The longest place-name still in use is: Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturipukakapikimaungahoronukupokaiakitnatahu, a New Zealand hill.
Why do my ears pop on a plane?
Your ears pop in airplanes because the air high above the surface of Earth is less dense than air near the surface, because air near the surface has all the air above it pushing down. Your inner ear has air trapped in it and as the atmospheric pressure changes, it causes pressure on your ear drum.
Are the fiddle and the violin the same?
A fiddle is any bowed string musical instrument, most often the violin. It is also a colloquial term for the instrument used by players in all genres, including classical music. Fiddle playing, or fiddling, refers to various styles of music.
When did Greenwich Mean Time start?
Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) was adopted as the world’s time standard at the Washington Meridian Conference in 1884. This conference also established Universal Time, from which the international 24-hour time-zone system grew. This is why all time zones refer back to GMT on the prime meridian.
Where is Heineken beer imported from?
The ever-popular flagship brew of Dutch brewing giant Heineken International, founded in 1864 by Gerard Adriaan Heineken in Amsterdam. Crisp, clean and refreshing, this fully imported Heineken is a classic European style Lager.
Why is a bobby pin called a bobby pin?
In 1899 the bobbing pin came into wide use as the hairstyle known as the “bob cut” or “bobbed hair” took hold. It was invented in Paris by Robert (Bobby) Pinot. As foreigners caught wind of his invention, the hairstyle gained momentum and the pin became known as “Bobby’s pin.”
Where is the National Cancer Institute?
NCI was established by Congress in the National Cancer Institute Act of 1937 and is located on the NIH campus at 9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20892, with satellite offices in Rockville and Frederick, MD.
What is the use of the sphygmomanometer?
A sphygmomanometer is the gauge used to measure blood pressure. The sphygmomanometer reads both systolic and diastolic pressure. A doctor takes these measurements by putting on the cuff and pumping it up, which cuts off the blood flow.