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.

What was the name of the first space station?

Two names, Earth-Star and Starlight, referred to the Station’s likely bright star-like appearance in the skies of Earth, while another, Skybase, was said to build on “the tradition of Skylab,” the first U.S. space station, which had reached orbit in 1973.

Why do we put candles on top of birthday cakes?

Some believe that the tradition of birthday candles began in Ancient Greece, when people brought cakes adorned with lit candles to the temple of Artemis, goddess of the hunt. The candles were lit to make them glow like the moon, a popular symbol associated with Artemis.

Can a judge overturn a jury verdict in a criminal case?

The fact of the matter is that a judge is an expert on the law and the jury is not. The judge can overturn a guilty verdict and find the defendant not guilty, but not the other way around. Instead of overturning a guilty verdict, the judge can order a new trial.

How high are the clouds?

Low-level clouds lie below 6,500 feet (2,000 meters). Meteorologists refer to them as stratus clouds. They’re often dense, dark, and rainy (or snowy) though they can also be cottony white clumps interspersed with blue sky. The most dramatic types of clouds are cumulus and cumulonimbus, or thunderheads.

Which city is built on seven hills?

Furthermore, she is a city built on seven hills. That specification eliminates ancient Babylon. Only one city has for more than 2000 years been known as the city on seven hills. That city is Rome.

Who was the first to go to the North Pole?

First to reach the Geographic North Pole (disputed): there are two claimants, Frederick Cook, accompanied by two Inuit men, Ahwelah and Etukishook, on April 21, 1908 and Robert Edwin Peary and his employee Matthew Henson and four Inuit men Ootah, Seegloo, Egingway, and Ooqueah on April 6, 1909.

What car holds the fastest Nurburgring time?

After the Porsche 911 GT2 dethroned the Lamborghini Huracán Performante in 2017, it took Lamborghini less than a year to reclaim the title of fastest Nurburgring lap-time as the Aventador SVJ clocked in a 6:44.97 second lap in 2018.