I-Magzz: Turkish Version Volume-III,Issue-III | Page 24

DO YOU KNOW? Pi Day 1)It is believed by some scientists and scholars that Turkey was the landing place of Noah’s ark. The story of mass flooding on earth appears in the Christian bible and the specific location that Noah landed the ark has been determined as Mount Ararat. The number of pi is a mathematical constant, the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter (22/7). Scientists have found over 10 trillion digits. Because of all the possible sequences, in pi you can find your date of birth, the password of your computer, your ID number; scientists think that you can even find your DNA sequence. In 1988 Larry Shaw organized the first Pi Day celebration at the Exploratorium in San Francisco. Pi Day is celebrated on the 14th of March, because this day is the closest date to "3.14" (the first digits of pi). Next year Pi Day will have special significance because on 3/14/15 at 9:26:53 the date and time will represent the first 10 digits of pi. So we, GKV Cemil Alevli students, decided that we should celebrate Pi Day on 14 March. We made cakes, cookies and muffins and we drew pi on them. We also wrote the first 530 digits of pi on poster board and we pasted them on the walls in our corridor. Osman Gül 9A GKV/TURKEY Istanbul is the largest city in Turkey. It is the only city that is present in both Asia and Europe. The two sides of the city are connected by 2 bridges with a third under construction. The Turks introduced Coffee to Europe. A stranger who appears at one’s doorstep is considered God’s guest for at least three days. The Turks answer their phones with ‘My Master?’ instead of Hello. Turks eat fresh baked bread for every meal. 2)The capital of Turkey is Ankara. Many people believe it to be Istanbul however the capital was moved from Istanbul to Ankara after the Turkish war of independence in 1921-1923. Zeugma Mosaic Museum Zeugma Mosaic Museum opened on the 9th September, 2011 in Gaziantep. The Mosaic Museum in Gaziantep is one of the biggest mosaic museums in the World. The Museum is open during the day, the first day it opened, there were 3,000 visitors. Some of the mosaics are two thousand years old and some of the parts were missing over the years because of the lasers and some of them were stolen. Zeugma mosaics composed of thirteen colours. Also the most famous mosaic of ' Gypsy Girl' is exhibited here. KUTALP KUTSAL GKV A10C PAGE 20