Did You Know

Among the things invented by mothers were alphabetic blocks, diapers, movable doll eyes, infant carriers, and sadly… Barney (the purple dinosaur). The inflatable life raft was also invented by a mother The modern bikini was actually invented by a male French engineer, of all people! The bikini was named after an Atomic bomb testing site at the Bikini Atoll.
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Friday James

Among the things invented by mothers were alphabetic blocks, diapers, movable doll eyes, infant carriers, and sadly… Barney (the purple dinosaur). The inflatable life raft was also invented by a mother

The modern bikini was actually invented by a male French engineer, of all people! The bikini was named after an Atomic bomb testing site at the Bikini Atoll.

The millipede Polyxenus Fasciculatus, when attacked, will brush off tiny hook-like bristles in defence. There tiny hooks then snag on the assailant and start to entangle as the assailant tries to brush them off. Eventually, their feet and face would get tied up, and they are left to die.

Wasp larvae feed on insects while adult wasps feed mainly of fruit and sugar

Wasps live on an annual cycle. Every winter, only fertilized queens survive, leaving all the other wasps to die.

A South African baboon called ‘Jacky’ was promoted to the rank of private during World War I due to its great service. South Africa has two national anthems

26 of the American states have names originating from native Indian words, including Iowa which means “Sleepy Ones” and Texas meaning “Ally” ( means friend or helper)

Gorillas’ noses have different shape and wrinkles and are used by researchers to distinguish individual animals in the field. Also, Adult male gorillas have large scent glands in their armpits that produce a pungent odour when excited or stressed.

It is impossible to get water out of a rimless tyre. (If any of you are actually that free.., try confirming this one)

In Samoa, it is acceptable for a family who has too many sons, to raise the youngest boy as a daughter. He is known as a fa’afafine and is given a girl’s name and wears feminine clothing… and is even allowed to use the ladies bathroom.

A bomb dropped by the Allies on Berlin during World War II killed every animal in the Berlin Zoo except the elephant, which escaped and roamed the city. When a Russian commander saw hungry Germans chasing the elephant and trying to kill it, he ordered his troops to protect it and shoot anyone who tried to kill it.

The world’s seventh billionth person is a girl. Symbolically, she is either the tiny little girl named Danica May Camacho from Manila, Philipines (CBS news) or another little girl named Nargis from Uttar Pradesh in India.

The first newspapers were distributed either in China or in Rome where they were made out of stone or metal.

Florence Nightingale, the most famous nurse in modern history, was only a nurse for three years of her life.

Nepal has the lowest ratio of nurses per capita in the world. The highest is in Finland.

Saying: the more you know, the better it is for you in this life we live. Seek knowledge in all ways possible; it never grows old with time.

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