How long is a nanosecond?

How long is a nanosecond?

A nanosecond (ns) is an SI unit of time equal to one billionth of a second (10−9 or 1/1,000,000,000 s). One nanosecond is to one second as one second is to 31.71 years. The word nanosecond is formed by the prefix nano and the unit second. Its symbol is ns.

Why do paper cuts hurt so much?

Paper cuts can be surprisingly painful as they can stimulate a large number of skin surface nociceptors (pain receptors) in a very small area of the skin. Because the shallow cut does not bleed very much, the pain receptors are left open to the air, ensuring continued pain.

How many pairs of legs does a hermit crab have?

A hermit crab has two pairs of antennae and round eyes on the ends of eyestalks. Hermit crabs have 10 legs, but only 6 legs show. These front 6 legs are known as walking legs. Hermit crabs keep their 4 back legs inside their shell.

What state is the source of the Mississippi River?

The source of the Upper Mississippi branch is traditionally accepted as Lake Itasca, 1,475 feet (450 m) above sea level in Itasca State Park in Clearwater County, Minnesota.

Is it legal to lie on the news?

The Media Can Legally Lie. In February 2003, a Florida Court of Appeals unanimously agreed with an assertion by FOX News that there is no rule against distorting or falsifying the news in the United States.

How big is VY Canis Majoris compared to Earth?

VY Canis Majoris has a diameter of 2,800,000,000 kms. Our Sun, on the other hand is just a puny 1,391,000 km in diameter. It would take an airplane 1,100 years to circle VY Canis Majoris once. Placed in our Solar System, its surface would extend out past the orbit of Saturn.

Can a pig look up?

Pigs have very short necks so they find it very had to look up at the sky. Remember they also have their eyes at the side of their heads. So now, quick experiment: Scrunch you head down to your shoulders, making your neck as short as possible.

Who is the founder of the modern day Democratic Party?

The Democratic Party traces its origins to the inspiration of the Democratic-Republican Party, founded by Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and other influential opponents of the Federalists in 1792. That party also inspired the Whigs and modern Republicans.