What does the phrase “check mate” mean in chess?

What does the phrase “check mate” mean in chess?

The word “Checkmate” in chess comes from the Persian phrase “Shah Mat,” which means “the king is dead.”

What does it mean when a court case is dismissed with prejudice?

The inverse phrase is dismissal with prejudice, in which the plaintiff is barred from filing another case on the same claim. Dismissal with prejudice is a final judgment and the case becomes res judicata on the claims that were or could have been brought in it; dismissal without prejudice is not.

How many steps does the average person take in a lifetime?

The average moderately active person take aound 7,500 step/day. If you maintain that daily average and live until 80 years of age, you’ll have walked about 216,262,500 steps in your lifetime. Doing the math; the average person with the average stride living until 80 will walk a distance of around 110,000 miles.

How many times did Pete Sampras win Wimbledon?

Sampras is one of only two male players to win the same Grand Slam tournament (Wimbledon) 7 times in the span of 8 years. Sampras (1997–2000) won four consecutive Wimbledon singles titles, second only to Borg and Federer (who have five consecutive titles each).

Why do they call it salt water taffy?

Candy store owner David Bradley’s shop was flooded during a major storm in 1883. As a result of the flood, his entire stock of taffy was soaked with salty Atlantic Ocean water. When a young girl came into his shop and asked if he had any taffy for sale, he is said to have offered some “salt water taffy.”

Who was the first non human to win an Oscar in 1932?

When, in 1932, Walt Disney won the first of his many Oscars for the creation of Mickey Mouse, the Press tagged Mickey as the “first non-human to win an Oscar.”

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 library has the most books?

The Law Library of Congress is the world’s largest law library, with 2.9 million volumes, including one of the world’s best rare law book collections and the most complete collection of foreign legal gazettes in the United States.