Why did the Mississippi River run backwards?

Why did the Mississippi River run backwards?

In 1811 and 1812, a series of earthquakes emanated from New Madrid, Missouri, and were felt as far away as Ohio and South Carolina. The soil beneath the Mississippi River rose, temporarily changing its course so that it flowed backward.

What currency was Martha Washington on?

Martha Washington is the only woman whose portrait has appeared on a U.S. currency note. It appeared on the face of the $1 Silver Certificate of 1886 and 1891, and the back of the $1 Silver Certificate of 1896.

Do bananas have seeds in them?

Wild bananas, prior to domestication, do have seeds. But like seedless grapes, humans have found and cultivated seedless mutations. So now all banana trees come from cuttings and there are no seeds in the fruit. The little brown specs in a banana are the vestiges of seeds that did not develop because of the mutation.

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.

What is the fastest recorded 0-60mph time?

In 2014 the Porsche 918 clocked a 2.2 second 0-60. Two years later the Tesla Model S came in a close second with a 2.28 0-60 time.

What do Americans think HTML means?

According to a 2014 study, 1 in 9 Americans––exactly 11% of the population––think HTML, is actually a disease.

What year was the first walk on the moon?

Interestingly, out of the dozen people who walked on the Moon, no one ever did it more than once. On July 21, 1969, Neil Armstrong made history by becoming the first person to set foot on the Moon. He was soon followed by Buzz Aldrin.

Why do cold things hurt your teeth?

Tooth sensitivity is caused when the outside of teeth, or the hard enamel, wears down or gums recede and the tiny tubes in the tooth dentin become exposed. Each of those tiny tubes contains a lot of nerve endings, and when they’re left open, it can hurt when you put hot or cold things in your mouth.