What's the link between the Mona Lisa and Pablo Picasso?

What's the link between the Mona Lisa and Pablo Picasso?

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.

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Australian ocean pools

Australian ocean pools

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.
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A group of kiwi birds is called a tribe

What do you call a group of kiwis?

A group of kiwis (the bird not the people or the fruit 😉) is called a 'tribe'. It's a pretty intimidating word for cute little birds that can't fly, don't you think? 🐦 🌿 🇳🇿
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What do you call a group of penguins?

What do you call a group of penguins?

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??? 🤔
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France the birth place of cinema fun fact

Where did cinema all begin?

Did you ever wonder how film and movies all began? Who came up with the crazy idea to project moving images on to the wall?
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What do you call a baby echidna?

What do you call a baby echidna?

I love this fun fact... The baby echidna is called a puggle! I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t want to have a snuggle with a puggle, would you??? 🤣
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Why is the Golden Wattle so tough?

Why is the Golden Wattle so tough?

A fun fact for you today that I found pretty impressive. The Golden Wattle has thrived on Australian lands for 35 million years! 😳 It can withstand droughts, extreme winds, and bushfires. It's the perfect symbol of Aussie spirit! 🇦🇺💪 🌼
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What's the collective noun for a group of kookaburras?

What's the collective noun for a group of kookaburras?

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. 😁
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Were French Poodles hunting dogs?

Were French Poodles hunting dogs?

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.⠀🐩🦴🇫🇷
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Yellow-Eyed Penguin fun fact

Yellow-Eyed Penguin fun fact

Not only are the Yellow-Eyed Penguin cute, they pretty good divers too! They eat small fish along the seafloor, diving depths of between 40-160 metres on trips that can last from several hours up to a full day 🐧 😲
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Difference between the bush and the outback

Difference between the bush and the outback

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.
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A group of echidnas is called a parade

What's the collective nouns for echidnas?

Another weird collective noun today, did you know a group of echidnas is called a parade? A pretty ironic name for a shy and very antisocial animal don't you think? 
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