Humans worry about many things. A person who is worried that a duck is watching them might have anatidaephobia.
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!
The weather can affect how we feel. Yuma, Arizona gets over 4,000 hours of sunshine per year, making it the sunniest (and happiest?) place on Earth.
Sometimes our imagination plays tricks on us. Many people believe that early mermaid sightings can be attributed to dehydration + manatees.
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.
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.
Getting in bed can be a time to find peace at the end of the day. Most people fall asleep within seven minutes.
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.
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!
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.