Nature

How many words does Scotland have for ‘snow’?

421. If that sounds like a lot, it is. Some examples: sneesl (to start raining or snowing); feefle (to swirl); flinkdrinkin (a light snow).

Why are icebergs made of fresh water?

True icebergs are galcier fragments that have fallen into the sea. Glaciers are made of compacted smow, which is fresh water. Additionally, “sea ice” that forms from the freezing of sea water is also basically fresh water as well. This is because when saltwater freezes, it excludes salt from the ice crystal lattice.

Is a lightning bolt hotter than the sun?

Lightning is 5 times hotter than the sun. Lighting can reach temperatures of 30,000 kelvins (53,540 degrees Fahrenheit). Compare that to the surface of the sun, 6,000 kelvins (10,340 degrees Fahrenheit).

Where is the biggest tree in the world?

The General Sherman is a giant sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum) tree located in the Giant Forest of Sequoia National Park in Tulare County, in the U.S. state of California. By volume, it is the largest known living single stem tree on earth.

Is a tsunami a tidal wave?

Although both are sea waves, a tsunami and a tidal wave are two different and unrelated phenomena. A tidal wave is the wave motion of the tides. A tidal wave is a shallow water wave caused by the gravitational interactions between the Sun, Moon, and Earth.

Can it snow when it’s below freezing?

It rarely snows when the temperature drops below zero degrees Fahrenheit (-18 degrees Celsius). But snow does sometimes fall even when it’s that cold. Snow can fall even in the coldest place on Earth, Antarctica, at temperatures well below zero. It turns out that moisture is more important than temperature.

Why does grass make us itch?

Usually it’s because tiny edges and bristles on the grass make small cuts on your skin, causing slight itching. You probably can’t see the cuts,but they are called “blades” of grass for that reason.