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Why is blue for boys and pink for girls?

March 8, 2015

In ancient times, it was believed that certain colors could combat the evil spirits that lingered over nurseries. Because blue was associated with the heavenly spirits, boys were clothed in that color, boys then being considered the most valuable resource to parents. Although baby girls did not have a color associated with them, they were […]


Meow!

March 6, 2015

Whether your kitty meows or roars, it is a descendant of the Felis silvestris species, which is divided into the African wildcat, European wildcat and Steppe wildcat. A cat will almost never meow at another cat. Cats use this sound for their mothers and their human care-givers. The love of cats is called Ailurophilia. People […]


Cow factoids

March 5, 2015

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, […]


Do You Drink Coffee?

March 4, 2015

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 […]


Can a diamond be shattered by hitting it with a hammer?

March 3, 2015

A diamond is the hardest natural substance on earth, but if it is placed in an oven and the temperature is raised to about 763 degrees Celsius (1405 degrees Fahrenheit), it will simply vanish, without even ash remaining. Only a little carbon dioxide will have been released. Diamonds are formed over a period of a […]


Did Nostradamus predict Papal coronation of Pope Sixtus V ?

March 2, 2015

Born Michel de Notredame on 14 December 1503 in St Remy, France, he was the oldest of five sons. His grandfather, Jean, taught him Latin, Greek, Hebrew, mathematics and astrology at an early age. Nostradamus received a medical degree in 1529 and became physician-in-ordinary to Charles IX during the bubonic plague. He is said to […]


The Word ‘Earth’ Has Been on Earth for 7,000 Years

March 1, 2015

 Facts about the word Earth, we learn that not everyone agrees whether the word should be capitalized. Originally, the word earth wasn’t capitalized. Once the word Earth began to be used in scientific circles, it started to be capitalized when compared to other planets, such as Mars, Neptune and Jupiter. Following the historical Earth facts […]


A Tornado in 1925 Traveled Over 200 Miles

February 28, 2015

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. […]


Governor Bentley Announces Solution for General Fund Budget Shortfall

February 27, 2015

MONTGOMERY—With a focus on tax fairness and debt repayment, Governor Robert Bentley on Friday announced his solution to fill a $700 million funding shortfall in the General Fund Budget. The General Fund supports most non-education related functions of state government. For decades, problems have existed in the way funding was appropriated to the General Fund […]


68% of Bald Eagle Deaths Are Caused by Humans

February 27, 2015

When we look at the average lifespan of bald eagles, bald eagle facts show that they live on average to be 20 years old in the wild. Some individual bald eagles in the wild have lived for as long as 26 years. Bald eagles in captivity tend to live longer lives, and one bald eagle […]


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