Where did the word cookies come from?

Where did the word cookies come from?

The word “cookie” comes from the Dutch “koekjes” which came from the Dutch “koek”, meaning “cake”; cookie was introduced to English in the very early 18th century. It is thought this term caught on more in the United States due to the strong Dutch heritage in early America.

What percent of the population has 20 20 vision?

Only about 35 percent of all adults have 20/20 vision without glasses, contact lenses or corrective surgery. With corrective measures, approximately 75 percent of adults have this degree of visual acuity while the other 25 percent of the population just doesn’t see very well, Dr. Johnson says.

Where was coffee made?

It was here in Arabia that coffee seeds were first roasted and brewed, in a similar way to how it is now prepared. By the 16th century, it had reached the rest of the Middle East, Persia, Turkey, and northern Africa. Coffee seeds were first exported from Ethiopia to Yemen.

What does a three dog night mean?

Three-dog night. So cold you would need three dogs in bed with you to keep warm. Many sources suggest that the origin is from the Australian outback. Most of these are providing the origin of the name of a rock band of the same name (see below) so they may not be authoritative.

How many words can you write using one standard pencil?

The average lead pencil will draw a line 35 miles long or write approximately 50,000 English words.  More than 2 billion pencils are manufactured each year in the United States. If these were laid end to end they would circle the world nine times.

How does salt help preserve meat?

Salting, especially of meat, is an ancient preservation technique. The salt draws out moisture and creates an environment inhospitable to bacteria. If salted in cold weather (so that the meat does not spoil while the salt has time to take effect), salted meat can last for years.

What is Wolverine’s real name?

Wolverine, a Marvel comic character, is commonly known as Logan.

What province is the farthest west in Canada?

British Columbia is the province located the farthest west in Canada and is bounded by the Alaska Panhandle, the Yukon and Northwest Territories, Alberta and the U.S. states of Montana, Idaho and Washington.