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.

Where did tiramisu come from and how did it come about?

Some sources claim that tiramisu can be traced all the way back to the 17th Century. A layered dessert similar to tiramisu was created by chefs in the Italian province of Tuscany to celebrate the visit of Grand Duke Cosimo di Medici to the region.

Why is it bad luck to walk under a ladder?

An open ladder forms a triangle, and triangles were once considered a symbol of life, so walking through that shape was considered tempting your fate. It is also thought that because it has three sides, the triangle symbolizes the Holy Trinity, and “breaking” it by entering the triangle is bad luck.

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 color were the first oranges?

The original oranges from Southeast Asia were a tangerine-pomelo hybrid, and they were actually green. In fact, oranges in warmer regions like Vietnam and Thailand still stay green through maturity.

How many annual injuries are caused by toilets?

Toilet related injuries are also surprisingly common, with some estimates ranging up to 40,000 injuries in the US every year. In the past, this number would have been much higher, due to the material from which toilet paper was made. This was shown in a 1935 Northern Tissue advertisement which depicted splinter-free toilet paper. In 2012, 2.3 million toilets in the United States, and about 9,400 in Canada, were recalled due to faulty pressure-assist flush mechanisms which put users at risk of the fixture exploding.[

What was the first city to reach a population of one million?

The first city to reach a population of 1 million people was Rome, Italy in 133 B.C. London, England reached the mark in 1810 and New York City, USA made it in 1875. Today, there are over 300 cities in the world that boast a population in excess of 1 million.

Why can’t the Pope be an organ donor?

Pope Benedict XVI was issued an organ donor card in 1970. Once he ascended to the papacy in 2005, the card was invalid, reports the Telegraph. According to the Vatican, the Pope’s entire body must be buried intact because his body belongs to the universal Catholic Church.