The chain of events set in motion by a major occurrence is often called an aftermath. Math is from an old English word meaning “to mow.” The second, smaller crop of hay that sometimes springs up after a field has been mowed is called the aftermath, or “after mowing,” and although it is next to useless, it is a problem that has to be dealt with for the good of the fields.
Russia is the largest country in the world, with 6,592,812 square miles (17,075,383 square kilometers) of area. It stretches across two continents, Europe and Asia. It is far bigger than the next largest country in the world, Canada, which has 3,851,809 square miles (9,976,185 square kilometers) of area.
The word amen appears 13 times in the Hebrew Bible and 119 times in the New Testament as well as in the earliest Moslem writings. The word originated in Egypt around 2500 BC as Amun, and meant the “Hidden One,” the name of their highest deity. Hebrew scholars adopted the word as meaning “so it is” and passed it on to the Christians and Moslems.
When the rubber tube of a fountain pen immersed in ink is pressed, the air inside the tube comes out and when the pressure is released the ink rushes in to fill the air space in the tube.
Afew U.S. states outside of the original 13 have been admitted that were never organized territories of the federal government. The most notable are Vermont, an unrecognized, independent republic until its admission in 1791; Kentucky, a part of Virginia until its admission in 1792; Maine, a part of Massachusetts until its admission in 1820 following the Missouri Compromise, an agreement that regulated slavery in the Western territories;
Texas, a recognized independent republic until its admission in 1845; California, created as a state out of the unorganized territory of the Mexican Cession in 1850 without ever having been a separate organized territory; and West Virginia, created from areas of Virginia that rejoined the Union in 1863, after the 1861 secession of Virginia during the Civil War era.
During the Second World War, the U.S. Navy used a phonetic alphabet to clarify radio messages. It began, Alpha, Baker, Charlie, Dog, and went on to include Roger for “R.” Because “R,” or “Roger,” is the first letter in received, it confirmed that the message was understood. On the other hand, “Wilco” is a standard military abbreviation for “will comply.”
The word football first described a game involving two teams and an inflated animal bladder in 1486. The game evolved several times before North Americans introduced new rules, such as three chances to advance the ball five yards, that led to white lines being painted on the field. From the stands, these lines gave the field the appearance of broiled meat from the metal grating of a griddle or “gridiron,” and so that’s what they called it.
At first glance, it’s hard to tell a porpoise and a dolphin apart from one another. Both are fascinating undersea creatures, both are carnivores, and both belong to the same scientific group: Cetacea. However, there are slight physical differences between the two: Porpoises tend to be smaller than dolphins and do not have pronounced beaks. Dolphins have cone-shaped teeth, while porpoises have spadeshaped teeth. Dolphins usually have a hooked or curved dorsal fin, and porpoises usually have a triangle-shaped dorsal fin. (Some have no dorsal fin at all.) There are over 30 species of true dolphins, including familiar species like the bottlenose, spinner, and spotted dolphins.
The air inside the tube increases in volume when heated up. As sufficient space for the expansion of the air is not available because the tube is already highly pumped, it may result in bursting of the tyre.
California produces the most agriculture (animal and plant foods) for the United States, contributing about two-thirds of the nation’s fruits, nuts, berries, and melons. Almost one-quarter of the state’s land—about 27.7 million acres (11.2 million hectares)—is dedicated to farming. Other states that grow a large percent of the nation’s agriculture include Texas, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota, and Arkansas. Texas, for example, produces the most cattle; Iowa raises the most hogs and grows the most corn; and North Dakota grows the most wheat, followed by Kansas. Arkansas tops the list as the state with the largest poultry production.