Fun Fact Friday: 9/4/15 TMNT are named after Italian Artists

Did you know that the names given to the turtles in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are after four Italian Renaissance artists? I'm sure most people did know this, but it doesn't hurt to bring it up since I love art so much and I grew up with the TMNT. What are the names? Let us take a … Continue reading Fun Fact Friday: 9/4/15 TMNT are named after Italian Artists

Fun Fact Friday: Eat Healthy, Shop Healthy?

Did you know that a study, conducted in the U.S., found that 25% of shoppers--given an apple before grocery shopping--purchased more fruits and veggies after having a healthy snack? According to the study, the participants were tested on both unhealthy and healthy food choices after eating both healthy and unhealthy snacks prior to grocery shopping. The … Continue reading Fun Fact Friday: Eat Healthy, Shop Healthy?

Fun Fact Friday: 8/14/15–Uranus; 21 years of night during the Winter

Did you know that Uranus experiences a long 21 Earth year night during the Winter? It is true according to NASA, as it provides us with many interesting facts (via the kid section) about the planet discovered in modern times. According to NASA, the planet is so far out it was discovered with a telescope 1781 … Continue reading Fun Fact Friday: 8/14/15–Uranus; 21 years of night during the Winter

Fun Fact Friday: 8/7/15 Supermassive Black Holes within each Galaxy

Did you know pretty much every galaxy contains a Supermassive Black Hole in the center including our very own Milky Way? It is true, I was watching a documentary yesterday and couldn't believe my ears as they discussed the once believed rarity of a black hole is actually quite common. In fact, a black hole was … Continue reading Fun Fact Friday: 8/7/15 Supermassive Black Holes within each Galaxy

Fun Fact Friday: Kepler-452b is Earth’s Cousin, but Older?

Did you know NASA announced on Thursday July 23, 2015 that there is a planet called Kepler-452b that seems to be similar to that of Earth, but older? It is true, according to NASA. They continue on to say that this planet orbits a Sun within the same distance as we orbit our Sun. They believe that … Continue reading Fun Fact Friday: Kepler-452b is Earth’s Cousin, but Older?

Fun Fact Friday: 6/12/15–A New Type of Dinosaur Identified

According to History.com, this week was a week of discovery as they identified a new Regaliceratops peterhewsi. It is being said that it lived ~69 million years ago in, what we know as, southern Alberta, Canada. This dinosaur resembles, in size, to today's rhinoceroses weighing at about 1.5 tons. This dinosaur is believed to have lived 65 million and 100 … Continue reading Fun Fact Friday: 6/12/15–A New Type of Dinosaur Identified

Fun Fact Friday: 5/22/15–Esposa-Wife and Handcuff

Did you know that in the Spanish language "esposas" means "wives," but also "handcuffs?" My husband, being the jokester he is, brings this up during many social gatherings. He gets a kick out of it. Interestingly enough, "husband" is called "esposo" which is the masculine term of "esposas." Hmmmm. . . what do you think? The feminist side … Continue reading Fun Fact Friday: 5/22/15–Esposa-Wife and Handcuff

Fun Fact Friday: 5/15/15– A man wears 70 pieces of clothing to avoid baggage fees

Did you know that in 2012 a man, in China, wore 70 pieces of clothing on a flight to avoid baggage fees? According to the Business Insider, this is true. He was then stopped and searched because he forgot to remove things that would sound off the metal detector located within his pockets. You can … Continue reading Fun Fact Friday: 5/15/15– A man wears 70 pieces of clothing to avoid baggage fees

Fun Fact Friday: 4/24/15- The Eiffel Tower for Spain?

Did you know that the Eiffel Tower was originally made for Barcelona, Spain?  It has been stated that Spain refused it. These days, who doesn't associate the Eiffel Tower with beauty? It wasn't always the case. I found 10 great facts that you may not have known about the Eiffel Tower. I didn't include the … Continue reading Fun Fact Friday: 4/24/15- The Eiffel Tower for Spain?

Fun Fact Friday: Wisdom Teeth and Appendix must be removed to stay in Antarctica

Did you know you must have your wisdom teeth and appendix removed if you wish to stay in Antarctica? I became interested in this during my reading of "Where'd you go, Bernadette?" as Bernadette mentions she had to get her four wisdom teeth removed to stay in Antarctica. So, I researched and found out it … Continue reading Fun Fact Friday: Wisdom Teeth and Appendix must be removed to stay in Antarctica