Why do they call it a soft drink?

Why do they call it a soft drink?

soft drink. So called in contrast to alcoholic beverages, which are “hard drinks”. Any carbonated, usually sweet, non-alcoholic drink. (In this sense, juice, milk, tea and coffee are not soft drinks.)

What does a grip do on a film set?

They constitute their own department on a film set and are directed by a key grip. Grips have two main functions. The first is to work closely with the camera department to provide camera support, especially if the camera is mounted to a dolly, crane, or in an unusual position, such as the top of a ladder.

Why does the Earth only see one side of the moon?

Only one side of the Moon is visible from Earth because the Moon rotates about its spin axis at the same rate that the Moon orbits the Earth, a situation known as synchronous rotation or tidal locking.

What makes a cat purr?

One hypothesis, backed by electromyographic studies, is that cats produce the purring noise by using the vocal folds and/or the muscles of the larynx to alternately dilate and constrict the glottis rapidly, causing air vibrations during inhalation and exhalation.

Who came up with the term sociology?

In 1838, the French-thinker Auguste Comte (1798–1857) ultimately gave sociology the definition that it holds today. Comte had earlier expressed his work as “social physics”, but that term had been appropriated by others, most notably a Belgian statistician, Adolphe Quetelet (1796–1874).

When was the frontier closed?

A year after the Oklahoma Land Rush, the director of the U.S. Census Bureau announced that the frontier was closed. The 1890 census had shown that a frontier line, a point beyond which the population density was less than two persons per square mile, no longer existed.

How fast does a subway train go?

PATH trains are rated to travel 70 mph but they apparently never exceed 55 mph, and they only go that fast in the 5-mile stretch between Journal Square and Harrison. New York subway trains can reach 55 mph as well, but rarely get over 30 mph.

How many footballs can you fit in the Grand Canyon?

Approximately 900 trillion footballs can fit inside the Grand Canyon.