Is Iceland a continent?

Is Iceland a continent?

Iceland is closer to continental Europe than to mainland North America; thus, the island is generally included in Europe for historical, political, cultural, and practical reasons. Geologically the island includes parts of both continental plates.

How much of the country eats McDonald’s

On any given day, approximately 7% of the U.S. population eats McDonald’s food.

Do penguins have tongues?

Penguins have very specialised tongues that are rarely seen since they don’t extend out of the beak. Penguins tongues are covered with lots of little spiky spines that all point backward into the throat so that when a penguin catches a fish it is gripped by the spines and cannot escape.

What percentage of college basketball players make it to the NBA?

It is far less than 1%. There are roughly 900 teams in college basketball, with an average of about 12-13 players per team, not included inactive players, which means over 10,000 players per year. There are roughly 360 active NBA players. The NBA is for the truly elite.

Are sheep intelligent creatures?

While commonly thought to be incredibly dumb, it appears sheep may have been seriously misunderstood creatures. New research indicates sheep are far more intelligent than previously thought. Scientists at the University of Cambridge have found that the creatures have the brainpower to equal rodents, monkeys and, in some tests, even humans. The results suggest that sheep have relatively advanced learning capabilities, are adaptable, can map out their surroundings mentally and may even be able to plan ahead.

What does the word ‘aquarium’ mean in Latin?

In the classic Latin language, aquarium means a “watering place for cattle.” However, aquariums these days aren’t for cows—instead, they are a place for the public to see sea creatures. The first aquarium that looks like what you’d imagine now was created in 1921 and opened in 1924 in England.

Is lamb red meat or white meat?

Yes, lamb is a red meat. The amount of the protein myoglobin in animal muscles determines the color of meat. Lamb is called a red meat because it contains more myoglobin than chicken or fish. Other red meats are beef, veal, and pork.

What state was once an independent nation?

Although Mexico’s war of independence pushed out Spain in 1821, Texas did not remain a Mexican possession for long. It became its own country, called the Republic of Texas, from 1836 until it agreed to join the United States in 1845.