Trivia / Knowledge

How quickly does temperature change?

The fastest temperature change on record is a rise of 49 degrees F in two minutes, from -4 degrees to 45 degrees F. This occurred in Spearfish, South Dakota, January 1943, between 7:30 and 7:32 am.

How is Frankenstein a modern prometheus?

The Modern Prometheus is the novel's subtitle. Prometheus, in some versions of Greek mythology, was the Titan who created mankind, and Victor's work by creating man by new means obviously reflects that creative work. Prometheus was also the ...

How stable is Switzerland?

Politically and socially, Switzerland is one of the most stable nations in the world. This is remarkable, considering its small size and limited supply of primary resources. The country also has significant ethnic diversity.

Can you drown but not die?

It is possible to drown and not die. Technically the term "drowning" refers to the process of taking water into the lungs, not to death caused by that process.