Penguins

Penguins are flightless birds. While other birds have wings for flying, penguins have flippers to help them swim in the water. The Southern Hemisphere is where most penguins live. You can find large penguin populations in countries such as, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Chile and Argentina.

 

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No penguins can be found in the North Pole. Penguins eat a lot of different types of fish and other sealife that they find under water. Penguins can drink seawater also.

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I got this information from  http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/sciencefacts/animals/penguin.html

 

There are 18 different species of penguin. The fastest type of penguin is the gentoo penguin which can swim up to 22mph.

 

 

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Pandas

All pandas in the world are on loan from China. About 2,000 pandas are found in the wild.

 

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99 percent of a panda’s diet is bamboo.

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The giant panda is actually a bear. The life span of  giant pandas in the wild is approximately 20 years. The giant panda spends around 55 percent of its life collecting, preparing and eating bamboo.

 

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Pandas have lived on earth for 2 to 3 million years. When a baby panda is born, it’s shipped to China to help expand the gene pool.

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Meat tastes bland to them. Pandas have one of the highest bite forces of any carnivore. Pandas walk with their front paws turned inward. Grown pandas have to eat as much as 80 pounds of bamboo per day to meet their nutritional needs. People love pandas because it reminds them of babies, some scientists say. Panda researchers have to wear panda costumes to work with cubs. A newborn panda weighs less than an iPhone.

 

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Disney Princesses

Cinderella may have been based from on ancient Greek tale.

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In the tale, a woman named Rhodopis loses her sandal in a public bath. An eagle then scooped it up and drops it on the lap of a pharaoh, who is so intrigued by the event, he starts a country wide search for it’s owner. After the pharaoh finally locates Rhodopis, the two get married.

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The various scenes where Ariel sits on a rock were all inspired by a real life sculpture. The statue is called ”The Little Mermaid”and is located at a harbor front in Copenhagen, Denmark.

 

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Pocahontas is one of only two Disney princesses to have tattoos.

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Mulan’s name translates to ”wood flower” or ”magnolia”.

 

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Cinderella loses her shoe not once, not twice, but three times in the original film. First, she loses her shoe while delivering the breakfast trays. After that, she loses her glass slipper while running away from the ball. And finally , her shoe falls off on her wedding day.

The decision to make Ariel’s hair red was not made at random. Actually, Ariel was deliberately given red hair to differentiate her character from Madison in Splash, a live action mermaid film that came out of a few years prior.

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Beyonce was considered to voice Tiana. However Beyonce refused to audition.

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The loose hair in Belle’s ponytail has a story behind it. When Paige O’Hara was auditioning for the role of Belle, a piece of hair fell out of her ponytail. She then  brushed it back. The animators liked the moment so much, they decided to put it in the movie.

In Frozen, Elsa’s ice castle changes color based on her emotions. The color symbolism is fairly standard, blue means she is happy, red means she is fearful and yellow signifies she’s angry.

 

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I got this information from https://twentytwowords.com/things-you-never-knew-about-your-favorite-disney-princesses/

 

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Harry Potter

Harry Potter is a series of fantasy novels written by British author J.K Rowling.

 

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The novels chronicle the lives of Harry Potter and his friends Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley, all of whom are students at Hogwarts school of Wichcraft and Wizardry.

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J.K Rowling has said that if Voldemort saw a boggart it would embody his own corpse, since death was his biggest fear.

 

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Dumbledore is an Old English word for ”bumblebee”.

 

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If Muggles saw Hogwarts, it would look like a dilapidated building with a ” Keep Out Dangerous ” sign on it. On the 10 year anniversary  of Harry ‘s parents’ death and the first time Voldemort was defeated, 31st October 1991, he and Ron saved Hermione from the troll in the bathroom. This is generally regarded as the day the trio became friends. Tom Felton, who plays Draco Malfoy, originally auditioned for the roles of Harry and Ron. I really love Harry Potter books and films. They are my favourite book series.

I got this information from https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/features/20-facts-ardent-harry-potter-fans-should-know-9831152.html

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The Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel Tower was constructed in 1889.It was also not intended to be permanent.

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The Eiffel Tower in Paris France is one of the most recognisable structures in the world and receives over 6 million visitors  each year. The Eiffel Tower was going to be demolished in 1909, but was saved because it was repurposed as a giant radio antenna.

 

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During world war 2 , when Hitler visited Paris, the French cut the lift cables so that Hitler would have to climb the steps if he wanted to reach the top.

 

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The Eiffel Tower was originally intended for Barcelona, Spain, but the project was rejected.

