### Do penguins fly in the air?

Penguins are birds, so they do have wings. However, the wing structures of penguins are evolved for swimming, rather than flying in the traditional sense. Penguins do “fly” underwater at speeds of up to 15 to 25 miles per hour . As adept swimmers, penguins spend a lot of time in the water.

When Peter Piper picked his peck of pickled peppers, he picked the equivalent of 1/4 of a bushel. While no one knows the origin of this word nor how it came to be a unit of measurement, we do know that Peter’s peck of pickled peppers amounted to the equivalent of 2 gallons of dry weight, or 10 to 14 pounds.

Uranus: Planet Uranus is rotating on its side. The direction of Uranus’s rotational axis through its north pole is almost in the direction of its orbit around the Sun, hence its axial tilt is 97.77 degrees.

Base Paths/Distance – The infield shall be a 90 foot square. When location of home base is determined, with a steel tape measure 127 feet, 3 3/8 inches in desired direction to establish second base. The distance between first base and third base is 127 feet, 3 3/8 inches.

In archery the term bullseye is not used, the centre being referred to as the Gold. Hitting the most central ring of an international target is worth 10 points, or an Imperial target 9 points in target archery. In darts it is 5 foot 8 inches (1.73m) above the floor.

In games which are broadcast on television, radio, or over the Internet, each team is granted one 60-second timeout and four 30-second timeouts per game in addition to the media timeouts each half. High school basketball allots five time outs per game, with three 60-second and two 30-second time outs.

“Proof,” as it’s used in regards to booze, harkens back to when traders would have to literally prove that their hooch was the real deal. According to the University of Cincinnati’s William B. Jensen, in 16th century England, traders would drench a pellet of gun powder in liquor to determine the spirit’s potency. “If it was still possible to ignite the wet gunpowder, the alcohol content of the liquor was rated above proof and it was taxed at a higher rate, and vice versa if the powder failed to ignite.”

While the term “proof” stuck, in America, the standard it refers to has nothing to do with gunpowder. Around 1848, 50% alcohol by volume was chosen as a baseline and 100 was used as its corresponding proof. Thus, the proof is double the ABV.

An upside-down rainbow is an unusual phenomenon caused by sunlight shining through a thin, visible screen of tiny ice crystals high in the sky. Interestingly enough, it has nothing to do with rain. Some people refer to this as a ‘smile rainbow’.