Friday, November 2, 2012

Did You Know...

English naturalist Charles Darwin was born in 1809. By the 1830's, when he was still a young man, he had established himself in the scientific community. Darwin is most famous for his theory of evolution.

A black-eyed pea is an edible legume that is thought to have made its way to North America from Africa or Asia during the slave trade in the 1600s. The kidney-shaped bean has a black dot at its centre.

American singer-songwriter and musician Josh Groban, a top-selling pop and classical artist, shares his February 27th birthday with his brother, Chris, who is four years younger.

Although a violin and a fiddle have the same bodies, there are differences between the two instruments. For example, fiddles usually employ steel strings while gut strings are used on violins.

It is thought that bighorn sheep came to North America about 750,000 years ago when they crossed the Bering Land Bridge from Siberia. Their numbers have dwindled since then from millions to mere thousands.

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