Friday 5 December 2014

Fact Hunters: Holly wreaths, dolphins & butterflies

Elina Joshi
Were you aware that Holly, Ivy and other greenery such as Mistletoe were originally used in pre-Christian times to help celebrate the Winter Solstice Festival and ward off evil spirits and to celebrate new growth.

Callum Watson
Incredibly dolphins can dive down up to 260m below the surface of the ocean!

Libby Northwood
When a crocodile lays an egg, the gender of the baby isn’t known. The temperature of the egg determines whether you get a male or female egg. Too cold = female, too hot = female whereas in the middle is male.

Holly Turner
Were you aware that the Queen Alexandra's Birdwing is the biggest butterfly in the world, with a wingspan up to 1ft (30 cm) wide? This rare, tropical butterfly is from a lowland coastal rainforest in New Guinea.

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