Fun Fact of the Day: A sunflower is not just one flower. Both the fuzzy brown center and the classic yellow petals are actually 1,000 – 2,000 individual flowers, held together on a single stalk.
On this Day in History: Mother Nature kicked some major ass.
On this Day in History in 1138: Aleppo Earthquake, later source claims 230,000 killed.
On this Day in History in 1634: Burchardi flood – “the second Grote Mandrenke” kills about 15,000 in North Friesland, Denmark and Germany.
On this Day in History in 1737: Earthquake kills 300,000 and destroys half of Calcutta India.
On this Day in History in 1871: Great Chicago Fire is finally extinguished after 3 days, 300 killed.
On this Day in History in 1960: Hurricane ravages East-Pakistan (6,000 die).
Fun Fact of the Day: Tsunamis can travel as fast as 5000 miles per hour, without being noticed and can cross the entire ocean in less than a day.
YES!!!! I’m gonna find that damn tree village.