Urushiol is the oily sap that causes allergic reactions after being exposed to poison ivy. It is also found on the skin of mangoes, and the shells of cashews. http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/06/16/steering-clear-of-poison-ivy/?_r=0Read more "Fun fact 10/30/2016"
Alert! Buckeye nuts are highly toxic when taken internally! https://plants.usda.gov/plantguide/pdf/pg_aegl.pdfRead more "Fun fact 10/29/2016"
Rug makers in Persia made intentional mistakes so as to not insult Allah by undermining Allah’s perfection. http://www.persian-carpet.info/classification-of-persian-rugs.phpRead more "Fun fact 10/27/2016"
The widest tornado recorded occurred in 2013 in Oklahoma, it was 2.6 mi wide!!! https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2013/06/04/deadly-el-reno-okla-tornado-was-widest-ever-measured-on-earth-had-nearly-300-mph-winds/Read more "Fun(ish) fact 10/26/2016"
Running on a downward slope increases your capable speed on a flat surface. Sprinting downhill develops your coordination by forcing your legs to learn how to handle high-speed travel. Over time your coordination will improve in response to the increased stride rate. Consequently, your running speed on horizontal surfaces will increase because your peak stride […]Read more "Fun fact 10/23/2016"
The oldest Northern Mockingbird on record was at least 14 years, 10 months old when it was found in Texas. https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Northern_Mockingbird/lifehistoryRead more "Fun fact 10/21/2016"