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Cats may also purr when injured as a means of reducing pain and even as a healing mechanism. Cats purr while giving birth, which may be to reduce the pain. Because the sound frequencies of a typical cat purr are known to increase bone density in people, some believe cats purr to keep their bones strong. Scientists believe that cats use purring as a form of communication between mother and kitten. Although a newborn kitten’s senses are not acute, it can feel the vibrations of its mother’s purr. WHAT IS THE ORIGIN OF THE WEREWOLF LEGEND?
For the same reason, ice should not be applied to the bite. HOW DO HOVERCRAFTS WORK? A hovercraft is an amphibian-style vehicle that can traverse a multitude of terrains. It can travel over grass, mud, water, snow, and ice, making it an extremely versatile machine. Although it prefers gentle terrain, it is capable of climbing slopes. The vehicle was designed in 1716 by the Swede Emanuel Swedenborg, although that vehicle needed deep water and could not transition from water to land. Then in 1877 a British engineer, Sir John Thornycroft, built a model based on the concept of using air between the hull of a boat and the water.
HOW WAS THE GREAT PYRAMID OF EGYPT BUILT? The Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt is the only remaining relic of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Also known as the Pyramid of Khufu, it was the tomb of the Egyptian king Khufu. Situated near modern-day Cairo, Egypt, its completion date is estimated to be around 2580 BC. 3 hectares). It was constructed from blocks of basalt and granite weighing up to 4 tons, with some blocks on the inside of the pyramid weighing 80 tons. 5 million cubic meters).