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A collection of bite sized facts

July 17th 2015 11:21
We all need a few random and mostly irrelevant facts in our lives so here are 16 bite sized fact for you to enjoy.

1. Mosquitoes have teeth.

2. Due to its eye placement a donkey can see all four hooves at the same time.

3. Fish have been known to kiss up to 25 minutes.

4. Only two animals can see completely behind themselves without turning their heads, a rabbit and a parrot.


5. There are twice as many kangaroos as people in Australia.

6. Paparazzi means buzzing mosquitoes in Italian.

7. A jiffy is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second.


8. A newborn hedgehog starts to get its spines within 24 hours.
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9. Lizards communicate by doing push ups.

10. All hurricanes form over water and last for about 10 days.

11. People do not get sick from cold weather, it's from being indoors a lot more.

12. Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.

13. Strawberries contain more vitamin C than oranges.


14. Honey is the only food that does not spoil.

15.The bird that lays the largest eggs in comparison to its size is the Kiwi.


16. A one day weather forecast requires about 10 billion math calculations.

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Scissors-paper-rock, the universal game where there in no best move. Winning a game is all down to chance right? There is always a action that you will beat, and an action that will beat you, how can you possibly know what will win? By identifying patterns in the way humans play Chinese researchers may have the key to a better strategy.

In the investigation 360 students were arranged into groups of 6 and studied 18 000 rounds of the game. It was noticed that the most popular choice was rock, but only by a small amount, followed by paper and then scissors.

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Marvellous Mothers Day Facts

May 12th 2015 10:06
Last Sunday, the 11th of May, about 85 countries celebrated Mother's day, including Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the USA. So in light of this celebration of motherhood here are some marvellous mothers day facts for you to enjoy.

1. Not all countries celebrate Mother's Day on the same day. In Norway it is celebrated on the second Sunday of February, 15 other countries celebrate it on the 8th of March, 19 more countries on the 21st of March, 8 more on the 1st Sunday in May, and many other countries, such as the UK, have their Mothers Day's spread throughout the year.
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Tony Abbott, Australia's current Prime Minister, is known for many things. One of which is his frequent gaffes and other cringe worthy moments.

Here are some moments where Tony has slipped up, BIG TIME.
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Fantastically Funny Phobias!!

April 28th 2015 12:00
Nomophobia - the phobia of not having service on your mobile phone

Somniphobia - the fear of falling asleep
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100 Years Of ANZAC

April 25th 2015 08:22
So its almost 6:30pm Australian Eastern Standard Time but never late than never hey!

Today was the 100th year since the Anzacs first landed at Gallipoli so here's some ANZAC facts that may be new to you
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Crazy Chicken Facts

April 19th 2015 00:39
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Did you know that chickens are the most populous bird on the planet? I think it's time we learned a thing our two about our most populous poultry.

Female chickens, who aren't old enough to lay eggs are called pullets.

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WHO'S A NOSEY PARKER THEN!

March 11th 2015 03:24
Ever wondered where the term 'Nosey Parker' came from? The nosey part in itself is quite obvious, but the Parker part?

Archbishop of Canterbury Matthew nosey Parker
It turns out there actually was an original Nosey Parker, one Matthew Parker in point of fact. Matthew Parker had worked his way up the ecclesiastical ranks from performing as chaplain to Henry VIII, to eventually becoming the Archbishop of Canterbury from 1559 to 1575.

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WEE VILL STOP EATING THE CROPS!

February 11th 2015 23:22
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In 1545 in France, the weevils who were currently eating the crops of Saint-Julien's vineyards were taken to court!

The motion began when a group of winemakers pressured the local judge into a way to stop the weevils, so he had a indictment drawn up and even appointed a defense lawyer to act on behalf of the weevils (now there's an argument I would have liked to have seen!).

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'TIS THE SEASON FOR SILLY QUOTES!

December 14th 2014 23:36
"I love Christmas! I receive a lot of wonderful presents I can't wait to exchange"
- Henry Youngman


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