Below are the top 5 Fab Facts heard on Episode 16 of Newsy Pooloozi!
In this episode we discussed how India’s deadly pollution is back and why it’s a multi-headed monster that’s not easy to tame! However, scientists are mixing up a pollution solution that means farmers don’t have to burn their fields. We also looked at how high tech is helping track down the hunters and buyers of endangered sea turtles, why you should really know something about art before you try stealing it (unlike the dumbest art thieves in Asia!), and it’s “pandemonium” in England as parrots shock guests at a wildlife center with their… uh… colorful language!
And the top fab facts that came out of all that were:
FAB FACT NUMBER 1: India has 1.3 billion people – that’s four times the amount of people in the US all living in a country that’s a third the size of the US.
FAB FACT NUMBER 2: India is one of the most polluted countries in the world with many factors contributing to the problem – from vehicle exhaust to rampant construction, from the burning of fields to the use of open fire ovens.
FAB FACT NUMBER 3: Sea turtles are hunted for their eggs, meat, skin, and shells… Nearly all species of sea turtle are now classified as endangered.
FAB FACT NUMBER 4: Parrots are so smart, they not only know how to mimic human speech, but they can also add, subtract and understand the meaning of zero!
FAB FACT NUMBER 5: What do you call a group of parrots – a “pandemonium,” which is a word we also use to describe noisy chaos.