Kumimanu biceae is the name of a 57-million year old fossil found, a long-beaked penguin that stood 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighed about 220 pounds. https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/12/12/science/ancient-penguins-kumimanu.html?_r=0&referer= AdvertisementsRead more "Fun fact 12/13/2017"
Piper methysticum, meaning intoxicating pepper, is the scientific name for kava. Dennis J Mckenna, Kenneth Jones, Kerry Hughes, Virginia M Tyler. Botanical Medicines: The Desk Reference for Major Herbal Supplements, Second Edition, p 595. 2012.Read more "Fun fact 12/11/2017"
Baby elephants weigh upwards of 200 lbs at birth! https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/mammals/a/african-elephant/Read more "Fun fact 12/10/2017"
Same-sex couples will be allowed to marry in Austria starting in 2019. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-austria-equalmarriage/austrias-supreme-court-paves-way-for-same-sex-marriage-from-2019-idUSKBN1DZ1AX?feedType=RSS&feedName=topNewsRead more "Fun fact 12/06/2017"
In Ireland, abortion is illegal but receiving information about and traveling to get an abortion is legal. Rao, Radhika. Constitutional Law II class lecture, 14 Nov. 2017, San Francisco, UC Hastings.Read more "Fun fact 12/05/2017"
That wonderful, fresh post-rain smell? It has a name. FACT PORTION: It’s called “petrichor,” from the Greek words “petra,” meaning “stone,” and “ichor,” which refers to the fluid that flows like blood in the veins of the gods. NOT COMPLETELY CONFIRMED FACT PORTION: When a raindrop hits a porous surface it traps tiny pockets of air. […]Read more "Fun fact 12/04/2017"