Monday 7 March 2016

Fact Hunters: Soils & Towers

Joshua Kaylor
Farming in southern Italy is exceedingly difficult because of limestone rock and poor soil. But the region around Naples, which includes Mount Vesuvius, is very rich mainly because of two large eruptions 35,000 and 12000 years ago that left the region blanketed with very thick deposits of tephra which has since weathered to rich soils

Chloe Kirk
The Tower of the Winds or the Horologion of Andronikos Kyrrhestes is an octagonal Pentelic marble clocktower in Athens that functioned as a "timepiece".

Lillie Mersh
Did you know that he word Celt comes from the Greek word, Keltoi, which means barbarians and is properly pronounced as "Kelt".

Isabelle Curtis Rich
Inching down like an extremely tentative spider on a web, the slug can drop from branches at least 8 feet high using its own slime trail… yuck!

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