Archive of ‘facts!’ category


Assalamu alaikum warahmtaulahi wabarakatu!

As you probably guessed already this is another post about my “Tell me what” book! What is a kaleidoscope is a very interesting topic I wanted to share with you. If you love different patterns and colors then you’ll love this post inshallah! Soooo, here goes!

A kaleidoscope resembles a short telescope with a rotating end-piece. When you look through a kaleidoscope, you will see a colourful, geometric pattern. Twisting the end-piece creates ever-changing, mesmerizing new patterns. A kaleidoscope consists of two or more mirrors laid lengthwise inside a tube. Colored beads, liquid-filled ampules or other small objects reside in the larger end of the tube.

The viewer looks in one end and light enters the other end, reflecting off the mirrors. Typically, there are two rectangular lengthways mirrors. Setting off the mirrors at 45 degrees creates eight duplicate images of the objects, six at 60 degrees and 4 as 90 degrees. As the tube is rotated, the tumbling of the colored objects presents the viewer with varying colors and patterns.

Any arbitrary pattern of objects shows up as a beautiful symmetric pattern because of the reflections in the mirrors. Some sources claim that the kaleidoscope was known to ancient Greece, but the Scottish inventor, David Brewster, is credited with it’s modern invention in 1816.

A prism is a transparent optical element with flat, polished surfaces that refract light.



Surat al-Asr (the time)

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  1. By the time,
  2. Truly man is in a state of loss,
  3. Except those who believe and do righteous deeds, and advice each other to uphold the truth, and advice each other to observe patience.

Explanation: The arabic word Asr means time, that is measurable, consisting of succession of periods.
Hence, Asr bears the significance of the passing or the flight of time - time that can never be recaptured.

This quick post helps you understand the translation and explanation of the Surat Al-Asr (The time). It is a small educational post which I wanted to share with you.I had read this from one of my islamic studies books and decided to put it on my blog for you guys to read :)

Please comment! And I’m really glad there are quit alot of people visiting my blog every day!

Wassalamu alaikum!
Habiba :D

Which one is faster – rockets or bullets?

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Have you ever wondered, which one goes faster, rockets or bullets? Well, let’s start off with what they both are. A BULLET is powered by a firearm or air gun and is normally made of metal. A ROCKET is a missile, vehicle or aircraft. A rocket is actually 25 times faster than a bullet. If a bullet was as fast as a rocket, it would fly off to mars! So that is the answer my friends, a rocket is 25 times faster than a bullet! WOW how fast is that? I wonder how it feels like to be in an actual rocket!

This is just a random fact which I just wrote down. I wrote down what I understood from my “tell me what” book, in my own words (obviously). I never knew this fact before. To be honest, I haven’t read every single one yet. I read much more than half though. I love posting on my blog! It’s awesome! Well anyway see you on my next post inshallah and please comment!

Wassalamu alaikum!
Habiba :D

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