Monday, February 29, 2016

A FEW THINGS ABOUT... Leap Day

February 29 is a date that usually occurs every four years, and is called leap day. This day is added to the calendar in leap years as a corrective measure, because the Earth does not orbit the sun in precisely 365 days. Here are a few more things about Leap Day we discovered...



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Sunday, February 28, 2016

Monday, February 15, 2016

CANADA FACTS: Family Day

The first Family Day in Ontario was celebrated on February 18, 2008.  It was introduced in Saskatchewan in 2007 and in British Columbia in 2013. Although it was campaigned to make Family Day a federal holiday, it is still a civic holiday which means that some federal employees do not get the day off.
By the way, Family Day is also celebrated in South Africa, in the American states of Arizona and Nevada, in Vanuatu, in Vietnam, and in the Australian Capital Territory.




A FEW THINGS ABOUT... Lips

Lips. We take them for granted all the time. What if we didn't have them? We wouldn't be able to pucker up now would we.
As for those wrinkles we have on our lips, otherwise known as lip-prints, did you know they are unique to each individual and are often used in human identification?
Here are some more interesting LIP facts you probably never knew!


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Saturday, February 6, 2016

A FEW THINGS ABOUT... Super Bowl

It's that time of year and we think everyone has just about covered every fact there is to know about the Super Bowl. Last year's Super Bowl game in which the New England Patriots defeated the Seattle Seahawks was the most watched single television program ever in the U.S, seen by a record 114.4 million viewers. BeyoncĂ© will also be the first female to repeat as a halftime performer in this year's game.

For this year's Super Bowl 50:

  • 40 million plan to share their favorite ads online after the game of Super Bowl
  • 35 million will share ads via Facebook, 2.4 million will e-mail a YouTube link and 1.6 million will share via Twitter
  • 40 million Americans will order takeout or delivery food from a restaurant and
  • The average person is expected to spend $63.84 on game-related merchandise, apparel and snacks


Here are a few more things about and related to the Super Bowl...

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Thursday, February 4, 2016

RANDOM FACT #24 - The Most LIGHTNING-STRUCK Place on Earth Occurs Over This LAKE in Venezuela



A FEW THINGS ABOUT... Fingernails

Fingernails. We always take them for granted. They are similar to claws in other animals and the tough protective protein, keratin, is also found in the hooves and horns of different animals. Here are a few more things about fingernails you might not have known.



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A FEW THINGS ABOUT... North Korea (DPRK)

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea or DPRK, describes itself as a self-reliant socialist state, but critics think otherwise, regarding it as a totalitarian dictatorship.Some even go so far as to call it Stalinist. Still, everyone's fascinated with North Korea. Here are a few things you probably didn't know about it.

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A FEW THINGS ABOUT.... eBay

eBay is an online auction and shopping website in which people and businesses buy and sell a broad variety of goods and services worldwide. The website is free to use for buyers, but sellers are charged fees for listing items and again when those items are sold - but we guess you already knew all that.
But did you know these things about eBay?



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A FEW THINGS ABOUT.... Chocolate

Chocolate. Who doesn't love it? Everyone knows it comes in dark, milk or white but what else do you know about this irresistible treat?

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