What was the fastest wind speed ever recorded?

What was the fastest wind speed ever recorded?

The fastest wind speed not related to tornadoes ever recorded was during the passage of Tropical Cyclone Olivia on 10 April 1996: an automatic weather station on Barrow Island, Australia, registered a maximum wind gust of 408 km/h (220 kn; 253 mph; 113 m/s).

Which animal sleeps about 20 hours a day?

The sleepiest animal in the world is the koala, who sleeps 22 hours a day. Next is the sloth (20 hours), armadillo and opossum (tied at 19 hours each), lemur (16 hours), then hamster and squirrel (tied at 14 hours each).

Is the femur the longest bone in the body?

The head of the femur articulates with the acetabulum in the pelvic bone forming the hip joint, while the distal part of the femur articulates with the tibia and patella forming the knee joint. By most measures the femur is the strongest bone in the body. The femur is also the longest bone in the body.

Do mosquito eaters actually eat mosquitoes?

Adult crane flies do not eat at all; most adult crane flies only mate and then die. Crane fly larvae are called leatherjackets or ‘leatherjacket slugs’ because of the way they move and eat roots (such as those of grass in lawns) and other vegetation. Leatherjackets can sometimes cause damage to plants.

What was the Beatles first number one single?

Although some will say Please Please Me was The Beatles’ first number one single, it was their next single, From Me To You, which topped the Record Retailer chart – which later became the Official UK Singles Chart – on May 2 1963.

Has an animal ever been charged with a crime?

 In 1386 a pig in France was executed by public hanging for the murder of a child.

How exactly does kryptonite affect kryptonians?

Not only does it prevent the further absorption of solar energy, it displaces, painfully, said solar energy with kryptonite radiation causing the immediate loss of a Kryptonian’s superhuman abilities within seconds and can, depending on the purity and exposure length, lead to the death of a Kryptonian by a form of “radiation poisoning”.

Who is Zeus in Roman mythology?

Zeus (Roman Jupiter): Father and ruler of the gods on Mount Olympus, he is the god of the sky and lightning. He once led the young Olympian gods in a rebellion against the older Titans, and he married his sister, Hera (Roman Juno).