Monthly Archives: January 2022

On The Go!

Fact: The real name for a hashtag is an octothorpe. The ‘octo’ refers to the eight points in the symbol, but according to the Merriam-Webster dictionary the ‘thorpe’ part is a mystery.

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An Interesting Day

Fact: The Eiffel Tower can be 15 cm taller during the summer, due to thermal expansion meaning the iron heats up, the particles gain kinetic energy and take up more space.  

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Hello Saturday!

Fact: The fastest gust of wind ever recorded on Earth was 253 miles per hour. – Hang on to your hats because this isn’t your average wind storm. In 1996, a tropical cyclone named Olivia hit off Barrow Island, Australia, … Continue reading

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Friday Be Here; We Be Ready!

Fact: The cornea is one of only two parts of the human body without blood vessels – The cornea is the clear part of the eye that covers the pupil and other parts of the eye. Cartilage and the cornea are … Continue reading

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Hello Thursday!

Fact: There aren’t “57 varieties” of Heinz ketchup, and never were. Company founder H.J. Heinz thought his product should have a number, and he liked 57. Hint: Hit the glass bottle on the “57,” not the bottom, to get the … Continue reading

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Mid-Week!

Fun Fact: Pteronophobia is the fear of being tickled by feathers. Pteronophobia is the fear of feathers tickling you. In extreme cases, it can involve the fear of feathers in general. Pteronophobia is made up of the Greek word ptero, meaning “feather,” and phobia, … Continue reading

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The Mice Tie The Knot!

Fact: The actors who voiced Mickey and Minnie Mouse got married in real life. Russi Taylor (Minnie) and Wayne Allwine (Mickey) got married in 1991. I got on the scale this morning and discovered that I am Fit-ish!  I told … Continue reading

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The Week Starts Again!

Fact: A chef’s hat has 100 pleats. It’s meant to represent the 100 ways you can cook an egg. By 7:00 Am we were up courtesy of Scout, The Wonder Dog. We had a cup of coffee and then got … Continue reading

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The Real Sunday Has Arrived

Fact: Australia is wider than the moon. The moon sits at 3400km in diameter, while Australia’s diameter from east to west is almost 4000km. We were up and going by 7:00 AM, and the first order of business was the swim … Continue reading

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Saturday And Time To Dance!

Fact: The flashes of colored light you see when you rub your eyes are called “phosphenes.” Phosphenes are the luminous floating stars, zigzags, swirls, spirals, squiggles, and other shapes that you see when closing your eyes tight and pressing them with … Continue reading

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