Swackett Fun Fact: Venus

Swackett Fun Fact:  Venus is considerably hotter than Mercury, even though it is further away from the Sun. The thickness of Venus’ atmosphere traps heat near the surface of the planet.

Swackett Fun Fact: Chicken Soup and Colds

Swackett Fun Fact:   Research published found that chicken soup reduces the movement of certain white blood cells in the body to reduce cold symptoms. What’s more, typical chicken-soup ingredients like carrots, parsnips, celery, garlic, and onions are packed with vitamins A and D, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, and potassium to help your immune system work at its best.

Swackett Fun Fact: Cool as a Cucumber

Swackett Fun Fact:   “Cool as a Cucumber” isn’t just an indicator of a calm attitude. It’s also based on observable fact that at room temperature, the inside of a cucumber can be up to 20 degrees cooler than the outside air.

Swackett Weather Fun Fact: First “Pendulum Seismoscope”

Swackett Weather Fun Fact:   In 1751, Andrea Bina proposed suspending a common pendulum, with a pointer attached to its lower end, above a tray of fine sand. The relative motion of the pendulum bob and the Earth was to be traced in the sand by the pointer. Bina seems to have built his instrument, but we do not know if an earthquake was ever recorded with the device.