Monday, May 14, 2012

Did You Know That...

There are lots of plants and animals living on the earth; but, there are still many to be found. Scientists tend to look for new species on coral reefs and sea floors which are rich sources of life.

The first dishwasher was invented by an American woman named Josephine Cochrane. It was not because she hated doing dishes; but, because her servants kept breaking her good china. She patented her machine in 1886.

Although Canada is 40 times the size of Britain, almost twice as many people live in Britain, which has a population of just over 60 million (including England, Scotland, and Wales). Canada is home to only 34 million people.

One country that has become renowned for its use of renewable energy is Spain. There, solar power and wind energy are well-utilized sources of power.

Igloos, made by the Inuit for centuries, are created from blocks of snow. These arctic dwellings are surprisingly warm because snow has insulating qualities which traps body heat inside the structure.

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