Cilantro used to be the best kept secret of food herbs
by upscale restaurants. It has become a universal spice
for food, mainly meats, and is a must for Mexican food
be in agreement
According to the Webster's experts: Capitulate means
to draw up articles of agreement, or a treaty of the
With the Jack, Queen, and King, being the only picture
cards, and being four suits, there are 12.
In 1775, Cummings invented the first real toilet. His
invention took the material through a pipe into a cesspool.
His invention also kept water in the pipe at all times,
blocking any undesirable odors.
Tungsten, represented by W on the Periodic Table of
the Elements, has the highest melting point of all metals
at 6,170 degrees Fahrenheit. By comparison, typical
low carbon steel melts at 2,450 degrees Fahrenheit.
The word mosquito refers to over 2,000 species of insects.
Mosquitoes make up the family Culicidae of the order
Diptera. Other common insects in the Diptera order are
houseflies, midges and gnats.
Ruth Handler and her husband Elliot owned a company
that made wooden picture frames. Elliot had a partner
named Harold Mattson. After a while, the company started
using scraps of wood from their frames to make doll
furniture. This started them into the toy business where
they changed the name to Mattel (the name was derived
by combining MATTson and ELliot together). Ruth wanted
to make a doll for distribution, so she formed a team
of designers and the Barbie was created. The doll debuted
at the New York Toy Show in 1959 and the rest is toy
The piano was invented by Bartolommeo Cristofori in
Italy in the year 1709. The original piano was only
a four octave instrument as opposed to the seven and
a half octave instrument we have today.
Angus MacGyver was a character played by Richard Dean
Anderson. The character was a special agent working
for the Phoenix Foundation for Research who was highly
skilled in improvising his way out of a jam using nothing
but simple items found around him. His character had
a broad knowledge of science and mechanics and he could
do just about anything with almost any common ordinary
item. The show aired from 1985-1992, but can be now
be seen everyday in syndication.
Donald Duck was created by Carl Barks, a cartoonist
from Oregon, in 1942 while working as an artist for
Disney. Barks drew 6,215 pages, 190 comic covers and
wrote 396 comic scripts while at Disney.