Below are the top 5 Fab Facts heard on Episode 20 of Newsy Pooloozi!
In this episode we mentioned just a little bit about the US election because, well, we thought maybe everyone’s had enough of that. But mostly because… It’s festival season here in India!! And the biggest festival of the year, Diwali, was upon us, so we found out what that means in India. Over in England they were celebrating too – we heard why Bonfire Night marks a blast that never happened. In science news we found out about a high-tech loom that turns old clothes into new yarn. And if that wasn’t enough, we also shared proof that DIRT is good for you.
And the top fab facts that came out of all that were:
FAB FACT NUMBER 1: India is a diverse country of many different religions, including Hindus, Muslims, Christians, Buddhists, Parsis, Jains and more.
FAB FACT NUMBER 2: Diwali is the Hindu festival of light – that celebrates the victory of light over darkness!
FAB FACT NUMBER 3: Polyester and nylon are synthetic fabrics made of microplastics, which can leach into our water over time.
FAB FACT NUMBER 4: Sixty percent of all the fabric in the world is made of synthetic material, which – at best – can take 20 years to decompose. But – at worst – can take 200 years!
FAB FACT NUMBER 5: Microbes are bugs that are so small they can only be seen with a microscope. They are all around us – especially in dirt. And while some bad microbes can make us ill, there are many good ones that make us stronger and better able to fight illnesses.