Page 9 - Animal Facts
After the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, the United States recognized that a Japanese invasion of Hawaii was possible.
If this happened, the Japanese would have access to a large amount of U.S. currency.
To avoid this possibility, the U.S. Army recalled $200 million worth of U.S. currency in Hawaii and set them on fire.
The Federal Reserve replaced all that money with special bills with the word “Hawaii” on them.
In case of a Japanese invasion, these special notes would become worthless, preventing the Japanese from holding millions of American dollars.
The special currency was in use until 1944.
Nope. This myth is fairly widespread on the internet, but it’s not accurate. As of 2007, there were 5,484,606 registered automobiles in the city of Los Angeles.
Meanwhile, the city itself spans an area of 502.693 square miles.
To cover one quarter of the city, the city’s five and a half million cars would need to take up an area of 125.67325 square miles or 3.5 BILLION square feet. That’s not even close to being true.
To be generous, let’s assume that the 5,484,606 automobiles registered in Los Angeles are all above average in size.
For the sake of argument, let’s assume that everyone in LA drives a Hummer H1.The Hummer H1 has a width of 86.5 inches and a length of 184.5 inches.
That’s a grand total of 15,959.25 square inches (about 110.8 square feet) of area covered by each automobile.
That would mean that the total area covered by LA’s cars would be 607,694,345 square feet (about 22 square miles).
That’s a far cry from the 3.5 BILLION square feet required to cover 25% of Los Angeles. It’s actually less than 5%. It’s probably smaller still, since most cars take up less area than the Hummer H1.
Still, LA does have a lot of cars. There are 3,792,621 people in the city, which means that there are almost twice as many cars as there are people.
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Even though most of us relate Woolly mammoths with cavemen, they were still around here when the Egyptians were building the pyramids!
The woolly mammoth coexisted with early humans as most of you know, and those humans used their bones and tusks for making art, tools, and dwellings and even cook their food.
A small population of 500-1000 woolly mammoths lived on Wrangel Island until 1650 BC. That’s only about 4,000 years ago!
It is said that the last of them died 1000 years after the Giza pyramids were built. The reason for the demise of these species is still unknown.
The key is the frog legs must be fresh and skinned. The cells in the frog are still intact and the biochemical machinery still works.
The cells contain unused ATP which is a coenzyme found in all organisms and used as an energy carrier.
The muscle only needs an activator to release the ATP stored in the cells to make them contract or relax.
There is a limited amount of ATP stored in the cells, mind you, so the movement will end.
Galvani was the first scientist to show that electricity could activate frog legs and since salt contains sodium ions, it can create voltage differences, much like electricity.