A group of frogs can be called an army, chorus, or colony. A group of toads can be called a knot or a nest. A group of salamanders can be called a band. A group of geese can be called a Gaggle.
Trains can’t stop quickly or swerve. The average freight train is about 1 to 1.25 miles in length (90 to 120 rail cars). When it’s moving at 55 miles an hour, it can take a mile or more to stop after the locomotive engineer fully applies the emergency brake. An
Many physiological functions are slowed during sleep. Brain activity varies during cycles of sleep and at some stages can be as active as if we were fully awake. Certain physiological activities associated with digestion, cell repair, and growth are often greatest during sleep. Additionally, growth hormone is released at an
Vitamin D is important for optimal reproductive function in both animals and humans. It has long been known that serum vitamin D level is important for reproductive function in various animals. Sperm seems to move fastest in men who have high levels of vitamin D, according to a new study.
Jiffy is an informal term for any unspecified short period of time, as in “I’ll be back in a jiffy”. From this it has acquired a number of more precise applications for short, very short, or extremely short periods of time. The earliest technical usage for jiffy was defined by
Oral mucosa heals faster than skin, suggesting that saliva may have properties that aid wound healing. Saliva contains many compounds that are antibacterial or promote healing. On the other hand, the cornea is the only part of a human body that has no blood supply; it gets oxygen directly through
Patience and Fortitude, the world-renowned pair of marble lions that stand proudly before the majestic Beaux-Arts building at Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street in Manhattan, have captured the imagination and affection of New Yorkers and visitors from all over the world since the Library was dedicated on May 23, 1911.