Fun fact 5/29/2017

There are four theories often used to explain the phrase “mind your Ps and Qs.” All four of these theories are false. Children learning to write were reminded by their teachers to be wary of inadvertently reversing lowercase p’s into q’s, and vice versa. Back in the days when type was set by hand, printers […]

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Fun fact 5/19/2017

When it’s time for a new queen bee in a honey beehive, the bees harvest several female larvae. The first virgin queen to emerge communicates with the other ones through piping – they create vibrations in the comb. The roaming virgin queen creates a sound called “tooting,” its sisters answer it with “quacking.” The free-roaming […]

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