What months are the equinoxes?

What months are the equinoxes?

The vernal equinox occurs on March 20 or 21 and the autumnal equinox on September 22 or 23, marking the beginning of spring and autumn, respectively, in the Northern Hemisphere (and the reverse in the Southern Hemisphere). The days on which an equinox falls have about equal periods of sunlight and darkness.

Where did ping pong originate?

The game originated in England during the 1880s, where it was played among the upper-class as an after-dinner parlour game. It has been suggested that the game was first developed by British military officers in India or South Africa who brought it back with them.

What country does karaoke come from?

Karaoke, a Japanese term meaning “empty orchestra, is an import from Japan. In that country, karaoke bars are for both pleasure and business. Taking a client to a bar and singing for them can mean the difference between getting a contract or not; through karaoke you sing for your supper, literally.

What is the oldest ‘Your Mom’ joke?

In 1976, archaeologist J.J. van Dijk discovered a tablet containing a series of jokes. The tablet is believed to date to 1500 B.C. and is said to have been written by a student. One particular joke makes a casual reference to one’s mother. Thought the tablet is heavily fragmented, the line; “…of your mother is by the one who has intercourse with her. What/who is it?” can be read. As such, many are informally referring to it as the oldest ‘your mom’ joke in history.

What do Canadians celebrate on Thanksgiving?

Thanksgiving Day in Canada has been a holiday on the second Monday of October since 1957. It is a chance for people to give thanks for a good harvest and other fortunes in the past year. Thanksgiving Day in Canada is linked to the European tradition of harvest festivals.

Is the North Star the brightest star in the sky?

Polaris (α UMi, α Ursae Minoris, Alpha Ursae Minoris, commonly North Star, Northern Star or Pole Star, also Lodestar, sometimes Guiding star) is the brightest star in the constellation Ursa Minor. It is very close to the north celestial pole, making it the current northern pole star.

What was the original name for Snickers?

The bar was marketed under the name “Marathon” in the UK and Ireland until 19 July 1990, when Mars decided to align the UK product with the global Snickers name (Mars had marketed and discontinued an unrelated bar named Marathon in the United States during the 1970s).

Do octopuses have three hearts?

Octopuses have three hearts. Two branchial hearts pump blood through each of the two gills, while the third is a systemic heart that pumps blood through the body. Octopus blood contains the copper-rich protein hemocyanin for transporting oxygen.