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Halloween Because the movie Halloween(1978) was on such a tight budget, they had to use the cheapest mask they could find for the character Michael Meyers, which turned out to be a William Shatner Star Trekmask. Shatner initially didn’t know the mask was in his likeness, but when he found out years later, he said he was […]

Facts About Animals

Dinosaurs probably lived to be between 75 to 300 years of age. Scientists figured this out from looking at the structure of their bones. One way to tell the age of a fish is by looking at its scales. They have growth rings just like trees. These are called circuli. Clusters of them are called […]

Fastest Female 100m Sprinters in History

Number Time (seconds) Athlete name Nationality Date Location 1. 10.49 Florence Griffith-Joyner USA 16 July 1988 Indianapolis 2. 10.64 Carmelita Jeter USA 20 September 2009 Shanghai 3. 10.65 Marion Jones USA 12 September 1998 Johannesburg 4. 10.70 Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce Jamaica 29 June 2012 Kingston 5. 10.73 Christine Arron France 19 August 1998 Budapest 6. 10.74 […]

Fastest Male 100m Sprinters in History

Number Time (seconds) Athlete name Nationality Date Location 1. 9.58 Usain Bolt Jamaica 16 August 2009 Berlin 2. 9.69 Tyson Gay USA 20 September 2009 Shanghai 2. 9.69 Yohan Blake Jamaica 23 August 2012 Lausanne 4. 9.72 Asafa Powell Jamaica 2 September 2008 Lausanne 5. 9.78 Nesta Carter Jamaica 29 August 2010 Rieti 6. 9.79 […]

Funny Science Facts

Rabbits and parrots can see behind themselves without even moving their heads! Butterflies taste food by standing on top of it! Their taste receptors are in their feet unlike humans who have most on their tongue. Most of the dust in your home is actually dead skin! Yuck! Although the Stegosaurus dinosaur was over 9 […]

Dodder otters and Tolka Tarkas

Surprisingly, one of our largest carnivores now joins the peregrine falcon and the fox as an animal that is surviving in Irish cities ‘Twilight over meadow and water, the eve-star shining above the hill, and Old Nog the heron crying kra-a-ark! as his slow dark wings carried him down to the estuary.” These are the opening lines […]

Would beavers from abroad improve Irish riversides?

Our waterways have become tunnelled with alder and willow, blocking light and reducing bioproductivity, says a reader, who suggests the animals would fell the riparian trees and let in the sun The vegetarian beaver is Europe’s largest rodent; feeding on water plants, herbs and tree bark, it offers little competition to any other species. The […]

Well, as some of our children will be going to school in Germany next week…..!!!

  The most popular German surname (Nachname) is Müller. Chancellor Angela Merkel has a Barbie doll made after her. Historically, Germany was known as the Holy Roman Empire, the Kingdom of Prussia, and the Weimar Republic. 31% of the country has been kept with forests and woodlands, with Hesse having the most. There are over […]

Strange but true…..

During your lifetime, you’ll eat about 60,000 pounds of food, that’s the weight of about 6 elephants! Dolphins sleep with one eye open! The worlds oldest piece of chewing gum is over 9000 years old! In space, astronauts cannot cry properly, because there is no gravity, so the tears can’t flow down their faces! There […]

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Weird and wacky facts!!!

Male puppies purposely let female puppies win while playing. In Italy, people wear red underwear on New Year’s Day as a symbol of good luck for the upcoming year.  Some spiders build its own lifelike decoys from leaves, debris and dead insects to confuse or distract predators.  According to this survey, 40 to 45 percent […]

Egyptian mummy entrails could help reduce allergies

Information hidden in the entrails of Egyptian mummies and in ancient human burial sites could help reduce allergies in children and adults today. Human remains have tales to tell if you know where to look and Dr Piers Mitchell knew where and what to look for. He wanted to understand when parasites such as worms and fluke […]

Blob Fish was voted the world’s ugliest creature

  It may be no oil painting but that is precisely the reason the blobfish, a ball of slime that lives at the bottom of the ocean, has been crowned the world’s ugliest creature. In the first global conservation competition of its kind, the aesthetically challenged fish, which cuts a sad looking figure, was announced as […]

Irish researcher finds giant squid are just one big happy family

New research involving an Irish scientist has found that all the giant squid inthe planet’s oceans belong to one single species. Dr Louise Allcock of NUI Galway‘s (NUIG) Ryan Institute was part of a research team led by the University of Copenhagen, which has published its findings on the giant squid’s genetic code in the Proceedings of the Royal […]

Satellite provides unique view of the universe

Images indicate Big Bang took place 100 million years earlier than previous estimates Map of Matter in the Universe: This full-sky map from the Planck mission shows matter between Earth and the edge of the observable universe. Regions with less mass show up as lighter areas while regions with more mass are darker. The grayed-out […]