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.
I wanted to believe that quokkas were joyful little Aussie animals living on their small island smiling all-day and happy to take selfies with the visitors, but it turns out it's not the case. They have protruding teeth that make them look like they're smiling 😄⠀Read more
Did you know that dingos can rotate their heads almost 360 degrees to track other animals such as birds in flight? When I saw this fact, I imagined a dingo with a spinning head like an owl, but they can't actually go as far as an owl. The dingo can rotate it's head 180 degrees each way making it 360 degrees. But owls can actually spin either way 270 degrees!Read more
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
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