Archive For The “Science” Category

What Are the Four Desert Types?

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Desert Road

FACT OF THE DAY: There are four desert types that make up about a fifth of the Earth’s surface. The four types are: Subtropical, Coastal, Cold, and Polar.

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Bald Eagles Kill Their Siblings

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Bald Eagles

FACT OF THE DAY: Baby eagles are commonly born two at a time. More often than not, one of the newborns will be stronger than its sibling. Soon enough the stronger one will kill the weaker one.

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Bald Eagle Mating Habits

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Bald Eagle

FACT OF THE DAY: The bald eagle, the official emblem of the United States of America, has quite the unique ability. Bald eagles are able to mate while they are flying or while they’re in a state of free fall.

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Lightning Strikes Which Sex More?

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lightning strike

FACT OF THE DAY: When lightning strikes, it prefers men than women. Statistics show that lightning strikes men more often than women, at a rate of 5:1.

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What’s the Opposite of Deja Vu?

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Jamais Vu

FACT OF THE DAY: Deja-Vu is the feeling of having been in a specific situation or setting before. Jamais-Vu is the reverse. It is the feeling of seeing or sensing something for the first time, despite knowing that it’s not the first time.

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How To Escape Earth’s Gravitational Pull

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Planet Earth

FACT OF THE DAY: In order to escape the planet Earth’s gravitational pull, a space shuttle must reach travel speeds of 7 miles per second, or 25,000 miles per hour.

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What Is A Cosmic Year?

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Cosmic

FACT OF THE DAY: A cosmic year is the amount of time it takes for the sun to orbit once around the center of the Milky Way Galaxy. One cosmic year is equal to 225-250 million years.

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Why You Have Green Blood Underwater

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Underwater

FACT OF THE DAY: It’s not that your blood actually turns to the color green underwater. It begins to appear that way at around the 30 feet below mark. Different colors (which are different wavelengths of light) get absorbed by water at a different rate. The color red disappears quicker but blues and greens travel longer.

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They’re Blind and Deaf at Birth

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Wolf in Snow

FACT OF THE DAY: Wolf pups are blind and deaf when they are born. It usually takes around two weeks before they are able to see and hear.

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Sweat Is Odorless

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Sweat on skin

FACT OF THE DAY: Sweat has a bad smell to it, right? Wrong. Sweat is odorless. The smell doesn’t originate until it mixes with the bacteria on the skin. That is what causes the bad odor.

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