The first Starbucks opened in Seattle, Washington, on March 30, 1971, by three partners who met while they were students at the University of San Francisco: English teacher Jerry Baldwin, history teacher Zev Siegl, and writer Gordon Bowker.
What does the French phrase C’est la vie mean in English?
c’est la vie. An expression used to play down some minor disappointment: “So we lost a softball game by twenty-two runs. What can you do; c’est la vie.” From French, meaning “that’s life.”
What is the only man-made structure visible from space.
Spanning 21,196 km in length, the Great Wall of China is the only man-made structure visible from space.
How should you evade an alligator or crocodile?
Crocodiles and alligators are surprisingly fast on land. Although they are rapid, they are not agile. So, if being chased by one, run in a zigzag line to lose him or her.
What was the first metal used by man?
Over 4,000 years ago, when it was discovered that minerals could be melted, curiosity led man to combine melted metals (alloys). By accident they made bronze by adding tin to copper (the Bronze Age). Another combination of zinc and copper made brass.
What percent of calories does the brain use?
While a brain takes up about twenty percent, or 300, of a resting body’s 1300 calories a day, and while it has the potential to burn more, it’s estimated that most actual thinking only changes the amount of calories that the brain burns by around twenty to fifty calories per day.
What causes muscles to be sore after workout?
Lactic acid is a normal byproduct of muscle metabolism, but it can irritate muscles and cause discomfort and soreness. Muscle soreness associated with exercise is known as delayed onset muscle soreness or DOMS.
What does the t mean in t minus?
T-minus refers to a countdown method used by NASA and the military. It translates to time minus. For example, when a shuttle is getting ready for liftoff, it will be lifting off at a specific time. If that time is 30 seconds away, they will say “T-minus 30 seconds.”