A cicada is an insect with a stout body, a wide, blunt head, protruding eyes, and two pairs of membranous wings. Male cicadas have platelike membranes on the thorax, which they vibrate like drum heads, producing a loud, shrill sound. The Magicicada species have the longest known life cycles of any insect--17 years. They live only one week as winged adults, however, spending the rest of the time in the form of larvae, burrowed underground. To what are their long life cycles an adaptation?
Back in the day
Yahoo! is an American internet services company. Along with Web search, news, sports and weather, Yahoo! offers e-mail, instant messaging, travel, auctions, classified ads, discussion groups, Web hosting and numerous other services. The company was founded by graduate students in 1994 and was initially called "Jerry's Guide to the World Wide Web." Why did Filo and Yang, the founders, change the company's name to "Yahoo!"?
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Dr. Seuss was the pseudonym of Theodor Seuss Geisel, a famous American writer and cartoonist best known for his collection of children's books. The Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham, and How the Grinch Stole Christmas are several of his enduring classics. They continue to captivate readers with their blend of whimsy, zany humor, catchy verse, and outlandish illustrations. Dr. Seuss wrote most of his books in what meter that was also employed by Lord Byron?