How strong is a strand of human hair?

How strong is a strand of human hair?

A single strand could hold 100g (3oz) in weight: the combined hair of a whole head could support 12 tons or the weight of two elephants. Weight for weight, it is not as strong as steel: more like aluminium, or reinforced glass fibres or Kevlar, which is used to make bulletproof vests.

What kind of fuel do NASCAR engines run on?

NASCAR engines burn 110-octane leaded gasoline. Indy cars burn pure methanol (a.k.a. wood alcohol, CH3OH). Top Fuel dragsters and funny cars burn nitromethane (CH3NO2).

How many championships did Dale Earnhardt Sr win?

In total, Earnhardt — known as “The Intimidator” for his aggressive driving — won seven Winston Cup Championships and broke $30 million in career earnings. He died in a crash during the 2001 Daytona 500. Nascar racer Ralph Dale Earnhardt was born on April 29, 1951, in Kannapolis, North Carolina.

Why is it called a manila envelope?

The Manila hemp is derived from a species of banana originally from the Philippines, whose fibers are tough. The hemp is then used during the paper making process, similar to how Kraft paper uses wood pulp. So the mystery is solved, the manila envelope gets its name from the hemp in which it is made from.

Where did Hail Mary in football come from?

The term became widespread after a December 28, 1975 NFL playoff game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Minnesota Vikings, when Cowboys quarterback Roger Staubach (a Roman Catholic) said about his game-winning touchdown pass to wide receiver Drew Pearson, “I closed my eyes and said a Hail Mary.”

How is the Chief of Justice appointed?

Like the Associate Justices, the Chief Justice is appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate. There is no requirement that the Chief Justice serve as an Associate Justice, but 5 of the 17 Chief Justices have served on the Court as Associate Justices prior to becoming Chief Justice.

What cities have hosted the Olympics more than once

Seven cities have hosted the Olympic Games more than once: Athens (1896, and 2004 Summer Olympics), Paris (1900 and 1924 Summer Olympics), London (1908, 1948 and 2012 Summer Olympics), St. Moritz (1928 and 1948 Winter Olympics), Lake Placid (1932 and 1980 Winter Olympics), Los Angeles (1932 and 1984 Summer Olympics)

Why do they call it a white elephant?

The term “white elephant” refers to an extravagant but burdensome gift which cannot be easily disposed of, supposedly after the King of Siam gifted rare albino elephants to courtiers who had displeased him, that they might be ruined by the animals’ upkeep costs.