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Costa Rican Army

The Costa Rican Government Abolished Their Army in 1949. They Said That The Army Would Be Replaced by an Army of Teachers. Today, Costa Rica has Free Universal Public Education and a Literacy Rate of 97%.

Costa Rica is one of only a few countries without an army. The Costa Rican military was abolished in the country’s constitution in 1949. However, the country has a fascinating military history. But did you know how beneficial abolishing their army was? Costa Rica’s government abolished its army in 1949, stating that an army of …

The Costa Rican Government Abolished Their Army in 1949. They Said That The Army Would Be Replaced by an Army of Teachers. Today, Costa Rica has Free Universal Public Education and a Literacy Rate of 97%. Read More »

Blueberries

Blueberries Were Commercially Cultivated in the 1910s After a Long History as a Regional Wild Food.

Blueberries are a large group of perennial flowering plants that produce blue or purple berries. They are classed as Cyanococcus within the Vaccinium genus. Cranberries, bilberries, huckleberries, and Madeira blueberries are also members of the Vaccinium genus. Blueberries, both wild and cultivated, are native to North America. But did you know when they were first …

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Mr. Trashwheel

Mr. Trash Wheel is an Anthropomorphised Trash Interceptor Who Has Inspired a Series of Trash Interceptors like Professor Trash Wheel, Captain Trash Wheel, and Gwynnda the Good Wheel of the West.

Trash interceptors are becoming more common in large cities, preventing garbage from floating down waterways. Mr. Trash Wheel is Baltimore’s pride, contributing to a cleaner, more beautiful city waterfront. But do you know how Mr. Trash Wheel influenced other trash-collecting characters? Mr. Trash Wheel is an anthropomorphized trash collector who lives in Baltimore, Maryland. Mr. …

Mr. Trash Wheel is an Anthropomorphised Trash Interceptor Who Has Inspired a Series of Trash Interceptors like Professor Trash Wheel, Captain Trash Wheel, and Gwynnda the Good Wheel of the West. Read More »

Onions

Onions Naturally Have Sucrose in Their Cells. The Longer You Cook an Onion, the More Sucrose is Released, and the Heat Turns Sucrose into Sweeter Sugars Like Glucose and Fructose.

Caramelizing onions is basically cooking onions for an extended period of time with a bit of fat. Either oil or butter is used in the process. But did you know that the process of caramelization happens because of the presence of sucrose in the cells of an onion? Sucrose, a natural sugar, is trapped in …

Onions Naturally Have Sucrose in Their Cells. The Longer You Cook an Onion, the More Sucrose is Released, and the Heat Turns Sucrose into Sweeter Sugars Like Glucose and Fructose. Read More »

The Bodhi Fig Tree in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka, is the Oldest Tree on Earth. It was Planted in 288 BC by an Indian Princess.

We all know that trees can live for a very long time. It’s no surprise that they live longer than humans and possibly most other animals on the planet. Trees can live for as little as 100 years or as long as a few thousand years, depending on the species. The oldest tree on Earth …

The Bodhi Fig Tree in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka, is the Oldest Tree on Earth. It was Planted in 288 BC by an Indian Princess. Read More »

Goat Mating Ritual

Male Goats Urinate on Their Heads to Smell More Attractive to Female Goats.

Goats mate during the fall, which is known as their typical mating season. Both male and female goats show signs of being ready to mate. A female goat will only accept a male mate when they come into heat. But did you know how male goats attract their mates? Male goats urinate on their heads …

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Bermuda

Bermuda has No Natural Source of Water. Each Home is Designed to Collect Rainwater with the Use of White Stepped Roofing.

A British traveler will feel quite at home in Bermuda, even though the climate there is warmer and brighter than anything possibly experienced in the British Isles. Many of the 60,000 people who live on the island are housed in pastel-colored limestone buildings with architecture reminiscent of British towns and villages. But did you know …

Bermuda has No Natural Source of Water. Each Home is Designed to Collect Rainwater with the Use of White Stepped Roofing. Read More »

Bonsai Tree

A Bonsai Tree is not a Species of Tree. It is a Method of Growing Trees that Aims to Create a Miniature Version of a Fully Mature Tree.

One of the many reasons bonsai plants are among the best for homes or offices is that they help purify the air around them. Bonsai can help with sore throats, coughs, fatigue, and tiredness. But what is Bonsai?  A bonsai tree is not a tree species. It’s just a normal tree. Bonsai is a tree-growing …

A Bonsai Tree is not a Species of Tree. It is a Method of Growing Trees that Aims to Create a Miniature Version of a Fully Mature Tree. Read More »

Bats

Bats are Quite Beneficial to the Agriculture Industry Since they Eat Enough Insects to Save the US Over a Billion in Crop Damage and Pesticides

Bats are among the most misunderstood creatures in nature. They are essential to our ecosystem’s health and economy, despite being sometimes feared and detested. Did you ever wonder how bats help large-scale farming? Bats can consume enough insects and pests to prevent agricultural damage and pesticide use, costing the US agriculture industry over $1 billion …

Bats are Quite Beneficial to the Agriculture Industry Since they Eat Enough Insects to Save the US Over a Billion in Crop Damage and Pesticides Read More »

Finches

How Do Birds Keep Pests and Parasites Away?

Birds are renowned for designing their nest with vegetation rich in compounds that keep them away from parasites. But one unlikely component may actually help birds keep their nest pest free.  The nicotine in the cigarettes help keeps the parasite away. Some urban birds like finches and sparrows use cigarette butts as a form of …

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