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Today's fact is probably one of the coolest yet, and it's about the Venus Flytrap!

Did you know that when an insect or spider crawling along the leaves contacts a hair, the trap prepares to close, snapping shut only if another contact occurs within approximately twenty seconds of the first strike. The requirement of redundant triggering in this mechanism serves as a safeguard against wasting energy by trapping objects with no nutritional value, and the plant will only begin digestion after five more stimuli to ensure it has caught a live bug worthy of consumption.

HOW INTELLIGENT ARE THESE PLANTS? Or well, evolution I guess. But still, I'm very impressed.

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Fact 23: Muslim converts are referred to as reverts 'cause muslims believe that everyone is born muslim. So by default if you "convert" to islam later in light, you are technically reverting back to what you were born into.

Today I actually changed the fabric on our kitchen chairs! We are borrowing them + the kitchen table from Sonny's grandma and the fabric that was on them was pretty old. So I chose a faux leather fabric that matches our couch and just... changed them! It might not be perfect considering the fact that we have another shade of brown (teak) on the table hehe but I like it anyway.

So today I learned how to change the fabric on chairs!

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Yesterday we played the first floorball game of the year and it didn't go very well. We lost in sudden death, which makes this the second loss for us all season. Sucky and my body is still aching this morning.

My fact of the day was that apparently we play sudden death after a full time draw, which I have never done before (I quit many many years ago). In my time we always just ended the game at a draw and moved on hehe. Buut at least we got 1 point, which is better than 0. I guess.

But for you guys I thought I'd share the fact that floorball was founded in Sweden in the 60s-70s and that the world's first floorball team was called Sala IBK (from Sweden).

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Yesterday (Friday) I went to a sponsor quiz for my floorball club (my company sponsors them) and there I did not only learn... or well to be honest I already knew this but I got my knowledge conformed, that the Norse ravens are called Hugin and Munin. The reason for this was a funny tweet I saw a while back referring to them as Mumin and Putin.

There was also talk about Franklin D. Roosevelt and when he was the president of the US. When I got back home I thought I would learn something about him, and I searched for Theodore Roosevelt hahah. Apparently they're not the same person. ;) But anyway, I learned that they are in fact distant relatives, fifth cousins to be exact. But! Eleanor Roosevelt (Frank's wife) is actually Theo's niece??? Making them closer relatives that Frank and Theo are. How this fits together I have yet to understand... Hehe.

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I started watching Homeland again yesterday after taking a pretty long break. And now after season three I'm not sure I want to keep watching haha! I haven't heard anyone say that the next few seasons are that good anyway.

But today I thought I'd share some facts from the series as the facts of the day. Or more like factual errors and stuff like that. I've always wondered how series and movies can make mistakes like these. It literally just takes one simple question to an expert to learn the truth and the correct way of doing things, so why don't they? Laziness? Haha!

Fact 17: Brody prays when sun is rising. In Islam, morning prayer must be finished before sunrise, and next prayer is at high noon.

Fact 18: Brody and other US Marines are referred to multiple times as "soldiers", including by a character who claims he was with a UDT (underwater demolition team, a "sister" team to the Navy SEALs who have to pass the same training). It's a point of pride among US Marines that they are marines, not soldiers.

Fact 19: The close personal relationship between Brody and Mike blatantly violates military regulations against fraternization between enlisted men and officers. A case this flagrant would almost certainly lead to a court-martial.

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