Is the brain the size of your fist?

Is the brain the size of your fist?

First, put your two fists together, fingers touching. This is the size of your brain. It weighs about 3 pounds.

Who was the first Renaissance artist to use oil paints?

Most Renaissance sources, in particular Vasari, credited northern European painters of the 15th century, and Jan van Eyck in particular, with the “invention” of painting with oil media on a wood panel support (“support” is the technical term for the underlying backing of a painting).

What countries border the Black Sea?

The Black Sea is an inland sea located between far-southeastern Europe and the far-western edges of the continent of Asia and the country of Turkey. It’s bordered by Turkey, and by the countries of Bulgaria, Romania, Ukraine, Russia and Georgia.

How much of the country eats McDonald’s

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

What is the longest anyone has been in space?

March 22, 1995: Longest Human Space Adventure Ends. 1995: Cosmonaut Valeri Polyakov returns to Earth from the longest-ever stay in space by a human. He spent just over 437 days in the Mir space station.

How long do crows live in the wild?

In captivity, both crows and ravens have been known to live for about thirty years – tops. In the wild, the average life span of a crow is 7-8 years.

Who invented the first pay phone?

The first pay phone was invented in 1889 and by 1902, there were over 81,000 pay telephones in the United States. In 1889, the first public coin telephone was installed by inventor William Gray at a bank in Hartford, Conn.

What makes hot peppers hot?

It is an irritant for mammals, including humans, and produces a sensation of burning in any tissue with which it comes into contact. Capsaicin and several related compounds are called capsaicinoids and are produced as secondary metabolites by chili peppers, probably as deterrents against certain mammals and fungi.