Friday, 15 November 2013

Fact Hunters: Moths, Stallions & Cigarettes

Libby Northwood
Did you know that Polar bears actually have black skin underneath their white fur? This is to help them stay warm.

Ellis Curtis Rich
Although they lack noses, moths are expert sniffers. They detect odor molecules using their antennae instead of through nostrils.

Simona Raklevicius 
Did you know that it's not the dog's hair or fur that's the real problem – people are usually allergic to the dander (flakes of dead skin) In addition you might be allergic to the saliva and urine. So any dog can potentially cause an allergic reaction.

Harry Bradley
Horrifyingly more than 80% of secondhand smoke is invisible making it impossible to control. Secondhand smoke can also linger in the air long after a cigarette has been put out.

Natalie Towner 
Amazingly there is a young pinto stallion, called Einstein, that is just 14 inches high and weighs only an incredible 6lbs. It makes him the smallest horse in the world. The other challenger ‘Thumbelina’ is a horse with dwarfism.

Kingsley O & Dylan Houlston
Shockingly cigarette smoke contains over 4,500 chemicals, many of which are irritants or toxins and more than 50 are known to cause cancer! 

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