Many cities come with their very own nicknames that may seem kind of random, but often have roots in what the city is all about or tell you a bit about the city s history. Seattle is no exception. Often called the Emerald City, Seattle s nickname might seem a little off, maybe even misplaced. After all, Seattle isn t known for emeralds. Or maybe your imagination goes toward The Wizard of Oz, but Seattle doesn t have a whole lot to do with Oz either (although, some might argue that Bill Gates is a bit of a wizard). Seattle s nickname is much more visual. Seattle is called the Emerald City because the city and surrounding areas are filled with greenery all year round. The nickname comes directly from this greenery. Emerald City also echoes Washington Stateвs nickname as The Evergreen State
Why Are Wetlands Important? Wetlands prevent flooding by holding water much like a sponge. By doing so, wetlands help keep river levels normal and filter and purify the surface water. Wetlands accept water during storms and whenever water levels are high. When water levels are low, wetlands slowly release water. Wetlands also release vegetative matter into rivers, which helps feed fish in the rivers. Wetlands help to counter balance the human effect on rivers by rejuvenating them and surrounding ecosystems. Many animals that live in other habitats use wetlands for migration or reproduction. For example, herons nest in large old trees, but need shallow areas in order to wade for fish and aquatic life. Amphibians often forage in upland areas but return to the water to mate and reproduce.
We get many people telling us they have worn braces to straighten their teeth in their teens, but their teeth have become crooked again. Straight Teeth Direct Pcan help you straighten your teeth again with clear aligners and here we explain why unplanned tooth movement can happen and what to do to prevent it from happening again. In nature everything follows the path of least resistance. The wind blows and the grass bends. In the same way think of the thousands of movements your jaw and facial muscles make every day of your life. Every time you even breathe, speak, chew, sneeze or smile different muscles come into play, stretching and contorting your mouth. And your tongue is another very powerful muscle, pushing against your teeth continuously as you form words. Over time the jaw grows
The Toco toucan, the largest toucan species, measures approximately two feet, which makes it twice the size of the tawny-tufted toucanet, one of the smallest varieties. Toucans generally have a black plumage that contrasts with their brightly colored throats and faces. The colors of the bill vary and are reflected in the names of several species, such as the chestnut-mandibled and black-mandibled toucans. The most colorful bill is that of the keel-billed, or rainbow-billed toucan, which is mostly green with red, blue and orange parts. Though large, the bill of the toucan is mostly hollow and light. Its wings, however, are heavy, which makes the toucan a clumsy flyer that prefers hopping from branch to branch. ...
Orange is the New Black was one of NetflixБs first original shows, and its breakout hit so to speak. When dropped on Netflix on June 9, it was still riding which hasnБt abated since it premiered in 2013. ItБs one of NetflixБs most-watched shows, up there with Stranger Things, 13 Reasons Why and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. It initially made waves for its direct, and has continued to do so with gradually less controversy and whining from homophobes over the past four years. Though Google Trends shows that the series peaked in terms of search popularity with its dramatic third season, season five has held its own. The 13-episode season has registered pretty much exactly as many searches as it did in season two and season four. We have seen last month, which prompted half a million people to
Cholesterol isn t just something that sits in your body like fat around your waist. It s carried through your bloodstream by carriers made of fat (lipid) and proteins. These are called no big surprise lipoproteins. Two types of lipoproteins carry cholesterol to and from cells. One is low-density lipoprotein, or LDL. The other is high-density lipoprotein, or HDL. The amount of each type of cholesterol in your blood can be measured by a blood test. LDL cholesterol is called bad cholesterol. Think of it as less desirable or even lousy cholesterol, because it contributes to fatty buildups in arteries ( ). Plaque buildups narrow arteries and raise the risk for, and can narrowed arteries in the legs). HDL cholesterol is good cholesterol. Think of it as the healthy cholesterol, so higher levels
Students are given a plastic tub filled with a variety of materialsвwood of different sizes and shapes, a pencil, a marble, a styrofoam ball, a cork, a plastic spoon, a rubber band, a penny, a toothpick, a paper clip, and whatever else is handy. They are asked to predict which objects will float and which will sink when placed under the level of the water and let go. Students perform the experiment and compare the results to their predictions. They discuss why they thought certain objects would sink/float. The class brainstorms a list of properties of the different objects that may affect whether the object floats or sinks. Using the objects they already have, students do simple tests to rule out some of the properties (such as color, shape, etc). In the end, it should be apparent that
According to Prophet Muhammad, the only thing that separates Muslims from non-believers is the prayers. It is the second pillar of Islam after the declaration of faith. Islam is based on five pillars and if one is missing then the whole building collapses. There is no other religion which instructs its followers to pray five times a day therefore Salah is the identity of Muslims. Muslims are ordered to pray five times a day at specific times; before sunrise, midafternoon, late afternoon, sunset and at night. Both the Quran and the Hadith of the Prophet strongly emphasizes the vitality of the five daily prayers in Islam. Salah is a way of totally submitting to the wills of Allah and showing gratitude to him because as Muslims, we donБt bow before anyone but Allah the Almighty. Allah the
Eggs (ova) and sperm have half the number of chromosome One of the rod shaped bodies found in the nucleus of cells that contain genetic information (DNA). of normal body cells. They are called haploid cells rather than diploid An organism or cell that contains two copies of each chromosome. cells. A single egg cell is called an ovum. Collectively, eggs and sperm are called gametes or sex cells. When fertilisation occurs, an egg (ovum) and a sperm fuse to form a zygote. Eggs and sperm have several important adaptations linked to their structure. An egg cell (ovum) is one of the largest cells in the human body and can just be seen without using a microscope. Each egg cell has a haploid nucleus - containing only half the number of chromosomes of a normal cell nucleus. ...
1. Cover the sink with before detangling your hair. Never clog the sink again. 2. When detangling your hair, use your fingers or a instead of a brush to prevent breakage and preserve the shape of your curls. 3. When combing or brushing your hair, gradually move upward instead of starting at the roots. It's much easier to comb through knots at the ends first. 4. Before stepping into the shower, apply a to your hair, tuck it into a, and wash your body before washing your hair as normal. The steam from the shower will help lock in moisture. 5. Mix a small amount of with a lot of conditioner to make your own cleansing conditioner, which gently washes while it deeply moisturizes. Apply the mixture to the crown of your head and thoroughly massage it into your scalp, focusing on just the roots