Mollie's Adventures

Learning something new everyday

Spider Sizes

Fun fact of the day… 

The more afraid you are of a spider, the bigger it will appear to you.

http://www.medicaldaily.com/news/20120224/9176/spiders-psychology-phobia-arachnophobia-research-fear.htm

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Oh Texas…

Fun fact of the day…

Texas has is very own power grid.

http://www.npr.org/temeplates/story/story.php?storyId=110997398

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Parahawking

Fun fact of the day…

A guy developed parahawking, which is a combination of paragliding and falconry.

http://parahawking.com/

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Ever seen a cashew shell?

Fun fact of the day… 

Cashews are never sold with their shells because it is toxic. The shell contains Urushiol which is the same chemical found in poison ivy. It is present on the leaves of the cashew tree as well as in the raw cashew shell.

http://www.wisegeek.com/are-raw-cashews-really-poisonous.htm

http://www.evilmadscientist.com/2007/cashews-the-nut-you-cant-buy-in-a-shell/

http://www.toptenz.net/top-10-toxic-foods-we-love-to-eat.php

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Giraffes… what a funny name.

Fun fact of the day… 

There is one species of giraffe, with nine currently recognized subspecies.

http://www.sandiegozoo.org/animalbytes/t-giraffe.html

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Facebook pays…

Fun fact of the day… 

Facebook will pay anyone who can find a security hole in their site, within certain guidelines. 

https://www.facebook.com/whitehat/bounty/

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Pink and Blue

Fun fact of the day…

Gender association for babies wearing pink and blue didn’t catch on until the 1940s!

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/When-Did-Girls-Start-Wearing-Pink.html

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Free Cough Drops…

Fun fact of the day… 

Carnegie Hall in New York has free cough drop so you don’t cough during their performances

http://www.carnegiehall.org/Information/Concert-Experience/

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Drive director does not drive.

Fun fact of the day…

Despite directing Drive (2011), Nicolas Winding Refn doesn’t have a drivers’ license. He failed his driving test 8 times

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0716347/

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Land sickness

Fun fact of the day… 

The Bajau people of Borneo live almost exclusively on boats and claim to experience “land sickness” when they come ashore.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/humanplanetexplorer/environments/oceans

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