Is England also known as United Kingdom?

Is England also known as United Kingdom?

The UK’s full name is the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Great Britain comprises only England, Scotland and Wales. Great Britain is the largest island of the British Isles.

Why does diet soda float and regular soda does not?

The difference in the amount of dissolved sweeteners leads to a difference in density. Cans of regular soda tend to be more dense than water, so they sink. Cans of diet soda are usually less dense than water, so they float.

What makes a wave break?

As the water begins to get shallower, water movement is slowed by friction against the bottom. The waves are slowed down and pushed together. That makes each wave steeper, especially on its front side. As the water gets shallower, the waves get steeper and steeper until they fall over and break on the front side.

Which animal sleeps about 20 hours a day?

The sleepiest animal in the world is the koala, who sleeps 22 hours a day. Next is the sloth (20 hours), armadillo and opossum (tied at 19 hours each), lemur (16 hours), then hamster and squirrel (tied at 14 hours each).

What is the building on the back of the 100 dollar bill?

The United States one hundred-dollar bill ($100) is a denomination of United States currency featuring statesman, inventor, and diplomat Benjamin Franklin on the obverse of the bill. On the reverse of the banknote is an image of Independence Hall.

How long is a kangaroo baby when it is born?

The young kangaroo, or joey, is born alive at a very immature stage when it is only about 2 cm long and weighs less than a gram. Immediately after birth it crawls up the mother’s body and enters the pouch. The baby attaches its mouth to one of four teats, which then enlarges to hold the young animal in place.

When was the wireless phone invented?

A jazz musician named Teri Pall invented a version of the cordless phone in 1965 but could not market her invention, as its 2-mile (3.2 km) range caused its radio signals to interfere with aircraft communications. In 1968, she sold her rights to the cordless phone to a manufacturer who modified it for practical use.

How many steps does the average person walk in a mile?

Unless you have tracked steps using a pedometer, you probably have no idea how many steps you take in a day. On average, 2000 steps is about a mile so walking 10,000 steps means walking about 5 miles.