Archive for July, 2013

July 12, 2013

Don’t Bury Your Head in the Sand

july12

 About ten percent of Bermuda’s beach sand is quartz, yet there are no known sources of quartz in Bermuda. Geologist Bruce Rueger has found the answer. It has been dropped out of the tail end of birds flying south. They carry grains in their crops (part of their throats) to help with digestion.

Source: www.coloredsandstore.com

July 11, 2013

Feed Me!

july11

Borborygmi is the noise that your stomach makes when you are hungry.

Source: www.snapple.com

July 10, 2013

Deep Fried Breakfast Circles

july10

More than 10 billion doughnuts are made in the U.S. every year.

Source: www.fanpop.com

July 9, 2013

Say What?

july9.1

Give Someone the Wind is an old saying that means to jilt a suitor with great suddenness.

July 7, 2013

What A View!

july7

The Empire State Building is composed of 60,000 tons of steel, 200,000 cubic feet of Indiana limestone and granite, 10 million bricks, and 730 tons of aluminum and stainless steel.

Source: www.pbs.org

July 6, 2013

Tea Time!

july6

An average of three billion cups of tea are consumed each day worldwide.

Source: www.snapple.com

July 5, 2013

july5

Sharks rarely pose a danger to humans, but humans do pose a danger to sharks. Fishermen kill an estimated 30 to 100 million sharks every year. About 75 shark species are in danger of becoming extinct.

Source: www.factmonster.com

July 3, 2013

American Woman!

july3

Sybil Ludington was a heroine of the American Revolutionary War.  She rode 40 miles one stormy night on April 26, 1777 to alert American colonial forces to the approaching of the British. Her actions were similar to that performed by Paul Revere, though she rode more than twice the distance of Revere and was only 16 years old at the time of her ride.

Source: www.about.com