Tuesday 2 December 2014

Fact Hunters: Yo yos, dogs and nurses

This week we have had a tremendous number of interesting facts being shared by the children. Congratulations to the following children who have amazed us with their ability to hunt out interesting snippets of information:

Aiden Paterson
The yo-yo is a very old toy. It is thought to have been invented in either China or Greece but there is also evidence of yo-yo's in ancient Egypt!

Sophie Adams
Amazingly the Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service (QAIMNS) was founded in 1902. In 1914 it was less than 300 strong. At the end of WW1, four years, later it numbered over 10,000 nurses!

Tia Takhar
The total number of military and civilian casualties in World War I was over 37 million. There were over 16 million deaths and 20 million wounded ranking it among the deadliest conflicts in human history.

Lillie Jo Guidotti
You might think that with her beautiful hair, the shih tzu would bring major trouble for allergy sufferers. However, this breed is actually a good bet for humans who have allergies!

Terrika Wright
Amazingly the average heart rate for a man is 72bpm. A blue whale’s heart beats six times a minute…but a mouse beats at 650 beats per minute!

Olivia Wheal
The honey bee is an amazing creature. It can see ultra violet light, fly, uses the sun and other landmarks to find its way and can dance to show other bees where to find food!

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