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01.06.20

The last letter added to the English alphabet was ‘J’!

 

 

 

 

 

22.05.20

Once a year in the UK, competitors will chase a roll of

cheese down a steep hill. The winner keeps the cheese!

 

 

21.05.20

3 Olympic Games have been held in countries that no longer exist.

 

 

20.05.20

The Border Collie is one of the smartest dog breeds in the world!

 

 

19.05.20

A Roman Emperor once planned to give his favourite horse

the highest position in government!

What more can you find out about Incitatus?

What was he fed?

Where did he live?

What did he wear?

18.05.20

Camels have straight spines despite their curved humps.

 

 

 

15.05.20

111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321

 

 

 

 

14.05.20

In Japan, false teeth were once made of wood.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

13.05.20

There are 775 rooms in Britain’s Buckingham Palace!

 

 

12.05.20

The world’s smallest country is the Vatican. It is smaller than New York City’s Central Park!

 

 

 

11.05.20

An ostrich’s brain is smaller than one of its eyes.

 

 

 

08.05.20

Today is Victory in Europe Day!

World War Two ended for Europe 75 years ago today!

 

 

07.05.20

The sun is 4.5 billion years old!

 

 

 

06.05.20

A jellyfish is mostly made up of water and does not have a brain!

 

 

 

05.05.20

A shark’s sense of smell is 1000 times better than yours!

 

 

 

 

 

 

04.05.20

 

Barbra Streisand is a multimillionaire singer and actress but her first performance was as a chocolate-chip cookie.

 

 

01.05.20

The most commonly used letter in the alphabet is ‘e’.

 

 

30.04.20

Bubble wrap was originally designed as wallpaper.

 

 

 

29.04.20

Elephants can’t jump!

 

 

28.04.20

In a lifetime, an average person will walk around the earth three times.

 

 

27.04.20

Hurricanes, Typhoons and Cyclones are the same type of storm but are named according to where they take place.

 

 

 

Hurricanes are tropical storms that form over the North Atlantic Ocean and Northeast Pacific.

Cyclones are formed over the South Pacific and Indian Ocean.

Typhoons are formed over the Northwest Pacific Ocean.

 

24.04.20

You use 17 muscles to smile and 43 muscles to frown!

 

 

23.04.20

The Scottish National animal is the Unicorn.

 

 

 

22.04.20

In Svalbard, Norway, there is no sunset from mid-April to late August.

It is consistently daylight!

 

21.04.20

Koala fingerprints are almost indistinguishable from a human's!

 

 

20.04.20

The tongue is the fastest healing part of your body.

 

 

 

03.04.20

Australia has the largest number of venomous snakes in the world.

 

 

 

 

 

 

02.04.20

Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia

is a fear of long words.

 

 

01.04.20

 

Earth’s address in the Cosmos is:

Planet Earth
Earth – Moon System
Solar System
Milky Way Galaxy
Local Group
Virgo Supercluster
Observable Universe

31.03.20

There are more fake flamingos on earth than real ones.

 

 

 

30.03.20

During medieval times, animals could be put

on trial for crimes in a court of law.

 

 

 

27.03.20

Sea otters hold hands when they sleep so they don’t

drift away from each other.

 

 

26.03.20

The opposite sides of a dice adds up to 7!

 

 

 

25.03.20

Ants are very strong for their size.

Some ants can lift more than 100 times their weight!

 

 

24.03.20

Australia is the only continent with

no active volcanoes.

 

 

 

 

23.03.20

The sentence,

‘The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog,’

contains all the letters of the alphabet!

 

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