Where Did the Saying “Crocodile Tears” Come From?
You may have heard the expression that anyone who puts on a disingenuous display of emotion is shedding “crocodile tears”. Most people, (myself includ… Read more
Where Did “Goodnight, Sleep Tight and Don’t Let the Bed Bugs Bite” Come From?
Many children go to bed every night with their parents telling them, “goodnight, sleep tight, and don’t let the bedbugs bite”; but what does thi… Read more
What is the Difference Between a Frog and a Toad?
We have all heard the fairy tales: the princess had to kiss a frog or the bad guy was turned into a toad, but why are these creatures so maligned in f… Read more
What is the Difference Between Dolphins and Porpoises?
The main difference between a dolphin and a porpoise is size; porpoises are generally smaller, reaching a length of up to 2.5 metres. The small… Read more
Nature Activities for Children.
I am crazy for bird watching. Silly as it may sound, growing up a city girl with pigeons, crows and seagulls, the rare event of seeing a beautiful Woo… Read more
What is the Smallest Owl in the World?
There are two owls that are in competition for the smallest owl in the world; the Northern Pygmy Owl and the Elf Owl; either one could be classified a… Read more
What is the Smallest Goat in the World?
The smallest goat in the world is the Nigerian Dwarf Goat and as its name suggests, is native to West Africa. They measure between 40 and 56 centimete… Read more
What is the Difference Between Alligators and Crocodiles?
Alligators and crocodiles are both crocodilians; but from different families. There are three separate families of crocodilians: Aligatoridae include… Read more
What is the Difference Between Frogs and Toads?
The difference between frogs and toads begins with their Order. If you can remember back to your biology days, the classifications system for every li… Read more
What is the Biggest Animal in the World?
By far, the biggest animal in the world is the blue whale. It can reach lengths of just over 30 meters and weigh up to 136 tonnes. It can be found in… Read more