The largest single-stemmed tree in the world is the giant sequoia, some grow up to 300 feet high or nearly 30 feet across. But growing even larger than that is a quaking aspen tree in Utah with a vast root system that has sprouted an entire grove of new trees.
There are some foods that we think of as just naturally going together: cookies and milk, soup and sandwich, apples and cheese. The reasons for those pairings are as complex as the flavors themselves.
Sticks and stones may break your bones, but an embarrassing nickname can haunt you for centuries.
Well, that depends. Because parrots are one of several species (including humans) that give each individual a name to help distinguish them from the group.
Called “snail” by the Italians and “monkey tail” by the Dutch, the asperand is now as much a part of our online lives as scrolling through newsfeed and untagging really unflattering pictures of ourselves from our last trip to the beach.
The words of the familiar New Year’s song “Auld Lang Syne” are actually an old Scottish poem.