Trivia Tuesday!

  • Did You Know?

    11th April is World Parkinson’s Day. A little morbid, but everyone should be aware of it, right?
    Parkinson’s disease, named after Dr James Parkinson, the doctor who first identified the condition, is a movement disorder that is chronic and progressive, meaning that symptoms continue and worsen over time. The reason is unknown and there is no cure but it can be controlled with medicine and therapy. Approximately 4 million people worldwide suffer from Parkinson’s disease, which is really sad.
    Read more about it here.

    Moving on to a lighter topics…

  • Did You Know?

    Female fireflies apparently cannot fly because they are wingless/ have shorter wings (I am not sure which; different articles state different things). The males fly around showing off their lights while the female perches on a rock or shrub and waits for an attractive mate. When she finds one, she’ll signal it with a flash of her own!
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  • Did You Know?

    Ural Mountains, which form the boundary between Europe and Asia, Caucasus Mountains (the namesake of the Caucasian race), separate Asia from Europe
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  • Did You Know?

    Dolphins have hair when they are first born. This hair is found on the top of the rostrum, which is the dolphin’s mouth, and falls out within two weeks. Dolphins do not grow any other hair for the rest of their lives.
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  • Did You Know?

    Starfish do not have a centralized brain but instead have a complex nervous system with radial nerves running along the length of each ray and a circumoral (“around the mouth”) nerve ring that connects the radial nerves.
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  • Did You Know?

    If you are a fan of Game of Thrones (ahem.. the new season is coming up and I couldn’t resist), chances are you couldn’t get over the massacre of Red Wedding for a while (I was reeling in shock for about a week). But, at the end of the day you could console yourself that it’s all fictional. Well, apparently not! The Red Wedding was inspired by real life events –  The Black Dinner and Glencoe Massacre. Well, imagine the horror.
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I quite enjoyed researching bits for those trivia. Which one did you find the most interesting?

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