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  • In ancient Egypt, priests plucked EVERY hair from their bodies, including their eyebrows and eyelashes.
  • (Fun Fact) Yoshi Park lights up like a carnival at night, making it one of the prettiest stadiums to play in after dark.
  • (Fun fact) The first documented use of OMG! is in a letter written in 1917. "Things people think are new words normally have a longer history," Graeme Diamond, the dictionary's principal editor for new words, told The Associated Press.
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  • The second largest continent (11.62 million square miles; 30.1 million sq km), a southward projection of the Old World landmass divided roughly in half by the equator and surrounded by sea except where the Isthmus of Suez joins it to Asia
  • the second largest continent; located to the south of Europe and bordered to the west by the South Atlantic and to the east by the Indian Ocean
  • (african) a native or inhabitant of Africa
  • Africa is the world's second-largest and second most-populous continent, after Asia. At about 30.2 million km² (11.7 million sq mi) including adjacent islands, it covers 6% of the Earth's total surface area and 20.4% of the total land area.Sayre, April Pulley.
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14 Fun Facts About Elephants: A 15-Minute Book (15-Minute Books)
14 Fun Facts About Elephants: A 15-Minute Book (15-Minute Books)
How much water can an elephant’s trunk hold?
Can an elephant drink through its trunk?
Can an elephant’s foot get stuck in the mud?
Can elephants run?

Learn the answer to these questions and many more in this 15-Minute Book. Elephants are huge, exciting animals that have some strange ways of doing things. How much do you know about them?

All measurements given in both American and metric.

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How much water can an elephant’s trunk hold?
Can an elephant drink through its trunk?
Can an elephant’s foot get stuck in the mud?
Can elephants run?

Learn the answer to these questions and many more in this 15-Minute Book. Elephants are huge, exciting animals that have some strange ways of doing things. How much do you know about them?

All measurements given in both American and metric.

LearningIsland.com believes in the value of children practicing reading for 15 minutes every day. Our 15-Minute Books give children lots of fun, exciting choices to read, from classic stories, to mysteries, to books of knowledge. Open the world of reading to a child by having them read for 15 minutes a day.

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Africa Day 2009 - Dublin
Africa Day 2009 - Dublin
When I was young Dublin was a monochrome city totally lacking in colour but since the arrival of peoples from Africa and Asia the city has become very colourful and much more attractive and exciting. Nowhere is this explosion of colour more evident than at events such as the Africa Day celebration which took place at Iveagh Gardens last Sunday (May 24th). The organisers were expecting 20,000 visitors but as you can see from my photographs this number was greatly exceeded and as a result the volunteers were were very much over worked. The police were highly amused by the fact some people were were sneaking in to the event (which was free) across a wall on Hatch Street. The main stage featured many top class performers but as far as I was concerned the breakout stage was the the place to be because that was all the fun was to be found. It was also the place where all the younger Africans congregated. Talking about fun there was plenty of this to be had at the Ebo tent where Africans from Cork were providing much unscheduled entertainment. I was a bit surprised to come across Wassa Wassa performing on the fringe of the event. They were excellent which makes one wonder why they were not featured on one the to formal stages or listed in the official programme. Anyway, I will watch out for these guys in the future as it should be interesting to see how far they can progress.
Have a wonderful Sunday
Have a wonderful Sunday
10 Fun Facts about Tulips Tulip is the world's third most popular flower after rose and chrysanthemum. Tulips have been cultivated for about 500 years. Tulips have their origin from Central and Western Asia. Tulips grow wild over a great territory from Asia Minor through Siberia to China. There are about 3,000 known varieties of cultivated tulips. The majority of the tulips are grown and exported from Holland. Tulip flowers are a symbol of imagination. Tulip flowers are a token of passion and a perfect lover. Tulip flowers are a symbol of charity. Tulip flowers are a token of love.

fun facts about africa
fun facts about africa
14 Fun Facts About the Sphinx: A 15-Minute Book (15-Minute Books)
The Great Sphinx of Giza is one of the most recognized statues in the entire world. It is also one of the largest, being almost as big as a football field! The statue is about 240 feet (73 meters) long and 20 feet (six meters) wide. It stands 65 feet (19.8 meters) tall.
Many mysteries still surround the sphinx. There are many things we don’t know about its history and its purpose. How much do you know? Learn:
How long would it have taken to carve the sphinx?
Did the sphinx have a beard?
What happened to the sphinx’s nose?
Why was the sphinx covered in stone?
What does the stone tablet between the sphinx’s paws say?
What happened to the stones they took away when they carve out the sphinx?

Find out more about the sphinx and amaze your family and friends with these fun facts.
Ages 8 and up. All measurements in American and metric.

LearningIsland.com believes in the value of children practicing reading for 15 minutes every day. Our 15-Minute Books give children lots of fun, exciting choices to read, from classic stories, to mysteries, to books of knowledge. Many books are appropriate for hi-lo readers. Open the world of reading to a child by having them read for 15 minutes a day.

The Great Sphinx of Giza is one of the most recognized statues in the entire world. It is also one of the largest, being almost as big as a football field! The statue is about 240 feet (73 meters) long and 20 feet (six meters) wide. It stands 65 feet (19.8 meters) tall.
Many mysteries still surround the sphinx. There are many things we don’t know about its history and its purpose. How much do you know? Learn:
How long would it have taken to carve the sphinx?
Did the sphinx have a beard?
What happened to the sphinx’s nose?
Why was the sphinx covered in stone?
What does the stone tablet between the sphinx’s paws say?
What happened to the stones they took away when they carve out the sphinx?

Find out more about the sphinx and amaze your family and friends with these fun facts.
Ages 8 and up. All measurements in American and metric.

LearningIsland.com believes in the value of children practicing reading for 15 minutes every day. Our 15-Minute Books give children lots of fun, exciting choices to read, from classic stories, to mysteries, to books of knowledge. Many books are appropriate for hi-lo readers. Open the world of reading to a child by having them read for 15 minutes a day.

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