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Fun Fact Friday: The Capybara

Fun Fact Friday: The Capybara

Did you know that the capybara is the largest rodent in the world? Capybaras live in South America. They have webbed feet and are excellent swimmers. On land, they can run as fast as a horse, but they can weigh up to 150 pounds. They are social animals, and tend to stay in groups. Capybaras

Fun Fact Friday: George Washington Carver

Did you know that George Washington Carver invented over 100 uses for the peanut? He is also known for pioneering crop rotation in the United States. Besides being a scientist, botanist, and inventor, Carver was also a teacher. George Washington Carver was believed to be born in 1864, but his exact birth date is unknown.

Fun Fact Friday: Flipping the White House

Did you know that when a U.S. President is sworn into office at noon on Inauguration Day, a hand-picked and highly trained team is tasked with transitioning the old administration out and moving the new administration in, all in less than six hours? Only White House staffers are allowed to touch a president’s belongings, and

LeVar Burton on the set of Star Trek: TNG

Fun Fact Friday: Reading Rainbow

Did you know that Reading Rainbow, which debuted in 1983, continued to run new episodes for over 20 years? Reading Rainbow ran from 1983 until 2006, and was hosted by LeVar Burton for its entire run. Burton was also one of the program’s creators, as well as executive producer. Burton, who would become a household

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