In 1997, Jack Nicholson tied Walter Brennan for the most wins (3) for a male performer (Brennan has three Best Supporting Actor trophies, Nicholson has two for Best Actor and one for Best Supporting Actor).
Which US state was named by Sir Walter Raleigh after the unmarried Queen Elizabeth I?
In 1587 he explored from North Carolina to present-day Florida, naming the region Virginia in honor of Elizabeth, the “Virgin Queen.” In 1587 Raleigh sent an ill-fated second expedition of colonists to Roanoke. In 1588 he took part in the victory over the Spanish Armada.
How many steps does it take to get to the top of leaning tower of Pisa?
There are 269 steps to the top of the Leaning Tower of Pisa. As a point of reference, there are 1,792 steps to get to the top of the Eiffel Tower.
How much water does a fire truck hold?
So I asked one of the firemen and this is what I learned: The typical truck holds 400 to 500 gallons of water, which is only enough to put out a “trash-bin fire” (or a taxi cab fire). A real structure fire requires at least one supply line from the hydrant.
What does Roger mean on radio?
In the previously used US spelling alphabet, R was Roger, which in radio voice procedure means “Received”. While in the current spelling alphabet (NATO), R is now Romeo, Roger has remained the response meaning “received” in radio voice procedure.
Where did the word cookies come from?
The word “cookie” comes from the Dutch “koekjes” which came from the Dutch “koek”, meaning “cake”; cookie was introduced to English in the very early 18th century. It is thought this term caught on more in the United States due to the strong Dutch heritage in early America.
How many fingers does a girl scout hold up?
The Girl Scout Sign is symbolic of the Promise. The girl holds up her right hand with the first three fingers extended—each finger stands for one part of the Promise—and the little finger held down by the thumb.
What are the two planets closest to the sun?
Regardless of your view, here’s the order of the eight larger planets, starting nearest the sun and working outward through the solar system: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune.