How much does it cost to buy a car relative to other things in history?

How much does it cost to buy a car relative to other things in history?

It costs more to buy a new car today in the United States than it cost Christopher Columbus to equip and undertake three voyages to and from the New World.

When were marshmallows invented?

During those times, Egyptians made individual marshmallows by hand by extracting sap from a mallow plant and mixing it with nuts and honey. This delicious sweet developed a new form when, in the 1800s, candy makers in France took the sap from marshmallow plants and combined it with egg whites and sugar.

What is the chemical in diapers?

Some brands enhance the inner lining with aloe and vitamin E, skin-friendly compounds that are often found in diaper rash creams. The absorbent center contains wood pulp and super-absorbent polymers, usually sodium polyacrylate.

Is the femur the strongest bone in the body?

The head of the femur articulates with the acetabulum in the pelvic bone forming the hip joint, while the distal part of the femur articulates with the tibia and patella forming the knee joint. By most measures the femur is the strongest bone in the body. The femur is also the longest bone in the body.

What country consumes the most Coca-Cola?

Iceland consumes more Coca-Cola per capita than any other nation.

Can female fireflies fly?

Male fireflies can fly, but female fireflies often can’t because their wings are too short. The female firefly perches itself on a bush or a rock and waits. When a male passes by with a signal the female recognizes, the female flashes back the same signal.

Who forced the king to sign the Magna Carta?

On June 15, 1215, in a field at Runnymede, King John affixed his seal to Magna Carta. Confronted by 40 rebellious barons, he consented to their demands in order to avert civil war. Just 10 weeks later, Pope Innocent III nullified the agreement, and England plunged into internal war.

How many people can fit in a jumbo jet?

The 747-400 passenger version can accommodate 416 passengers in a typical three-class layout, 524 passengers in a typical two-class layout, or 660 passengers in a high density one-class configuration.