Basketball is a team sport in which two teams of 5 players try to score points against one another by placing a ball through a 10 foot (3.048 m) high hoop (the goal) under organized rules. A regulation NBA basketball court is 94' long by 50' wide. Basketball is one of the most popular and widely viewed sports in the world. Points are scored by throwing (shooting) the ball through the basket from above.
Crokinole is an action board game similar in various ways to pitchnut, carrom, marbles, and shove ha'penny, with elements of shuffleboard and curling reduced to table-top size. Players take turns shooting discs across the circular playing surface, trying to have their discs land in the higher-scoring regions of the board, while also attempting to knock away opposing discs.
A hydrofoil is a wing-like structure mounted on struts below the hull of a boat, which lifts the boat partially out of the water during forward motion, in order to reduce drag. Colloquially, the term "hydrofoil" is often used to refer to any boat that utilizes hydrofoil technology. Hydrofoils are similar in appearance and purpose to airfoils. As the craft increases its speed, the hydrofoils develop enough lift to raise the hull up and out of the water.
In biology, sex is a process of combining and mixing genetic traits, often resulting in the specialization of organisms into a male or female variety (known as a sex). Sexual reproduction involves combining specialized cells to form offspring that inherit traits from both parents.
The Avro Vulcan is a delta wing subsonic jet bomber that was operated by the Royal Air Force from 1953 until 1984. The Vulcan was part of the RAF's V bomber force, which fulfilled the role of nuclear deterrence against the Soviet Union during the Cold War. It was also used in a conventional bombing role during the Falklands conflict with Argentina. One example, XH558, was recently restored for use in display flights and commemoration of the employment of the aircraft in the Falklands Conflict.
Trivial Pursuit is a board game in which progress is determined by a player's ability to answer general knowledge and popular culture questions. The game was created in 1979 by Canadian Scott Abbott, a sports editor for The Canadian Press, and Chris Haney, a photo editor for Montreal's The Gazette. After finding pieces of their Scrabble game missing, they decided to create their own game.
IMAX is a motion picture film format and projection standard created by the Canadian IMAX Corporation. The Company’s activities include the design, leasing, marketing, maintenance and operation of IMAX film and digital theatre systems as well as the development, production, post production and distribution of IMAX motion pictures. IMAX has the capacity to record and display images of far greater size and resolution than most conventional film systems.
Five-pin bowling is a bowling variant which is played only in Canada, where most bowling alleys offer it, either alone or in combination with ten-pin bowling. It was devised around 1909 by Thomas F. Ryan in Toronto, Ontario, at his Toronto Bowling Club, in response to customers who complained that the ten-pin game was too strenuous. He cut five tenpins down to about 75% of their size, and used hand-sized hard rubber balls, thus inventing the original version of five-pin bowling.
A walkie-talkie, or handie talkie, (more formally known as a handheld transceiver) is a hand-held, portable, two-way radio transceiver. Its development during the Second World War has been variously credited to Donald L. Hings, radio engineer Alfred J. Gross, and engineering teams at Motorola. Similar designs were created for other armed forces, and after the war, walkie-talkies spread to public safety and eventually commercial and jobsite work.
A goaltender mask, commonly referred to as a goalie mask or a hockey mask, is a mask worn by an ice hockey goaltender to protect the head from injury. Jacques Plante was the first goaltender to create and use a practical mask in 1959. Plante's mask was a piece of fiberglass that was contoured to his face. This mask later evolved into a helmet/cage combination, and single piece full fiberglass mask. Today, the full fiberglass mask is the much more popular option because it is safer.
The USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-B) (or Enterprise-B) is a fictional starship in the Star Trek science fiction franchise. It is an Excelsior-class Refit Starfleet vessel that appears under the command of Captain John Harriman in the film Star Trek Generations. It is the third Federation starship to carry the name Enterprise.
The USS Enterprise (or Enterprise-C) is a fictional starship that appears in the ' episode "Yesterday's Enterprise". This Ambassador-class starship, under the command of Captain Rachel Garrett, is the fourth Federation starship to carry the name Enterprise. A model Enterprise-C appears in the Enterprise-D's conference room, although the shooting model built for "Yesterday's Enterprise" is slightly different from the conference room model.
The USS Enterprise is a fictional starship in the Star Trek science fiction franchise. It serves as the primary setting of the films ', ', and Star Trek Nemesis. Within the fictional timeline of Star Trek, it is the sixth Federation starship to carry the name Enterprise.
Canada Dry is a brand of soft drinks marketed by Dr Pepper/Seven Up, a unit of Dr Pepper Snapple Group. Canada Dry is best known for its ginger ale, but also manufactures a number of other soft drinks and mixers. Although Canada Dry originated in its namesake country, Canada, it is now produced in many countries around the globe, and is very popular in the United States, the Middle East and Japan. Canada Dry is marketed as "Schweppes Canada Dry" in the UK and Ireland.
Alkaline batteries and alkaline cells (a battery being a collection of multiple cells) are a type of disposable battery or rechargeable battery dependent upon the reaction between zinc and manganese dioxide. Compared with zinc-carbon batteries of the Leclanché or zinc chloride types, while all produce approximately 1.5 volts per cell, alkaline batteries have a higher energy density and longer shelf-life.
A snow blower or snow thrower is a machine for removing snow from an area where it is not wanted, such as a driveway, sidewalk, roadway, railroad track or runway. The term "snow thrower" is often used to encompass snow throwers and snow blowers, however, in proper usage a snow thrower is a machine that uses a single stage to remove or "throw" snow while a snowblower uses two stages to remove or "blow" snow.
The Shuttle Remote Manipulator System (SRMS), or Canadarm (Canadarm 1), is a mechanical arm used on the Space Shuttle to maneuver a payload from the payload bay of the orbiter to its deployment position and then release it. It can also grapple a free-flying payload, maneuver it to the payload bay of the orbiter and berth it in the orbiter. It was first used on the second Space Shuttle mission STS-2, launched November 13, 1981.
A Robertson screwdriver (also called a square drive screwdriver) is a type of screwdriver with a square-shaped tip with a slight taper. Robertson screws are used mainly in Canada (where they are very common), though they can be found elsewhere. Canadian P.L. Robertson invented the Robertson screw and screwdriver in 1908. He received a patent in 1909, and later applied for and received other patents. The last patent expired in 1964.
A bin bag, garbage bag, trash bag, refuse sack, can liner, swag sack or bin liner is a disposable bag used to contain rubbish. Such bags are useful to line the insides of waste containers to prevent the insides of the receptacle from becoming coated in waste material. Most bags these days are made out of plastic, and are typically green or black in colour. Plastic bags are a convenient and sanitary way of handling garbage, and are widely used.
The Boeing 747-8 is a widebody commercial airliner being developed by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. Officially announced in 2005, the 747-8 is the latest evolutionary variant of the Boeing 747, with lengthened fuselage, redesigned wings and improved efficiency. As of 2009, the first 747-8 freighter is due to be delivered in the 4th quarter of 2010, with the passenger model scheduled for 2011.
The USS Enterprise XCV 330 is a starship (or spaceship) in the fictional Star Trek universe. Its image appears in ' (TMP) among a chronological series of illustrations depicting previous ships named Enterprise.