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).

Who stole the Declaration of Independence?

No one, save for Nicolas Cage’s character in National Treasure, has managed to smuggle the Declaration of Independence, Bill of Rights, or Constitution out of the Charters of Freedom Rotunda at the National Archives Building in Washington, DC, but other important documents and artifacts have been stolen.

Where was modern pizza invented?

Pizza ( i/ˈpiːtsə/, Italian pronunciation: [ˈpittsa]) is an oven-baked flat bread usually topped with a tomato sauce, cheese and various toppings. The modern pizza was invented in Naples, Italy, and the dish has since become popular in many parts of the world.

What exactly is evaporated milk?

Evaporated milk, also known as dehydrated milk, is a shelf-stable canned milk product with about 60% of the water removed from fresh milk. It differs from sweetened condensed milk, which contains added sugar. Sweetened condensed milk requires less processing since the added sugar inhibits bacterial growth.

What was the first country to allow females to vote?

New Zealand was the first country to allow women to vote (in 1893), while the King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia granted women the right to vote in 2011. The United States finally began allowing women to vote in 1920, after the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution.

What year was super glue invented?

Today I found out Super Glue was invented by accident, twice. Super Glue, also known as cyanoacrylate, was originally discovered in 1942 by Dr. Harry Coover, who by the way died last month on March 26th, 2011. Coover was attempting to make clear plastic gun sights to be put on guns used by Allied soldiers in WWII.

When were hurricanes named?

Forecasters begin using names in 1950. In that year and in 1951, names were from the international phonetic alphabet in use at the time – Able, Baker, Charlie, etc. Female, English-language names were used beginning in 1953. Alternating male and female names were first used to name Atlantic Basin hurricanes in 1979.

Why does the sun lighten our hair and darken our skin?

Melanin is a pigment found in your skin and hair cells that gives each its color. It does seem weird that the sun bleaches our hair and darkens our skin. This mostly has to do with hair being dead and skin being alive. The sun bleaches and destroys the melanin in your hair giving you lighter hair.