Gravestones are made up of different materials, but the most popular are granite, marble and bronze. The type of gravestone is normally chosen by the deceased person before death, or by the family, so personal preference usually determines the choice.
Granite is one of the most popular gravestone material, due to it being so heavy and not as easy to steal. Older versions of gravestones came from fieldstone. However, this material did not stand up to the weather throughout the years. The fieldstone gravestones had carvings, just like the granite versions, but with the stone not being as strong, much of the information carved into these older stones often eroded away.Learn More
Released in November 2001, the original Xbox console was made in Guadalajara, Mexico. Its successor, Xbox 360, was made in the Pearl River Delta region of Southern China. As of September 2014, Xbox One is being manufactured in Shanghai, China.Full Answer >
Kleenex tissues are made by mixing wood pulp with water, straining out the cellulose fibers and removing the water to form fiber sheets. These sheets are dried and pressed on a cylinder, then removed from the cylinder and layered into two- or three-ply stacks.Full Answer >
The majority of balloons manufactured are made from one of two common materials: latex and foil. Latex is a form of liquid rubber derived from the sap of rubber trees. Manufacturers use organic and inorganic pigment to create the colors of latex balloons.Full Answer >
According to The Salt Institute, the majority of table salt is made by solution mining of salt beds, then processing the salt and adding anti-clumping additives and iodine. Solution mining is accomplished by creating wells over salt beds and injecting fresh water so that the salt is dissolved. The resulting solution is extracted and moved to an evaporation and processing plant.Full Answer >