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Facts For your Friday

With us being close to the end of the week, our brains are tired, were looking forward to the weekend and in need of some mental stimulation. Here are some facts, figures, challenges and general fun to keep us all occupied for one more day.

Did you know?

  • The worlds Biggest strawberry tart as named by the inhabitants of Vergt a small village in the heart of the Dordogne strawberry growing region measured 3 metres in diameter and was the highlight of this years Vergt Strawberry Festival

The-worlds-biggest-strawber
 

  • Before modern materials became available life jackets use to be made out of dried sunflower stalks.
  • Sunflowers can also be used in the clean up of radioactive waste as demonstrated by the cleanup efforts of the 1986 Chernobyl disaster. Their roots are capable of absorbing 95% of caesium and strontium in contaminated water.

Nuclear

  • Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, is paid one daffodil a year as rent for the unattended land of the Isles of Scilly. The local Environmental Trust makes payment.

Scilly-Daffodils

  • In the 19th century old scented roses were used to make jelly.

 

Riddle

What runs but never gets tired?

(To see the answer highlght the text below)

Water

 

Joke

What do you get if you cross a dog with a daisy?

(To see the answer highlght the text below)

A colli-flower.

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