What is a palindrome?

What is a palindrome?

A palindrome is a sentence or group of sentences that reads the same backwards as it does forward: Ex:  ‘Red rum, sir, is murder.’ ‘Ma is as selfless as I am.’ ‘Nurse, I spy gypsies. Run!’  ‘A man, a plan, a canal – Panama.’ ‘He lived as a devil, eh?

How long is the Grand Canyon?

The Grand Canyon is indeed a very big hole in the ground. It is 277 miles (446 km) long, up to 18 miles (29 km) wide and more than a mile (6,000 feet / 1,800 meters) deep. It is the result of constant erosion by the Colorado River over millions of years.

What states are considered the West?

The West can be divided into the Pacific States; Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon, and Washington, with the term West Coast usually restricted to just California, Oregon, and Washington, and the Mountain States, always Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming.

Why is it called a wisdom tooth?

Wisdom teeth are called wisdom teeth because they erupt (emerge) into the mouth when people are in their late teens or early twenties, affectionately termed the “Age of Wisdom.” Wisdom teeth are technically referred to as third molars, and they’re just like all the other teeth in your mouth.

Are Caesar salads named after the Caesars of the Roman Empire?

Caesar salad has nothing to do with any of the Caesars. It was first concocted in a bar in Tijuana, Mexico, in the 1920’s.

How far away does New York drift away from London on average?

New York drifts about one inch farther away from London each year.

Do Otters have pouches?

Yes. Southern sea otters have flaps of skin under their forelegs that act as pockets. When diving, they use these pouches to store rocks and food.

When was glass first made?

Archaeologists have found evidence of man-made glass which dates back to 4000 BC; this took the form of glazes used for coating stone beads. It was not until 1500 BC that the first hollow glass container was made by covering a sand core with a layer of molten glass.