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.
Why is it called a hamburger?
The name “hamburger” actually came from Hamburg, the second largest city in Germany. In the late 1700s, sailors who traveled between Hamburg and New York City often ate hard slabs of salted minced beef, which they called “Hamburg steak.”
Is Greenland in Europe?
Though physiographically a part of the continent of North America, Greenland has been politically and culturally associated with Europe (specifically Norway and Denmark, the colonial powers, as well as the nearby island of Iceland) for more than a millennium.
Why are we ticklish?
Laughing when tickled in our sensitive spots (under the arms, near the throat and under our feet) could be a defensive mechanism. Research suggests that we have evolved to send this signal out to show our submission to an aggressor, to dispel a tense situation and prevent us from getting hurt.
What year is The Great Gatsby?
The Great Gatsby is a 1925 novel written by American author F. Scott Fitzgerald that follows a cast of characters living in the fictional town of West Egg on prosperous Long Island in the summer of 1922.
How much money is in a game of Monopoly?
The bank has $15,140 in cash (in standard editions of Monopoly). The money comes in 20 orange $500 bills, 20 beige $100 bills, 30 green $50 bills, 50 blue $20 bills, 40 yellow $10 bills, 40 pink $5 bills, and 40 white $1 bills.
How many different smells can your nose remember?
Your nose can smell at least 1 trillion scents. Scientists had long assumed our noses could distinguish about 10,000 odors. (TIME.com) — Human beings tend to think of themselves as visual first, auditory second, then touch and taste.
What is the flavor of sarsaparilla?
Overall sarsaparilla flavor: Chances are, if you like root beer, you’re gonna like sarsaparilla. Sarsaparilla has a distinct medicinal bite with notes of vanilla, caramel, wintergreen, and licorice.