Are quokkas really smiling?-Flash of Culture™

Are quokkas really smiling?

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 😄⠀
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How far can dingoes rotate their head?-Flash of Culture™

How far can dingoes rotate their head?

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!
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How fast can emus run?-Flash of Culture™

How fast can emus run?

It may surprise you to learn that emus are large flightless birds and their wings are used for them to balance when they run at high speeds. An emu can run as fast as 45kmph (28mph)!
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Did Pablo Picasso steal the Mona Lisa?-Flash of Culture™

Did Pablo Picasso steal the Mona Lisa?

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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How many ocean pools are there in New South Wales?-Flash of Culture™

How many ocean pools are there in New South Wales?

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 do you call 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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