Are sheep and goat related?

Are sheep and goat related?

Sheep belong to the genus Ovis and have 54 chromosomes, while goats belong to the genus Capra and have 60 chromosomes. The offspring of a sheep-goat pairing is generally stillborn. Despite widespread shared pasturing of goats and sheep, hybrids are very rare, indicating the genetic distance between the two species.

Where did Vincent van Gogh paint the starry night?

The Starry Night is an oil on canvas painting by the Dutch post-impressionist painter Vincent van Gogh. Painted in June, 1889, it depicts the view (with the notable addition of an idealized village) from the east-facing window of his asylum room at Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, just before sunrise.

What kind of fuel do NASCAR engines run on?

NASCAR engines burn 110-octane leaded gasoline. Indy cars burn pure methanol (a.k.a. wood alcohol, CH3OH). Top Fuel dragsters and funny cars burn nitromethane (CH3NO2).

Who were the group of people who wrote the Dead Sea Scrolls

Throughout scholarship multiple theories have been posited in an attempt to identify the group at Qumran (yahad). To date, the most widely accepted theory among scholars is the Essene hypothesis; that the community at Qumran associated with the scrolls can be best identified as the Essenes. Evidence for this notion primarily stems from accounts by Josephus, Philo of Alexandria, and Pliny the Elder. Though many scholars have suggested alternative identifications for the yahad, the Essene hypothesis remains the dominant theory in the field.

What insect has the longest life span?

A queen termite has been known to live 50 years and there are, of course, the 17-year locusts.

How much was Manhattan island purchased for in 1626?

According to tradition, he purchased the island of Manhattan from Native Americans on May 24, 1626 for goods valued at 60 Dutch guilders, which in the 19th century was estimated to be the equivalent of US$24 (or $680 today).

What are the countries that surround Australia?

The nearest of these countries include Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, New Zealand, New Caledonia, the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu, which are all island nations or territories in the South-East Asian and Asia-Pacific regions.

What musical instrument does Sherlock Holmes play for relaxation?

In Arthur Conan Doyle’s story The Cardboard Box, it transpires that Sherlock Holmes owns and plays a violin made by Antonio Stradivarius himself.