The fer-de-lance, a venomous snake in Costa Rica, causes over 70% of snake bites in the country. This is in large part because of its aggressive tendencies – the snakes have been known to actually chase humans! http://news.co.cr/venomous-pit-viper-attacks-increase-in-costa-rica/22810/Read more "Fun fact 6/8/2017"
There’s a plaque on the moon! It was left on the Moon by the Apollo 11 astronauts. It says “Here men from the planet Earth first set foot upon the Moon July 1969, A.D. We came in peace for all mankind.” https://starchild.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/StarChild/space_level2/apollo11_plaque.htmlRead more "Fun fact 6/7/2017"
Edmund Hillary was one of the first two men to summit Everest; in the summertime he was a beekeeper in New Zealand. https://www.google.com/amp/amp.timeinc.net/time/3891554/hillary-norgay-everest-history/%3Fsource%3DdamRead more "Fun fact 6/4/2017"
The Canary Islands, a series of seven small land masses off the coast of Spain in the Atlantic Ocean, were named for dogs, not birds. The islands were named by the Romans and bore their Latin name: insulae canariae, or “island of dogs.” This name is, in itself, a mystery, for there were no dogs on […]Read more "Fun fact 6/1/2017"
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 […]Read more "Fun fact 5/29/2017"
The oldest swing bridge in Connecticut, built in 1884, is the Saugatuck River Bridge. http://www.past-inc.org/historic-bridges/movable-saugatuck.htmlRead more "Fun fact 5/28/2017"