How do you pronounce forte?

How do you pronounce forte?

If you want to be perfectly and unimpeachably correct, you will pronounce the word forte, meaning something that is one’s strong point, identically to the word fort, and reserve the FOR-tay pronunciation only for the musical term.

Is a pine cone a fruit?

It is not a fruit and it is not a seed. What most of us call a “pine cone” is really a cluster of highly modified woody scales tightly packed together to protect the developing conifer seeds inside.

What is the average size of a newborn’s head?

The average newborn’s head circumference measures about 13 3⁄4 inches (35 cm), growing to about 15 inches (38 cm) by one month. Because boys tend to be slightly larger than girls, their heads are larger, though the average difference is less than 1⁄2 inch (1 cm).

How did horseradish get its name?

In German, it’s called “meerrettich” (sea radish) because it grows by the sea. Many believe the English mispronounced the German word “meer” and began calling it “mareradish.” Eventually it became known as horseradish. The word “horse” (as applied in “horseradish”) is believed to denote large size and coarseness.

How many dreams does the average person have in one night?

The average person has about 3 to 5 dreams per night, but some may have up to 7 dreams in one night. The dreams tend to last longer as the night progresses. During a full 8-hour night sleep, two hours of it is spent dreaming. It is not at all unusual for a person to have more than one dream per night.

How many fingers do the simpsons have?

The Simpsons characters, like almost all animated characters, have only four fingers on each hand. Only one Simpsons character has ever had five fingers. “God” is the only character portrayed on The Simpsons to ever have five fingers.

What does SAE stand for?

SAE stands for the Society of Automotive Engineers. It classifies motor oils according to certain viscosities and very general temperature ranges at which they can be used. The acronym appears on the back bottle labels above the UPC (universal product code).

What year was super glue invented?

Today I found out Super Glue was invented by accident, twice. Super Glue, also known as cyanoacrylate, was originally discovered in 1942 by Dr. Harry Coover, who by the way died last month on March 26th, 2011. Coover was attempting to make clear plastic gun sights to be put on guns used by Allied soldiers in WWII.