What was Matthew Birchinger

What was Matthew Birchinger

Matthew Birchinger was an 18th century German. He was known as “the little man of Nuremberg,” and played four musical instruments including the bagpipes. He was an expert calligrapher, and was the most famous stage magician of his day. He performed tricks with the cup and balls that have never been explained. Yet Birchinger had no hands, legs, or thighs, and was less than 29 inches tall.

What is the purpose of a caboose?

A caboose is a manned North American rail transport vehicle coupled at the end of a freight train. Cabooses provided shelter for crew at the end of a train, who were required for switching and shunting, and to keep a lookout for load shifting, damage to equipment and cargo, or overheating axles (hot boxes).

Why does the moon appear to change shape?

The Moon appears to change shape because we see different amounts of the lit part as the Moon orbits Earth. When the Moon is between Earth and the Sun, the lit side is hidden from us. As it moves around Earth, more and more of the lit side comes into view.

How many championships did Richard Petty win?

Petty shares the record of seven championships with Dale Earnhardt in what is now the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, and Johnson can crawl within one title of that mark by clinching his sixth crown in Sunday’s season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Why did Benjamin Franklin not want the bald eagle to be the national bird?

Franklin objected to making the bald eagle the national bird on the grounds that he found it to be “a bird of bad moral character” because it “does not get his living honestly” as it steals food from others and is “too lazy to fish for himself.”

What was the most expensive comic book ever sold?

In 2014, a 9.0 CGC edition of Actions Comics #1, the issue that debuted Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster’s character Superman, sold for $3,207,852.

Does the Eiffel Tower grow?

Yes. Believe it or not, during the summer months, the Eiffel Tower can grow as much as 6 inches. The high temperatures make the iron its made of expand.

Which species is most closely related to humans?

Humans, chimpanzees, gorillas, orangutans and their extinct ancestors form a family of organisms known as the Hominidae. Researchers generally agree that among the living animals in this group, humans are most closely related to chimpanzees, judging from comparisons of anatomy and genetics.