We presume this tradition grew out of the bent knee being a sign of submission and supplication. You'll see this gesture often in some of the great works of art. One bends one's knee when being received by royalty, as well as during spiritual communication with God in church, for example. The bent knee is the suitor's demonstration to his bride-to-be of his submission, supplication, and loyalty.
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If the Garden of Eden still exists, no one knows where. The Bible says a river ran from Eden and separated into four rivers: Pishon, Gihon, Tigris, and Euphrates. The latter two still exist, and speculation places the first two in the same region -- ancient Mesopotamia ("between the rivers"), or what is currently known as Iraq, just north of the Persian Gulf.
Space is understood as being four-dimensional -- finite, but without borders or an edge. Here's a three-dimensional example: One can travel on the surface of Earth as long as one wants, never finding a boundary or edge, and yet Earth is finite. Some astronomers think that our universe is not alone, that there may be zillions of other universes that began with a big bang, will last for billions of years, and then will disappear.
According to researchers, the groundhog has accurately predicted the coming of spring only 39 percent of the time.
Coat your ice cube tray with vegetable oil spray before filling with water. This may help a little if you have stubborn trays or stubborn ice.
It was the planet Venus. When Venus is rising before the Sun in the east, it is called the morning star. When the planet is setting after the sun in the west, it is called the evening star. No other celestial object is officially called the morning or evening star.
Mice may pause at a trap for cheese, but they often prefer a less expensive lure or a food that lasts longer. Try tempting them with gumdrops, flour, small nuts, or oatmeal.
The Lincoln Tunnel is more than 8,200 feet long and about 100 feet below the Hudson River's surface. It runs between Manhattan Island (39th Street) in New York City and Weehawken, New Jersey.