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Fun Fact Friday: Digital Camouflage

Fun Fact Friday: Digital Camouflage

Did you know that some military uniforms feature camouflage that looks like a pixellated computer image? It’s true! While the photo to the side might look like a mountainous landscape from an 8-bit Nintendo game, it’s actually a printed pattern that serves as a very effective woodland camouflage. According to Wikipedia, “Digital camouflage is a

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Fun Fact Friday: Alaska

Did you know that the US government purchased Alaska from Russia in 1867, for $7.2 million? It’s true! Alaska is the largest state in the US, with the longest coastline. Alaska’s coastline is longer than every other state in the US combined! According to Wikipedia, it is technically both the westernmost and easternmost state in

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Fun Fact Friday: Bubble Wrap

Would you believe that bubble wrap, everyone’s favorite popping packing material, was originally marketed as wallpaper? It’s true! While bubble wrapping is now equally famous both for being fun to pop, and for having excellent cushioning qualities, its inventors had something very different in mind. According to Wikipedia:  “Bubble wrap was invented in 1957 by

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Fun Fact Friday: Starfish

Did you know that with certain species of starfish, if the starfish loses an arm, the arm will eventually grow back? It’s true! In fact, some can grow a whole new starfish from a lost limb! According to Wikipedia: “Regrowth can take several months or years, and starfish are vulnerable to infections during the early

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Fun Fact Friday: The Fax Machine

Did you know that the fax machine was originally invented in 1843? It’s true! Scottish inventor Alexander Bain received a patent for the concept in 1843. Only three short years later, he turned that concept into reality, when his Electric Printing Telegraph successfully reproduced graphics in laboratory experiments. According to Wikipedia: “He used a clock

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Fun Fact Friday: Nat King Cole

Everybody knows Nat King Cole’s “Christmas Song” (aka Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire), and some folks may know that he released three albums in Spanish, but did you know that he recorded one song sung entirely in Japanese? It’s true! Cole’s “Kareha” (commonly known in English as “Autumn Leaves”) was recorded, but never released,

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