Now, let teach your kids the roots of this ancient, worldwide tradition with these fascinating Halloween facts.
- Trick or treating comes from the medieval Christian tradition of souling. On All Hallows day (November 1) the poor would go door to door, offering prayers for the dead in exchange for food – namely soul cakes.
Hello kids, today we want to share you 15 fun and interesting facts about vegetables!
In a world that really needs to eat more vegetables, I’d say we can all celebrate by adding more greens, reds, oranges, etc. to our plate today, and every day.
To make your vegetable consumption more fun, here are 15 cool facts about vegetables illustrated by Captain Scoop that will get you thinking twice about what you’re adding to your colorful plate.
- Radishes were paid as “wages” to the Ancient Egyptian laborers who built the Pyramids.
- A popular science experiment in schools involves attaching electrodes to a lemon and using it as a battery to power a light.
- While cooking cabbage, it is advisable that utensils made of aluminum are not used, as aluminum cookware might cause the chemical reaction that discolors the vegetables and also might alter the flavor.
- Eggplant is known as ” crazy apple” in Italy due to widespread belief that diet rich en eggplants lead to madness.
- Broccoli was once considered “exotic” in home gardens.
- Pumpkin first appeared in the 17th century when the Cinderella fairy tale was written.
- The city of Chicago is named after garlic. “Chicagaoua” was the Indian word for wild garlic.
- Potatoes were the first food to be grown in space. In 1996, potato plants were taken into space with the space shuttle Columbia.
- Corn is a member of the grass family.
- It is true that eating massive amounts of carrots can sometimes cause a person’s skin to turn yellowish orange.
- Hold a slice of bread in your mouth to avoid crying while cutting onions.
- A tomato is a fruit.
- Mushrooms have their own immune system.
- Using a pen and make a mistake? Take the outside of the cucumber and slowly use it to erase the pen writing.
- Dying your hair with beets is a great way to add a temporary reddish tint to your strands, without dealing with any nasty chemicals.
And if you like to draw and color some vegetables, just take a look at our video guide here:
Draw and Color Vegetables Video
5. Halloween used to be a great day to find your soulmate.
6. In a few American towns, Halloween was originally referred to as “Cabbage Night.”
7. Some animal shelters won’t allow the adoption of black cats around Halloween for fear they’ll be sacrificed.
8. Studies have shown that Halloween actually makes kids act more evil.
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Hi, Kids! Today we’ll show you some fun Pokemon Facts that will blow your mind. Let’s explore…
1.) Slowpokes can technically de-evolve
2.) Vulpix is born with one tail and grows more with age
3.) Blaziken’s original artwork resembles Latias and Latios and is depicted soaring across the sky
4.) Torchic’s original design had wing-like extensions on its head
5.) Qwilfish’s early design is called Bukū and resembles a more simple designed Qwilfish with fins
6.) Nurse Joys in earlier games used the phrase “We hope to see you again” after healing your Pokemon, and influenced many to believe that Nurse Joy wanted to see your Pokemon suffer again.
7.) The only way to catch a Drifblim in DPP is on Friday at the Valley Windworks
8.) Arbok’s design has changed throughout the generations.
9.) Technically speaking, the rarest Pokemon you can ever get in any of the games are Mew and Jirachi. This means they are the only Pokemon to technically not be released yet, having no events or encounters without cheating.
10.) Jynx is one of the most controversial Pokemon ever to exist. It’s blackened ”skin” in the first generation was changed to purple in the American version in the second gen and into all versions further on
11.) Wailord, Kecleon, and even Surskit in some areas are just one example of Pokemon with a 1% chance of encountering. (in this example, in the Hoenn region)
12.) VERY many don’t give them enough credit for them, but Wailord and a Relicanth are one of the most important Pokemon in the series. They are the key to unlocking the legendary golems in Hoenn.
Hello kids, today we want to share you 13 fun and interesting facts about Rhinoceros.
If you love art and drawing, you would want to check this awesome video, how to draw a rhino step by step:
Now let’s learn about the different species of rhinoceros, their thick skin, horns, weight and much more.
- The name rhinoceros means ‘nose horn’ and is often shortened to rhino.
- There are five different species of rhinoceros, three native to southern Asia and two native to Africa. They are the Black Rhinoceros, White Rhinoceros, Indian Rhinoceros, Javan Rhinoceros and Sumatran Rhinoceros.
- All five species of rhinoceros can grow to weigh over 1000 kg (2200 lb).
- White rhino can weigh over 3500 kg (7700 lb).
- White rhinoceros are generally considered the second largest land mammal (after the elephant).
- Three of the five rhinoceros species are listed as being critically endangered.
- Rhinoceros have thick, protective skin.
- Relative to their large body size, rhinoceros have small brains.
- Rhinoceros horns are made from a protein called keratin, the same substance that fingernails and hair are made of.
- Rhinoceros are often hunted by humans for their horns.
- Rhinoceros are herbivores (plant eaters).
- A group of rhinoceros is called a ‘herd’ or a ‘crash’.
- Despite their name, White Rhinoceros are actually gray.
Fun Facts About Ice Cream That You Didn’t Know
- It takes 12 pounds of milk to produce just 1 gallon of ice cream
- The average number of licks to finish a scoop of ice cream is 50
- The country that consumes the most ice cream is USA, followed by Australia then Norway.
- The most popular flavor is vanilla, then chocolate
- Chocolate ice cream was invented before vanilla
- Vanilla was rare and exotic in the late 1700’s
- Ice cream in America in the 1700’s was rare and enjoyed by the elite
- The first written ice cream recipe was found in a 1665 recipe book
- Industrial ice cream production in the US began in 1851
- The majority of Americans – around 90% have ice cream in their freezers
- Some of the strangest flavors found are: avocado, garlic, chili, licorice, Stilton cheese, and bacon
- Ice cream headaches or “brain freeze” is the result of the nerve endings in the roof of your mouth sending a message to your brain of the loss of heat
- The tallest ice cream cone was over 9 feet tall in Italy
- The average American eats 45.8 pints of ice cream a year
- Chocolate syrup is the most popular ice cream topping