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Fun Fact of the Day: May 23, 2012

Crows group in murders, sheep stick together in flocks and hippos—the giant river horses that can weigh 5,000-8,000 pounds—travel in schools. That’s right, a group of the mammal whose babies are a whopping 100 pounds at birth (try carrying that tot!) is called a school, …


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Fun Fact of the Day: May 17, 2012

Don’t share it with your kids, but a new study reveals that all that buzz about coffee being bad for you is wrong. In fact, coffee drinkers—be it regular or decaf—are actually expected to live a little longer. With 400,000 participants, this marks the largest …


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Fun Fact of the Day: May 16, 2012

Each day, the average family of four uses up to 400 gallons of residential water. Yikes! Add that to the amount of water a family uses outside the home, say for watering the lawn and, well, still yikes. Believe it or not, most families can …


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Fun Fact of the Day: May 15, 2012

I recently saw an egret in a small wilderness area on a bike commute home from work (it’s National Bike to Work Week, FYI) and thought it’d be nice to know a little more about these graceful winged creatures. The carnivorous Great Egret is found …


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Fun Fact of the Day: May 14, 2012

Evidently, today is Dance Like a Chicken Day. Surely you know the “Chicken Dance.” It’s a favorite at weddings, and well, any other major celebration in which there is funny dancing.  Frankly, it isn’t often that you get to dance so silly outside of a …


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