Do you know which symbol considered holy in eastern Asia is offensive in the US and many parts of Europe?

Swastika, a symbol considered to be auspicious in many East Asian religions like Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism is considered offensive in the United States and many parts of the Europe. To the Americans and Europeans, Swastika is always Adolf Hitler’s Nazisymbol – it’s a painful reminder of horrifying times in history.
In many parts of Asia, the symbol denotes temple in maps. Swastika is the symbol for 10,000 in Chinese. The symbol is drawn on many houses and cars in India to bring them luck.
There is also a town in Ontario, Canada called Swastika.

Stomach produces an acid that is strong enough to destroy even a piece of wood – can a stomach digest itself?

Stomach produces a gastric acid that helps to break down food components. And this gastric acid contains hydrochloric acid and its pH level is in the range of 1-2 which is strong enough to destroy a wooden piece. So how does stomach prevents from digesting itself? It’s the bicarbonate, an alkaline, that is produced to neutralize the acid in stomach. In fact, this alkaline prevents stomach from digesting itself. If the gastric acid is over produced due to bacterial infection or improper supply of blood to stomach, it could lead to gastric ulcer and usage of drugs like ibuprofen and … read more…

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