Fact a Day 2022

  • RaenaBelle High posted an update in the group Group logo of Fact a Day 2022Fact a Day 2022 59 minutes ago

    The ostrich is the largest and heaviest living bird. Males are typically larger than females, weighing 220 to 287 pounds and measuring 6.9 to 9 feet in height. Meanwhile, females weigh 198 to 242 pounds and range in height from 5.7 to 6.2 feet.

  • Pete H. posted an update in the group Group logo of Fact a Day 2022Fact a Day 2022 3 hours, 23 minutes ago

    10/1

    What is the highest hurricane wind speed ever recorded
    According to data compiled by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, an unnamed storm that hit Florida on Sept. 3, 1935, holds the all-time record as a Category 5 hurricane with maximum wind speeds measured at 185 mph

  • Raz posted an update in the group Group logo of Fact a Day 2022Fact a Day 2022 5 hours, 16 minutes ago

    10/1 – The best place in the world to see rainbows is in Hawaii.

  • Teddy K posted an update in the group Group logo of Fact a Day 2022Fact a Day 2022 9 hours, 3 minutes ago

    Factoid for 10/1: What is Mean Higher High Water? You might have bumped into this term while trying to find out when you’ll experience high tide where you live. Many coastal places actually have two high tides a day. Mean Higher High Water (MHHW) is the average of the higher of the two daily high tides. The term MHHW is more precise than “…[Read more]

  • 9/30: Hurricane/Typhoon John in East/West Pacific Basin has the record for traveling the most miles (7,165)
    on 10/08 and 10/9, 1994. This is since 1961 (the beginning of the satellite era when distances started being measure by satellite reconnaissance.)

  • Cat P posted an update in the group Group logo of Fact a Day 2022Fact a Day 2022 14 hours, 43 minutes ago

    Many orbiting satellites and the International Space Station revolve within the ionosphere. Since the atmosphere density is mostly negligible here, spacecraft can remain in orbit for years without encountering much resistance.

  • Paws absorb sound and shock. Cats can jump up to seven times their own height, and land gracefully too. This is due to their paw pads that lessen the impact and also absorb sound to allow a silent landing. Within these same pads are sensitive nerve receptors that sense vibrations, pressure and textures. Their paw pads contain large concentrations…[Read more]

  • 9/30 Does change in air pressure cause wind?
    A change in air pressure can create wind. The wind will become stronger as the pressure difference increases. Wind and air pressure are very connected with one another. Differences in air pressure around the planet drive wind and ultimately, our weather patterns.

  • RaenaBelle High posted an update in the group Group logo of Fact a Day 2022Fact a Day 2022 1 day ago

    Beavers form monogamous couples and both males and females raise their young.

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

    9/30
    Hurricane Ian
    Hurricane Ian, one of the most powerful storms ever recorded in the U.S., made landfall first near Coya Costa, an island off Fort Myers, and then finally on the mainland near Punta Gorda, on Wednesday. For hours, the near-Category 5 storm pummeled the region before barreling through Central Florida, leaving devastation and major…[Read more]

  • Bunty B posted an update in the group Group logo of Fact a Day 2022Fact a Day 2022 1 day, 4 hours ago

    9/30: cats are obligate carnivores. They need meat to eat.

  • Raz posted an update in the group Group logo of Fact a Day 2022Fact a Day 2022 1 day, 4 hours ago

    9/30 – Flamingos are not pink. They are born grey, their diet of brine shrimp and blue green algae contains a natural pink dye called canthaxanthin that makes their feathers pink.

  • Raz posted an update in the group Group logo of Fact a Day 2022Fact a Day 2022 1 day, 4 hours ago

    Makeup for 9/29 – The loudest animal in the world is a mere 2cm long, prawn. The Pistol Shrimp is capable of snapping its claw shut so rapidly, that it creates a bubble that collapses to produce a sonic blast, louder than a sonic boom.

  • Teddy K posted an update in the group Group logo of Fact a Day 2022Fact a Day 2022 1 day, 8 hours ago

    Factoid for 9/30: The term cave refers to a natural void that exists in the ground, which are formed by rocks that have weathered and left a space large enough for people or animals to enter. They can also include rock shelters, grottos, and sea caves. The study and exploration of caves is referred to as speleology. If a person explores or visits…[Read more]

  • Cooper Murphy posted an update in the group Group logo of Fact a Day 2022Fact a Day 2022 1 day, 14 hours ago

    9/29: 7. Volcanoes can be a variety of shapes. These geographical wonders come in various shapes and sizes, but there are two main types – composite volcanoes, which are cone-shaped with steep slopes, and shield volcanoes, which are wide with gentle slopes.

  • Cat P posted an update in the group Group logo of Fact a Day 2022Fact a Day 2022 1 day, 15 hours ago

    Cotton plants have a rather large growing period, about 200 days. The process usually starts anywhere between December and March. The plants need a relatively high temperature over a long growing season, as temperatures below 20 degrees Celsius slow down growth, especially during the flowering and boll phases. Growth and development are optimal…[Read more]

  • Andy McIntyre posted an update in the group Group logo of Fact a Day 2022Fact a Day 2022 1 day, 21 hours ago

    9/29 In 1684, it was so cold that the River Thames (in London) froze solid for two months. It’s the first time the Thames has frozen for that long. But it’s not the first time it’s ever frozen.

  • RaenaBelle High posted an update in the group Group logo of Fact a Day 2022Fact a Day 2022 2 days ago

    Beavers are herbivores and mostly eat leaves and bark and aquatic vegetation.

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

    9/29: Jellyfish don\’t have eyes, ears, or blood

  • Pete H. posted an update in the group Group logo of Fact a Day 2022Fact a Day 2022 2 days, 3 hours ago

    What state gets the most hurricanes?
    The most hurricane-prone state in the country is Florida, a state that has been hit with 120 hurricanes since 1851, with 37 of those being classified as major.

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