Weather lore exists for nearly every season and every type of weather, but many of the most well-known sayings have to do with winter weather. Besides hoping for a White Christmas, there's another reason you'll want to keep a watchful eye on your Christmas Day forecast. According to weather folklore, the weather on Christmas foretells the weather for the remaining winter and upcoming year.
Samoa, officially called the Independent State of Samoa, is an island nation located in Oceania. It is about 2,200 miles (3,540 km) south of Hawaii and its area consists of two main islands, Upolu and Sava'i. In 2011, Samoa moved the International Date Line because it claimed it has more economic ties with Australia and New Zealand (both of which are on the other side of the dateline) than with the United States.
The pangolin is an unusual-looking mammal that is covered with scales instead of fur. The scales are made of keratin, the same protein found in hair and fingernails. Threatened pangolins roll into a ball and are so protected by the scales that most large predators can't bite into them. The name pangolin comes from the Malay word "pengguling," which means "one who rolls up.
In 1924, the Kleenex brand of facial tissue was first introduced. Kleenex tissue was invented as a means to remove cold cream. Early advertisements linked Kleenex to Hollywood makeup departments and sometimes included endorsements from movie stars (Helen Hayes and Jean Harlow) who used Kleenex to remove their theatrical makeup with cold cream.
Like many decades before, the 1890's were filled with great achievements by African-Americans as well as many injustices. Almost thirty years after the establishment of the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments, African-Americans such as Booker T. Washington were establishing and heading schools. Ordinary African-American men were losing their right to vote through Grandfather clauses, poll taxes, and literacy exams.
Anyone who has studied basic science knows about the atom: the basic building block of matter as we know it. All of us, along with our planet, the solar system, stars, and galaxies, are made of atoms. But, atoms themselves are built from much smaller units called "subatomic particles"-electrons, protons, and neutrons.