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Random Facts: Snow

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The study of snow and ice is known as “cryology”. The Oxford English Dictionary includes 337 words with “snow” in their definition, so you could say English has 337 words for snow from… Continue reading

The Friday Funny: Beach Wear

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The Friday Funny: No Problem

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Random Facts: Bananas

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The word “banana” came to us from Spanish or Portuguese and was first seen in English in 1597. The scientific name for a banana is “musa sapientum” which means “fruit of the wise… Continue reading

The Friday Funny: Mighty Hunter

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Random Facts: Austria

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The feast day of St Leopold III, Margrave of Austria from 1095-1136, who was canonised in 1485 and became a patron saint of Austria, is 15 November. Margrave was the title given in… Continue reading

The Friday Funny: Getting Away With It

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Random Facts: Diabetes

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“Diabetes” is the Greek word for “siphon”. It refers to the copious urine flow when the disease is uncontrolled. Sir Frederick Banting (1891-1941) in 1923, was one of the discoverers of insulin for… Continue reading

The Friday Funny: Lost

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Aftermath

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The Friday Funny: New Toy

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Random Facts: Whales

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Herman Melville’s ‘Moby Dick‘ was based on an albino whale known as Mocha Dick which was seen off the coast of Chile in the early 19th century. The call of a blue whale… Continue reading

The Friday Funny: Angry Aliens

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Until You Get Scared

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Happy Halloween!

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Random Facts: Eyes

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By far the most common eye colour in the world is brown but in the UK blue is now most common. When awake, you blink about 12 times a minute on average which… Continue reading

The Friday Funny: Introduction

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Soar Like A Leaf

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Heart’s Morning

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Random Facts: Sloths

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All sloths have three toes on each of their hind legs. Two-toed sloths and three-toed sloths differ in the number of fingers on their front limbs. Three-toed sloths are called Bradypus (slowfooted), two-toed… Continue reading

The Friday Funny: Just Don’t…

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Stop the Bullying!

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Battling The Self

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Wonderfully Made

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Random Facts: Eggs

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The average hen lays 300-325 eggs a year. The world’s largest omelette weighed 14,225lb 6oz. It was made by a team of 55 people in Portugal in 2012 and used 145,000 eggs. In… Continue reading

The Friday Funny: It’s There, Honest!

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Fly!

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Advice from a Centenarian

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Bubbles

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Random Facts: Coffee

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According to legend, coffee was discovered in Ethiopia around 800AD through its effect on goats. In terms of financial value, the two most traded commodities in the world are oil and coffee. The… Continue reading

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