The Spatula Volume 8, No. 9

The Spatula Volume 8, No. 9

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ...must be clear as distilled water and fragrant. The second quality is yellowish and smoky. The oil is drawn from the bottom of a glass separator, the water remaining. The oil is filtered through talcum and ready for the market, being packed in glass bottles, and commands ready purchasers. About seventyfive pounds of flowers yield one pound of oil. Flowers are worth from 8 to I 5 cents gold per pound, the cost of manufacture is placed at $4 a pound. The yield in the case of attar of roses is small, 150 pounds of rose leaves producing only one ounce of oil. Still More Facts. Cast-iron, antimony, and bismuth all expand when they cool. Most other substances contract with cold. An elephant has only eight teeth altogether. At fourteen years the elephant loses its first set of teeth, and a new set grows. Early silver pennies were minted with a deep cross, and when change was wanted they were broken up into half-pennies and farthings. The tips of the human fingers can perceive a weight of 3-40th of a grain; while the fingernails do not notice one weighing less than 15 grains. The sense of smell is the most delicate of any of our senses. The three-hundred-millionth part of a grain of chlorophenol can be distinguished. There is a man in the Havant Workhouse who, having been completely bald from the day of his birth, has now started a fine crop of hair at the mature age of ninety-two. Facts and Facts. A healthy person breathes about 2o times a minute. 150 children out of 1, ooo born die before they are a year old. Saturn has eight moons; jupiter four; Mars. two; the earth one. The cod laying 45, ooo, ooo eggs yearly, is the most prolific of fish. 540 pounds of blood pass through the heart within a single hour. Fowls are supposed to have been first domesticatedshow more

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  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123654644X
  • 9781236546449