Big Dave’s 5 Nuggets Of Knowledge For Your Noggin’ – (3/1/24)

Here are Big Dave’s 5 Nuggets of Knowledge for your Noggin’ – on this Friday, March 1st, 2024. Let’s learn something together:

  1. Congaree National Park in South Carolina has one of the largest concentrations of “champion trees” in the world.  Those are the tallest known examples of a species.  Congaree has 15 champion trees.
  2. An “aptronym” is a person’s name that’s perfectly suited for them, like Usain Bolt being the fastest runner in the world, or Thomas Crapper inventing the toilet.
  3. People in the Southern Hemisphere see the Moon upside-down compared to people in the Northern Hemisphere.
  4. There are no muscles in your fingers, the muscles in your palm and forearm do all the work.
  5. Until the 1850s, more than 40% of people born worldwide would die before they turned five.  It’s now down to 4%, which is still definitely too high, but a pretty huge improvement.

Be sure to share these 5 Nuggets of Knowledge for your Noggin’ with your family, friends & coworkers at some point today!

 

(NationalParks.org / Wikipedia / Science Alert / Wikipedia / Our World in Data)

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