even if the smallest bit of the ball crosses over the edge of the plate, it is to be called a strike as long as it is still within the strike zone
No, the "black" is NOT part of home plate. Home plate is 17 inches wide. Some home-plate models have a black edge that extends beyond that 17 inches. The utility of that black edge is to protect the white edge of the actually plate from chipping.
When the Ball or any portion of it, crosses the front edge of home plate, between the batters front knee ( that knee being the one closest to the Pitcher) and halfway between the batters belt and Elbow when standing in his or her natural batting stance.
If the black banding you are talking about is the black edge around every home plate, it is still there. This is where the phrase "painting the black" for pitchers was coined.
Crust is formed at the edge of a tectonic plate by, when a volcano erupts, the lava or magma (same thing) hits the edge of a tectonic plate and cools and dries on the edge of that tectonic plate.
The edge should face away from the plate.
A tomahawk is a hit where the edge of the stick is used to strike the ball. Simply swing as you normally would, but twist your wrists slightly so that the edge is used instead.
No. There is no such thing as a passive plate edge. They are near a passive continental margin.
No, the Andes are near a subduction zone type plate edge but the Appalachian Mountains are not near any plate edge of any kind.
It is on upper edge of the Pacific Plate.