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From the sinking of which ship, the tradition of "Women and children first" was born?
MV Wilhelm Gustloff
"Women and children first" is a code of conduct dating from 1852, whereby the lives of women and children were to be saved first in a life-threatening situation. HMS Birkenhead was wrecked on 26 February 1852, while transporting troops to Algoa Bay at Danger Point. There were not enough serviceable lifeboats for all the passengers, and the soldiers famously stood firm on board, thereby allowing the women and children to board the boats safely and escape the sinking.Only 193 of the estimated 643 people on board survived; including all women and children
What is contained in the 13th century Paris Codex?
description of Chinese medicine
census of rulers of ancient Egypt
divination and ceremonies in Galicia
description of Mayan religious rituals
The Paris Codex is devoted almost entirely to Mayan ritual and ceremony and is one of three surviving generally accepted pre-Columbian Maya books dating to the Period of Mesoamerican chronology (c. 900–1521 AD). The codex largely relates to a cycle of thirteen 20-year k'atuns and includes details of Maya astronomical signs.
Which "axis" plays an important role in maintaining normal brain function?
Symmetry axis of the brain
The gut–brain axis is the biochemical signaling that takes place between the gastrointestinal tract and the central nervous system. Changes in the composition of the gut flora due to diet, drugs, or disease correlate with changes in levels of circulating cytokines, some of which can affect brain function. The gut flora also release molecules that can directly activate the vagus nerve. Around 70% of people with autism also have gastrointestinal problems, indicating that there may be a connection between autism and gut flora.
What U.S. state has the nickname "Land of 10,000 Lakes"?
Minnesota is a state in the midwestern and northern regions of the United States. Minnesota was admitted as the 32nd U.S. state on May 11, 1858, created from the eastern half of the Minnesota Territory. The state has a large number of lakes, and is known by the slogan "Land of 10,000 Lakes".
In which sport the final match result may be 10 - 1?
It is not possible to get a single point in American Football. In beach volleyball and table tennis, the sets are finished when 21 (volleyball) and 11 (table tennis) points are reached.
Which of this mineral is the best diamond alternative?
Moissanite is regarded as a diamond alternative, with some optical properties exceeding those of diamond. Its lower price and less exploitative mining practices necessary to obtain it make it a popular alternative to diamonds. Due in part to the similar thermal conductivity of moissanite and diamond, it is a popular target for scams; however, higher electrical conductivity and birefringence of moissanite may alert a buyer to fraud.
Which electronic company’s name means “Three Oceans”?
Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd. a Japanese major electronics company was incorporated in 1949; in 1952 it made Japan's first plastic radio and in 1954 Japan's first pulsator-type washing machine. The company's name means three oceans in Japanese, referring to the founder's ambition to sell their products worldwide, across the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian oceans.
How many "palaces" are there in Venice?
In the years of splendor in Venice there was a law that allowed only one building to wear the name of the palace - it was the Doge's Palace, the residence of the rulers of Venice. The rich Venetian families lived according to this law in the so-called houses (Casa abbreviated Ca). Currently, most residences of Venetian patricians carry the word "palace" in their name, although there are exceptions and some Venetian monuments are still called according to old traditions, eg Ca'Rezzonico or Ca 'd'Oro. Over 100 survived to modern times.
The greenish tint seen on the edges of tempered glass is caused by?
The green tint found in most tempered glass is a result of iron used in the production of glass sheets, where it is added as an ingredient to act as a lubricant. In fact, except in manufacturing processes designed to minimize iron use to avoid the green tint, you’ll find that green cast in all sheets of glass–not just tempered glass