It's Friday, so let's end the working week with another famous smile 😁 This time it's the most famous in the world, Mona Lisa's smile. Today's fun fact is a whopper, did you know that Pablo Picasso was jailed for the theft of the Mona Lisa from the Louvre in Paris in 1911? The young Picasso was later proven innocent and set free.
There are over 100 ocean pools in NSW and Sydney alone has over 35 pools. Did you ever wonder why you see so many ocean pools and rock pools around NSW and not in the other states? Well, it turns out they were built to provide a safe swimming area away from the rough surf of the East Coast. Some of the pools are over 100 years old, but not a single new pool has been carved out since the 1960s.Read more
It's time for a fact that I'm sure you've never ever wondered about, but once you know it, your brain will be a little bit happier for it 😁 A group of penguins in the water is called a 'raft', but a group of penguins on land is called a 'waddle'. 🐧 You have to appreciate that the linguists who make these things up have taken the logical path, but what happens when the group of penguins is jumping into the water, and some of them are half in the water and half out??? 🤔Read more
Did you know that the collective noun for kookaburras is a flock or riot? I couldn't think of a better name, some afternoons in our neighbourhood our local kookaburras are so loud they definitely sound like they're having a riot. 😁Read more
These days poodles 🐩are considered a pretty posh dog but did you know they were originally hunting dogs? And that fancy haircut that they're so famous for was actually a practical choice that made them better hunters. With the bottom half of their body shaved, the poodle was more buoyant and could swim more freely. The long mane and hair around the chest were left intact to keep their vital organs warm in the cold water, and owners also kept the hair around the joints to protect them from the cold and injury.⠀🐩🦴🇫🇷Read more
Growing up in Australia, you hear the term "outback" often, and we all know what it means, or do we??? When you're sitting down with a kid who asks you to explain what the word means a lot of people have realised they don't even know and often get confused with the term "the bush". So here is an explanation between the two, one less question to Google.Read more