Mollie's Adventures

Learning something new everyday

Alligator

Fun fact of the day…

The alligator derives its name from the Spanish “el lagarto,” which means lizard.

http://www.livescience.com/27306-alligator-facts.html

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New mushroom found…

Fun fact of the day…

A new species of mushroom has been named by its discoverers after the cartoon character SpongeBob SquarePants.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-13874049

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13 going on 30

Fun fact of the day…

“13 going on 30” was shipped to theatres under the name “Sugar and Spice”.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0337563/trivia

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The movie Brave

Fun fact of the day…

The original title of the film Brave was “The Bear and the Bow”.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1217209/trivia

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Tightrope

Fun fact of the day…

A tightrope walker is called a funambulist

http://www.thefreedictionary.com/funambulist

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/tightrope+walker

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Rooster

Fun fact of the day…

Chanticleer is another name for a rooster, especially in fairy tales

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/chanticleer

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Beyonce and little Blue Ivy

Fun fact of the day…

Beyonce has applied for Trademark protection for her baby’s name Blue Ivy

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/gossip/2012/02/blue-ivy-trademark-beyonce-jay-z.html?track=icymi

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2099016/Beyonc-Jay-Z-trademark-Blue-Ivys-name.html

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Dewey Decimal System

Fun fact of the day… 

The Dewey Decimal Classification System is named after its creator,  Melvil Dewey.

http://frank.mtsu.edu/~vvesper/dewey2.htm#Exercise3

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Longest Place Name

Fun fact of the day… 

The longest place name in Europe is Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch!

http://llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch.co.uk/

 

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Naming their young…

Fun fact of the day… 

Parrots name their offspring with signature calls 

http://www.geekosystem.com/parrot-parents-name-babies/

 

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