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What's the difference between a novel and a book?
A novel (from French nouvelle Italian "novella", "new") is an extended, generally fictional narrative, typically in prose. Until the eighteenth century, the word referred specifically to short fictions of love and intrigue as opposed to romances, which were epic-length works about love and adventure. Novels are characterized by 60,000-200,000 words in length, or 300-1,300 pages, in length. During the 18th century the novel adopted features of the old romance and became one of the major literary genres. It is today defined mostly by its ability to become the object of literary criticism demanding artistic merit and a specific 'literary' styleor specific literary styles.
How old are you before it can be said you died of old age?
The majority of deaths in most countries are due to natural causes, and the majority of those deaths occur in old age. If you die, not in an accident and didn't have any medical condition then you died of old age.
If someone owns a piece of land, do they own it all the way to the center of the earth?
No. You simply own the land. The mineral rights are owned by someone else, unless you have purchased those too.
If humans evolved from monkey's/apes, why are they still here?
Whilst modern Human and Great Apes share a common ancestor, we are of a completely different species. The ancestor of the Apes took a slightly different evolutionary step to what became us. Perhaps the genes or DNA precluded the development of sentience or even of bone restructuring which allowed us to begin to walk upright. The Apes and Monkeys have evolved over a similar period to ourselves but the changes were still animalistic and have been quite slight except for size and the development of the 'family group'. Behavior changed but the physical aspects didn't.
Why doesn't glue stick to the inside of the bottle?
In the bottle there's little air. What makes the glue move is the water in the glue. In the bottle, there's no air, so the water doesn't evaporate. When it leaves the bottle, or the bottle is left open, the water evaporates or dries and sticks things together. We say it dries because it loses the moisture by evaporation.
Do penguins have knees?
Yes. Penguins appear to have very short legs and no knees because only the lower leg is externally visible. Their knees and upper legs are feather covered, hiding them from view. This also means that penguins never get cold knees!
Why is it said that an alarm clock is going off when really its coming on?
Why do you park in a drive?
How come people tell you not to stand in front of an emergency exit when if there was an emergency surely you would run through it?
Obviously, because if there was an emergency, not only would you be running through it, but many other people. So if you stand in front of it, you are blocking an exit.
Why did Sally sell seashells on the seashore when you can just pick them up anyway?
Maybe she cleaned, polished and painted them for tourists. Who wants a dirty shell to put on your coffee table after a vacation? Maybe she'd have been better off with an eBay store...
In libraries, do they put the bible in the fiction or non-fiction section?
It is debated whether or not religon is real or fake, but the Bible is considered non fiction. It is in the 200s, according to the Dewey Decimal system. A religon book would be in the fiction section only if it were a clearly made up story with a clear plot-climax-plot, like other books. Some libraries are known to have a special religous section, others may house it in reference.
Does a two-humped camel store more water than a one-humped camel?
It is a common mis-conception that camels store water in their humps. They actually have a fat reserve there. This not only helps them to store much needed fat, but also stops their backs from getting too hot by blocking the heat from the sun.
If you pamper a cow, do you get spoiled milk?
No, but I heard that milk comes out of their nose when they laugh.
Why is it that if someone yells "duck" they are helping you, but if they yell "chicken" they are insulting you?
We all know ducks are mure helpful than chickens anyway. :thumbsup:
If the FBI breaks your door down do they have to pay for it?
There's no ruling on this. And surely it'd be a SWAT team anyway? lol.
If they have angel food cake on earth, do they have people food cake in heaven?
We'll come to this question when the debate about whether heaven exists or not is over.
If you fart and burp at the same time, would it make a vacuum in your tummy?
No, because if you need to fart and burp, that means there is excess pressure in your tummy from the gas. When you have gas- you have a surplus of pressure. When you fart or burp you release the pressure, bringing you back to zero pressure (if you get it all out). You can't release more pressure than you have.
Can you cry underwater?
Yes, crying is an excess of tears produced by the tear ducts. Crying underwater is thus possible, although they will not stream down your face but dissipate into the water.
You know the signs on restaurant doors? No Shirt, No Shoes, No Service? what if someone goes in with No Pants? Would the restaurant still have to serve them?
It would be fully at the descretion of the management.
More to come...