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Thursday Fun and Facts

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 poison dart frog has enough poison stored in it that it can harm 2200 people in.

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Carrots come in a variety of colours, white and yellow from Europe, purple from the Middle East,  with orange being a cross between various strains.

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The death of one 70 year old tree would return around 3 tons of carbon to the atmosphere

Bulls are actually colour blind, it?s the waving of the fabric that entices them not the colour.

Aspirin was first discovered in the bark of the willow tree.

Mental Fun and Games

A man went to a party and drank some of the punch. He then left early. Everyone else at the party who drank the punch subsequently died of poisoning. Why did the man not die?

A:  The poison in the punch came from the ice cubes. When the man drank the punch, the ice was fully frozen. Gradually it melted, poisoning the punch.

What is black when you buy it, red when you use it, and grey when you throw it away?

A (highlight to view): Charcoal

One day Kerry celebrated her birthday. Two days later her older twin brother, Terry, celebrated his birthday. How?

A: At the time she went into labour, the mother of the twins was travelling by boat. The older twin, Terry, was born first early on March 1st. The boat then crossed a time zone and Kerry, the younger twin, was born on February the 28th. Therefore, the younger twin celebrates her birthday two days before her older brother.

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