How many feet did a chicken in flight cover to capture the world record for distance flown?
Historical records relate the domestication of chickens took place nearly 10,000 years ago. People in India and Vietnam captured chickens and bred them for feathers, eggs and meat. Within a short time, this domestication spread across Asia, Europe and Africa. This drastically reduced the chicken’s ability to fly. When living as wild jungle fowl, chickens would easily take flight to evade predators or to roost in trees. Once domesticated, discouragement of flying off impeded flying. Source: FactualFacts.com
Which of these movies did NOT win the Academy Award for Best Picture in the ’80s?
“Driving Miss Daisy”
“The Color Purple”
“Terms of Endearment” Answer: The Color Purple is a 1985 film directed by Steven Spielberg that tells the story of a young African American girl named Celie Harris and shows the problems African American women faced during the early 20th century. The Color Purple was nominated for eleven Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actress for Whoopi Goldberg and Best Supporting Actress for both Margaret Avery and Oprah Winfrey. It failed to win any of them, tying the record set by 1977’s The Turning Point for the most Oscar nominations without a single win.
“The Color Purple”
Who fought the Soviet Union in the Winter War in 1939?
Soviet Leader Josef Stalin began Russia’s dispute with its neighbor Finland in 1939. Stalin wanted, among other things, to expand his influence in Eastern Europe and demanded Finland move its border with Russia back along the Karelian Isthmus, relinquishing 16 miles of territory. He also wanted to lease territory on the Hanko Peninsula for a naval base. The Finns declined Stalin’s offers. In November, Stalin sent his Soviet Red Army to invade Finland with half a million troops. Source: History.com