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.

Can you eat eggs after the expiration date?

According to the Food Safety and Inspection Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, eggs in the shell will maintain freshness for three to five weeks beyond the carton’s stamped expiration date, provided that you keep them refrigerated at a temperature of about 40 degrees Fahrenheit.

What causes a rainbow to appear?

A rainbow is an optical and meteorological phenomenon that is caused by both reflection and refraction of light in water droplets resulting in a spectrum of light appearing in the sky. It takes the form of a multicoloured arc. Rainbows caused by sunlight always appear in the section of sky directly opposite the sun.

Is Mercury Found in Nature?

Like lead or cadmium, mercury is a constituent element of the earth, a heavy metal. In pure form, it is known alternatively as “elemental” or “metallic” mercury (also expressed as Hg(0) or Hg0). Mercury is rarely found in nature as the pure, liquid metal, but rather within compounds and inorganic salts.

Can a goalkeeper score by throwing the ball?

The ball enters play as soon as the goalkeeper throws/kicks it. Once the ball is in play, and is made to cross the goal line legitimately, a goal is given against the team whose goal line the ball crosses. There’s no rule stating that a goalkeeper can’t score directly from a kick or a throw.

Do you get paid to be a volunteer firefighter?

Volunteer firefighters do not get paid, but they can get reimbursed. Reimbursement is usually a small amount of tax-free money for time spent on shifts, responding to calls and training. The amount is usually at the discretion of the department.

Which came first coke or Dr Pepper?

Oddly enough, Coca-Cola, the world’s most recognized soft drink, was introduced in 1886 – one year later than a multi-flavored carbonated concoction called Dr Pepper. In 1885, a pharmacist named Charles Alderton was experimenting with several fruit-based flavors at the soda fountain and came up with a new drink.

What does domo arigato mean in English?

Domo arigato means “thank you very much” in Japanese. The term was very popular in the 1980’s with the release of the Styx album Killroy Was Here and the hit song Mr Roboto.