Is it true that some species of Giant Tortoises, can live over 200 years? can live much longer than the oldest known humans?
Jeanne Calment, a french woman, is the oldest human to have ever lived in human recorded history, 122 years. How much longer can some species of Giant Tortoises live compared to the oldest known humans?
I do understand it is difficult to determine for those Tortoises, because they often times outlive their human observers.
I assume there are plenty of other animal species that can live very long lives, that can make the oldest known humans, look like spring chickens in comparison right?1 AnswerBiology1 week ago
is it true that sometimes, the egg moves towards the sperm, or just the egg makes more effort than we think, is not as passive as we think?
just asking, because it's based on new research articles that have been published lately, they say that the egg chooses the sperm, the sperm does not choose the egg, or that the egg does make some movement towards the sperm, I just wanted to make sure.2 AnswersPregnancy4 weeks ago
Private schools/parochial schools, can accept students from anywhere regardless of where they live, that's not the case for public schools?
is that one of the main key differences between private/parochial schools, compared to public schools?
Private schools, or Parochial schools, can accept students from an unlimited geographical radius, public schools can only accept students from a certain geography, have residential enrollment boundaries, there are no boundary lines for private/parochial schools.
Is that one of the main reasons, why private/parochial schools, are often times, more successful in sports than public schools are, attract more talented athletes and win more championships?5 AnswersPrimary & Secondary Education1 month ago
What does open enrollment mean for a public school or a school district? I hear it often for high schools?
Does open enrollment for public school, a high school in this situation, does it mean that specific high school, is able to accept students from anywhere regardless of where that student lives, as in, it can work or be like a private school, parochial school.
Since for the most part, public schools are limited to boundary lines, there are no boundary lines for private schools or parochial schools, or just no residential enrollment boundaries or attendance boundaries.
Which on the way it looks like, in most cases when comparing a public school and private school, private schools can accept students from a much bigger, or just unlimited geographical radius, meanwhile public schools, require that the students live within a certain distance from the campus before letting them in, require that they live in the area, or get an interdistrict transfer, which is normally a difficult process.
So overall, explain to me what open enrollment means for a public school.1 AnswerPrimary & Secondary Education3 months ago
Why do a lot of people, refuse to be honest and upfront with someone as to why they refuse to reconnect with them or talk to them again?
as in, they choose to be non-confrontive about it, they refuse to tell the person straight to their face, as to why they want nothing to do with them again or refuse to reconnect, talk to them again, instead, they just ignore the person. Their communication is absolute zero with the person who is attempting to reconnect or talk to that person again.
I went through this situation last year, it does cause me to have feelings of anger and resentment towards my former friend.3 AnswersFriends5 months ago
Why did the Raiders draft Jamarcus Russell? why did Al Davis think he was going to be a star, their franchise QB?
just bringing this up because, Jamarcus Russell is the reason why the rookie contract scale exists, he was overpaid there, he got paid a lot for being lazy.
That contract hurt the team, franchise for a bit. His rookie deal was 61 million. Average of 10 mil a year. And the salary cap was only like 100 mil. To put that into perspective Ben, Eli, Brady, Brees, McNair and Culpepper were all making less than him.
I believe even Matt Millen advised Al Davis to not draft him, even Lane Kiffin was against drafting him.12 AnswersFootball (American)5 months ago
I envy people who have been able to retain childhood friendships into adulthood, how often do childhood friendships last into adulthood?
I'm asking this question because, unfortuneately, i'm no longer friends with anyone from my childhood, the friendships just fizzled out, or we drifted apart, grew apart from each other.
All of my current friends, are people I met after High School.
I guess you could say i'm desperate for validation in the sense that i'm not alone in this situation, in which who else has gone their separate ways with their childhood friends.1 AnswerFriends9 months ago
In this regard, what does it mean if somebody is having a conversation or discussion with somebody, and one of the members of the people involved in the discussion, conversation, says let's try to end this on a good note, let's try to end on a high note here.5 AnswersEtiquette9 months ago
would you say this season is gonna be another losing season for the Raiders as usual? they've had only 1 winning season for almost 2 decades?
the Raiders have had only 1 winning season since that Super Bowl massacre against the Buccaneers in the 2002 season, which they did in 2016, but then it was back to their losing ways.
