Do crocodiles cry?

Do crocodiles cry?

For centuries insincere humans have been said to cry crocodile tears—a nod to the famous tale that crocs weep with false remorse while devouring their prey. Now research has shown that some reptiles really do shed tears during a meal, but most likely for biological rather than emotional reasons.

Which country is referred to as down under?

The term Down Under is a colloquialism which is variously construed to refer to Australia and New Zealand, or to Australia or New Zealand alone. The term comes from the fact that the countries are in the Southern Hemisphere, ‘below’ many other countries on the globe.

Where did the name New Zealand come from?

Dutch explorer Abel Tasman sighted New Zealand in 1642 and called it Staten Landt, supposing it was connected to a landmass of the same name at the southern tip of South America. In 1645 Dutch cartographers renamed the land Nova Zeelandia after the Dutch province of Zeeland.

What was inside the first Faberge egg?

Peter Carl Faberge’s first egg for the Russian royals is also called the hen egg and was made of gold and white enamel. The inside of the egg had a yolk made of gold within which was a golden hen. The eyes of the hen were made of rubies. The golden hen concealed a miniature crown and at the centre hung a tiny ruby egg.

Is the moon a reflection of the sun?

Of course, the light we see doesn’t originate on the Moon — the Moon (like the planets) shines by reflected sunlight. [Note in passing: the Moon’s surface is actually quite black. Only about 3% of the Sun’s light which hits the Moon is reflected. But that’s enough to light up our night sky.]

Who is the most filmed author?

More than 410 feature-length film and TV versions of William Shakespeare’s plays have been produced, making Shakespeare the most filmed author ever in any language. Some are faithful to the original story and text, while others are adaptations that use only the plots rather than his dialogue.

Do your eyes ever grow?

The eyeball is the only organism which does not grow from birth. It is fully grown when you are born. When you look at a baby’s face, so see mostly iris and little white. As the baby grows, you get to see more and more of the eyeball.

How fast does a 22 caliber bullet travel?

Many .22 LR cartridges use bullets lighter than the standard 40 gr, fired at even higher velocities. Hyper-velocity bullets usually weigh around 30 to 32 gr (1.9 to 2.1 g) and can have a muzzle velocity of 1,400 to 1,800 feet per second (430 to 550 m/s).