Monthly Archives: July 2015

How Much does the Human Head Weigh ?

 11 lbs 

The human head contains the brain which weighs about 3 pounds. Then there is the skull, the eyes, the teeth, the facial musles and skin. In all, an adult human head weighs 11 pounds which is about as much as an average bowling ball.

Happy Bowling Ball

How Heavy is Your HeadThis can leave you with a headache and chronic neck pain that is difficult to treat.

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Why did Russia sell Alaska to the United States ?

Bankrupt – Fear of losing Alaska to Great Britain

  • The Alaska Purchase was the United States’ acquisition of Alaska from the Russian Empire in 1867 by a treaty ratified by the U.S. Senate.Russia wanted to sell its Alaskan territory, fearing that it might be seized if war broke out with Britain.
  • Russia was in a difficult financial position and feared losing Russian America without compensation in some future conflict, especially to the British, whom they had fought in the Crimean War (1853–1856). the Russian emperor Alexander II decided to sell the territory.

Alaska

Purchase of Alaska Document and Check

Alaska Purchase Check

Purchasing Alaska

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Seward's Folly

Russia's Position

California Gold Rush Trivia

  • When was gold discovered in California ? = January 24, 1848
  • Who discovered gold ? = James Marshall found gold while working on the Sutter’s Mill.
  • Why were gold miners called “49ers” ? = Because they rushed to California in 1849.
  • Where was gold discovered ? = In the American River in Coloma
  • Who was the president of the U.S. in the Era of the Gold Rush ? = James K. Polk
  • What was another nickname for a gold miner ? = Sourdough
  • How was gold extracted ? = By panning
  • Who found gold and invented a jeans company ? = Levi Strauss
  • What was the common punishment for people who stole gold that was not theirs ? = They had their ears chopped off.

sutters-mill

Sutter's Mill

California Gold Rush - How it all began...

James Marshall

John Sutter

California Godl Mining

Gold Miners