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.

How many islands are there in the Maldives?

The Maldives lies in two rows of atolls in the Indian Ocean, just across the equator. The country is made up of 1,190 coral islands formed around 26 natural ring-like atolls, spread over 90,000 square kilometers.

How many times a day do people lie?

The hard-to-believe figure, which of course includes the many innocent “white lies” we hear each day, was given further credence in a 2002 study by Robert Feldman of the University of Massachusetts, who found that on average, people told two to three lies in a ten-minute conversation.

How many miles can a car go on empty?

A gas-guzzling Ford Excursion can drive an average of 85 miles after the fuel light comes on. A hybrid Toyota Prius, however, can only squeeze an extra 55 miles out of its tank. A Honda Civic can get an extra 44 miles on empty while a Toyota Corolla gets an average of 47 miles on empty.

What element is it that gives amethyst its violet color?

Amethyst is a purple variety of quartz (SiO2) and owes its violet color to irradiation, iron impurities (in some cases in conjunction with transition element impurities), and the presence of trace elements, which result in complex crystal lattice substitutions.

Do frogs have ears?

Frogs can hear both in the air and below water. They do not have external ears; the eardrums (tympanic membranes) are directly exposed or may be covered by a layer of skin and are visible as a circular area just behind the eye.

How does salt help preserve meat?

Salting, especially of meat, is an ancient preservation technique. The salt draws out moisture and creates an environment inhospitable to bacteria. If salted in cold weather (so that the meat does not spoil while the salt has time to take effect), salted meat can last for years.

When was Alaska purchased?

On March 30, 1867, the United States reached an agreement to purchase Alaska from Russia for a price of $7.2 million. The Treaty with Russia was negotiated and signed by Secretary of State William Seward and Russian Minister to the United States Edouard de Stoeckl.