Having patience with yourself can lead to great achievement. Although he did not attend school, Frederick Douglass taught himself to read and write at a young age.
Archives: Fun Facts
Grit – HS
Think back to the definition of GRIT. In 2016, a 62-year-old former U.S. Marine broke the world planking record with a time of 8 hours, 15 minutes, and 15 seconds. That’s a lot of courage and resolve!
Power – HS
The Olympic world record for the longest human long jump is greater than the world record for longest horse long jump. In 1991, American athlete Mike Powell jumped 29 ft. 4.25 in. Think about the power in his legs!
Presence – HS
What’s one way to know you’re in the presence of a giant whale? A blue whale’s heartbeat can be heard from more than two miles away! Their heart is the size of a small car, and beats only 8-10 times per minute.
Perseverance – HS
Many leaders throughout history have shown a great deal of perseverance, and did not always succeed on the first try at something. Abraham Lincoln lost five separate elections before he became President of the U.S.
Love – HS
Love is a powerful emotion that can affect you both emotionally and physically. The feeling of “butterflies in your stomach” is caused by the release of adrenaline during the fight-or-flight response.
Imagine – HS
Sometimes our imagination plays tricks on us. Many people believe that early mermaid sightings can be attributed to dehydration + manatees.
Worry – HS
Humans worry about many things. A person who is worried that a duck is watching them might have anatidaephobia.
Peace – HS
Getting in bed can be a time to find peace at the end of the day. Most people fall asleep within seven minutes.
Proud – HS
An Olympic medal is a badge of pride for athletes who work hard to reach their goals. The most decorated Olympian of all time is US swimmer Michael Phelps, with 28 Olympic medals. The most decorated female Olympian is Soviet gymnast Larisa Latynina with 18 Olympic medals. She held the title of most decorated Olympian for 40 years before Phelps took her place.