When did the elephant bird become extinct?

When did the elephant bird become extinct?

Madagascar’s giant, flightless elephant birds were once a common sight on the island, certainly up until the 17th century. It is generally believed that the elephant bird’s extinction resulted from human activity, perhaps not surprising when one of their giant eggs would have fed an entire family.

Who is the only player in D1 college basketball to score 100 points in a single game?

Frank Selvy of Furman University is the only player to score 100 pointsat the Division I level. Selvy recorded exactly 100 points on February 13, 1954—less than two weeks after Francis scored 113—against Newberry College. He scored his 99th and 100th points on a 40-foot shot as the final buzzer sounded.

What years did Magnum PI run?

Magnum, P.I. is an American television series starring Tom Selleck as Thomas Magnum, a private investigator living on Oahu, Hawaii. The series ran from 1980 to 1988 in first-run broadcast on the American CBS television network.

Why do cold things hurt your teeth?

Tooth sensitivity is caused when the outside of teeth, or the hard enamel, wears down or gums recede and the tiny tubes in the tooth dentin become exposed. Each of those tiny tubes contains a lot of nerve endings, and when they’re left open, it can hurt when you put hot or cold things in your mouth.

Who invented the electric light bulb in 1879?

1879: Thomas Edison crowns 14 months of testing with an incandescent electric light bulb that lasts 13½ hours. Sir Humphry Davy had produced incandescent electric light in 1808 by passing battery current through a platinum wire. But the voltaic pile was expensive and could be messy.

Who was the first president to visit a foreign country while in office?

Teddy Roosevelt was the first President to travel abroad while in office; he visited the Panama Canal in 1906. In 1943 Franklin Roosevelt made the first Presidential flight. Richard Nixon was the first President to visit all 50 states.

What is the only crime in the constitution?

Treason is the only crime specifically defined in the Constitution. According to Article III, Section 3, a person is guilty of treason if he or she goes to war against the United States or gives “aid or comfort” to an enemy.

Do all birds have knees?

Yes, birds have knees (they’re often under the feathers and not easily visible), and they bend the same way our knees bend. The part of a bird’s legs that bends backwards when it walks is the ankle.