Posts tagged ‘Nature’

March 6, 2014

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 The odds of finding a four-leaf clover is about 1 in 10,000.

Source: www.catholic.org

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July 13, 2013

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 A daisy is actually two flowers in one: the white petals and the
cluster of tiny yellow disc petals that form the “eye”.

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

July 12, 2013

Don’t Bury Your Head in the Sand

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 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 5, 2013

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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

June 19, 2013

Starry Starry Night

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On a clear night, the human eye can see between 2,000 – 3,000 stars in the sky.

Source: www.funology.com

May 7, 2013

“Beware of an Oak”

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Oak trees are struck by lightning more than any other tree.

Oaks tend to be taller than the surrounding trees, thus attracting the lightning. They also have a high moisture content, which increases their ability to conduct the surge of electricity.

Source: www.christianaanswers.com