Below are the top 5 Fab Facts heard on Episode 22 of Newsy Pooloozi!
In this episode we talked about being grateful for the COVID-19 vaccines – thanks, science! But what does that really mean for you and me? We broke it down. Plus we told the tale of the British man who survived the virus and two tropical diseases only to be bitten by a cobra. We also featured the “violin of thanks” that another COVID survivor played to hospital staff. Speaking of gratitude… it’s Thanksgiving in America, which means it’s time to eat! We told the story of the first Thanksgiving feast. That’s not all, we also have a report on the coolest tech story of the year – the Super Squid Bot! And as if that weren’t enough, we ended with a very “sweet” oddball story – the strange advice the Indian Sugar Millers Association gave when too much sugar was produced in India.
And the fab facts that went with these stories were:
FAB FACT NUMBER 1: A vaccine is a substance used to help your body produce antibodies – which fight disease.
FAB FACT NUMBER 2: The American “Pilgrims” fled religious and economic persecution in England aboard a ship called the Mayflower and sailed for 66 days before reaching America in 1620 and establishing the town of Plymouth.
FAB FACT NUMBER 3: In 1621 a major feast took place between the American pilgrims and a group of native Americans, which is considered the first Thanksgiving, though it didn’t become an official holiday until 1939.
FAB FACT NUMBER 4: Squid are one of nature’s fastest and most versatile swimmers, easily changing direction, using their strong muscles to draw in and push out water, propelling them forward at rapid speeds.
FAB FACT NUMBER 5: When there is too much of something, particularly a crop or manufactured product, that is called a glut.