Fact a Day 2022

  • Teddy K posted an update in the group Group logo of Fact a Day 2022Fact a Day 2022 27 minutes ago

    Factoid for 6/28: Like everything else on (and in) the Earth, water obeys the rules of gravity and tries to get to the center of the Earth. So, the water in rivers flows downhill, with the ultimate goal of flowing into the oceans, which are at sea level. River water may end up in a lake or reservoir, in a pipe aimed at Farmer Joe’s corn stalks,…[Read more]

  • Well, it’s high time we get to our beloved State Cat: The ancestral origins of the Maine Coon are unknown. Some speculate that they are descended from Norwegian forest cats or Siberian forest cats, which may have been brought to New England by settlers. The Maine Coon is one of the largest domesticated cats. It has a distinctive physical…[Read more]

  • Cat P posted an update in the group Group logo of Fact a Day 2022Fact a Day 2022 6 hours, 4 minutes ago

    A year on Earth isn’t 365 days
    It’s actually 365.2564 days. It’s this extra .2564 days that creates the need for leap years. That’s why we tack on an extra day in February every year divisible by 4 – 2004, 2008, etc

  • Cooper Murphy posted an update in the group Group logo of Fact a Day 2022Fact a Day 2022 7 hours, 15 minutes ago

    A female mole gives birth to three to four hairless babies at a time. By 14 days old, the mole babies, called pups, will start to grow hair. At four to five weeks, the pups are weaned, and at 33 days they leave the nest. By five to six weeks, pups leave their mother and their home tunnel completely. Moles typically live three years.

  • Andy McIntyre posted an update in the group Group logo of Fact a Day 2022Fact a Day 2022 8 hours, 42 minutes ago

    6/27 Depending on the geometry of the Sun, Moon, and Earth, there can be between 2 and 5 solar eclipses each year.

  • A panda’s diet is 99% vegetarian, which mostly includes bamboo roots, stems, shoots and leaves. However their digestive system is typical of a carnivore, so the remaining 1% of their diet can include eggs, small animals and carrion. Pandas are also known to forage in farmland for pumpkin, kidney beans, wheat and domestic pig food.

  • Pete H. posted an update in the group Group logo of Fact a Day 2022Fact a Day 2022 18 hours, 35 minutes ago

    6/27
    A really scary ancestor
    sabre-toothed cat, also called sabre-toothed tiger or sabre-toothed lion, any of the extinct catlike carnivores belonging to either the extinct family Nimravidae or the subfamily Machairodontinae of the cat family (Felidae). Named for the pair of elongated bladelike canine teeth in their upper jaw, they are often…[Read more]

  • Bunty B posted an update in the group Group logo of Fact a Day 2022Fact a Day 2022 21 hours, 14 minutes ago

    6/27: Turkeys don\’t fly.

  • Raz posted an update in the group Group logo of Fact a Day 2022Fact a Day 2022 21 hours, 33 minutes ago

    6/27 – The combined weight of ants on the planet is higher than all human beings. The world has over 7 billion people, and 100 trillion ants.

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

    Factoid for 6/27: Swamps are among the most valuable ecosystems on Earth. They act like giant sponges or reservoirs. When heavy rains cause flooding, swamps and other wetlands absorb excess water, moderating the effects of flooding. Swamps also protect coastal areas from storm surges that can wash away fragile coastline. Saltwater swamps and…[Read more]

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

    Our beloved pets belong to the order Carnivora. This group includes bears, hyaenas, mongooses, civets, skunks, badgers and more, as well as marine members, the seals, walruses, and sea-lions. The name of the group is a little misleading: not all meat-chomping mammals are part of Carnivora, and not all members of Carnivora feast on flesh.

    The…[Read more]

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

    6/26 A solar eclipse occurs when the moon gets between Earth and the sun, and the moon casts a shadow over Earth. A solar eclipse can only take place at the phase of new moon, when the moon passes directly between the sun and Earth and its shadows fall upon Earth’s surface.

  • Cooper Murphy posted an update in the group Group logo of Fact a Day 2022Fact a Day 2022 1 day, 11 hours ago

    6/26: Moles are found on every continent except Antarctica and South America. They live in grasslands, urban areas, gardens, grass-lands, sand dunes, mixed woodland or any area that has soil where they can dig tunnels. However, they do tend to stay away from areas with acidic soil, high moors and mountainous areas

  • Cooper Murphy posted an update in the group Group logo of Fact a Day 2022Fact a Day 2022 1 day, 11 hours ago

    Make-Up for 6/25: The American species of mole is a little on the larger side of the species. The North American mole tends to get as big as 7 inches long, with 1.25 inches of tail and weighs around 4 ounces.

  • Cooper Murphy posted an update in the group Group logo of Fact a Day 2022Fact a Day 2022 1 day, 11 hours ago

    Make-Up for 6/24: Moles are small mammals that are found all over the world. They are often thought of as garden pests, mainly because of their intricate tunnel systems. And though they spend most of the time underground, they are not blind.

    They have a hairless, pointed snout, small eyes and no visible ears. On average, moles grow to 4.4 to…[Read more]

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

    Giant pandas spend 10-16 hours a day feeding, mainly on bamboo.

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

    There are an estimated 16 million thunderstorms across the globe every year.

  • Pete H. posted an update in the group Group logo of Fact a Day 2022Fact a Day 2022 1 day, 18 hours ago

    6/26
    how do cats sweat in hot weather?
    The truth is that cats do sweat. They sweat through their paws. A frightened cat may even leave a trail of wet footprints on the ground. However, because paws have too small a surface area to do much cooling, cats have developed additional strategies for coping with heat.

    For example, they seek out shady…[Read more]

  • Raz posted an update in the group Group logo of Fact a Day 2022Fact a Day 2022 1 day, 20 hours ago

    6/26 – Pigs don’t sweat. If someone tells you they’re “sweating like a pig” you might want to point out to them that if they were being biologically accurate, that would mean they were not sweating at all. Swine are born without sweat glands, so when they need to cool off, their only option tends to be to find a cool puddle of mud in which…[Read more]

  • Bunty B posted an update in the group Group logo of Fact a Day 2022Fact a Day 2022 1 day, 20 hours ago

    6/26: cats don\’t sweat

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