Did you know that coriander and cilantro come from the same plant? http://www.myrecipes.com/how-to/cooking-questions/cilantro-coriander-sameRead more "Fun fact 12/29/2016"
The rapid wingbeats of bees create wind vibrations that people hear as buzzes. The larger the bee, the slower the wingbeat and the lower the pitch of the resulting buzz. https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/why-do-bees-buzz/Read more "Fun fact 12/27/2016"
Both excess and deficiency of calcium will negatively affect the shell quality of chicken eggs. http://www.thepoultrysite.com/articles/1003/factors-influencing-shell-quality/Read more "Fun fact 12/26/2016"
The foil placed over corks on wine bottles is called a capsule. The purpose of the capsule was originally to prevent rodents and cork weevils from eating the cork and sipping the wine. This was often the cause of dank wine cellars – rodents who love dank wine cellars would nibble at the corks and drink the wine! https://www.celebrationswineclub.com/the-purpose-of-foil-at-the-top-of-a-wine-bottle/Read more "Fun fact 12/24/2016"
The proper name of the infinity symbol is a lemniscate! http://whatis.techtarget.com/definition/lemniscateRead more "Fun fact 12/23/2016"
“Hey Pocky Way”, super upbeat and famous folksy southern song and lyrics covered by many, made famous by The Meters in 1975, comes from Creole “pas q’ouwais” – “you don’t have testicles” or “kill who is over there”. Brennan, Jonathan. “Carnival and Counternarrative in Black New Orleans.” When Brer Rabbit Meets Coyote: African-Native American Literature. […]Read more "Fun fact 12/22/2016"
Coit Tower, a San Francisco landmark, was created after Lillie Coit, heiress and one of the first female volunteer firefighters, left 1/3 of her fortune to the city “to be expended in an appropriate manner for the purpose of adding to the beauty of the city which I have always loved.” http://www.sfmuseum.net/hist1/h-coit.htmlRead more "Fun fact 12/19/2016"