Random Factoids 27.02.2020

With only 28 days, February is the shortest month in the year. Unless it is ‘leap year’. Leap year happens only every fourth year, and in the leap year, February has 29 days. This year, 2020, is a leap year and February does have 29 days.

For a moment, I was certain my calendar had a misprint. Hah.

-Mliae

Random Factoids 20.02.2020

Does this day, 20.02.2020, make anyone else’s brain get mixed by looking at it, or is it me only?

‘In the study of numerology, the scientific notation of the number 2 is: 2×10 to the power of 0. ‘

– Numbermatics.

If this is the case, it seems to my amateur mind that this would be the day 20 and palindrome 02 for the month, and then year 2020.  If you are a mathematics mind and know anything about this, help us to understand!

Interesting!

-Mliae

 

Random Factoids 24.09.2019

‘Baby sea otters can’t swim. The mothers wrap them in kelp while they hunt. A raft of otters will actually hold hands to keep from drifting apart while they are sleeping.’

*Fact from Good Housekeeping

I haven’t thought so much about otters, so this is quite interesting!

-Mliae

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Random Factoids 03.09.2019

You don’t sneeze in your sleep because during sleep, certain neurotransmitters shut down. Seemingly the same neurotransmitters which send messages to the brain, making us sneeze during the waking hours.

Logical, but weird. What about coughing?

-Mliae

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Random Factoids 18.06.2019

Midsummer celebrates is the longest daytime of the year. The time of the midnight sun in northern hemisphere. This holiday is centred on the summer solstice,  usually falling at the end of June.  ‘Midsummer night is not long, but it sets many cradles to rock.’

Happy Midsummer!

-Mliae

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Random Factoids 14.02.2019

‘Clinophobia is the fear of beds.’

Here’s to hoping your Valentine’s date doesn’t have that. This was probably an inappropriate post. But I couldn’t help myself.

Enjoy the day however you are celebrating!

-Mliae

*Fact sourced via Fun Funny Facts

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Random Factoids 07.02.2019

‘For every child born in Wales since April 2014, the Welsh Government have donated a fruit tree to Ugandan families, to celebrate the birth or adoption of every child.’

Does anyone know if this is actually true? What a good idea!

-Mliae

*Fact sourced via The Fact Site

Random Factoids 24.1.2019

‘There are 5 temples in Kyoto, Japan that have blood stained ceilings. The ceilings are made from the floorboards of a castle where warriors killed themselves after a long hold-off against an army. To this day you can still see the outlines and the footprints.’

Creeeeppppy! An interesting fact, though. Try pulling this bad boy out on your next trivia night!

-Mliae

*Source: livin3

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Random Factoids: 17.1.2019

Have you heard the saying ‘It’s raining cats and dogs’? That saying supposedly came into being in England during the 17th century when there were many homeless cats and dogs that would drown during heavy storms and float down the streets, making it appear as if it had, in fact, been raining cats and dogs.

Morbid, but interesting. I often wonder about the origins of sayings that seem so bizarre.

Have you heard about this one?

-Mliae

*Source: Livin3