The Black Opal is a hydrated amorphous form of silica (SiO2·nH2O); its water content may range from 3 to 21% by weight, but is usually between 6 and 10%. Because of its amorphous character, it is classed as a mineraloid, unlike crystalline forms of silica, which are classed as minerals. It is deposited at a ..
Hu Chengzhi, Wade–Giles: Hu Cheng-chih was born on August 23, 1917 and died on April 12, 2018. He was a Chinese palaeontologist and palaeoanthropologist. Chengzhi made the plaster casts of the Peking Man skull in the 1930s, and identified the Yuanmou Man (Homo erectus yuanmouensis) based on fossils collected by others. He discovered the first ..
Birth name, Robyn Rihanna Fenty, was born February 20, 1988, she is a Barbadian singer, businesswoman, diplomat, actress and songwriter. Born in Saint Michael, Barbados, and raised in Bridgetown, Rihanna was discovered by American record producer Evan Rogers in her home country of Barbados in 2003. Throughout 2004, she recorded demo tapes under the direction ..
Marv Albert, born Marvin Philip Aufrichtig was born on June 12, 1941, he is an American sportscaster. Honored for his work as a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame, Marvin is commonly referred to as “the voice of basketball”. From 1967 to 2004, he was also known as “the voice of the New York ..
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, born Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor Jr. was born on April 16, 1947 in New York City, USA. The icon is an American retired professional basketball player who played 20 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for the Milwaukee Bucks and the Los Angeles Lakers. During his career as a center, Kareem was a ..
Olev Olesk was born on March 4, 1921, and died on May 18, 2017. He was a former Estonian politician. Olesk served as the last Estonian Minister of Foreign Affairs in exile between 1990 and 1992. He was born in the village of Sooküla, Peri Parish, Võru County (now part of Rosma village, Põlva Parish ..
The Basenji is a breed of hunting dog. It was bred from stock that originated in central Africa. Most of the major kennel clubs in the English-speaking world place the breed in the Hound Group-more specifically, in the sighthoundtype.Basenjis share many unique traits with pariah dog types. Basenjis, like dingoes, New Guinea singing dogs and ..
The barbet is a breed of dog; it is a medium-sized French water dog. It is listed in Group 8 (retrievers, flushing dogs, water dogs) by the SociétéCentrale Canine, the French Kennel Club. The barbet is a rare breed, Most barbets, especially those shown in conformation shows, are entirely black, black and white, or brown. ..
Azawakh is a sighthounddog breed from Africa.In Africa, Azawakh are found in a variety of colors such as red, blue fawn (that is, with a lilac cast), grizzle, and, rarely, blue and black. The Azawakh in its native land also comes with various white markings including Irish marked (white collar) and particolour (mostly white). Because ..
Ulrich Libbrecht was born on July 10, 1928, in Avelgem and died on May 15, 2017. He was a Belgian philosopher and author in the field of comparative philosophy. His magnum opus consists of four books in Dutch – called “Introduction to Comparative Philosophy”. An abbreviated version of these works in English, entitled “Within the ..