Beavers, Sparklers And More

Facts about Beavers, Sparklers and more.

Beavers, Sparklers And More
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Beavers have a third eyelid that is transparent so that they can see clearly when underwater with their eyes closed.


Sparklers can reach temperatures between 1,000 - 1,600'c depending on the type of sparkler it is.

South America

In South America, over 700 million hectares, equating to 40% of the landmass, have been impacted by human activity, mostly stripping it away for crops and pasture.
Of that, 55 million hectares are now unusable land with no agricultural or economic use.

Gas Pipelines

Over the past 20 years, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has approved permission for 475 natural gas pipelines, and only rejected two projects.

Prince Phillip

Prince Phillips's funeral attracted the most number of complaints to the BBC in history. In total, over 110,000 people complained, mostly about the wall-to-wall coverage on BBC TV & Radio.
However, 233 complaints were regarding the BBC reporters wearing inappropriate clothing, and 116 complaints were about how the BBC made it far too easy to complain about the BBC!

Toilet Rolls

A study in America found that from the end of 2020 to the start of 2021, toilet roll sales were down 4.3%.
A closer investigation found that most Americans had bought and stored vast quantities of toilet rolls during the pandemic lockdown and were still working through them.

Indian Hack

In 2022, hackers stole the personal information of over 100 million people that used the Indian payment app Mobikwik.
The information contained emails, phone numbers, card details and more, and was later sold on the dark web for approximately $88,000.

Fuel Credits

In America, car manufacturers are required to make sure new cars have a fuel efficiency greater than 40.4 miles per gallon.
Any manufacturer that builds a car that falls below this efficiency has to purchase "credits" to offset the higher consumption. Meanwhile, manufacturers exceeding 40.4 mpg, are given credits which they can sell on to other manufacturers. This is how Tesla makes huge revenues with their vehicles averaging 69 mpg. They sell the credits to struggling manufacturers.

Bald Eagles

A study into Bald Eagle deaths in America found that there were an average of 80 deaths per year.
Autopsies of these birds over a 4 year period discovered that while only 4% were found to have died directly from eating rat poison, 82% of all the birds had low levels of rat poison in their bodies from consuming rats that had died from the poison.