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The dolphin is a marine mammal that it is easily recognized by it long snout, curved body and fluke. The dolphin is related to both the whale and the porpoise and these animals share many similar features. There are close to forty species of dolphins throughout the oceans and rivers of the world today. They prefer to live in the shallower water and hunt for fish, squid and other small crustaceans. Dolphins are a very popular animal with humans due to their intelligence and friendly nature.
Honduras is a small country in Central America that is bordered by Guatemala, El Salvador and Nicaragua. The region was controlled by Spain from the 16th century until independence was achieved through the Mexican Empire in 1821. Honduras left this empire and became a sovereign nation in 1838. Let’s take a look at some more fun facts about Honduras.
Guatemala is a country in Central America bordered by Mexico, Belize, Honduras and El Salvador. It is a relatively small country in terms of both area (108,889 km2) and population (14 million). Guatemala was once populated by the Mayan civilization and was conquered by Spain in the 1500’s. Guatemala achieved independence from Spain in 1821 when it joined the Mexican Empire and not long after this it became an independent country.
Maggots are the larva (a juvenile form) of a fly. The name maggot is usually used for the larva of the most commonly encountered flies. These small worm like larvae are often found on dead carcasses and in the garbage. They are often regarded with disgust, but they actually play an important part in recycling certain waste products and have some very interesting uses. Continue reading to find out all about maggots!
Most of us will know that brothers Orville and Wilbur Wright are credited with inventing and successfully flying the first powered, human controlled and heavier-than-air, airplane (called the Flyer). This flight took place on December 17, 1903 just south of Kitty Hawk in North Carolina and it lasted for 12 seconds at a total distance of just 36.5 m (120 ft). Interestingly, the first flight of the Flyer was shorter than the wingspan of a Boeing 707! Their achievements and theories of flight of the led to the development of the aviation industry that revolutionized transport forever. Let’s find out some more fun facts about these two amazing brothers.
California is a state that is located on the west coast of the United States. California is a total of 423,970 km2 (163,696 sq mi) in area making it the third largest state in America. It is home to approximately 37,691,912 people with 466,488 living in the capital city of Sacramento. California shares borders with the U.S states of Oregon, Nevada and Arizona, and the Mexican state of Baja California to the south.
El Salvador is a small country located in Central America. It shares a border with Guatemala and Honduras. It also has two coastlines with the Pacific Ocean to the west and the Gulf of Fonseca to the east. El Salvador has a total land area of 21,040 km2 (8,124 sq mi) making it the smallest country in Central America. It is home to an approximately 7 million people with the capital city of San Salvador having a population of 550,000 people.
Jamaica is an island country that is located in the Caribbean Sea. It is approximately 145 kilometers (90 mi) south of Cuba and 191 kilometers (119 mi) west of Haiti. Jamaica is home to approximately 2,860,230 people and has a land area of 10,990 km2 (4,243 sq mi). The capital city of Jamaica is Kingston, which is located on the south eastern coast. Kingston is also the largest city in the country. Jamaica is the English approximation of the indigenous Arawakan word Xaymaca, meaning the “Land of Wood and Water”, or the “Land of Springs.”
Belgium is a country located in Western Europe. It is boarded by the Netherlands, German, Luxembourg and France. It has a population of approximately 11 million people with 157,673 of those living in its capital city of Brussels. Belgium is a relatively small country with an area of 30,528 km2 (11,787 sq mi). It is named after the Roman province of Gallia Belgica. It is home to the European Union’s headquarters and was one of the founding members of the organization.
Fiji is a small island nation that is located in the South Pacific Ocean. It is approximately 1,100 nautical miles (2,000 km; 1,300 mi) northwest of New Zealand’s North Island. The nation of Fiji is made up of 322 islands and more than 500 islets. Its total land area is just 18,274 km2 (7,056 sq mi) and it has a population of approximately 850,000 people. The capital city of Fiji is Suva which is also the nation’s largest city with a population of 89,000. It is located on the south east coast of Viti Levu Island. Most of the population of Fiji resides on this island.