The ukulele is a redesign of the Portuguese machete de braga, commonly referred to as machete. The machete was brought to Hawaii when Portuguese labors came to Hawaii to work sugar cane fields.
The kestrel is the smallest, most familiar and widespread falcon in North America. In open country it is commonly seen perched on roadside wires, or hovering low over a field on rapidly beating wings, waiting to pounce on a grasshopper.
Scientists theorizes that there is the same amount of water on Earth now as there was when the Earth formed, about 4.5 billion years ago.
This month marks the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, that overcame legal barriers which were preventing African-American's from voting.
There is a non-native, invasive fungus called white pine blister rust (Cronartium ribicola), which attacks White Pines, even Sugar Pines (Pinus lambertiana) in the Sierras. Blister rust is incurable for the white pines, however about 3% to 5% of Sugar Pines and Western White Pines (Pinus monticola) are resistant to the fungus.
It takes on average 34 gallons of water to grow and make a 4oz. cup of coffee. Where as it takes about 3.5 gallons to make the equivalent size of a cup of tea.
Today not only marks the springs equinox, but also the first solar eclipse of the year. Only visible in the North Atlantic. Solar eclipse are only visible in small areas because the moon's shadow is so much smaller than the earth.
This fact comes from my grandpa this week.
On March 14th of this year, at 9:26:53, the date and time will reflect the first TEN digits of Pi: 3.141592653. This event will not occur again until 2115.
So my grandpa says "Be sure to set your alarm clocks and have a big portion of pumpkin pi."
The Colorado River didn't technical run through the state of Colorado, till Congress changed the name of the Grand River to what is now known as the Upper Colorado River in 1921, much to Utah and Wyoming Representative's disapproval.
|Just 3 main ingredients|
3 Tablespoons Milk (or milk alternative)
1/4 Cup Honey (or agave nectar)
2 cups Coconut Butter
(optional: Food Coloring and Homemade Sprinkles)
|Blend together then color|
Mix the Milk, Honey and Coconut Butter in a blender till smooth. I then separated the mix into two bowls to get the two tone look. I mixed in four drops of red food coloring into one of the bowls and mixed till it was all one color.
Then press the colored mixed into a foil lined, (trust me it makes it a lot easier to take out. I guess parchment could work too) 9x9 pan. I used a knife to spread the white mixture evenly on top. This is the time to add some sprinkles as well.
Refrigerate for about an hour or more, till it is set and firm to the touch. Lift out of pan and cut up.
|Set in to Pan|
California's name is considered to have originated from a Spanish novel published in 1510: Las Sergas de Esplandián (The Adventures of Esplandián). California was an island paradise inhabited by Amazonia like women warriors in the story.
Alpha Centauri, what is often considered the second closest star to Earth, is not a star, but really a star system. Of the three stars in the system, the dimmest - called Proxima Centauri - is actually the nearest star to the Earth (after the Sun). The two bright stars, called Alpha Centauri A and B form a close binary system.
The bison is the largest living land mammal native to the Western Hemisphere. Bison migrated from Asia into North America about 200,000 years ago.
Snowflakes are typically 6 sided, not 8 as is typically depicted.