I-Magzz: Turkish Version Volume-III,Issue-III - Page 24
DO YOU KNOW?
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.
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.