Mrs. originated as a contraction of the honorific Mistress, the feminine of Mister, or Master, which was originally applied to both married and unmarried women. The split into Mrs. for married women from Ms. and Miss began during the 17th century.
Is the moon a reflection of the sun?
Of course, the light we see doesn’t originate on the Moon — the Moon (like the planets) shines by reflected sunlight. [Note in passing: the Moon’s surface is actually quite black. Only about 3% of the Sun’s light which hits the Moon is reflected. But that’s enough to light up our night sky.]
Why is the marathon 26 miles and 385 yards?
The marathon is a long-distance running event with an official distance of 42.195 kilometres (26 miles and 385 yards), usually run as a road race. The event was instituted in commemoration of the fabled run of the Greek soldier Pheidippides, a messenger from the Battle of Marathon to Athens.
Which president was divorced?
America has only had one divorcee president, but two widower presidents moved on to second wives while in office. And one president never got married at all. Ronald Reagan was the only president who ever divorced his wife.
What are the countries that surround Australia?
The nearest of these countries include Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, New Zealand, New Caledonia, the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu, which are all island nations or territories in the South-East Asian and Asia-Pacific regions.
What is Simba’s mother’s name?
Sarabi is Simba’s mother, Mufasa’s wife and Kiara’s grandmother. Her name means “mirage” in Swahili.
How much does 50 gallons of water weigh?
A gallon of water weighs ten pounds, outside of the USA. 16 fluid ounces in a pint, is a measure of volume, not a measure of weight, which is an avoirdupois ounce (dry weight). A fluid ounce is equivalent to 1.0425 av. ounces. A gallon of water weighs 8.34 pounds.
Which famous person was the teddy bear named after?
A 1902 political cartoon in The Washington Post spawned the Teddy bear name. The name Teddy Bear comes from former United States President Theodore Roosevelt, who was commonly known as “Teddy” (though he loathed being referred to as such).