Even though Supergirl (Kara Zor-El) was 12 when her parents sent her to Earth to escape Krypton to look after her baby cousin Superman (Kal-El), her pod was knocked off course and stuck in space and she was effectively stuck in time. By the time her pod reached planet earth, Kal-El had already grown up and become Superman while she was still young.
In German, it’s called “meerrettich” (sea radish) because it grows by the sea. Many believe the English mispronounced the German word “meer” and began calling it “mareradish.” Eventually it became known as horseradish. The word “horse” (as applied in “horseradish”) is believed to denote large size and coarseness.
The Alps are growing just as quickly in height as they are shrinking. This paradoxical result comes from a new study by a group of German and Swiss geoscientists. Due to glaciers and rivers, about exactly the same amount of material is eroded from the slopes of the Alps as is regenerated from the deep Earth’s crust.