Fact Of The Day

Fact Of The Day

The podcast where you learn something new every day! From facts about everything from the giant cows that once roamed Europe, music that was made for plants, to the process of becoming a butterfly, and why we call it the Milky Way. It's new, fun and funny facts every weekday. ZM's got you covered.

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June 22, 2022 3 min

Today, June 23rd, it's Fletch's birthday! Vaughan Googles who else shares Fletch's day and the team have a clear fave 

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Vaughan shares another fact, this time all about tiger beetles and how fast they can run

 

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The OG Tinkerbell didn't have her iconic fairy dust!! Disney had to add it in to prevent kids injuring themselves from trying to fly. 

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Vaughan brings you the history of tobacco and how it came to the UK. 

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New Zealand had motor cars before they had motor car laws... seems a bit backwards!

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When cup holders are done right they save the day! So when was the cup holder included in the interior design of a car? 

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To quote Vaughan 'we're a weird little mammal aren't we?' 

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Female porcupines are ruthless when they're in the ✨ mood ✨
The team find the whole ritual quite amusing 🤣

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There's a condition called giant urinary syndrome and one man's bladder held 11 litres! 

 

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There's so much we don't know about water, we could do a 3 hour podcast and still have more to say. So instead of doing that we'll ease you in and tell you just one fact in 3 minutes. 

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A plan to catch a murderer was successful thanks to the killer falling right into the police's trap

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There are 350 officially recognised types of pasta in Italy, and the number keeps on climbing! 

 

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June 3, 2022 4 min

In 1836 the missionary explorer William Colenso found a bell, which had been used by Māori as a cooking vessel for generations. This bell quickly became a mystery because it wasn't made locally, so how did it get here and where did it come from?

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June 1, 2022 2 min

Today's fact, from Hayley is that hippos milk is sometimes pink!

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June 1, 2022 4 min

Poor Vaughan has Covid and is broadcasting from home. This sparked the question, can pets or animals in general catch Covid from humans?  

 

 

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The remaining singer from 'The Offspring,' Dexter Holland, has a PhD in molecular biology and is now dedicating his life to HIV research. More in today's episode.

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Vaughan's back & he's out the gate, sharing a fact all about earthworms (🤢) !!

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Today's fact is brought to you by Fletch! 
The children's show, Teletubbies, was filmed on a private farm that belonged to Rosemary. When people started trespassing on Rosemary's property, she took matters into her own hand.





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May 26, 2022 3 min
Since Vaughan's away, it's Hayleys turn for Fact of the Day! She's sharing a fact about the shortest war in history. The war was between Britain and Germany in 1890, find out HOW long the war was in today's episode! 

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Fletch shares the Fact of the Day and he's chosen a goodie! Today's fact follows a musician's broken guitar worth $3,500.
Let's just say, never mess with a musician or they'll write a song about you ... in this case a diss track 😲

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