How far is the Golden Gate Bridge to the water?

How far is the Golden Gate Bridge to the water?

The Golden Gate Bridge’s clearance above high water averages 220 feet (67 m) while its towers, at 746 feet (227 m) above the water, were the world’s tallest on a suspension bridge until 1998 when bridges in Denmark and Japan were completed.

When did Puerto Rico become a commonwealth?

Puerto Rico has been a U.S. possession since 1898. It became a commonwealth in 1952. Puerto Rican citizens became U.S. citizens in 1917.

What color do mosquitos like the most?

Only female mosquito’s’ bite and most are attracted to the color blue twice as much as to any other color.

Where did the word dad come from?

Even the Oxford English Dictionary throws its hands up and admits “of the actual origin we have no evidence.” But, the OED continues, “the forms dada and tata, meaning ‘father,’ originating in infantile or childish speech, occur independently in many languages.” In other words, “dad” might come from baby babble and entered adult vocabulary from there as “dad,” but it’s not a sure thing.

When did Abraham Lincoln give the Gettysburg Address?

On November 19, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln delivered a short speech at the end of the ceremonies dedicating the battlefield cemetery at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. That speech has come to be known as the Gettysburg Address.

Is there a difference between a pig and a hog?

In the United States, the term “pig” refers to a younger domesticated swine weighing less than 120 pounds (50 kilograms), and the term “hog” refers to older swine weighing more than 120 lbs. In Great Britain all domesticated swine are referred to as pigs.

What is the only mammal that cant jump?

Elephants are the only land mammals that cannot jump. Elephants are the only land mammals that cannot jump. Unlike all other mammals on earth, Elephants do not have kneecaps. Therefore, they are unable to bend their legs and acquire the needed propulsion to leave the ground.

Who invented bowling?

A British anthropologist, Sir Flinders Petrie, discovered in the 1930’s a collection of objects in a child’s grave in Egypt that appeared to him to be used for a crude form of bowling. If he was correct, then bowling traces its ancestry to 3200 BC.