Saturday 25 May 2013

Fact Hunters: Cheetahs, trees, ships and gold!

Emanuel Pala
Did you know that the planet Uranus was discovered by the British Astronomer William Herschel in 1781?

Chloe Trew
Incredibly cheetahs can run at speeds of up to 114km per hour! That is fast… extremely fast.

Kieran Wright
The record-holders for the world’s oldest trees may be the Great Basin bristlecone pine trees from California and Nevada, in the United States. Tree-ring cross-referencing, has shown them to be more than 5,000 years old!

Kirsty White
The pound note replaced the gold sovereign in 1914. Then the pound note was replaced by the pound coin in 1983. The note was in constant use on average lasting only nine months, whereas a coin can last forty years or more.

Kieran Dash
Did you know that Saturn could actually float on water if you could find an ocean large enough to take it?

Emma Groom
I bet you had no idea that the person to give the Titanic its name was Joseph Bruce Ismay. He was the man who designed the boat.

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