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TERROR TALES WITH MB (Poveglia Island, Venice, Italy)

POVEGLIA WAS CONSTRUCTED ON A permanent fortification built by the Venetian government and from 1793-1814 was used as a plague quarantine station, or “lazaretto”—one of many in the Venetian lagoon. The tiny island is said to have hosted over 160,000 infected souls living out their final days and hours there—so many that there are whispers …

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EPISODE 7 (animal facts)

Giraffes don’t just have long necks: They have long tongues! Their tongues are between 18 and 20 inches long. Sea otters like to hold each other’s paws when they sleep, so they don’t drift apart while dreaming. How sweet is that?! Mice have pretty funny names: A female mouse is a doe and a male mouse is a buck. …

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EPISODE 2 (TECHNOLOGY FACTS)

The Firefox logo isn’t a foxIt’s actually a red panda.It’s a common misbelief that the Firefox logo is a fox (I mean… it is in the name), but it is actually a red panda! Motorola produced the first handheld mobile phoneand their first phone call was to their rival. On April 3, 1973, Martin Cooper, a Motorola …

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Episode 7 (random facts)

The human body contains enough fat to make about seven bars of soap. Babies are born with more bones than adults. (Babies have 300 bones while adults only have 206.) Goosebumps developed to make our ancestors’ hair stand up, making them appear more threatening to predators. Did you know apples come from the same plant …

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Episode 6 ( animal facts?

1. Polar bear fur is actually clear, and their skin is black. 2. Baby flamingos are born grey, not pink. 3. A woodpecker’s tongue actually wraps all the way around its brain, protecting it from damage when it’s hammering into a tree. 4.Goats have accents. 5.Dolphins give names to each other.

Episode 5 (animal facts)

The heart of the blue whale, the largest animal on earth, is five feet long and weighs 400 pounds. The whale in total weighs 40,000 pounds. For comparison, an elephant’s heart weighs around 30 pounds. And a human heart? A mere 10 ounces. Cows don’t actually have four stomachs; they have one stomach with four …

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