Monday 8 December 2014

Fact Hunters: Trees, fires & towers

Callie Barnett
Did you know that Britons used to hold bonfires in graveyards as it was thought the fire would ward-off spirits?

Kaitlyn Smethurst
Black is not counted as a colour as it absorbs all light. Neither is white, as you cannot create it with mixing and it reflects all light.

Ethan Borrell
Amazingly the Trafalgar Square Christmas tree has been an annual gift to the people of Britain by the city of Oslo each year since 1947 as a token of gratitude for British support of Norway during WW2.

Tahani Towe-Enu
Fire ants live in large colonies which can have up to 250,000 workers. Be careful as they are very active and aggressive, stinging any intruding animal repeatedly!

Deanayo Meggoe & Lillie Mersh
The Burj Khalifa stands at 828 meters (2,716.5 feet) tall, soaring over Dubai. It’s three times as tall as the Eiffel Tower and nearly twice as tall as the Empire State Building.

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