Facts For 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 till the end of the day.

Did you know?

  • The first economic boom and bust bubble happened with tulip bulbs in 1637. During the Dutch Golden Age prices for a single tulip bulb ballooned to 10x that of a skilled craftsman?s annual income and then collapsed suddenly

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  • The war of the Roses in the 15th century between two royal houses refers to the badges of the White Rose of York and the Red Rose of Lancaster. The phrase wasn?t first used to describe the conflicts until the mid 19th century. During the battles the house of York fought under a white boar and the House of Lancaster fought under a red dragon.

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  • The giant pitcher plant, Nepenthes attenboroughii is a giant carnivorous pitcher plant with a trap diameter of 30cms large enough to trap a rat.

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  • The most toxic plant in the world is the Nerium Oleander ingestion of any part of the plant can cause severe digestive upset, heart and circulation problems as well as contact dermatitis. Its definitely one to avoid.

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Jokes

Why did the banana go to the doctor?

(Highlight the line below to see answer)

A: Because she was not peeling well.

What is small, red and whispers? 

A: A hoarse radish

Wise Guy

Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad

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