Why is alcohol addictive?

Any substance which alters our state of consciousness in just a minute is addictive and alcohol is one of them. Our mind gets habitual for this “crave” or “high” state of consciousness. Alcohol makes its way through the small intestine and the stomach and it […]

Why do people hiccup?

Hiccup is also called as neuroaccoustic diafragmacontractions and some people call hiccups as hiccoughs. With the contraction of diaphragm by spasm (diaphragm is a muscular sheet that separates chest and abdominal cavity) the inhaling of air is stopped suddenly. The gap in the vocal cords […]

Who invented Fortran?

FORTRAN or Formula Translator language was invented by John Backus in 1954 for IBM (International Business Machines Corporation). John Backus, a popular American computer scientist worked with a team of other scientists to come up with a general purpose programming language called Fortran as an […]

How did Christmas start?

The celebration that marks the birth of Jesus Christ’s is known as the “Christ’s Mass” or Christmas. The celebrations date back to the 3rd Century AD in Europe and the Middle East. There is no definite evidence or proof that 25th December is actually the […]