What makes a wave break?

As the water begins to get shallower, water movement is slowed by friction against the bottom. The waves are slowed down and pushed together. That makes each wave steeper, especially on its front side. As the water gets shallower, the waves get steeper and steeper until they fall over and break on the front side.

What does ice mean on a cell phone?

Adding ICE (“In Case of Emergency”) to your phone is a clever means by which emergency personnel can locate your next of kin when something goes wrong.

How did we get Statue of Liberty?

The Statue of Liberty arrived in New York Harbor on June 19, 1885, as a gift of friendship from the people of France to the people of the United States. Sculptor Frederic-Auguste Bartholdi’s Liberty Enlightening the World measures 151 feet high and has come to symbolize freedom and democracy nationwide.

What does it mean when cows lay down?

For researchers have discovered that cows stand up for longer periods when it is hot — proving there is a definite link between their behaviour and the weather — because it also suggests they lie down when it is colder, which is often what happens to the weather just before it rains.

Which one of the 7 wonders of the ancient world is still standing?

Of the original Seven Wonders, only one—the Great Pyramid of Giza (also called the Pyramid of Khufu, after the pharaoh who built it), the oldest of the ancient wonders—remains relatively intact. The Colossus of Rhodes, the Lighthouse of Alexandria, the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, the Temple of Artemis and the Statue of Zeus were all destroyed. The location and ultimate fate of the Hanging Gardens are unknown, and there is speculation that they may not have existed at all.

What fictional character has been played by the most actors?

Having been depicted on screen 254 times, GWR today announces that Sherlock Holmes, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s fictional detective, has been awarded a world record for the most portrayed literary human character in film & TV.

How many people are murdered by coconuts each year?

About 150 people per year are killed by coconuts.