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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??? 🤔
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.⠀🐩🦴🇫🇷
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.
Did you know the concept of Luna Park (in Australia) was based on the success of the first-ever Luna Park which opened on Coney Island, New York in 1903? I grew up in Sydney and went passed Luna Park on the train every day for years and never knew this #funfact. I'm guessing that's why Sydney's Luna Park has the funhouse inside called "Coney Island". Always learning 😉⠀
Wow, the week has flown by and here is another fun fact for you all! The Great Barrier Reef is an amazing living structure and the largest in the world and it even has it's own postbox 💌 I wonder which of the creatures below is opening the mail the reef gets???