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Did You Know – 07/21/2015

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1. A bee sting is acidic and a wasp sting is Alkali. To treat a sting by one of these you should use the opposite type of chemical. Bee stings needs to be neutralised with sodium bicarbonate and wasp stings are alkaline and can be treated with vinegar!

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2. The evergreen tree family includes mango, pistachio, cashew, and poison ivy.

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3. Apart from humans the animal most likely to suffer from leprosy is the armadillo

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4. The original flight by Wilbur Wright in 1903 was 75ft shorter than the wingspan of a Boeing 747.

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5. On July 7, 1928, sliced bread was first put on sale to the public by the by the Chillicothe Baking Company of Chillicothe, Missouri, USA.


In 1943, the US imposed a ban on sliced bread as a wartime conservation measure. The ban was rescinded after only seven weeks.


The Ancient Egyptians used to pay workers in bread and beer but the use of “dough” in English as slang for “money” dates back only to 1851.

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6.Threefold coincidence relating to apples

On June 29, 1975, Steve Wozniak tested the first working prototype of his Apple I computer.

On June 29, 2007, Apple Inc released the iPhone, their first mobile phone.

June 29, 2015, sees the first night of a new production of Rossini’s apple-related opera William Tell at the Royal Opera House.

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Research in 2005 reported that mice fed concentrated apple juice perform better in mazes.

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Did You Know – 10/29/2012

1.You can figure out which way is south if you are near a tree stump. the growth rings are wider on the south side. Growth is more lush on the side of the tree facing the south in the Northern Hemisphere and vice versa in the Southern Hemisphere. Growth is more vigorous on the side toward the equator and the tree growth rings will be more widely spaced.
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2. The shortest war on record was fought between Zanzibar (now part of Tanzania) and England in 1896. Zanzibar surrendered after 38 minutes.
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3. A Cockroach can live for 4 weeks with no head (Interesting but Gross). Their necks would seal off just by clotting. The hardy vermin breathes through spiracles, or little holes in each body segment.
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4. A bee sting is acidic and a wasp sting is alkali. To treat a sting by one of these you should use the opposite type of chemical. Suggested for bee’s deodorant or calamine lotion. Bicarbonate of soda for wasps.
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5. Each time lightning strikes, some Ozone gas is produced, thus strengthening the Ozone Layer in the Earth’s atmosphere. The lightning bolt is 3 times hotter than the sun.
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6. A mule is a cross between a male donkey and a female horse. A Hinny is a cross between a male horse and a female donkey. A Zonkey or Zeedonk is a zebra/donkey cross.

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