Friday, August 26, 2011

Wanna Hear The Most Annoying Sound In The World????

Hahaha. NO. This is not a "Dumb & Dumber" fact. It has to do with what I consider the most annoying sound in the entire world. It's the sound of those pesky annoying mosquitoes that buzzzzzzzzzz in your ear while you are pleasantly asleep.

The wings of a mosquito beat 400-600 times PER SECOND. That vibration is the sound you hear while you are trying to peacefully rest. Did you also know though that it would take 1.2 MILLION mosquitoes to consume every drop of blood in your body? Scientist have concluded that getting rid of mosquitoes completely would NOT effect the ecosystem. SO LETS GET TO SWATTING!!!!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Ohhhh! Sooooo Creeeepyyyyy.....

Everyone of us know who that the ever so creepy Steven King wrote some amazing books like Misery, It, Children of the Corn, and Pet Sematary that have been made into movies. BUT, how many of you know that he also wrote one of the greatest movies of all time "The Shawshank Redemption"? Yup. He also wrote "The Green Mile", "Stand By Me", "The Shining", and "Secret Window". If you would like to learn more about these and other great books by Stephen King... You can visit your local library.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Sweet Sweet Deliciousnesss

The Eskimo Pie ice cream bar has been a popular favorite of kids and adults since 1921 to satisfy their sweet tooth. Did you know though that it was invented when candy store owner Christian Nelson dipped ice cream in chocolate when a kid wasn't able to decide between buying ice cream or chocolate. He originally named it I-Scream Bars. His business partner Russel Stover's wife (of Russel Stovers Chocolate) decided to rename it Eskimo Pies. It became such a big seller that by 1922 it had raised the price of the cocoa bean by 50% and was responsible for raising the country of Ecuador out of their depression from the increased cocoa sales.

Friday, August 5, 2011


Sharks are so highly adapted for swimming and hunting that they have very specialized skin made up of microscopic teeth called "Dermal Denticles" meaning skin teeth. These 'teeth' are designed to reduce drag by up to 8% pointing back towards the tail (similar to dimples on a golfball). They also reduce turbulence which makes sharks undetectable by microphones or other fish when cutting through the water.