The Miscellaneous category is for a wide variety of questions and answers that we find important, but that have not found a home in one of our specific categories.
Asked in Miscellaneous, Geometry
If you double the diameter of a circle what happens to the area?
Asked in Miscellaneous, Definitions
What is Blancita?
I've modified the previous answer here because it disregarded Spanish spelling, but was otherwise correct for the pronunciation "blahn-KEE-tah": "Blanquita", with "qu" instead of "c", means "little white girl" in Spanish. The root word is "blanco"/"blanca" which means white. and the -ita is used to show affection or it could also mean little. Most people think this is derogatory or mean, but in reality, it's not. it just depends on what way it's used. If you were asking about a word or name pronounced "blahn-KEE-tah", this is a good answer. I've never heard of "Blancita", which in Spanish would be pronounced "blahn-SEE-tah", and would be meaningless AFAIK.
Asked in Miscellaneous, Geometry
How big is 36x24?
36x24 what value? inches, feet, yards, miles,metres,centimetres, millimetres? It's impossible to answer in that context. If you only mean 36x24 as a multiplication problem, then it equals 864. If you want to simplify 36x24 ( like a ratio, I guess), then it becomes 18x12, 9x6, and 3x2. * * * * * I disagree with the last sentence because a ratio is denoted by ":" or "/", not "x".
How can you write your address on a postcard?
The more common approach is to use a pen, however, pencils are also acceptable. A more unorhodox method is to use a crayon, which is frowned upon. For the actual writing of the address, you should write the street name, followed by the town name, followed by your county/state. If you are in a foreign contry, you will also need to put the country on. However, why anyone would want to send a post card to themselves is beyond me.
What is something both wrestlers and models do?
They both pose for the camera. They both must maintain or project a certain "look" and identity. They both have to face up to the fact that age will limit their career. They both require good lighting and P.R to stay employed. They will both be chewed up and discarded by the "cruelty" of the "industry". They will both have lot's of pictures to look back on, in their dotage.
Asked in Miscellaneous, Idioms, Cliches, and Slang
Where does the expression get off the stick and get it done come from?
Asked in Miscellaneous, Mental Health, Self-Defense
How do you not freeze up in a fight?
Practice Fighting with your friends, use pads. Study various fighting arts such as Jujitsu, atemi waza, etc., as well as some of the more modern teachers of street fighting tactics and techniques, and incorporate from whatever you study only that which is useful to you. For example, if you're not very strong on kicking techniques or joint locking techniques then do not incorporate them. You want simple, easy to use tactics and techniques that are applicable to a wide variety of different situations that do not take years of practice to master. When you are confident that you are capable of utilizing what you have learned and practiced, instead of letting the thought of what an assailant might do to you cause you to freeze up, rather, concentrate and focus on what you are going to do to him/her. Also, don't give your game away, make the assailant think that you're afraid, help build his ego so that he may relax and slightly let down his guard, then, when he least expects it explode into action. But the best advice is do not put yourself purposely into situations or environments where you might be vulnerable to attack or ambush in the first place. Addition: Here is a link that will tell you the effects of high stress self-defense situations on performance, and how to help counteract them.
Where did people live before they evolved to live in buildings and houses?
Initially people lived in the open or under the canopies of trees or in caves or in any sheltering hole they could find comfort suiting to the prevailing weather conditions. As the population multiplied they felt the need for creating shelters using broad leaves, tree branches, stones, soil, etc. Gradually they developed building many varieties of structures as their needs increased.
Asked in Miscellaneous, Famous Quotations
What is the meaning of doesn't exist in a vacuum?
The popular idiom "life doesn't exist in a vacuum" means that everything is in relation to it's context. Everyone lives in a different culture, society, family, etc. that alters and shapes the way they see the world. This is a lot why people are fascinated by the few "feral children" (i.e. children dropped off in the woods or whatnot, without living with other humans.) These children have lived without being conditioned by society, so scientists are very interested in them because they really have almost been brought up "in a vacuum." Don't forget: in a vacuum is NOT referring to a vacuum cleaner; it is referring to a vacuum of space. Nothing is there to alter the original thing. Hope that helps!
Asked in Miscellaneous, Health, Lawn Care
What are the effects of an improper drainage system?
Asked in Miscellaneous, Shopping
What type of lunch box is good for a 14 year old girl?
i would suggest that if you want a plastic bag, thats fine. but it will cost a lot of money since plastic bags go quick. a lunchbox will be fine too. it doesn't really matter. whatever works good for you, and whatever you want. :) don't stress about a lunchbox. Well... if your just gonna keep it in ur school bag and only open it to get food, then a simple coloured plastic one should do. But if ur more of an adventurous type then get one with ur fav childhood cartoon character on it.. or some thing like ben ten, barbie or dora, etc. I would suggest to just use a paper bag - less demonstrative and embellishing. Vera Bradley lunchboxes are very popular at my school. Or just a paper bag works. But one of my friends has a spongebob one thats kinda cute and works for her. it just depends on the person
Asked in Miscellaneous, Biology, Genetics
How is a test cross set up?
Organism to be tested is crossed with a homozygous recessive . If all progeny is similar to tested organism , it is homozygous and if 50% progeny is similar to tested organism , it is heterozygous .Classic Mendelian example is cross of a tall plant to check its genetic make up by crossing with homozygous recessive dwarf plant .
Asked in Miscellaneous, The Hunger Games
Why do the Peacekeepers beat up Cinna?
The peacekeeper beat up Cinna because he was ordered to. Cinna designed a dress and told Katniss to spin around in it, when she did so, the dress turned into a mockingjay - the symbol of the rebellion. President Snow couldn't allow Cinna to go unpunished and sent a peacekeeper to beat him up. President Snow planned it so that Katniss would see Cinna being beaten up just before she entered the arena, providing her with a disadvantage. the peacekeepers beat up cinna because P. Snow thought he was a rebel, which is dangerous the the country of penem
Asked in Miscellaneous, Pigs
What is the diminutive of sow?
there is no true diminutive for sow, hog, etc, as these terms are used for adult animals. i.e. those capable of reproduction. The name for a non-mature pig is piglet, so one could have a sow piglet. btw the diminutive for a fountain pen is inkling. It may well be that is only for humans that we have gendered names for the juveniles. girl/boy, lass/lad
Asked in Miscellaneous, Cleaning
How do you get rid of gasoline smell that spilled on concrete floor?
Concrete is porous! It Will go away by its self! I work in the oil industry, and getting rid of smells, stains etc.. is a routine for me. The product I use to clean, remove smells from oil based products, gasoline, is called "Citrol" you can do a Google search to find a supplier. I purchase it from a local vendor called Howard Supply Co., they are located in many states, so perhaps one near you. It comes in a aerosol, so it's easy to use, and store. If the job is bigger, it also comes in 5 gal. cans, which I use to clean tankers. I believe it is Bio safe as well, if that is a concern. Leaves a pleasant odor when finished. I use this in the bed of my truck to remove oil stains, odors along with a brush to work it into the pores of the liner.