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.

What happens to your body when you sneeze?

When you sneeze, air and particles travel through the nostrils at speeds over100 mph.  During this time, all bodily functions stop, including your heart, contributing to the impossibility of keeping one’s eyes open during a sneeze.

When did Ireland become divided?

The Anglo-Irish Treaty of 1921 divided Ireland into two regions, the Irish Free State, given Commonwealth status and Northern Ireland which stayed part of the UK. Fiona Allison. The Anglo-Irish Treaty brought little peace to Ireland after its implementation: the Irish Free State plunged into civil war.

How many years are in a light year?

It is equal to just under 10 trillion kilometres (or about 6 trillion miles). As defined by the International Astronomical Union (IAU), a light-year is the distance that light travels in vacuum in one Julian year.

Do people in Puerto Rico pay taxes?

Though the Commonwealth government has its own tax laws, Puerto Ricans are also required to pay most U.S. federal taxes, with the major exception being that some residents do not have to pay the federal personal income tax. In 2009, Puerto Rico paid $3.742 billion into the US Treasury.

What is the average size of a newborn’s head?

The average newborn’s head circumference measures about 13 3⁄4 inches (35 cm), growing to about 15 inches (38 cm) by one month. Because boys tend to be slightly larger than girls, their heads are larger, though the average difference is less than 1⁄2 inch (1 cm).

How many zeros are there in a sextillion?

A ‘sextillion’ is a numerical value represented in the US by 1 followed by 21 zeros, and in Great Britain by 1 followed by 36 zeros.

Is there a difference between a pig and a hog?

In the United States, the term “pig” refers to a younger domesticated swine weighing less than 120 pounds (50 kilograms), and the term “hog” refers to older swine weighing more than 120 lbs. In Great Britain all domesticated swine are referred to as pigs.