Where do they use stones to measure weight?

Where do they use stones to measure weight?

The stone (abbreviation st) is a unit of measure equal to 14 pounds avoirdupois (about 6.35 kg [nb 1]) used in Great Britain and Ireland for measuring human body weight. In many Northwestern European countries the stone was formerly used for trade, with a value ranging from about 5 to 40 local pounds (3 to 15 kg).

How many languages are there in the world?

There are approximately 6,900 distinct languages in existence today, though there may be languages spoken in remote areas that we have yet to discover. No matter how many new languages we find, though, this number will be much lower in 100 years.

Is Nike named after the goddess?

The Nike clothing brand is named after the Greek goddess of victory. The winged goddess Nike sat at the side of Zeus. Her presence symbolized victory, and she was said to have presided over some of history’s earliest battles.

Which planet has the fastest rotation?

Jupiter is the fastest spinning planet in our Solar System rotating on average once in just under 10 hours. That is very fast especially considering how large Jupiter is. This means that Jupiter has the shortest days of all the planets in the Solar System.

How big is a Hippo’s mouth?

 A hippo’s wide open mouth is big enough to fit a 4-foot-tall child in.

What do the French call a ‘French kiss’?

This interesting fact doesn’t date that far back. The word hasn’t been around for long. In 2014, galocher—meaning to kiss with tongues—was added to the Petit Robert French dictionary.

How many different types of trees are there in the world?

There are about 750 types of trees in North America and about 100,000 in the world. Many of those are endangered. Those numbers count both conifer (cone bearing) trees and deciduous trees. You can find the names of many conifers on this site … just click Tree Types in the Elementary section.

What is the chemical in diapers?

Some brands enhance the inner lining with aloe and vitamin E, skin-friendly compounds that are often found in diaper rash creams. The absorbent center contains wood pulp and super-absorbent polymers, usually sodium polyacrylate.