Raider fans have definetley gotten used to losing for too long already, you would think with the death of Al Davis, things would change, but nope, they haven't.4 AnswersFootball (American)11 months ago
i'm asking this question, because i'm desperate for validation in the sense that i'm not alone in this situation, who else can relate to this?
Sadly, i'm no longer in touch with any of my childhood friends, the friendships fizzled out due to attending different schools, growing apart or drifting apart from each other.7 AnswersFriends11 months ago
What are common reasons why an old friend doesn't want to reconnect with you, speak to you again? someone you lost touch with, etc.?
I know it happens a lot for people, in which friendships drift apart, grow apart from each other with age, the friendship fizzles out, they lose touch.
Let's say one of these people, attempts to reach out to one of their old friends they haven't spoken to in many years, but yet their old friend refuses to speak to them, doesn't want to reconnect with that person.
What are common reasons why someone doesn't want to reconnect with an old friend? is it normally because they now hold a grudge towards that person or have something against them?6 AnswersFriends12 months ago
Just asking, because I like to feel the franchise has lasted too long, been going on too long already, but of course I understand, the main reason why they continue to keep making sequels is because it rakes in too much money at the box-office.
But I believe the past 3 or 4 films, more than half of its box-office revenue, has come from overseas right? outside the U.S.?
I believe its gigantically popular in Asian countries right?3 AnswersMovies1 year ago
what does it mean when someone says "own things that they are going through?", does it imply they are going through a rough, difficult time?
When someone says that they, or he/she have their own things that they are going through, is that supposed to mean, or imply, that person is going through a rough or difficult time in their life?
overall, does it imply that something negative is going on in their life?4 AnswersWords & Wordplay1 year ago
it's a new phrase or slang term I've become familiar with, only thing I do know, is that it is associated with socializing or social interactions, friendships or relationships, like someone will say "that bridge has been forever permanently burned"11 AnswersLanguages1 year ago
Are the Dodgers expected to make another deep playoff run this year? are they the favorites again to reach or win the World Series?
just wondering if you think the Dodgers are favored to win the NL pennant again, what do you think? especially after losing back 2 back World Series.8 AnswersBaseball1 year ago
because my Dog has done that a couple of times in his life.
We live next to a park, sometimes my Dog will pick up, eat the remains of a dead animal, the type of dead animals he has eaten, picked up, are birds and squirrels.
Even though normally I try to keep my Dog away from Dead animals, sometimes I might be distracted by something while walking my Dog, and then all of a sudden he has a dead animal in his mouth.
Is it in a Dogs instinct to eat the remains of a dead animal?5 AnswersDogs1 year ago
Do you think the new Lion King movie, will have the biggest opening weekend of the Disney live-action remakes?
current, out of all the live-action Disney remakes of their classic animated films, the Beauty and the Beast film from 2017, currently stands as their highest-grossing film.
Do you think the new Lion King movie will surpass the new Beauty and the Beast movie, both opening weekend and globally, domestically at the box-office?3 AnswersMovies1 year ago
Are the Chinese languages in Taiwan, the same, or mutually intelligible, with the Chinese languages in Mainland China?
just interested in comparing the cultures, societies, of East Asian countries, so are the languages in Taiwan, the same or just mutually intelligible, with the Chinese languages in Mainland China?5 AnswersLanguages1 year ago
If someone dies, passed away, from complications from a heart attack, does that mean that the person had a specific type of heart attack?
just bringing this up, because I was unaware for many years, for more than a decade, that someone who I used to be good friends with, lost touch with, his Dad passed away when he was still in high school, it turns out his Dad passed away after me and my former friend, lost touch, grew apart, drifted apart from each other.
His Dad passed away when he was a Sophomore in High School, meanwhile my former friend, me and him were last in touch with each other in 8th grade.
He told me "My Old Man died from complications of a Heart Attack"3 AnswersOther - Health1 year ago
Are China and North Korea still allies? I thought I have heard, that their relationship is not as close as it used to be?
are they still allies though? obviously i'm referring to Mainland China, just asking, because I could have sworn I have heard before, that their alliance, relationship, is not as close as it used to be, but at the end of the day, is China, still North Korea's main ally?
Because I know that North Korea has very few international allies.4 AnswersOther - Politics & Government1 year ago