What do Americans fear the most?

What do Americans fear the most?

Thursday, September 14, 2017

5:57 PM

What do Americans fear the most?

o Economic or financial collapse

o Terrorist attack on the nation

o Loved ones dying

o Corrupt government officials

o Economic or financial collapse 38.5%

o Terrorist attack on the nation 18.2%

o Loved ones dying 28.1%

o Corrupt government officials 15.2%

Of the top 10 fears identified in Chapman University’s 2016 survey, 60.6 percent of Americans reported being "afraid" or "very afraid" of corrupt government officials. This beat out fear of identity theft (37.1 percent), walking alone at night (21.1 percent) and a tie between fear of zombies and significant other cheating (10.2 percent each.) The thing least feared by Americans is others talking about them behind their backs (6.8 percent.) Source: Chapman.edu

According to a recent study, what is the world’s deadliest animal?

According to a recent study, what is the world’s deadliest animal?

Thursday, September 14, 2017

5:32 PM

According to a recent study, what is the world’s deadliest animal?

· Snake

· Crocodile

· Shark

· Mosquito

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Answer: The world’s deadliest animal isn’t a shark or even a snake. Most of the deaths caused by animals, it turns out, have less to do with the animals themselves than the diseases they transmit. Mosquitoes – the pesky bugs that suck blood and transmit viruses from person to person are responsible for the most animal-related deaths. According to the World Health Organization, about 725,000 people are killed every year by mosquito-borne diseases. Malaria alone affects 200 million, of which an estimated 600,000 die.

Answer:

Mosquito

Trump says no deal on DACA, wants ‘big’ border security

Trump says no deal on DACA, wants ‘big’ border security

Thursday, September 14, 2017

5:10 PM

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump at the White House in Washington D.C., August 30, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday said any move on illegal immigrants brought to the United States as children would have to be tied to security, disputing Democratic congressional leaders who said they had reached a deal with him on the issue.

"No deal was made last night on DACA. Massive border security would have to be agreed to in exchange for consent. Would be subject to vote," Trump wrote in one of a series of posts on Twitter.

He was referring to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program created by former President Barack Obama.

"The Wall (on the U.S.-Mexico border), which is already under construction in the form of new renovation of old and existing fences and walls, will continue to be built," Trump also wrote.

Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer and House of Representatives Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi earlier said they had come to an agreement with Trump at a dinner meeting at the White House Wednesday evening.

"We agreed to enshrine the protections of DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) into law quickly, and to work out a package of border security, excluding the wall, that’s acceptable to both sides," Schumer and Pelosi said in a statement.

The White House disputed that assessment.

"While DACA and border security were both discussed, excluding the wall was certainly not agreed to," White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said on Twitter on Wednesday night.

Still, Trump on Thursday appeared to acknowledge the complexity of handing the issue of the immigrant children dubbed Dreamers.

A mainstay of his 2016 presidential campaign was a promise to build a wall along the southern U.S. border aimed at keeping immigrants and drugs out. He had said Mexico would pay for it but has since requested money from the U.S. Congress.

"Does anybody really want to throw out good, educated and accomplished young people who have jobs, some serving in the military? Really!" Trump wrote in another tweet.

"They have been in our country for many years through no fault of their own – brought in by parents at young age. Plus big border security."

(Reporting by Susan Heavey; editing by John Stonestreet)

Hello, world. Meet our baby girl: Alexis Olympia Ohanian, Jr. – YouTube

Hello, world. Meet our baby girl: Alexis Olympia Ohanian, Jr. – YouTube

Thursday, September 14, 2017

1:32 PM

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Who gave the state of Florida its name?

Who gave the state of Florida its name?

Thursday, September 14, 2017

2:49 AM

Who gave the state of Florida its name?

· Sir Francis Drake

· John Cabot

· Henry Hudson

· Juan Ponce de León

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Answer: In pursuit of a rumored fountain of youth located on an island known as Bimini, Juan Ponce de León set sail from Puerto Rico in March 1513. The following month, the expedition landed on the coast of what is now Florida. At the time, Ponce de León thought that he had landed on another island, and not the coast of mainland North America. He named the site Florida (meaning "flowery"), in reference to its lush floral vegetation and because he discovered it at Easter time, which Spaniards referred to as Pascua Florida ("feast of flowers").

What percentage of the world’s population is left-handed?

What percentage of the world’s population is left-handed?

Thursday, September 14, 2017

2:43 AM

What percentage of the world’s population is left-handed?

· 26 percent

· 3.2 percent

· 10 percent

· 18 percent

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· 26 percent24.3%

· 3.2 percent12.6%

· 10 percent30.7%

Science has discovered a great deal about why being a lefty shows up in only 10 percent of the world’s population. A study found that lefties are probably left-handed because of a balance between competition and cooperation in human evolution. Cooperation favors same-handedness (sharing tools), and competition favors the unusual (southpaws have advantage in a fight.) The 90-10 ratio of right-handed to left-handed has remained stable for over 5,000 years. Source: LiveScience.com

· 18 percent32.4%

Which scale is used to measure the intensity of a hurricane?

Which scale is used to measure the intensity of a hurricane?

Monday, September 11, 2017

2:41 AM

Which scale is used to measure the intensity of a hurricane?

· Fujita scale

· Saffir–Simpson scale

· Beaufort scale

· Scoville scale

Answer: The Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale is a 1-5 rating based on the hurricane’s intensity. To be classified as a hurricane, a tropical cyclone must have maximum sustained winds of at least 74 mph (Category 1). The highest classification in the scale, Category 5, is reserved for storms with winds exceeding 156 mph. The scale was developed in 1971 by civil engineer Herbert Saffir and meteorologist Bob Simpson, who at the time was director of the U.S. National Hurricane Center. The scale was introduced to the general public in 1973.

What was the deadliest hurricane in U.S. history?

What was the deadliest hurricane in U.S. history?

Sunday, September 10, 2017

5:26 PM

What was the deadliest hurricane in U.S. history?

· Great Miami Hurricane 1926

· Hurricane Andrew 1992

· Hurricane Katrina in 2005

· The Great Galveston Hurricane of 1900

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Answer: The Great Galveston Hurricane was a Category 4 storm, with winds of up to 145 mph per hour, which made landfall on September 8, 1900, in Galveston, Texas, leaving about 6,000 to 12,000 dead. It was the deadliest hurricane in U.S. history. Unfortunately for the residents of Galveston, meteorology was far from an exact science at the end of the 19th century, and they received little warning about the storm’s strength. Even if one uses the low estimate of 6,000 victims, this storm remains the deadliest ever to hit the United States.

What fruit gives chefs a choice of red, black or white?

What fruit gives chefs a choice of red, black or white?

Saturday, September 9, 2017

2:59 AM

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· Apples 3.29%

· Raspberries 24.0%

· Plums 29.1%

· Currants 43.6% – answer

Real currants are members of the flowering shrub family Ribes. They are naturally a deep, dark purple, a brilliant ruby red, or an almost translucent white berry. They are at their most delicious when served fresh but can dry like raisins. All varieties of this fruit have a distinctive acid "kick" to balance out their sweetness. They are particularly popular in fresh fruit berry mixes or as a garnish to desserts. Source: TheSpruce.com