May 11, 2017

Random Thursday

I like how That's a Fact Jack: A Collection of Utterly Useless Information [Updated] by Harry Bright and Jakob Anser groups some of these facts together. Like when a certain topic comes up, they might mention three or so facts! Grouping them together is a nice touch!

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"There are rivers in the sky. Although they can't be seen with the naked eye, 'atmospheric rivers' hundreds of miles wide cut enormous channels through the sky and play a key role in the planet's water cycle."

Rivers in the sky? That's a new one!

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"Clouds are made of water droplets condensed around particles of smoke, dust, ash, and salt."

Somehow didn't know they involved smoke, dust, ash, salt!

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"Cigars are called 'stogies' because pioneer drivers of Conestoga covered wagons made in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, preferred the long, cheap cigars available in that region. Over time, 'Conestoga' was shortened to 'stogie'."

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"The word 'curfew' comes from the French couvre feu, or 'cover the fire'. A curfew was originally the time when you had to extinguish fires, candles, and lamps."
That's another new to me one!

1 comment:

  1. Whoa, I had no idea about the word "curfew", how interesting! And rivers in the sky is such a cool concept, it sounds like a fun YA fantasy title XD Thanks for sharing!

    Brittany @ Brittany's Book Rambles


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