Other birds that we eat, such as quail, duck or pigeon, have all dark meat. Chickens and turkeys are among a small group of birds with white flesh on the breasts and wings.
The configuration of the “dance” that a bee performs on returning from the field communicates to bees in the hive the location of the food source.
When Governor Bradford initiated the observance of Thanksgiving in 1621, he sent hunters out to bring back meat for the celebration.
New Zealand-born Harold Williams (1876-1928) is considered one of the greatest linguists of all time.
Chevrolet, Buick, and Cadillac odometers cannot be rolled back – at least not without it being apparent to any used-car dealer.
A paradigm is a system of interlocking facts, theories, and philosophies that is so widely accepted it becomes an implicit framework for thinking about scientific problems. Paradigms are most noticeable when new discoveries call into question an existing problem, demanding a new paradigm. The result can be what is called a paradigm shift. An example …
Word: Rigmarole Meaning: confused or meaningless talk
A classic experiment performed in the late nineteenth century that disproved the existence of ether, a mysterious substance formerly thought to permeate the universe, and through which light waves were believed to propagate. The experiment was part of the intellectual groundwork of Einstein’s relativity theory. From: How The World Works by Boyce Rensberger
The pale half moon shape at the base of each nail is called the lunule. It shows where the hardening process is not yet complete. The American Academy of Dermatology provided these nail facts: Nails grow about 0.1 mm (or about .004 inch) per day. Fingernails tend to grow a little faster than toenails. Toenails …
Food historians speculate that cottage cheese was probably the first cheese. And it was undoubtedly made by accident. Some anonymous nomad was probably carrying milk on a camel in the desert and at the end of the day found lumps rather than liquid. And much to the nomad’s surprise, the lumps tasted pretty good. According …