Who Burnt Rome?

Who Burnt Rome?

The great fire of Rome breaks out and destroys much of the city on this day in the year 64. Despite the well-known stories, there is no evidence that the Roman emperor, Nero, either started the fire or played the fiddle while it burned.

Where was golf first played in the US?

It is thought that the first organized golf played in America was on Harleston Green, undeveloped pastureland near the corner of Pitt and Bull streets. In 1743, Charleston merchant David Deas received a shipment of 432 golf balls and ninety-six clubs from Scotland.

When did the elephant bird become extinct?

Madagascar’s giant, flightless elephant birds were once a common sight on the island, certainly up until the 17th century. It is generally believed that the elephant bird’s extinction resulted from human activity, perhaps not surprising when one of their giant eggs would have fed an entire family.

How strong is a strand of human hair?

A single strand could hold 100g (3oz) in weight: the combined hair of a whole head could support 12 tons or the weight of two elephants. Weight for weight, it is not as strong as steel: more like aluminium, or reinforced glass fibres or Kevlar, which is used to make bulletproof vests.

How many meters deep is the Grand Canyon?

The Grand Canyon is 277 miles (446 km) long, up to 18 miles (29 km) wide and attains a depth of over a mile (6,000 feet or 1,800 meters).

Who invented the Celsius scale?

Anders Celsius was a Swedish astronomer who built the Uppsala Observatory and invented the Celsius (or centigrade) thermometer scale. Anders Celsius was born on November 27, 1701 in Uppsala, Sweden. He was a Swedish astronomer who taught at the University of Uppsala.

How long is a 30 minute show without commercials?

Like American-made sitcoms, most Canadian sitcoms are half-hour programs in which the story is written to run a total of 22 minutes in length, leaving eight minutes for commercials. A few sitcoms are hour-long programs, with 16 minutes allowed for commercials.

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).