Every once in a while, Aegagropila linnaei (little green algae balls) will form with the right amount of sunshine and the perfect current and wash ashore. In Japan, these balls are referred to as marimo. The named was coined back in 1898 and is a combination of the words for “bouncy play ball” and “plant […]Read more "Fun fact 12/03/2017"
Yellow jackets are carnivores. http://naturemappingfoundation.org/natmap/facts/yellow_jacket_712.htmlRead more "Fun fact 11/30/2017"
In 1992, upon winning an Academy Award for her documentary, Deadly Deception, Debra Chasnoff became the first Oscar recipient to thank a same-sex partner from the ceremony’s stage. https://www.google.com/amp/s/mobile.nytimes.com/2017/11/14/obituaries/debra-chasnoff-whose-films-redefined-gay-families-dies-at-60.amp.htmlRead more "Fun fact 11/28/2017"
The average lifespan of a housefly is 22 days. https://www.orkin.com/flies/house-fly/life-expectancy-of-house-fly/Read more "Fun fact 11/26/2017"
Self-mummification, or Sokushinbutsu, was practiced by Buddhist monks in Japan from the 11th century to at least the late 19th century. It was achieved by only 24 monks by living on a special diet consisting of water, seeds and nuts for 1,000 days, then feeding on roots, pine bark and urushi tea for another 1,000 days. […]Read more "Fun fact 11/25/2017"
65% of the population in Saudi Arabia is under 30 years of age. https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/11/23/opinion/saudi-prince-mbs-arab-spring.html?referer=Read more "Fun fact 11/24/2017"