25% of UK lettuces are wasted and discarded during primary processing.
Two tonnes of dried camel dung has the same combustion energy as one tonne of coal , a recent discovery made by the United Arab Emirates who are now using this eco friendly fuel at a rate of 50 tonnes a day in a cement mixing plant.
The average person will swallow 50,000 micro particles of plastic every year.
There are 344 million £50 notes in circulation worth £17.2 billion. 2020 sees the launch of the new polymer £50 note featuring Alan Turing, the famous WWII Bletchley Park code breaker of the Enigma machine and hailed by many as the father of Artificial Intelligence.
Fashion houses and jewellers have often defined religious regalia as trendy, achieving brisk trade in nuns’ habits, Maltese crosses, ankhs, Russian Orthodox crosses, rosary necklaces, Stars of David all utilised on catwalks, glossy magazine covers and German fashion shows. An Italian collection featured the “Haisidic look” with female models wearing long side curls and felt brimmed hats.
In encouraging western symbolism of Christmas, a famous Tokyo store had a Santa Claus figurine nailed to a crucifix as its central window exhibition.
New man made deserts are being created at a rate of 75 square miles a day.
In recent years 40,000 Iranian villagers have been evacuated due to water shortages.
Roly polies, potato bugs, pill bugs. Whatever you call them, they’re not bugs—they’re crustaceans.Pillbug (Armadillidium vulgare) rolling up.
More like a crab than an insect?:
Many commonly mistake A. vulgare for an insect, but in reality they are crustaceans. They are characterized by a number of different traits.
A few of these traits are two sets of antennae, compound eyes, gills for respiration, and pairs of appendages on each body segment
Summer is a great time to look out for carnivorous sundew plants which hide among the mosses on our bog sites and ‘eat’ insects including the Scottish midge.
Unfortunately, judging by the midge bites I suffered walking in the Lake District last week, they’re in short supply there