Saturday 3 January 2015

Fact Hunters: Logos, donors & bananas

Dylan Howell
The arrow which looks like a smiling face in Amazon’s logo has another meaning behind it. It is a representation of the wide range of items available for retail by Amazon, from A to Z.

Tia Takhar & Sophie Kaylor
Australian James Harrison is called “the man with the golden arm” due to the unusual composition of his blood. In 1954, it was discovered that his blood contained a rare, very valuable antibody that could be used to treat Rhesus disease.

Caitlin Parmenter
Strawberries come from a plant called ‘fragaria’. Did you know that the little hard pieces that appear to be seeds on a strawberry are actually a type of dry fruit (called achene)....that contain their own seeds!

Kiera Parmenter
A banana is technically a berry produced by several kinds of large herbaceous flowering plants. In some countries, bananas used for cooking may be called plantains.

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