Sunday, September 30, 2012

Y is for Yellow Poplar Tree

  • The Y chromosome is one of the two sex-determining chromosomes in most mammals, including humans.
  • The Yo-Yo was first made popular in the 1920s, and yo-yoing remains a popular game in many cultures.  It was first invented in ancient Greece.
  • Yale University of New Haven, Connecticut, founded in 1701, is the third oldest institution of higher education in the USA.
  • Yahoo, the internet corporation, was founded in January, 1994.
  • The Yukon Territory is where 100,000 people traveled in the 1897-99 Klondike Gold Rush.
  • Yaffle is a European Green Woodpecker.
  • Yoko Ono, Yul Brynner, and Yoyo Ma.
  • Y Generation...also known as Millennials, born 1980 to 2000.  Proficient with technology, often called digital Natives.
  • Y-bones in a Northern Pike need to be removed for them to be safely edible.
  • Does Yeti really exist?
  • YMCA and YWCA
  • Yellow ribbons tied around oak trees
  • The currency symbol for the monetary unit of Japan known as the Yen is the yen symbol.  It looks like a capital Y with two horizontal crossbars.
  • The smallest unit of time is a yoctosecond.