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What is Blue Morpho Butterfly?

Blue Morpho Butterfly

Blue Morpho Butterfly

Amazing insect in the tropical rainforests of Costa Rica! It has amazing and beautiful blue wings that can reflect light.

What is Blue Morpho Butterfly?

Have you seen funny Capuchin monkeys in Costa Rica?

Funny Capuchin monkeys in Costa Rica

Go away humans! The Capuchin Monkeys are aggressive when it comes to their territory:-)

Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July!

On July 2nd, 1776, the Continental Congress voted in favor of independence, and two days later delegates from the 13 colonies adopted the Declaration of Independence, a historic document drafted by Thomas Jefferson.

In 1776, there were 2.5 million people living in the new nation. Today the population of the U.S.A. is 327 million.

Independence Day didn’t officially become a holiday until 1870, and it became a federal paid one in 1941.

Other countries, including Denmark, England, Norway, Portugal and Sweden also celebrate the Fourth of July as a way to bring in American tourists.

What is Cinco de Mayo?

Cinco de Mayo ((Spanish: “Fifth of May”) is an annual celebration held on May 5.
Cinco De Mayo commemorates the Mexican Army’s successful defense of the city of Puebla against invading French forces in 1862.

Cinco de Mayo

This Sunday is Cinco de Mayo, a day celebrating Mexican culture across the United States and, to a lesser extent, in Mexico.

When is Star Wars Day? May the 4th Be With You

When is Star Wars Day

Star Wars Day, May 4, celebrates George Lucas’ Star Wars.

The date was chosen for the pun on the catchphrase “May the Force be with you” as “May the Fourth be with you“.

Star Wars, an epic space opera written and directed by George Lucas, premiered in 1977 and became an almost instant cult classic.

What is Shrove Tuesday – Pancake Day?

What is Shrove Tuesday - Pancake Day?

Shrove Tuesday was coined as “Pancake Day” as various countries began the tradition of serving pancakes which included these items.

Shrove Tuesday is the day before Lent starts on Ash Wednesday.

The name Shrove comes from the old middle English word ‘Shriven’ meaning to go to confession to say sorry for the wrong things you’ve done.

Pancakes are associated with the day preceding Lent, because they are a way to use up rich foods such as eggs, milk, and sugar, before the fasting season of the 40 days of Lent.

Shrove Tuesday Joke: “What did the young pancake say to the old burnt pancake?
I don’t like your flip side.”

A popular shroving rhyme went like this:

Knock, knock, the pan’s hot
And we are coming a-shroving
For a piece of pancake
Or a piece of bacon
Or a piece of truckle* cheese
Of your own making.

When is the National Pizza Day?

February 9th is National Pizza Day.

February 9th is National Pizza Day

National Pizza Day is a day that celebrates this oven baked flat, round base of dough baked with a topping of tomato sauce and cheese.

The original pizza was a dish created by the Romans out of placenta bread that was covered in various layers of herbs, sauce and cheese.

Some say that Pizza Day started in the 10th century in Naples, Italy.

Pizza made its mark on America in 1905. In New York City, a pizzeria called Lombardi’s created the first pizza!

What are the Nearest Stars to Earth?

The nearest stars to Earth are in the Alpha Centauri triple-star system, about 4.37 light-years away. One of these stars, Proxima Centauri, is slightly closer, at 4.24 light-years.

What are the Nearest Stars to Earth?

Of all the stars closer than 15 light-years, only two are spectral type G, similar to our sun: Alpha Centauri A and Tau Ceti. The majority are M-type red dwarf stars.

Only nine of the stars in this area are bright enough to be seen by the naked human eye from Earth. These brightest stars include Alpha Centauri A and B, Sirius A, Epsilon Eridani, Procyon, 61 Cygni A and B, Epsilon Indi A and Tau Ceti.

Barnard’s Star, a red dwarf 5.96 light-years away, has the largest proper motion of any known star. This means that Barnard’s Star moves rapidly against the background of more distant stars, at a rate of 10.3 seconds of arc per Earth year.

Sirius A is the brightest star in Earth’s night sky, due to its intrinsic brightness and its proximity to us. Sirius B, a white dwarf star, is smaller than Earth but has a mass 98 percent that of our sun.

In late 2012, astronomers discovered that Tau Ceti may host five planets including one within the star’s habitable zone. Tau Ceti is the nearest single G-type star like our sun (although the Alpha Centauri triple-star system also hosts a G-type star and is much closer).

The masses of Tau Ceti’s planets range from between two and six times the mass of Earth.

Source SPACE.com: All about our solar system, outer space and exploration

Test: How stressed are you?

Your stress level comes down to what you see within seconds.

If the image is still, you are calm; if it moves slightly, you are stressed and if it moves like a carousel, you are very stressed.

Test: How stressed are you?

This image is said to reveal exactly how stressed you’re feeling based on how much or how little it moves.

The now-viral image has people all over the Internet obsessed.

What is National Spaghetti Day?

National Spaghetti Day is celebrated every January 4th in the United States of America.

National Spaghetti Day is celebrated every January 5th

How to celebrate it?

All you have to do is get together your friends and family and serve them a nice dish of spaghetti.
While ancient cultures were making and eating spaghetti and other pastas well before it came to Europe, it’s the Italians who popularized it in cuisines.

It was introduced into the United States through the travels of Thomas Jefferson, who brought it back from Naples, Italy in 1789.
Italian immigrants also brought it over with them to the U.S., where its popularity quickly spread.

Common types of pasta

1. ANGEL HAIR

2. CANNELLONI

3. CONCHIGLIE

4. DITALINI

5. FARFALLE

6. FETTUCCINE

7. LASAGNA

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