Is an orca a shark or whale?

Is an orca a shark or whale?

The killer whale (Orcinus orca), also referred to as the orca whale or orca, and less commonly as the blackfish, is a toothed whale belonging to the oceanic dolphin family. Killer whales are found in all oceans, from the frigid Arctic and Antarctic regions to tropical seas.

What musical instrument does Sherlock Holmes play for relaxation?

In Arthur Conan Doyle’s story The Cardboard Box, it transpires that Sherlock Holmes owns and plays a violin made by Antonio Stradivarius himself.

Who claimed North America for England?

Italian sailor and explorer John Cabot was born Giovanni Caboto around 1450. In 1497, Cabot traveled by sea to Canada, where he made a claim to land for England, mistaking the North American land for Asia.

Is the ‘Priory of Sion’ from the Da Vinci Code real?

No. The Prieuré de Sion (Priory of Sion) was a fake secret society create by a French con-man named Pierre Plantard. Plantard created the Priory in the 1965 as part of an elaborate hoax to crown himself the rightful king of France. To pull it off, Plantard and his accomplices forged documents and placed them in the French National Museum. The fake documents were later used as the basis for the 1980s conspiracy book, Holy Blood, Holy Grail, which Dan Brown later used as the basis for The Da Vinci Code. The Priory of Sion as described by Brown, never existed. There was however, a 12th century monastic order founded by Godfrey of Bouillon called the Abbey of Our Lady of Mount Zion.

How many steps are there in St Peter’s Basilica?

You must pay to take the elevator then climb (320 steps) to the top of St. Peter’s dome—but it’s worth it. (You can save a couple of euros by opting to climb the entire way: 551 stairs.)

Which river rises in the Black Forest and flows into the Black Sea?

The river rises in the Black Forest Mountains of Germany and flows eastward into the Black Sea. The Danube River is an important international waterway, flowing through or forming a part of the borders of ten countries and through major cities such as Vienna, Bratislava, Budapest, and Belgrade.

Who are the three monkeys and what do they represent?

The three monkeys are Mizaru, covering his eyes, who sees no evil; Kikazaru, covering his ears, who hears no evil; and Iwazaru, covering his mouth, who speaks no evil. There are various meanings ascribed to the monkeys and the proverb including associations with being of good mind, speech and action.

Who was Alexander the Great’s mentor?

At the age of thirteen he became a pupil of Aristotle. It was Aristotle who inspired Alexander’s great love for literature. Through his mentor Alexander learned the Greek ways of living and the ideals of Greek civilization.