Is cocoa bean a fruit?

Is cocoa bean a fruit?

Cacao (or cocoa) beans are technically not legumes but rather seeds of the fruit of the Theobroma cacao tree. Each pod-shaped fruit produces approximately 35-50 seeds surrounded by a sweet pulp.

When was the olympic flag first flown?

The Olympic flag that will be raised at the Opening Ceremony and will fly over the main stadium during the Games dates back to the 1980s. The original five-ringed flag first flew at the Antwerp Games in 1920 and was passed to the mayor of the next host city at the end of the games.

How high is Calgary above sea level?

Calgary’s elevation is approximately 1,048 m (3,438 ft) above sea level downtown, and 1,084 m (3,557 ft) at the airport. The city proper covers a land area of 726.5 km2 (280.5 sq mi) (as of 2006) and as such exceeds the land area of the City of Toronto.

Are deer color blind or not?

“Deer are essentially red-green color blind like some humans. Their color vision is limited to the short [blue] and middle [green] wavelength colors. As a result, deer likely can distinguish blue from red, but not green from red, or orange from red.”

How fast does a rocket have to travel to escape the Earth’s gravity?

If you want to completely escape Earth’s gravity and travel to another moon or planet, though, you need to be going even faster – at a speed of at least 7 miles per second or about 25,000 miles per hour.

Why do people throw rice at weddings?

Throwing rice at a newly married couple has been a tradition for thousands of years, possibly going back as far as the ancient Assyrians and Egyptians. The idea is to give the newlyweds good luck, fertility, and abundance using this symbol of a good crop.

Who discovered the vaccine for polio?

Jonas Salk. Jonas Edward Salk (October 28, 1914 – June 23, 1995) was an American medical researcher and virologist. He discovered and developed the first successful inactivated polio vaccine. He was born in New York City to Jewish parents.

Who invented the alternating current?

Serbian-American inventor Nikola Tesla was born in July of 1856, in what is now Croatia. He came to the United States in 1884, and briefly worked with Thomas Edison before the two parted ways. He sold several patent rights, including those to his alternating-current machinery, to George Westinghouse.