Fact a Day 2022

  • Raz posted an update in the group Group logo of Fact a Day 2022Fact a Day 2022 1 hour, 24 minutes ago

    2/7 – . Honey Bees can communicate through dance. University of Munich Professor Karl von Frisch explains how honey bees talk through dancing. Worker bees rely on their “waggle” dance to tell other bees where the best pollen is.

  • Teddy K posted an update in the group Group logo of Fact a Day 2022Fact a Day 2022 4 hours, 54 minutes ago

    Factoid for 2/7: We have TONS of turkey vultures around here – The turkey vulture is related to the stork, not to any birds of prey. Their scientific name in Latin means “cleansing breeze.” Like all other vultures, the turkey vulture has a bald head. This is so that bits of carrion (dead meat) do not adhere to the skin as they would to fea…[Read more]

  • 2/6: Okapi are herbivores, eating a range of grasses, fruits and tree leaves.

  • Summersweet is a species of flowering plant in the genus Clethra. It is sometimes called sweet pepper bush. This small shrub usually grows from 3-5 feet. In some cases, it can grow as much as 5-8 feet. It likes full sun but can also thrive in partial shade. It likes moist, acidic soil that is well-drained.
    Its fragrant pink and white flowers bloom…[Read more]

  • 2/6 Once the glaciers retreated, the Earth\’s crust started to rebound (rise). The result is that the north side of Lake Superior keeps rising by about one foot (30-50cm) per century compared to lands along the southern edge of the Great Lakes. This process is called \”isostatic rebound\” by geoscientists.

  • Bunty B posted an update in the group Group logo of Fact a Day 2022Fact a Day 2022 20 hours, 32 minutes ago

    2/6: Himalayan cats are a mix of Siamese and Persian cats.

  • Pete H. posted an update in the group Group logo of Fact a Day 2022Fact a Day 2022 23 hours, 7 minutes ago

    2/6
    WHY DOES MY CAT WAKE ME UP BY PUTTING HIS BUTT IN MY FACE?
    It’s a Sign of Affection
    Granted, it’s not the same thing as a lick on the face or a rub up against your leg, but when your cat presents h[S butt to you, it means he loves you and wants to be petted.

  • Raz posted an update in the group Group logo of Fact a Day 2022Fact a Day 2022 1 day, 1 hour ago

    2/6 – Why do cats raise their butts?
    Felines can also transfer their scent via anal glands, so when they raise their tush, they\’re actually inviting you to verify that they\’re a member of the family and to swap scents. It\’s one of the highest honors a cat can bestow on its doting owner.

  • Teddy K posted an update in the group Group logo of Fact a Day 2022Fact a Day 2022 1 day, 5 hours ago

    Two factoids! One for 2/5 and one for 2/6: (1) Acid rains form when nitrogen oxide or Sulphur dioxide combines with water vapor in the atmosphere. Acidic rains destroy plants and animals, and if it reaches rivers and lakes, it destroys all the aquatic life. (2) Aurora is also referred to as polar light. It is seen in high latitude areas as…[Read more]

  • Cooper Murphy posted an update in the group Group logo of Fact a Day 2022Fact a Day 2022 1 day, 9 hours ago

    Okapi have stripes that might make you think of zebras, but they also have long necks and are more related to giraffes. They are around 5 feet in height.

  • Cat P posted an update in the group Group logo of Fact a Day 2022Fact a Day 2022 1 day, 13 hours ago

    This is in the form of ice trapped within dust and minerals on and under the surface. It has been detected on areas of the lunar surface that are in permanent shadow and are therefore very cold, enabling the ice to survive. The water on the Moon was likely delivered to the surface by comets.

  • Nugget posted an update in the group Group logo of Fact a Day 2022Fact a Day 2022 1 day, 13 hours ago

    Meerkats are known for their upright stance. Mothers can even feed their young while standing up. They have strong foreclaws, which help them dig. They also have a pointed snout, which enables them to excavate prey from narrow trenches.

  • Seymour Sullivan posted an update in the group Group logo of Fact a Day 2022Fact a Day 2022 1 day, 13 hours ago

    Lady’s mantle is a dense, clump-forming perennial. It grows up to 12-18 inches tall and can spread from 18-24 inches wide. The delicate star-shaped clusters of flowers are greenish-yellow in color and appear just above the foliage, blooming in late spring to early summer.
    It will do best in full sun or part shade, and with an average to medium m…[Read more]

  • Bunty B posted an update in the group Group logo of Fact a Day 2022Fact a Day 2022 1 day, 23 hours ago

    2/5: birds are the closest thing we have to dinosaurs

  • Raz posted an update in the group Group logo of Fact a Day 2022Fact a Day 2022 2 days, 1 hour ago

    2/5 – Fleas can jump 350 times its body length. I am very happy that my fursibs and I don\’t have FLEAS!

  • Nugget posted an update in the group Group logo of Fact a Day 2022Fact a Day 2022 2 days, 9 hours ago

    Meerkats are a member of the mongoose family with a weasel-like appearance. They are small mammals with grizzled gray and brown fur. They have dark patches around their eyes to protect their eyes from the sun, as well as a dark tip on their tail.

  • Cat P posted an update in the group Group logo of Fact a Day 2022Fact a Day 2022 2 days, 9 hours ago

    They\’re not called earthquakes but moonquakes. They are caused by the gravitational influence of the Earth. Unlike quakes on Earth that last only a few minutes at most, moonquakes can last up to half an hour. They are much weaker than earthquakes though.

  • Cat P posted an update in the group Group logo of Fact a Day 2022Fact a Day 2022 2 days, 9 hours ago

    Everyone knows that the Moon is partly responsible for causing the tides of our oceans and seas on Earth, with the Sun also having an effect.

    However, as the Moon orbits the Earth it also causes a tide of rock to rise and fall in the same way as it does with the water. The effect is not as dramatic as with the oceans, but nevertheless it is a…[Read more]

  • Seymour Sullivan posted an update in the group Group logo of Fact a Day 2022Fact a Day 2022 2 days, 12 hours ago

    Northern bayberry is a deciduous shrub that is easily grown in average, dry to medium, well-drained soils. It can do well in full sun or in part shade. It thrives in zones 3-7 and can grow from 5-10 feet in height and the same in width.
    Bayberry has yellowish-green blooms in May and very fragrant leaves that attract birds. The showy fruit may also…[Read more]

  • Andy McIntyre posted an update in the group Group logo of Fact a Day 2022Fact a Day 2022 2 days, 16 hours ago

    2/4 Dressing in layers, protecting your hands and feet, and paying attention to the forecast can help you stay safe and warm while exercising outdoors in cold weather.

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