Who wrote the original jungle book?

Who wrote the original jungle book?

The Jungle Book (1894) is a collection of stories by English author Rudyard Kipling. The stories were first published in magazines in 1893–94.

What are the only two mammals that lay eggs?

Only two kinds of egg-laying mammals are left on the planet today—the duck-billed platypus and the echidna, or spiny anteater. These odd “monotremes” once dominated Australia, until their pouch-bearing cousins, the marsupials, invaded the land down under 71 million to 54 million years ago and swept them away.

How many jockeys die each year on average?

Between 2 and 3 jockeys are killed each year in horse racing.

Why do they call it salt water taffy?

Candy store owner David Bradley’s shop was flooded during a major storm in 1883. As a result of the flood, his entire stock of taffy was soaked with salty Atlantic Ocean water. When a young girl came into his shop and asked if he had any taffy for sale, he is said to have offered some “salt water taffy.”

What type of creature is Yoda and what planet is he from?

The Jedi Master Yoda was the best-known member of a Force-sensitive species whose true name is not recorded. Known in some sources simply as Yoda’s species, this species of small carnivorous humanoids produced several well-known members of the Jedi Order during the time of the Galactic Republic.

How long does it take for a baby to walk?

She’ll learn to sit, roll over, and crawl before moving on to pulling up and standing at about 9 months. From then on, it’s a matter of gaining confidence and balance. Most babies take their first steps sometime between 9 and 12 months and are walking well by the time they’re 14 or 15 months old.

Where does the term ‘Scape-goat’ stem from?

A ‘scapegoat’ originates from the Biblical atonement ceremony in Leviticus 16. On the day of atonement, God instructs Aaron to take two identical goats. One of the goats is to be offered as a sacrifice to God as a ‘sin sacrifice.’ The other one is to be offered to Azazel and must sent into the wilderness bearing all the sins of Israel. Some biblical scholars theorize that the Barabbas story in Matthew’s gospel is an allegory designed to mirror the atonement ceremony in Leviticus.

What was the most ever paid for a cow at an auction?

The most expensive cow ever bought at an auction went for $1.3M