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Inventor Franz Reichelt died by jumping from the Eiffel Tower while testing  a parachute of his own design. 1,665 steps are needed to climb all the way to the top of the Eiffel Tower.

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There are 20,000 light bulbs on the Eiffel Tower.

 

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There are over 30 replicas of the Eiffel Tower around the world. The paint on the Eiffel  Tower weighs as much as 10 elephants.

 

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At the time of it’s construction , the Eiffel Tower was the tallest building in the world. 300 workers, 18,038 pieces of wrought iron and 2.5 million rivets were needed to build the Eiffel Tower. The Eiffel Tower was almost temporary located to Canada in 1967.

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In 1902 a lightning strike damaged the upper section of the Eiffel Tower, requiring the reconstruction of its top. The Eiffel Tower was inaugurated the same year as Nintendo was founded.

 

I got this information on https://www.rd.com/culture/eiffel-tower-facts/ and  https://www.seriousfacts.com/eiffel-tower-facts/

 

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Walt Disney

Walt Disney was born on the 5th of December 1901

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Walt Disney built the legendary theme park Disney Land. It has around 18 million  visitors each year!Architecture, Castle, Cinderella Castle, Disney World

 

 

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Mickey mouse was not Walt Disney’s first animated character.

 

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Walt Disney’s first animated character was Oswald The Lucky Rabbit.

Walt Disney loved spending time at the theme park. He had a secret apartment in the theme park above the fire station. It is still there today. A lamp in the window that can be seen from the outside is always kept on. It signifies that Walt Disney is always in the park.

 

The movie Snow White earned $184.9 million world wide. It is still one of the highest grossing animated films of all time.

 

 

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Walt Disney won more academy awards than anyone else. Walt Disney holds the record for the most individual Oscar wins (22) and nominations (59).

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Walt Disney died December 15 1966.

 

 

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Mc Donalds

Mc Donald’s first opened on the 15th of April 1955 in San Bernardino, California, United States. Mc Donald’s is in 120 countries with 37,855 restaurants woldwide. Mc Donald’s is owned by Steve Easterbrook currently. Maurice and Richard Mc Donald founded Mc Donald’s. Mc Donald’s is the largest food chain in the world. Mc Donald’s restaurants feed sixty eight million people every day. Mc Donald’s first sold hotdogs, not hamburgers. Mc Donald’s earns about US $75 million each day. Mc Donald’s sells over 75 burgers every second. Mc Donald’s hires around 1 million workers in the US every year. The top ten busiest Mc Donald’s restaurants are all in Hong Kong. A new Mc Donald’s restaurant opens every 14.5 hours.

 

MIANYANG, CHINA - May 31: A Logo of McDonalds at a restaurant in MianYang, China on May 31, 2013.McDonald's is one of the main fast-food restaurant chain in China.

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Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande is an inspiration to many girls around the world. Ariana Grande’s name was inspired by Princess Oriana from Felix the Cat. Ariana Grande doesn’t get scared easily. She loves horror movies. She can’t get enough of them! Ariana Grande loves the game Monopoly. A concert venue in Canada even had an amazing Ariana Grande figure made for her. She has  eight dogs! Their names are Cinnamon, Coco, Fawkes, Kitty, Ophelia, Toulouse, Sirius Black, Strauss and Lafayette. Most of them are rescue dogs. Ariana Grande LOVES Harry Potter. She loves it that much that she named her dog after Sirius Black awww! Her favourite colour is lavender.

 

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Glee

Glee is one of my all time favourite shows. Glee is a show about teenagers joining a glee club. At first it was the joke of their school but it slowly beacame really cool. It is set in Lima, Ohio. The first season of Glee came out on the 19th of May 2009. Some very succesful artists have played charecters in Glee such as Britney Spears, Idina Menzel, Demi Lovato and Kate Hudson. Glee is most popular for their iconic characters and outstanding performances. You can find the six seasons on Netflix.

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All About Me!!

Hi my name is Eimear I am in 6th class and I am 12 years old.I live in Cloontagh. My birthday is in August.  I like to cook and bake. I love to bake with my family. My favourite thing to bake is brownies and rice crispie buns. I really love the Youtuber Rosanna Pansino. I really wanted her baking book for Christmas and when I got it I wanted to bake all the time. I loved it and I still do. One of my other favourite things to do is read. At home I’m nearly always reading. If I’m not reading I’m either watching Netflix or playing Minecraft with my sister. My favourite Youtubers are LaurenZside, Rosanna Pansino and Thenewadamb99. My favourite Netflix shows are Gossip Girl, Glee and Ann with an E. Thank you for reading my blog!!