Though Jónsdóttir’s belief in elves may sound extreme, it is fairly common for Icelanders to at least entertain the possibility of their existence. In one 1998 survey, 54.4 percent of Icelanders said they believed in the existence of elves.
Which country has 11 time zones?
Time zones of a country include that of dependent territories (except Antarctic claims). France has the most time zones with 12. On March 28, 2010, Russia eliminated two time zones, going from 11 to 9, but still has the most contiguous time zones.
Why is it called a tom boy?
Since “Tom” was a name for the common or archetypal male, a particularly rowdy boy was perhaps called a “Tom boy” as another way of saying he was especially boyish – a boy’s boy, in other words. “Tomboy” soon took on another meaning, according to the OED, that of “a bold or immodest woman.”
What colors do pumpkins come in?
Pumpkins are orange, everybody knows that. But they also come in lots of other colors. You can find pumpkins that are green, yellow, red, white, blue, even tan.
How many number 1 hits did Elvis Presley have?
Elvis has had no less than 149 songs to appear on Billboard’s Hot 100 Pop Chart in America. Of these, 114 were in the top forty, 40 were in the top ten, and 18 went to number one. His number one singles spent a total of 80 weeks at number one.
Where did hieroglyphics develop?
The hieroglyphic system used in ancient Egypt had between 700 and 800 basic symbols, called glyphs. This number grew in the last centuries of ancient Egyptian civilization, because of an increased interest in writing religious texts.
How many gallons of water does an average household use per day?
If your family’s water usage is more than that amount, you need to look at your water-use habits. An average usage is 50 gallons/day/person. An average usage for a family of four for a 30-day billing period would be 6,000 gallons or 8 ccf. Teens tend to stay in the shower longer.
Why is it called ‘7-up’?
The citrus soda 7-UP was created in 1929; ‘7’ was selected after the original 7-ounce containers and ‘UP’ for the direction of the bubbles.