Why did Benjamin Franklin not want the bald eagle to be the national bird?

Why did Benjamin Franklin not want the bald eagle to be the national bird?

Franklin objected to making the bald eagle the national bird on the grounds that he found it to be “a bird of bad moral character” because it “does not get his living honestly” as it steals food from others and is “too lazy to fish for himself.”

When did Razzles candy come out?

Originally introduced in 1966, with an advertising slogan and jingle of, “First it’s a candy, then it’s a gum. Little round Razzles are so much fun.” The original flavor was raspberry. They were named after a fictional flavor, Razzleberry, that was planned but never panned out.

How many people have earned a Purple Heart?

At this time, it estimated that there have been 1.8 million Purple Hearts awarded. The award was first retroactive to those who received “wound chevrons” and “certificates of merit” during World War I as well as to those from earlier wars who chose to apply for the award.

Who first used the term survival of the fittest?

Herbert Spencer first used the phrase – after reading Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species – in his Principles of Biology of 1864[7] in which he drew parallels between his economic theories and Darwin’s biological, evolutionary ones, writing, “This survival of the fittest, which I have here sought to express in mechanical terms, is that which Mr. Darwin has called ‘natural selection’, or the preservation of favored races in the struggle for life.”

How long does a dollar bill last?

That depends on the denomination of the note. A $1 bill lasts 18 months; $5 bill, two years; $10 bill, three years; $20 bill, four years; and $50 and $100 bills, nine years. Bills that get worn out from everyday use are taken out of circulation and replaced.

How big is a communication satellite?

Modern communications satellites can weigh up to six tons and be the size of a small school bus. In order to give some idea of the size of modern communications satellites, here are some pictures of communications satellites as they are being built.

Who invented the cigarette?

The first commercial cigarettes were made in 1865 by Washington Duke on his 300-acre farm in Raleigh, North Carolina. His hand-rolled cigarettes were sold to soldiers at the end of the Civil War. It was not until James Bonsack invented the cigarette-making machine in 1881 that cigarette smoking became widespread.

Do male seahorses get pregnant?

In sea horses, the males become pregnant. Their mating involves the female inserting her oviduct into the male’s brooding pouch. She does this several times for short intervals to avoid exhaustion. In between the female rests while the male contorts himself to try to get the eggs in place in his brood pouch.