Below are the top 5 Fab Facts heard on Episode 21 of Newsy Pooloozi!
Buckle up, because in it was a fast and wacky, science and techy episode of Newsy Pooloozi this week! Virgin’s Hyperloop made us whoooosh – hear how the high-speed transportation pod could revolutionize travel. That’s not all… check out the broom that goes “vroom” in Brazil (Harry Potter fans – check it out!), Japan’s “monster wolf” robot built to scare away bears (we like to call it a “scare bear”), why Indian farmers think endangered leopards are a pest, the woman who made MAJOR history in baseball’s Major League and the Brazilian artist painting faces on faces masks – you no longer have to be hidden to be safe!
And the top fab facts that came out of all that were:
FAB FACT NUMBER 1: Levitating means to rise or hover above the ground, like the new Hyperloop transportation pod.
FAB FACT NUMBER 2: Virgin’s Hyperloop transportation pod uses high-powered electro-magnets to push the levitating pods through a sealed tube at super fast speeds, while producing much less greenhouse gas than airplanes.
FAB FACT NUMBER 3: The Bengal tiger, which is native to the Indian subcontinent, is one of the biggest and most beautiful tigers on earth. But after centuries of being hunted, and losing much of its natural habitat to humans, it is an endangered animal.
FAB FACT NUMBER 4: India’s leopards are also protected animals. But many farmers find leopards a pest… as they venture close to villages and prey on domestic animals.
FAB FACT NUMBER 5: Bears become more active – and more dangerous – in late November as they search for food before going into hibernation. When they can’t find that food, they venture out of the forest and closer to human settlements.