Saturday, 20 May 2017

Mummy's Coming

When the female Emperor penguin lays its egg, the egg is put on the father penguin's feet. 

The female penguin then leaves him to look after the egg for nearly four months.

Friday, 19 May 2017

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Something To Reflect On

Viganella, Italy, builds giant mirror for sunlight
A small town called "Viganella" in Italy received no sunlight for about 84 days each winter because it was surrounded by mountains. 

 In 2006, after 800 years of this, the village found a solution - they installed giant mirrors to reflect the sun on their town.

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Monday, 15 May 2017

Bikini Beginnings

The bikini was named after bomb tests at Bikini Atoll

The modern bikini was introduced and named by a French engineer called "Louis RĂ©ard" in 1946

He named it after the atomic bomb tests that were happening at Bikini Atoll - People were shocked and horrified by the atomic bomb, he wanted them to feel shocked and horrified about his swimsuit, too.

Sunday, 14 May 2017

Mummy Loves (To Eat) You

Some Long Tailed Skink mothers eat their own eggs

There is a group of long tailed skinks where the mother eats her own eggs!

Happy Mother's Day!

Saturday, 13 May 2017

Mr Moon, You Are Terminated

The lunar terminator
There is a very distinct line between the light side and the dark side of the moon.

This divide is called the "Lunar Terminator". (DUN DUN DUUUUN!!!)

Thursday, 11 May 2017

Super Size

The world's largest pair of jeans was made in Tunisia
The largest pair of jeans ever made was in Tunisia in 2009.

They were 50.10 meters (164 ft 4 in) tall, 36 meters (118 ft 1 in) wide and weighed 1 tonne.

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Having A Blast

Gun powder was invented by the Chinese while trying to find the secret to immortality
Gunpowder was invented by the Chinese in the 9th century.

They discovered it while trying to find the secret to immortality.

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Fussy Feces Eater

Dung beetles only eat certain types of dung

Most dung beetles eat poo, but to a dung beetle, not all poo is equal. Some dung beetles only eat certain types of poo.

Monday, 8 May 2017

Coming Dead First

Dead jockey wins race, Frank Hayes

On June 4th, 1923 a horse called "Sweet Kiss" won a steeplechase horse racing event at Belmont Park on Long Island, New York......and that horse was being ridden by a dead man!

The jockey, Frank Hayes, died during the race, but incredibly stayed on the saddle. To this day he is the only dead jockey to ever win a race!

Sunday, 7 May 2017

Eye Ball

Colossal squid has the biggest eye in the world

The colossal squid has the largest eyes ever studied, they are about the same size as a soccer ball!

Saturday, 6 May 2017

Get A Grip Baby!

Babies are very strong, Palmar grasp reflex

Although babies need help with nearly everything, one thing they don't need help with is holding onto stuff.

Babies naturally grasp objects due to a a reflex called the "Palmar grasp reflex". And don't let those chubby little arms fool you, a baby can hold up their own weight.

Friday, 5 May 2017

How Do You Like Them Apples?

In Ancient Greece, men threw apples to show their love
In Ancient Greece, men would throw apples at a woman to declare their love for her.

Thursday, 4 May 2017

Star Wars - Call Of The Wild

In the Star Wars movies, the hairy alien "Chewbacca" has one of the most interesting sounding "voices".

(You can listen here)

His wild sound is actually recordings of four bears, a badger, a lion, a seal and a walrus combined together.

May The Fourth, Star Wars Day, The animals used to create Chewbacca's voice

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

The Imposter Vegetable

Tomatoes are a fruit, not a vegetable!

If a tomato tells you it is a vegetable, it's lying!

Tomatoes are a fruit, not a vegetable

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

(Not-Very) Super Computer

Apollo 11 was the first manned mission to the moon, and the astronauts took their first steps on the moon on July 20, 1969.

But did you know the computer system they used to navigate and control the spaceship was less powerful than a pocket calculator!

Apolo 11 had a computer less powerful than a pocket calculator

Monday, 1 May 2017

Jumbo Present

In 1514, a white Elephant was given as a present to Pope Leo X from the King of Portugal.

The elephant was named "Hanno" and became the Pope's favorite animal.

The Pope was given an elephant