Below are the top 5 Fab Facts heard on Episode 17 of Newsy Pooloozi!
In this episode it was all about voting in elections, communicating with pets and strange things up in space. That’s right, we figured out how people are voting and who’s votes count in the big US election… We also took a dive back in time to find out when and how women got the right to vote – and who the suffragitsus were. We also had high tech news for pet lovers – a new App tells you what you’re pet is thinking, really. And not just that – we told you how you could make your cat smile (sort of!). And… it’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a… a special nugget up in space and The Starman circling around Mars?! Have a listen!
And the top fab facts that came out of all that were:
FAB FACT NUMBER 1: Voting by mail is not uncommon in the US – twenty-five percent of Americans did so in the 2016 election.
FAB FACT NUMBER 2: US elections are not determined by the number of individual votes but by election delegates, known as the electoral college, in an effort to ensure states with a small population can have a strong voice.
FAB FACT NUMBER 3: Suffragettes were people campaigning for women to get the right to vote. Sometimes they had to use martial arts, like jiu-jitsu, to protect themselves while protesting, which was nicknamed suffragitsu.
FAB FACT NUMBER 4: This year is the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which was the change made to the US Constitution to allow women the right to vote, although many African American and Native American Women would not get the right until of 1965.
FAB FACT NUMBER 5: A group of cats is called a “clowder” or when the group of cats is uncertain of each other it’s called a “glaring.”