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.

What does it mean to eat crow?

Eating crow is an American colloquial idiom, meaning humiliation by admitting wrongness or having been proved wrong after taking a strong position. [ 2] Crow is presumably foul-tasting in the same way that being proved wrong might be emotionally hard to swallow.

Who came up with the word Google?

Google came from the mathematical term googol. It’s the number one followed by one hundred zeros. In its earliest version, Sergey Brin and Larry Page named their search engine “Back Rub.” They changed the name to Google, which stems from the mathematical term “googol.”

What percentage of the earth’s water is frozen?

Of the three percent of the water that is not in the ocean, about 69 percent is locked up in glaciers and icecaps. Ninety percent of that frozen water is in Antarctica and about nine percent covers Greenland. Of the remaining freshwater, 30 percent of it is groundwater, captured below our feet.

Who did Lombardi coach?

Vince Lombardi was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1913. As head coach and general manager of the Green Bay Packers, Lombardi led the team to three NFL championships and to victories in Super Bowls I and II (1967 and 1968).

Who was the voice of Mickey Mouse?

Originally, Walt Disney himself was the voice of Mickey Mouse, followed by Jim MacDonald, and later Wayne Allwine provided Mickey’s distinctive voice. Mickey’s new voice has not been offically announced.

When was the largest tornado?

The largest tornado in recorded history was Friday’s May 31, 2013 EF-5 tornado in El Reno, Oklahoma, the National Weather Service in Norman, Oklahoma announced on Tuesday. The EF-5 re-classification was based upon Doppler radar data taken by Oklahoma University’s mobile RaXPol radar.

Who commissioned the Bayeux Tapestry to be made?

The Bayeux Tapestry was probably commissioned in the 1070s by Bishop Odo of Bayeux, half-brother of William the Conqueror. It is over 70 metres long and although it is called a tapestry it is in fact an embroidery, stitched not woven in woollen yarns on linen.