The growth rate of each child is different. Studies have shown that the time of year has an influence on their growth patterns, however. Spring generally sees children grow the most, with summer close on its heels. This seasonal growth spurt is probably the result of the increase in exposure to sunlight that comes with the outdoor activities of spring and summer. Other growth factors include nutrition, genetics and home environment. Source: WiseGEEK.com
What cheese is known for having live maggots inside of it?
Answer: Cheese covered in live maggots sounds pretty disgusting, right? Well, to some it’s a delicacy called Casu Marzu. Casu Marzu, often called the world’s most dangerous cheese, is an illegal cheese found in Sardinia, Italy, made from sheep’s milk and infested with live maggots. The cheese is typically eaten when the maggots are still alive, as dead maggots are a sign that it has gone bad. Casu Marzu has been a part of Sardinian culture for generations and is often consumed at weddings and celebratory gatherings.
Casu marzu, literally ‘rotten/putrid cheese’, is a traditional Sardinian sheep milk cheese that contains live insect larvae. A similar cheese, casgiu merzu, is found in Corsica. Wikipedia
Region, town: Sardinia; Corsica (as a variation)
Source of milk: Sheep
Regions: Sardinia, Italy, Corsica, France
At what time of the year are couples more likely to break up?
-Two weeks before Christmas
-The day after New Year
-The day after Valentine’s Day
-A week before Halloween
It is relatively well-known that people will dump their significant other two weeks before Christmas to avoid the whole gift-giving thing. A study by Facebook found that another day holds the record for number of breakups, however. The day after Valentine’s Day (Feb. 15) is the day more people choose to ditch a partner. At first glance, this may seem shocking, but upon contemplation, it makes sense. If the Valentine’s gift was sub-par, or worse yet completely forgotten, that can be a catalyst for a breakup. Source: DailyMail.Co.UK
The day after Valentine’s Day
Valentine’s Day, also called Saint Valentine’s Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine, is celebrated annually on February 14. Wikipedia
Significance: Feast day of Saint Valentine; the celebration of love and affection
Also called: Saint Valentine’s Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine
Observed by: People in many countries; Anglican Communion (see calendar); Lutheran Church (see calendar)
Observances: Sending greeting cards and gifts, dating, church services
Date: February 14, (fixed by the Western Christian Church), July 6, (fixed by the Eastern Orthodox Church), July 30