Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Moose

Moose is both singular and plural. So two or more moose are still called moose.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Caviar

Caviar is fish eggs from sturgeon and other types of fish.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Lightning

Lightning is a discharge of electricity from clouds, accompanied by thunder, which occurs during thunderstorms.

Thunder

Thunder is the sound that is caused by lightning.

Veto

Veto is Latin for "I forbid".

Tempus fugit

Tempus fugit is a Latin expression that means "time flies".

Dictatorship

A dictatorship is a form of government that is ruled by an individual, who is the dictator.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Foie gras

Foie gras is fattened duck or goose livers.

Tofu

Tofu is a soft white food made from soybean curd.

Mustard

Mustard is mostly made of mustard seeds, water, vinegar, and spices.

Olive oil

Olive oil is made from olives which grow on olive trees.

Mayonnaise

Mayonnaise is mostly made of oil, water, eggs, vinegar, and salt.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Horse height

Horse height is measured in hands. One hand is equal to 4 inches.

Horse weight

A thoroughbred horses average weight is near 1,200 pounds.

Condominiums

The difference between a condominium and an apartment is that the apartment is rented, where as the condominium is owned by the person.

Breeders' Cup Classic

Zenyatta is the first filly or mare to ever win the Breeders' Cup Classic. She won the race in November 2009.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Ostrich speed

An ostrich can run up to speeds of 45 mph.

Elephants trunk

An elephants trunk may have over 100,000 muscles.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Venison

Venison is deer meat.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Sled dogs

Sled dogs are used to pull wheel-less vehicles over snow and ice.

Dogs and wolves

Dogs are descendants of ancient wolves.

Monarchy

A monarchy is a government that is ruled by one person.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Grade 1 races

A grade 1 race is the highest class race in horse racing.

Tornado strength

On the Enhanced Fujita Scale, an EF5 tornado is the strongest.

Venomous snakes

A venomous snake is a snake that uses snake venom for the purpose of defense and catching prey.

COD

COD means cash on delivery. Products are paid for at the time of delivery rather than in advance.

Elephant lifespan

Elephants can live up to 70 years of age.

Science fiction

Science fiction is fiction that has future times, future technology, space travel, alien life forms, and time travels.

Autobiography

An autobiography is a book about a person's life written or told by the same person.

Biography

A biography is a detailed story of a person's life that is written by another person.

Fiction or fact

Fiction is literature where the events and people are imaginary. Everything in the story is invented by the author. Non-fiction is literature where the events and people are real. Everything in the story is based on fact.

Herbivores

A herbivore is an animal that eats just plant matter and no meats.

Democracy

A democracy is a form of government where the people elect leaders to represent them.

Theocracy

A theocracy is a form of government that is ruled by a higher divine guidance.

Soccer and football

Soccer is called football in most places in the world.

Roman numerals

The Roman numerals from 1-10 are:

I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Total adult teeth

Adult humans have a total of 32 teeth.

Bones in human body

The adult human body has approximately 206 bones.

Cells

The human body is made up of trillions of cells.

Torso

The torso is the central part of the human body.

Beef tenderloin

Beef tenderloin is the most tender cut of beef.

Tabasco sauce

Tabasco sauce is a hot sauce made from aged peppers, vinegar, and salt.

Bloody Mary

A Bloody Mary is a cocktail that contains vodka, tomato juice, and other spices and flavorings.

Morse code

Morse code is a telegraph code that uses dots and dashes to represent letters and numbers.

Braille

Braille is a system that is used by blind people to read and write.

Flat

An apartment is also called a flat.

Studio apartment

A studio apartment is usually the smallest size apartment.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Hurricane season

Hurricane season is when the majority of hurricanes occur.

LCD

LCD stands for liquid crystal display.

Megahertz to gigahertz

A total of 1,000 megahertz are equal to 1 gigahertz.

Wine

The majority of wines are made from grapes.

Ton

One ton is equal to 2,000 pounds.

Btu

A Btu stands for British Thermal Unit. Air conditioners use this measurement.

Presidential elections

In the United States, the president is elected every four years.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Raisins

Raisins are dried grapes.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Horse racing distance

In thoroughbred horse racing, races of eight furlongs or more are called routes.

Ice cream

Ice cream is mostly made from milk and cream along with other ingredients like sugar.

Tea

Black tea and green tea are two popular kinds of teas.

Orange juice

Orange juice is a good source of vitamin C.

Horse lifespan

Most horses can live between 20 and 30 years old.

Female horses

Female horses are called fillies or mares. Fillies are the younger female horses, mares are the older ones.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Fast cheetah

The cheetah is the fastest land mammal in the world.

Quadrillion

After billion and trillion comes quadrillion. Quadrillion has 15 zeros.

Hottest planet

As the hottest planet in the Solar System, Venus can reach temperatures near 870 degrees Fahrenheit.

Smallest planet

Mercury is the smallest planet in the Solar System.

Largest planet

Jupiter is the largest planet in the Solar System.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Miles to feet

Each mile equals 5,280 feet.

Yards to feet

Each yard equals three feet.

First vice president

John Adams was the first vice president of the United States.

First president

George Washington was the first president of the United States.

King size bed

The largest size bed is a king size.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Earth

Earth is the third planet from the Sun.

Sun distance

The Sun is approximately 93 million miles from Earth.

Freezing

Water freezes at 32 degrees Fahrenheit or 0 degrees Celsius.

Hurricane strength

On the Saffir-Simpson scale, the strongest hurricane is a category five, with winds over 156 mph.

Ham

Ham mostly comes from pigs.

The 21st century

We are currently living in the 21st century.

Seconds

Sixty seconds are in each minute of time.

Alphabet

The English alphabet has 26 letters in total from A-Z.

Piano keys

A piano has 88 keys. There are 52 white keys and 36 black keys.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is celebrated in the United States on the fourth Thursday of November and on the second Monday of October in Canada.

Millennium

A millennium is equal to one thousand years.

Century and decade

A century is equal to one hundred years. A decade is equal to ten years.