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Fun Fact Friday: Starfish

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

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

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,

Fun Fact Friday: Origin of Pumpkin Carving

Did you know that the Halloween tradition of pumpkin carving originated with completely a different vegetable? It’s true? The tradition reportedly began in Ireland, where they would actually carve faces into turnips, to represent spirits or goblins. According to Wikipedia, folklorist Jabez Allies described his recollection of the tradition as follows: “In my juvenile days

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