The term Down Under is a colloquialism which is variously construed to refer to Australia and New Zealand, or to Australia or New Zealand alone. The term comes from the fact that the countries are in the Southern Hemisphere, ‘below’ many other countries on the globe.
Is the piano a string instrument?
There are also problems with classifying certain keyboard instruments. For example, the piano has strings, but they are struck by hammers, so it is not clear whether it should be classified as a string instrument or a percussion instrument.
How long is a day on the moon?
If you were standing on the Moon, you would always see the Earth in exactly the same position, while the stars and the Sun moved around in the sky. The Moon takes 27.3 days to complete an orbit around the Earth. And this the same amount of time that it takes to turn once on its axis.
Can turkeys blush?
Yes. When turkeys are scared or excited—like when the males see a female they’re interested in—the pale skin on their head and neck turns bright red, blue, or white. The flap of skin over their beaks, called a “snood,” also reddens.
What animals have chins?
A chin is a protrusion at the front of the mandible bone, which humans and elephants have while gorillas-and apparently every other animal-do not have. Skulls of animals in question. It’s like if Sarah Jessica Parker and John Kerry had a baby.
Which states split their electoral votes?
These states allocate two Electoral Votes to the popular vote winner, and then one each to the popular vote winner in each Congressional district (2 in Maine, 3 in Nebraska) in their state. This creates multiple popular vote contests in these states, which could lead to a split Electoral Vote.
Where did the term goody two shoes come from?
The History of Little Goody Two-Shoes is a children’s story published by John Newbery in London in 1765. The story popularized the phrase “goody two-shoes”, often used to describe an excessively virtuous person, a do-gooder.
How long have alligators been on the earth?
Crocodiles are the ultimate survivors. Having arisen some 200 million years ago, they have outlived the dinosaurs by some 65 million years. Even humans, the most fearsome predators ever to stalk the Earth, have failed to force into extinction any of the 23 species of crocodilians.