Which country is referred to as down under?

Which country is referred to as down under?

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.

How long does it take for a ray of light to reach the earth from the sun?

The sun’s light takes about 8 minutes to reach the Earth after it has been emitted from the sun’s surface. The time it takes for light to reach planets in our Solar System (not the Milky Way, which is our galaxy) varies from about 3 minutes for Mercury, to about 5.3 hours for Pluto.

Why does China have 5 stars on the flag?

The flag of China was officially adopted on October 1, 1949. The red of the Chinese flag symbolizes the communist revolution, and it’s also the traditional color of the people. The large gold star represents communism, while the four smaller stars represent the social classes of the people.

How many bones are in a dog’s body?

Bones, muscles, ligaments and tendons compose the bulk of an animal’s body mass. Allowing for variations in tail length, there is an average of 319 bones in the dog skeleton. Bones are complex, rigid, living organs that have their own supply of blood vessels and nerves.

Why does salt speed up the boiling process?

If you look at the heat capacity of salt water, you will find that it is less than pure water. In other words, it takes less energy to raise the temperature of the salt water 1°C than pure water. This means that the salt water heats up faster and eventually gets to its boiling point first.

Who owns all the land in Canada?

All physical land in Canada is the property of the Crown, Queen Elisabeth 11. There is no provision in the Canada Act, or in the Constitution Act 1982 which amends it, for any Canadian to own any physical land in Canada.

What were the wisdom teeth used for?

Anthropologists believe wisdom teeth, or the third set of molars, were the evolutionary answer to our ancestor’s early diet of coarse, rough food – like leaves, roots, nuts and meats – which required more chewing power and resulted in excessive wear of the teeth.

Why is misses spelled Mrs?

Mrs. originated as a contraction of the honorific Mistress, the feminine of Mister, or Master, which was originally applied to both married and unmarried women. The split into Mrs. for married women from Ms. and Miss began during the 17th century.