Do all bears hibernate in the winter?

Do all bears hibernate in the winter?

It is a common misconception that bears hibernate during the winter. While bears tend to slow down during the winter, they are not true hibernators. Black bears, Grizzly bears and Brown bears do go into a deep sleep during the winter months, known as torpor. Hibernation is when animals “sleep” through the winter.

Is a mongoose immune to snake venom?

The Indian gray mongoose and others are well known for their ability to fight and kill venomous snakes, particularly cobras. They are adept at such tasks due to their agility, thick coats, and acetylcholine receptors, which render them resistant or immune to snake venom.

Who named Pennsylvania?

Although Swedes and Dutch were the first European settlers, William Penn, a Quaker, named Pennsylvania in honor of his father by combining the name Penn and the Latin term sylvania, which translates as “woodlands,” to come up with “Penn’s woodlands.”

What was the last country to join the United Nations?

14 July 2011 – The General Assembly today admitted the Republic of South Sudan as the 193rd member of the United Nations, welcoming the newly independent country to the community of nations.

What NFL team won back to back Super Bowls twice?

While several teams have made back to back Super Bowl appearances, only the Pittsburgh Steelers have managed to win back to back Super Bowls twice in 1974, 1975 and 1978, 1979.

What kind of drink is a Boilermaker?

A boilermaker can refer to two types of beer cocktail. In American terminology, the drink consists of a glass of beer and a shot of whiskey. The beer is either served as a chaser or mixed with the whiskey. When the beer is served as a chaser, the drink is often called simply a shot and a beer.

What does it mean when you knock on wood?

Knocking on wood used to be a way of warding off suspected impending bad luck, and now it’s used as a tongue-in-cheek sort of phrase for when someone has had a lot of good luck, meaning that the person should be careful to avoid the bad luck which may follow.

Who is Wonder Woman’s father?

Hippolyta, queen of the Amazons, is pretty well known as Wonder Woman’s (princess Diana) mother. Diana’s father however, is a bit more complicated. In George Perez’ reboot of Wonder Woman comics in 1987, he followed parts of the 1942 origin story, including Wonder Woman being sculpted by Hippolyta from clay and brought to life by the gods. In Brian Azzarello’s New 52 run beginning in 2011 however, it was revealed that Zeus is Diana’s father, making her a demigod. Greg Rucka however removed that part from her origin in Rebirth (2016). A year later however, James Robinson rewrote the mythos of Zeus being Wonder Woman’s father into her story.