Interesting Facts

Lipstick…Fish Scales…Really?

April 23, 2018

Lipstick contains fish scales. Some lipstick, anyway. The ingredient under discussion is called pearl essence. (Some sources give this as “pearlescence.”) It’s the silvery stuff found in fish scales that’s used in some lipsticks, nail polishes, ceramic glazes, etc., to make them shimmery. Pearl essence is obtained primarily from herring and is one of many […]

Olive Oil Can Be Used For Most Everything

April 21, 2018

Traditionally, olive oil, a yellow to greenish vegetable oil, was produced by crushing olives in mortars or beam presses. Modern processing involves mixing a ground olive paste with water, and extracting the oil using a centrifuge. The olive tree is native to the Mediterranean basin, where olive oil has been used for millennia as lighting […]

A Flight Landed Safely, But All Passengers Inside Were Dead

April 20, 2018

No, this isn’t a Stephen King novel you’re about to read. This actually happened. Saudia Flight 163 took off on August 19th, 1980 and shortly after takeoff, a fire broke out on the flight. The plane landed safely, however, all 301 people on board had unfortunately passed away. There were no visible flames upon touchdown […]

Wolf Spiders…Did You Know?

April 18, 2018

Wolf Spiders biologically known as Lycosa godeffroyi is the most common spider found easily in the gardens and homes. The wolf spiders got they from wolf because they catch the pray the same way. They do not make a web for themselves and live on the ground. The common characteristics of the wolf spider are […]

Income Tax ….Introduced To Finance The War Against The Confederacy…..Really?

April 17, 2018

Benjamin Franklin said that there are only two certainties in life: death and taxes. The Revenue Act of 1861 introduced income tax in the United States of America. It was first used to help finance the war against the Confederacy. On this day, August 5th in 1861, Lincoln imposes the first federal income tax by […]

Lizards..Sometimes They Don’t Look Like Lizards

April 16, 2018

Have you ever chased a lizard as a kid only to grab it and all that remained was the tip of a lizard tail?   Have you ever wondered just how many different lizards there are out there and just how Weird can they be?  We bring you here ten of the weirdest lizards around: […]

The Appendix…Good Or Evil?

April 15, 2018

The appendix gets a bad press.    It is usually treated as a body part that lost its function millions of years ago. All it seems to do is occasionally get infected and cause appendicitis. Far from being an organ of evil, it serves a very useful function – by acting as a safe house […]

Bees Do It For Free

April 14, 2018

Between 20 000 and 60 000 bees live in a single hive. The queen bee lays 1 500 eggs a day and lives for up to 2 years. The drone, whose only job it is to mate with the queen bee, has a lifespan of around 24 days – they have no stinger. Worker bees […]

Everybody goes blind sometimes…..

April 13, 2018

Sometimes you would rather go blind an it does not happen….and sometimes you just go blind….Inattentional blindness, also known as perceptual blindness, is a psychological lack of attention and is not associated with any vision defects or deficits. When it simply becomes impossible for one to attend to all the stimuli in a given situation, […]

Facts About Space, Astronauts And Pizza

April 12, 2018

We are just a spec in the sky in the big scheme of things.  Just look up and you will know it is true.  Our universe is an amazing thing to behold…..but did you know? A Space suit costs around $12 million….and only happy people are allowed in space, and do you want to know […]

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