogens. The soil houses many pathogens and as snakes wriggle their way about in said soil, they accumulate a significant amount of them on the outer layer of their skins.

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August 17, 2020
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A DONUT for the DONUT Day

Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 55 mins

My Donut Recipe is shallow fried and glazed for classic decadence. Make irresistible donuts at home in a matter of minutes.
Credits: @biggerbolderbaking

Servings: 10 -12


3 1/2 cups (1lb 2oz/497g) all-purpose flour
3/4 cup (6oz/170g) sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg , optional
3/4 cup (6floz/170ml) buttermilk
1/4 cup (2oz/57g) butter, melted
2 eggs*
Vegetable oil , for frying


1. Fill a pan with about 1 inch of vegetable oil then line a baking tray with a wire rack and paper towel for the donuts to cool and drain, set aside while making the dough.
2. In a medium bowl combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt and spices, set aside.
3. In another large bowl combine the melted butter, buttermilk and eggs. (Check notes for egg substitute)
4. Using a whisk, gradually whisk the dry ingredients into the wet until a sticky dough is formed.
5. Transfer the dough to a lightly floured work surface and bring the dough together. Then use your palms to press the dough into roughly a 12-inch rectangle about 1/2 inch thick.
6. Before cutting out your dough, heat the oil over medium-low heat (this should take 5-7 minutes).
7. While the oil is heating, cut out your donuts: Using a 3 inch round cookie cutter and a 1-inch cookie cutter, cut out the donuts and the donut holes. You should be able to cut out about 12 donuts. If you have any extra dough left after cutting out, stick it all together, press it out and repeat the process until you have used up all of the dough.
Transfer your cut out donuts and donut holes to a baking tray and place the tray near your stove so you can easily place the donuts into the oil.
8. To make sure your oil is the right temperature test it with a donut hole. If it's hot enough this should puff up and be golden brown after cooking for roughly 2 minutes per side.
9. When ready to fry carefully drop the donuts into the oil. Allow the donuts to fry for about 3 minutes per side (donut holes for 2), or until golden brown. (Mommy help needed!)
10. Once puffed up and golden brown on both sides carefully remove from the oil using a fish turner, tongs or spider. Be careful as the oil will be very hot. DO NOT walk away from the pan at any stage of frying. If you need assistance with this step ask for help.
11. After transferring the cooked donuts to your wire rack, repeat the process with the remaining donuts and donut holes until they are all fried off.
12. If tossing in cinnamon sugar, this can be done as soon as the donuts are cool enough to handle.
13. If glazing the donuts do this while still warm so the glaze soaks in. Follow my directions for 5 donut glazes. Allow to cool for about 5-7 minutes then dunk both sides in the glaze. Return to wire rack to set (you may want to do this 2 times for an extra thick layer of glaze).

Enjoy immediately. These donuts are best eaten within 24 hours of cooking. Enjoy!


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Your Official School NEWS Repo-s-ter

Using Poop Stains to Locate Penguin Colonies from Space
Scientists at the British Antarctic Survey have used satellite images to locate 11 new colonies (large groups) of Emperor penguins in Antarctica. How did they spot the colonies? By locating brownish poop stains on the ice in areas where lots of penguins gathered.

Russia Approves Untested Coronavirus Vaccine.
Russia has worried many medical experts by announcing that its coronavirus vaccine, called Sputnik V, has been approved and will be widely used starting in October.

THE Happy Pill

Warsaw, Poland became the latest city to feature public art projects that also clean city air, as a giant mural made of special, sun-activated, smog-cleaning pigments was painted by local artists.

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Student's Blog

"When I look there"

About the Author:

Akriti Kuniyal, 15yrs old,
Army Public School, Raiwala

The dazzling psithurisim,...
Has flaunted me in some other contrasting
It necessitate meto peep instantly ,and
how these miniature are one of the most
surmising creature.
When I put all this together ,sometimes I
intricate, and many a times I got stuck, and
keep thinking, how these enemies have
"eradicate" them, they cannot speak for this
they should weep?
I completely exasperated now ,what could I
do to say others, when they glance utter

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