How high is the golden gate bridge above the water?

How high is the golden gate bridge above 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.

What was the first permanent Spanish settlement in what is now the United States?

Pedro Menendez de Aviles hastened across the Atlantic, his sights set on removing the French and creating a Spanish settlement. Menendez arrived in 1565 at a place he called San Augustin (St. Augustine) and established the first permanent European settlement in what is now the United States.

When does the brain stop growing?

We used to think that the brain was fully developed by very early teenagerhood and we now realise that the brain doesn’t stop developing until mid-20s or even early 30s. There’s a lot more information and evidence to suggest that actually brain development in various forms goes on throughout the life span.

Can snakes predict earthquakes?

Snakes can sense a coming earthquake from up to 75 miles away up to 5 days before it happens.

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.

Where is Coca Cola not sold?

There are now just two countries in the world where Coca-Cola cannot be bought or sold – at least, not officially. They are Cuba and North Korea, which are both under long-term US trade embargoes (Cuba since 1962 and North Korea since 1950).

Why does your hair turn white when you get older?

As we get older, the pigment cells in our hair follicles gradually die. When there are fewer pigment cells in a hair follicle, that strand of hair will no longer contain as much melanin and will become a more transparent color — like gray, silver, or white — as it grows.

Who is the oldest person to sign the Declaration of Independence?

The oldest signer of the Declaration was Benjamin Franklin, who was born in 1706 and was therefore already 70 at the time of the Declaration.