An acrobat, sometimes called an aerialist, is someone who does activities like juggling, tumbling, tightrope-walking and other gymnastics. Today, acrobats are usually seen at a circus. Before television, travelling acrobats would visit towns and castles to perform for the people's entertainment.
Ashgabat is the capital of Turkmenistan. It has a population of around 900,000.
Scientific name: order: chiroptera
A bat is a flying animal (not a bird). Its arms have evolved into wings. Most bats eat fruit or insects. Bats usually travel around at night and sleep during the day. They hang upside down by their feet in trees or on the ceiling of caves.
Scientific name: lynx rufus
A bobcat is a type of lynx found in America. All kinds of lynx have short tails, not just the bobcat.
Scientific name: felis catus
A cat is a small, meat-eating animal that is often kept as a pet. Cats are good at hunting mice. Most dogs don't like cats, and are often seen chasing them up trees. Cats spend over half of their time asleep. A baby cat is called a kitten.
A cravat is a type of necktie that predates the modern tie and bow tie. It is simply a piece of cloth tied around your neck in a knot or bow, and arranged to sit nicely. Cravats originated in Croatia.
A door mat, or welcome mat, is put in front of a door so people can wipe dirt and mud off their shoes before they come into a house so the house stays clean. Doormats often have a picture or a message on them.
Someone is fat if they are much larger than they should be. People and animals that are too fat tend to be unhealthy. You usually get fat by eating too much food and not getting enough exercise. The opposite of fat is thin.