What is the instrument used to measure earthquakes?

Seismometers are instruments that measure motions of the ground, including those of seismic waves generated by earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and other seismic sources. Records of seismic waves allow seismologists to map the interior of the Earth, and locate and measure the size of these different sources.

What kind of animals live in the desert?

There are coyotes, foxes, peccaries, tarantulas, scorpions, ring tailed cats, antelope, skunks, mule deer, boars, and in some places, lions and elephants. There is an abundance of small animals that support the deserts population of hawks, falcons, owls, roadrunners, buzzards, and eagles.

How many pairs of ribs does a horse have?

Normally, there are 18 pairs of ribs in the horse, but a nineteenth rib on one side or both is not considered all that rare. Eight pairs of ribs are known as true ribs. They join the segments of the sternum or breastbone. The other 10 are known as floating ribs–merely overlapping and being attached to each other.

What makes a fruit a fruit and not a vegetable?

According to botanists (those who study plants) a fruit is the part of the plant that develops from a flower. It’s also the section of the plant that contains the seeds. The other parts of plants are considered vegetables. These include the stems, leaves and roots — and even the flower bud.

Can a pig look up?

Pigs have very short necks so they find it very had to look up at the sky. Remember they also have their eyes at the side of their heads. So now, quick experiment: Scrunch you head down to your shoulders, making your neck as short as possible.

Where did the new york jets get their name?

New York Jets (1960-Present) Nickname: Named in 1963 after the Jets that flew overhead at Shea Stadium, their home starting in 1964 from nearby LaGuardia Airport. It also gave them a name that rhymed with Mets, who they shared Shea Stadium with at the time.

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.