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Cow factoids

April 30, 2017

Although a cow has no upper front teeth, it grazes up to 8 hours a day, taking in about 45 kg (100 lb) of feed and the equivalent of a bath tub full of water. A healthy cow gives about 200,000 glasses of milk in her lifetime. A cow has four stomachs: the rumen, reticulum, […]

From Mummies to Snails…Even Dragons Blood…What The Masters Used As Paint Pigment

April 29, 2017

There use to be a paint color brown   called Mummy Brown which was made from ground up Egyptian mummies.  It was a favorite color used by Pre-Ralphaelites, but when people found out what it was made from some painters buried the paint and ceased using it.  The paint was manufactured into the 1960’s, when the […]

Are Toads Frogs…Are Frogs Toads….Just Wondering

April 28, 2017

Actually, all toads are frogs. They are both known to scientists as anurans, which comes from two Greek words meaning “without a tail.” However, we usually use the name “toad” for the ones that are dry and warty with shorter back legs and “frog” for the ones that are moist and smooth with webbed feet, […]

Do You Drink Coffee?

April 27, 2017

Coffee is the world’s most popular stimulant. Did you know 4 out of 5 Americans drink it, consuming more than 400 million cups a day. Consumption in Scandinavian countries is more than 12kg (26lb) per capita. With more than 25 million people employed in the industry, coffee is one of the largest trade industries in […]

So You Think You Know Dolly Parton….Think Again

April 26, 2017

So you thought you knew Dolly Parton…here are just a few little know facts about one of County Music’s greatest. Dolly spent over a million dollars recreating her childhood home. The home she grew up in with 11 siblings didn’t even have indoor plumbing. She is also the godmother of Miley Cyrus, although she never participated in an […]

A Tornado in 1925 Traveled Over 200 Miles

April 25, 2017

Tornadoes move with their thunderstorm clouds because they are connected at the top to the cyclone of air within the cloud. The area where the tornado connects to the ground moves across the land as the cloud moves with the storm above. The ground the tornado travels across is considered the path of the tornado. […]

Galeophobia…..this Word Describes MOST Of Us

April 24, 2017

Sharks are the only animals that almost never get sick: they are immune to almost every known disease. Their body frames are not made up of bones – they are made of cartilage, the tough, fibrous tissue that shapes our noses and ears. Instead of scales shark skins have small tooth-like spikes that are so […]

More To This Bark …..Or Maybe Less

April 23, 2017

The Antpitta avis canis Ridgley is a bird that looks like a stuffed duck on stilts and barks like a dog. The bird was discovered by ornithologist Robert S. Ridgley in the Andes in Ecuador in June 1998. Thirty of these long-legged, black-and-white barking birds were found. It apparently had gone undetected because it lives […]

Earth Day…Did You Know…The Ice Melting in Antarctica Can Destroy Our World

April 22, 2017

Earth Day….Global Warming….Climate Change…but did you know? Antarctica is the largest desert in the world and it is the only continent that is covered with ice. Antarctica has great importance for humans as about 90 percent of the total ice of the world is found here and more importantly it is also the largest fresh […]

What Is A Hexagram?

April 21, 2017

Hexagram is a geometrical figure that looks like a star and has 6 edges and vertices. It is also refereed to as a six-pointed star. The way the hexagram can be formed is with the help of two overlapping triangles which are both equilateral. The unique thing about a hexagram is that one side points […]

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