The tides are due to the gravitational pull of the Moon and the Sun on the Earth. Because the gravitational force decreases as the distance squared, the part of the Earth that is closer to the Moon or the Sun is pulled a little extra and a bulge is created.
What nation produces the most vanilla?
The majority of the world’s vanilla is the V. planifolia species, more commonly known as Bourbon vanilla (after the former name of Réunion, Île Bourbon) or Madagascar vanilla, which is produced in Madagascar and neighboring islands in the southwestern Indian Ocean, and in Indonesia.
How many times did Jackie Robinson won the World Series?
Robinson played in six World Series, but only won one in 1955 against the New York Yankees in a seven game series.
What makes popcorn pop?
Popcorn is a special kind of corn. Of all the types of corn, popcorn is the only variety that pops. Inside each kernel of popcorn is a tiny droplet of water surrounded by a hard shell called a hull. As the popcorn is heated, the water turns into steam, which builds pressure inside the kernel.
When did Italy become a state?
Italy became a nation-state belatedly – in 1861 when the city-states of the peninsula, along with Sardinia and Sicily, were united under King Victor EMMANUEL. An era of parliamentary government came to a close in the early 1920s when Benito MUSSOLINI established a Fascist dictatorship.
Why is a bobby pin called a bobby pin?
In 1899 the bobbing pin came into wide use as the hairstyle known as the “bob cut” or “bobbed hair” took hold. It was invented in Paris by Robert (Bobby) Pinot. As foreigners caught wind of his invention, the hairstyle gained momentum and the pin became known as “Bobby’s pin.”
What breed of cat is hairless?
While they lack much of the fur of other cat breeds Sphynx cats are not necessarily hypoallergenic. Allergies to cats are triggered by a protein called Fel d1, not cat hair itself. Fel d1 is a tiny and sticky protein primarily found in cat saliva and sebaceous glands.
Who are your cousins kids?
Starting with you, children of your first cousins are your first cousins, once removed. Children of your first cousin’s children, are your first cousins, twice removed. So, your first cousin’s son is your first cousin, once removed