Sunday, 27 September 2015

Fun Fact Friday (#80)




Fun Fact Friday is a meme hosted by Lettora at I’m Booked! If you’d like to join and do your own Fun Fact Friday, just ask! At I’m Booked! Every week we’ll give you five new, fun facts. 
This week’s five facts:


1. Astronauts aboard the ISS change clothes near a filter that sucks up the skin particles that would otherwise float around.

2.  A single LEGO brick can take 432 kg (950 lbs) of pressure before it cracks.

3.  On August 10, 2015, NASA astronauts ate food that had been grown in space for the first time.

4.  The world record for most claps in one minute is 1,020.

5. A group of barracudas is called a battery.

Friday, 21 August 2015

Fun Fact Friday (#79)

Fun Fact Friday is a meme hosted by Lettora at I’m Booked! If you’d like to join and do your own Fun Fact Friday, just ask! At I’m Booked! Every week we’ll give you five new, fun facts. 
This week’s five facts:


1.  Only about 15% of the Sahara Desert is covered in sand.

2.  A cat's tail contains nearly 10% of all the bones in its body.

3.  A giraffe can clean its ears with its 21-inch tongue.

4.  A group of twelve or more cows is called a flink.

5.  A person can live without food for about a month, but only about a week without water.
If the amount of water in your body is reduced by just 1%, you'll feel thirsty.
If it's reduced by 10%, you'll die.


Source: Bootstrike

Friday, 14 August 2015

Fun Fact Friday (#78)


Fun Fact Friday is a meme hosted by Lettora at I’m Booked! If you’d like to join and do your own Fun Fact Friday, just ask! At I’m Booked! Every week we’ll give you five new, fun facts. 
This week’s five facts:


1.  Most oysters can live up to 20 years in captivity. 

2.  The toxin in puffer fish is 1200 times deadlier than cyanide.

3.  Oysters have three-chambered hearts that pump colorless blood throughout their bodies.

4.  A rodent's teeth never stop growing.

5.  Butterflies taste with their feet.

Friday, 7 August 2015

Fun Fact Friday (#77)

Fun Fact Friday is a meme hosted by Lettora at I’m Booked! If you’d like to join and do your own Fun Fact Friday, just ask! At I’m Booked! Every week we’ll give you five new, fun facts. 
This week’s five facts:


1. The whole Harry Potter series contains 199 chapters, 4,224 pages and 1,090,739 words and has been made into 19 hours and 39 minutes of film.

2. Snakes don't have eyelids.

3. Spiders, lobsters and snails have blue blood due to the presence of hemocyanin which contains copper.

4. There are more than 1,200 water parks in North America.

5. The highest wave ever surfed reached a height of 24.3m (80ft).

Saturday, 1 August 2015

August Giveaway: Get organised with a Notebook [INT Ends: 31/8/15]





It's the start of the month which means it's time to kick start a new (international) giveaway! Since you guys liked the notebook giveaway so much last time, this month I'll be giving away another in case you missed out last time and still want an opportunity to get organized. If you want to be in with a chance of winning then enter below.


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Friday, 31 July 2015

Fun Fact Friday (#76)




Fun Fact Friday is a meme hosted by Lettora at I’m Booked! If you’d like to join and do your own Fun Fact Friday, just ask! At I’m Booked! Every week we’ll give you five new, fun facts. 
This week’s five facts:


1. Every piece of plastic ever made still exists.

2. Each day, up to 4 billion meteoroids fall to Earth.

3. An average adult's skin spans 21 square feet (2 m2) and weighs 9 pounds (4 kg).

4. A grizzly bear has to eat almost 20,000 calories a day.

5.  The scientific name of the llama is "lama glama."

Friday, 24 July 2015

Fun Fact Friday (#75)


Fun Fact Friday is a meme hosted by Lettora at I’m Booked! If you’d like to join and do your own Fun Fact Friday, just ask! At I’m Booked! Every week we’ll give you five new, fun facts. 
This week’s five facts:


1. 2% of people have armpits that never smell because of an unusual genetic variant.

2. Hippos produce red sweat which acts as a sunscreen against UV rays.

3. Human saliva has a boiling point three times that of water.

4. A baby spider is called a spiderling.

5. Slugs have 4 noses.

Friday, 17 July 2015

Fun Fact Friday (#74)


Fun Fact Friday is a meme hosted by Lettora at I’m Booked! If you’d like to join and do your own Fun Fact Friday, just ask! At I’m Booked! Every week we’ll give you five new, fun facts. 
This week’s five facts:


1. Dogs wag their tails to the right when they're happy and to the left when they're frightened.

2.  90% of all meteorites ever found have come from Antarctica.

3.  A rat can last longer without water than a camel.

4.  The Marshall Islands won't exist if we warm the planet 2 degrees.

5.  The U.S. has more Spanish speakers than Spain.

Friday, 10 July 2015

Fun Fact Friday (#73)

Fun Fact Friday is a meme hosted by Lettora at I’m Booked! If you’d like to join and do your own Fun Fact Friday, just ask! At I’m Booked! Every week we’ll give you five new, fun facts. 
This week’s five facts:


1. The word "volcano" originally comes from the name of the Roman god of fire, Vulcan.

2. The Emperor Penguin is able to dive to depths of over 500m and stay under water for up to 27 minutes.

3. Snakes can open their mouth up to 150 degrees.

4. The distinctive smell of Crayola crayons comes from beef fat.

5. In their first year of life, baby blue whales gain 200 pounds (91 kg) every day.

Friday, 3 July 2015

Fun Fact Friday (#72)

Fun Fact Friday is a meme hosted by Lettora at I’m Booked! If you’d like to join and do your own Fun Fact Friday, just ask! At I’m Booked! Every week we’ll give you five new, fun facts. 
This week’s five facts:


1.  Beans increase flatulence because they carry a type of sugar called "oligosaccharides", which are hard for bacteria to break down, so they release gas in the process.

2.  Birds "see" the earth's magnetic field as spots in their normal vision.

3.  The animal in the Firefox logo isn't a Fox. It's a Red Panda.

4.  The offspring of a donkey and a zebra is called a "zonkey."

5.  Without your pinky finger, you would lose about 50% of your hand strength.