What vehicle from World War II became commercially popular in the post-war years?
The name Jeep came from the abbreviation G.P., the abbreviation of General Purpose. The first Jeep vehicles were manufactured in 1940.
In Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, what is the name of the child that falls into the river of chocolate?
Augustus Gloop was greedy and fell into the chocolate river, Veruca Salt was a 'bad nut' and gets sent down the garbage chute, Violet Beauregarde chews gum and turns into a blueberry, Mike Teavee was divided into millions of tiny pieces and sent by television and Charlie Bucket won.
What are the chambers of your heart called?
The heart has four chambers. The right atrium receives de-oxygenated blood and passes it to the right ventricle. The right ventricle pumps the de-oxygenated blood to the lungs. The left atrium receives oxygenated blood from the lungs and pumps it to the left ventricle. The left ventricle pumps the oxygenated blood around the body.
What number did Michael Jordan wear when playing for the Chicago Bulls?
When he started playing high school basketball, his older brother Larry was wearing the number 45. Michael halved his brother's number, which rounded up to the number 23.
What is tensegrity in the body?
Tensegrity is the tension and integrity of our fascial system. You can read more about tensegrity and fascia in the following blog by our in-house experts: The spiderweb connecting your body.
Lux et Veritas, meaning ‘Light and Truth’ is which Ivy League school's motto?
The motto is written on the Yale University Coat of Arms. The Coat of Arms has a Yale Blue shield with an open book and the words "Urim" and "Thummim" in Hebrew. Below the shield is a ribbon with the motto, "Lux et Veritas".
On the Body Mass Index (BMI), a result above what number indicates obesity?
BMI is calculated as weight (kg) divided by the square of height (m). Whilst BMI is commonly used to assess whether weight is within a 'healthy range', it cannot be used as a diagnostic of health or body fat percentage. Categories of BMI are:
- Less than 18.5 = unhealthy
- 18.5 - 24.9 = normal
- 30 - 34.9 = obese class 1
- 35 - 40 = obese class 2
- More than 40 = obese class 3
What is the total height of Niagara Falls?
Niagara Falls consists of three waterfalls: Horseshoe Falls, American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls. It is located between Ontario, Canada and New York, USA.
Before Mount Everest was discovered, what was the highest mountain in the world?
Mount Everest was still the tallest mountain in the world, it just hadn't been discovered yet.
What name was the last living Tasmanian Tiger referred to as?
The last Tasmanian Tiger, also known as a Thylacine, passed away on the 7th September 1936 after three years of captivity at Tasmania's Hobart Zoo.
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