This is an area of rotating thunderstorms with winds of 62 km/hr (38 mph) or less. A tropical depression becomes a tropical storm if its winds reach 63 km/hr (39 mph). A tropical storm becomes a hurricane if its winds reach 119 km/hr (74 mph).
What did Walt Disney originally want to name Mickey Mouse?
When Walt Disney was in the process of creating Mickey Mouse, he suggested the name of his new character to be Mortimer Mouse. However, his wife, Lillian Disney, felt the name sounded too pompous, and suggested Mickey, instead.
What was the first city to reach a population of one million?
The first city to reach a population of 1 million people was Rome, Italy in 133 B.C. London, England reached the mark in 1810 and New York City, USA made it in 1875. Today, there are over 300 cities in the world that boast a population in excess of 1 million.
Are the Atlantic and Pacific oceans the same level?
Sea level is about 20 cm higher on the Pacific side than the Atlantic due to the water being less dense on the Pacific side, on average, and due to the prevailing weather and ocean conditions. Such sea level differences are common across many short sections of land dividing ocean basins.
How far away can you see a candle in the dark?
Considering the absolute threshold, the brightness of a candle flame, and the way a glowing object dims according to the square of the distance away from it, vision scientists conclude that one could make out the faint glimmer of a candle flame up to 30 miles away.
Why do they call it a soft drink?
So called in contrast to alcoholic beverages, which are “hard drinks”. Any carbonated, usually sweet, non-alcoholic drink. (In this sense, juice, milk, tea and coffee are not soft drinks.
How long does it take to cook Israeli couscous?
For Israeli couscous, cook it like regular pasta. Fill a medium saucepan about 2/3 of the way with water, add some salt and a little olive oil, and bring to a boil. Dump in 1 cup of Israeli couscous and let simmer for about 8 minutes, until the couscous is al dente.
What country nods to say no?
There are few exceptions with some countries swapping the meanings between nodding and shaking head: in Greece, Macedonia, Bulgaria and Albania a single nod of the head up (not down) indicates a “no”.