Climbing Mount Everest In 1852, the Great Trigonometric Survey of India definitively identified Mount Everest, which until then had been an obscure Himalayan peak, as the world's highest mountain. Soon, reaching the summit of the "roof of the world" came to be viewed as the penultimate geographic feat.
Faith (from Greek- pistis and Latin- fides ) refers to confidence, trust, and hope in God, a person, community, tradition, or locus of inspiration. The object of faith varies among people, but the common denominator is a level of conviction and an inner attitude towards a greater power or force in the universe.
Margaret Higgins Sanger (September 14, 1879 - September 6, 1966) was an American birth control activist, and the founder of the American Birth Control League (which eventually became Planned Parenthood). Sanger worked as a public health nurse in the slums of New York City at the beginning of the twentieth century.
(Note: The figure for Singapore is skewed because of its small population compared with its large oil refining capacity. Most of this oil is sent to other countries.) Top petroleum-producing countries Source: Energy Statistics from the U.S. Government. For oil reserves by country, see Oil reserves by country.
Taiko (太鼓) means "great" or "wide" "drum" in Japanese. Outside Japan, the word is often used to refer to any of the various Japanese drums (和太鼓, 'wa-daiko', "Japanese drum," in Japanese) and to the relatively recent art-form of ensemble taiko drumming (sometimes called " kumi-daiko, " (組太鼓). The taiko appears to have developed as a synthesis of indigenous traditions with Korean and Chinese influences introduced in Japan along with Buddhism during the Nara period (710 - 794 C.
Caviar is the processed, salted roe of certain species of fish, most notably the sturgeon whose eggs have the appearance of shiny black pearls. It is commercially marketed worldwide as a delicacy and is eaten as a garnish or a spread, often as an hors d'œuvre. Caviar is synonymous with luxury-historically the favorite of the Russian elite, and today highly priced due to the short supply of sturgeon.