Which bird is the fastest swimmer?

Which bird is the fastest swimmer?

In flight, the fastest bird is the spine-tailed swift of Siberia which can reach speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour, but the fastest bird in the water is the Gentoo penguin, which swims at about 22 mph. (Watch this video of a Gentoo swimming madly to avoid a pod of hungry orcas.)

Why does the British Crown own pigeon poop?

In the 18th century, pigeon poop was used to make gunpowder, so King George I confirmed the droppings to be property of the crown.

What did Babe Ruth wear under his hat?

Babe Ruth wore a cabbage leaf under his cap to keep his head cool. He changed it every two innings.

How much is a moment in time?

A moment is a medieval unit of time equal to 1.5 minutes or 1/40 of an hour. This reckoning is derived from the work of Bartholomeus Anglicus, writing in 1240 that each hour was divided into four points, each point into ten moments, each moment into twelve ounces, and each ounce into 47 atoms.

Do snakes come from eggs?

Only 70 percent of the world’s snakes lay eggs. The rest give birth to live young. Oviparous—or egg-laying—snakes tend to live in warmer climates, which helps incubate their eggs. Viviparous—or live-birthing—snakes tend to live in cooler regions, where the ground is too cold for the eggs to develop on their own.

Which animal sleeps 22 hours a day?

The sleepiest animal in the world is the koala, who sleeps 22 hours a day. Next is the sloth (20 hours), armadillo and opossum (tied at 19 hours each), lemur (16 hours), then hamster and squirrel (tied at 14 hours each).

What does the name of the earth mean?

All of the planets, except for Earth, were named after Greek and Roman gods and godesses. The name Earth is an English/German name which simply means the ground. It comes from the Old English words ‘eor(th)e’ and ‘ertha’. In German it is ‘erde’.

What does mig stand for in welding?

MIG welding stands for Metal Inert Gas welding (inert). An inert gas (rare gas) is e.g. Argon or Argon + Helium. Its task is to protect the welding deposit, the melting wire electrode and the arc against the oxidising effects of oxygen in the air. Application: in nonferrous metals.