Who wrote the first novel in America?

Who wrote the first novel in America?

William Hill Brown is generally believed to have written the first American novel, “The Power of Sympathy,” published in Boston in 1791, which relates a tragic love story.

What diseases can you get from lack of vitamin C?

Scurvy is a disease caused by a diet that lacks vitamin C (ascorbic acid). Patients develop anemia, debility, exhaustion, edema (swelling) in some parts of the body, and sometimes ulceration of the gums and loss of teeth. The name scurvy comes from the Latin scorbutus.

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 continent is Russia in?

The Asian part of Russia is known as Siberia. However, in terms of population, the situation is reversed: Roughly three out of four Russians live in the European part of the country and just one out of four live in the Asian part. Europe and Asia actually share a single landmass, which is known as Eurasia.

What exactly is evaporated milk?

Evaporated milk, also known as dehydrated milk, is a shelf-stable canned milk product with about 60% of the water removed from fresh milk. It differs from sweetened condensed milk, which contains added sugar. Sweetened condensed milk requires less processing since the added sugar inhibits bacterial growth.

How fast do hockey pucks glide on ice?

Pucks his by hockey sticks have reached speeds of up to 150 miles per hour.

Do snakes have a good sense of smell?

Most snakes have an excellent sense of smell, in part to make up for their poor eyesight and limited hearing. Rather than a conventional nose, however, snakes sniff with an organ at the roof of the mouth called a Jacobson’s organ, which is also found in a few lizard species.

How many chambers does a human heart have?

The heart has four chambers: two atria and two ventricles. The right atrium receives oxygen-poor blood from the body and pumps it to the right ventricle. The right ventricle pumps the oxygen-poor blood to the lungs. The left atrium receives oxygen-rich blood from the lungs and pumps it to the left ventricle.