Fun Facts

  • Apple Facts!

    Apples are made of 25% air, which is why they float!

    There are close to 10,000 varieties of apples.

    Apples originated in Kazakhstan and 90% of modern apples can be traced back to two trees.

    There are enough varieties of apple that it would take at least 27 years to eat one variety a day every day.

  • Pineapple Facts!

    Pineapples are an international symbol of welcome and are a symbolic way of saying "You are perfect" when presented to someone. Gate posts and doors often have pineapples to signal a welcome.

    The name pineapple comes from the Spanish word, "piña" meaning pin. The explorers thought that a pineapple looked like a large pine cone.

    In colonial times, pineapples were so rare and costly that they were rented to households by the day as centrepieces for entertaining.

  • Berry Facts!

    Bananas are berries but strawberries and blueberries aren't...That's just bananas!

    The pineberry is a white strawberry that tastes like a pineapple

    Native Americans used berries as a fabric dye. Berries, their leaves and roots were also used for medicinal purposes.

  • Your Body!

    Researchers estimate that laughing 100 times is equal to 10 minutes on a rowing machine or 15 minutes on an exercise bike.

    The strongest muscle in the body is the tongue!

  • Animals Facts!

    A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.

    An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain

    Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur

    The giant squid has the largest eyes in the world