The top end of the cashew apple is attached to the stem that comes off the tree. The bottom end of the cashew apple attaches to the cashew nut, which is encased in a shell. In botanical terms, the cashew apple is an accessory fruit that grows on the cashew seed (which is the nut).
What was Uncle Sam’s real name?
On this day in 1813, the United States gets its nickname, Uncle Sam. The name is linked to Samuel Wilson, a meat packer from Troy, New York, who supplied barrels of beef to the United States Army during the War of 1812.
Is Antarctica a desert and why?
Despite its thick ice, Antarctica is classified as a desert because so little moisture falls from the sky. The inner regions of the continent receive an average of 2 inches (50 millimeters) of precipitation—primarily in the form of snow—each year. More rain falls in the Sahara desert.
What do you call a male and female zebra?
They have been called “striped horses.” Similar to horses, female zebras are called mares and male zebras are called stallions. Babies are called foals. Male baby zebras are called colts and female baby zebras are called fillies.
Why did Benjamin Franklin not want the bald eagle to be the national bird?
Franklin objected to making the bald eagle the national bird on the grounds that he found it to be “a bird of bad moral character” because it “does not get his living honestly” as it steals food from others and is “too lazy to fish for himself.”
When was soap invented?
The earliest recorded evidence of the production of soap-like materials dates back to around 2800 BC in ancient Babylon. A formula for soap consisting of water, alkali, and cassia oil was written on a Babylonian clay tablet around 2200 BC.
How many bones are in the human skeleton?
The human skeleton consists of 206 bones. We are actually born with more bones (about 300), but many fuse together as a child grows up.
Why is the wedding ring worn on the ring finger?
According to a tradition believed to have been derived from the Romans, the wedding ring is worn on the left hand ring finger because there was thought to be a vein in the finger, referred to as the ‘Vena Amoris’ or the ‘Vein of Love’ said to be directly connected to the heart.