Is the femur the strongest bone in the body?

Is the femur the strongest bone in the body?

The head of the femur articulates with the acetabulum in the pelvic bone forming the hip joint, while the distal part of the femur articulates with the tibia and patella forming the knee joint. By most measures the femur is the strongest bone in the body. The femur is also the longest bone in the body.

When was the first hybrid car invented?

In 1901 Ferdinand Porsche developed the Lohner-Porsche Mixte Hybrid, the first gasoline-electric hybrid automobile in the world. The hybrid-electric vehicle did not become widely available until the release of the Toyota Prius in Japan in 1997, followed by the Honda Insight in 1999.

Which bird produces milk?

The pigeon is one of only three bird species (the others being flamingos and male emperor penguins) known to produce ‘milk’ to feed their young. In pigeons the milk starts to be produced in the crop of the parent birds two days before eggs hatch.

Where did Hail Mary in football come from?

The term became widespread after a December 28, 1975 NFL playoff game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Minnesota Vikings, when Cowboys quarterback Roger Staubach (a Roman Catholic) said about his game-winning touchdown pass to wide receiver Drew Pearson, “I closed my eyes and said a Hail Mary.”

What was the first human invention to break the sound barrier?

The cracking sound a bullwhip makes when properly wielded is, in fact, a small sonic boom. The end of the whip, known as the “cracker”, moves faster than the speed of sound, thus creating a sonic boom. The whip is probably the first human invention to break the sound barrier.

How many people choke to death on pens each year?

An average of 100 people choke to death on ballpoint pens every year.

When was the British National Health Service initiated

The NHS is born on July 5 1948 out of a long-held ideal that good healthcare should be available to all, regardless of wealth. When health secretary Aneurin Bevan opens Park Hospital in Manchester it is the climax of a hugely ambitious plan to bring good healthcare to all.

Which planet has the most oxygen?

Interestingly, there is also a lot of oxygen on Venus and Mars, which is perhaps not surprising, since they are the closest planets to Earth and probably formed in similar conditions. In their cases, however, most of the oxygen is there in the form of carbon dioxide.