Platypus

I don’t know why I have not posted about these crazy creatures before, they are super duper FancyFacts material, cute and strange 🙂 Read more: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/mammals/facts/platypus (last accessed 15.04.2021)

Rhubarb

I was absolutely thinking of Iroh considering a plant for tea when writing this one. “Delectable tea? Or deadly poison?” – The last airbender is the best show in the world. And that is a fact, but not the fact I’m focusing on today. I…

Magma vs lava

I remember wondering about the difference when I was a kid. I thought they looked like the same thing, but I figured magma was just a cooler name (no pun indented) for lava. The truth is a bit more technical, but still fun to know…

Weather vs climate

They are of course closely related, but I see a lot of people use the wrong term when they argue about climate change, so I wanted to (at least try) to make this clearer 🙂 “How can you say anything about the climate in 10…

Truffles

Fungi are really cool things, and I thought this fact was neat. I always knew truffles had an unusually strong smell compared to most edible fungi, but I did not really consider why that is, until I read this article about fungi dispersal. It really…

Love darts

Love dart is apparently not as romantic as is sounds. You can read more about this in these two articles: The love-darts of land snails: integrating physiology, morphology and behaviour By Monica Lodi, and Joris M. Koene https://academic.oup.com/mollus/article/82/1/1/2460173 A Syringe-Like Love Dart Injects Male Accessory…

Decapitated slug

Read more about this weirdo in this article from ScienceNews, written by Susan Milius: https://www.sciencenews.org/article/sea-slug-detached-head-crawl-regenerate-grow-new-body (last accessed on 15.03.2021). This process takes some time, so it is suggested that this is not a mechanism to escape predators, like some lizards do, but rather to escape…

Yay goats!

As my friend and doctor-to-be can attest to, goats are cool animals, and food made from their milk can taste amazing. My food scientist friend has made loads of tasty cheese that I have eaten way too much of 🙂 I am also allergic to…

Grasshopper mouse

I saw a documentary that included these cuties, I think it was Night on earth, where this mouse, after it had kicked scorpion ass, stood on its hind legs and howled! It was adorable and fierce. Read more about the grasshopper mouse here: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/article/131024-grasshopper-mice-scorpion-venom-pain-animals-science (last…

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