Although I’d heard about Mental Floss though YouTube videos and stuff posted by John and Hank Green on social media, I hadn’t really done more than just peeked at it from time to time. Something made me decide to get a subscription last week, and in the course of doing that I signed up for an email with fun facts. Since then I’ve learned a couple of things…
Beginning about this time of year bats migrate to Austin, TX and by the time they migrate back the bat population is twice that of the human population in Austin. (Even better because it arrived just before some colleagues when there for the Energy Thought Summit.)
- They’re working to develop a kiwifruit with an edible or easily peel-able skin…I’ve been craving kiwi fruit ever since.
- 18 Things You Didn’t Learn in History
Pythagoras had an irrational fear of beans. An orphanage in Paris gave away babies as raffle prizes in 1921…maybe it is because I’m a history geek or maybe I just want to know all the things, but I really got a kick out of this list. Julia Child was a spy!
‘Til next time,
P.S. This also may be why I really love trivia games…also, why some people won’t play against me anymore.