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.)

When was the first regular TV broadcast in the United States?

Profile America — Thursday, May 12th. This week marks the anniversary of the first regularly scheduled television broadcasts — and the date may surprise you. They were made in 1928 and originated from radio station WGY in Schenectady, New York.

What nation produces the most vanilla?

The majority of the world’s vanilla is the V. planifolia species, more commonly known as Bourbon vanilla (after the former name of Réunion, Île Bourbon) or Madagascar vanilla, which is produced in Madagascar and neighboring islands in the southwestern Indian Ocean, and in Indonesia.

Is the ‘Priory of Sion’ from the Da Vinci Code real?

No. The Prieuré de Sion (Priory of Sion) was a fake secret society create by a French con-man named Pierre Plantard. Plantard created the Priory in the 1965 as part of an elaborate hoax to crown himself the rightful king of France. To pull it off, Plantard and his accomplices forged documents and placed them in the French National Museum. The fake documents were later used as the basis for the 1980s conspiracy book, Holy Blood, Holy Grail, which Dan Brown later used as the basis for The Da Vinci Code. The Priory of Sion as described by Brown, never existed. There was however, a 12th century monastic order founded by Godfrey of Bouillon called the Abbey of Our Lady of Mount Zion.

Can frogs throw up?

It was discovered on a space mission that a frog can throw up. The frog throws up its stomach first, so the stomach is dangling out of its mouth. Then the frog uses its forearms to dig out all of the stomach’s contents and then swallows the stomach back down.

What was the first human invention to break the sound barrier?

The cracking sound a bullwhip makes when properly wielded is, in fact, a small sonic boom. The end of the whip, known as the “cracker”, moves faster than the speed of sound, thus creating a sonic boom. The whip is probably the first human invention to break the sound barrier.

How many miles per minute is the speed of light?

The speed of light in a vacuum is 186,282 miles per second (299,792 kilometers per second), and in theory nothing can travel faster than light. In miles per hour, light speed is, well, a lot: about 670,616,629 mph. If you could travel at the speed of light, you could go around the Earth 7.5 times in one second.

What was the fastest wind speed ever recorded?

The fastest wind speed not related to tornadoes ever recorded was during the passage of Tropical Cyclone Olivia on 10 April 1996: an automatic weather station on Barrow Island, Australia, registered a maximum wind gust of 408 km/h (220 kn; 253 mph; 113 m/s).