Where was cricket invented?

Where was cricket invented?

Origin. No one knows when or where cricket began but there is a body of evidence, much of it circumstantial, that strongly suggests the game was devised during Saxon or Norman times by children living in the Weald, an area of dense woodlands and clearings in south-east England that lies across Kent and Sussex.

How heavy is a space shuttle?

The Space Shuttle weighed 165,000 pounds empty. Its external tank weighed 78,100 pounds empty and its two solid rocket boosters weighed 185,000 pounds empty each. Each solid rocket booster held 1.1 million pounds of fuel.

What kind of alcohol is safe to drink?

Ethanol is the only alcohol that is safe to drink till today. To the layman, the term: ‘alcohol’ is widely used rather than the chemist term ethyl alcohol or ethanol.

When did the US leave the gold standard?

No country currently backs its currency with gold, but many have in the past, including the U.S.; for half a century beginning in 1879, Americans could trade in $20.67 for an ounce of gold. The country effectively abandoned the gold standard in 1933, and completely severed the link between the dollar and gold in 1971.

Can a shark swim backwards?

Unlike fish, sharks cannot stop suddenly or swim backwards. A shark’s pectoral fins cannot bend upwards like a fish, limiting its swimming ability to forward motion. If a shark needs to move backwards, it uses gravity to fall, not swim backwards.

How many sides does a triacontagon have?

In geometry, a triacontagon is a thirty-sided polygon. The sum of any triacontagon’s interior angles is 5040 degrees. One interior angle in a regular triacontagon is 168°, meaning that one exterior angle would be 12°.

Who was the oldest person to sign the Declaration of Independence?

The oldest signer of the Declaration was Benjamin Franklin, who was born in 1706 and was therefore already 70 at the time of the Declaration.

How many miles does a professional basketball player run in a game?

NBA players run nowhere near the oft-cited five miles per game. According to STATS, the player who ran the farthest per game in 2012 was Luol Deng of the Chicago Bulls, at 2.72 miles on average.