23 Facts about Autism

On June 18, each year, is celebrated the Autistic Pride Day, an Aspies for Freedom initiative. This day is a celebration of the neurodiversity of people on the autism spectrum to express pride in autism and understand it not as a “disease” but as a “difference”. Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a range of complex neurodevelopment disorders, characterized by social impairments, communication difficulties, and restricted, repetitive, and stereotyped patterns of behavior. Generally appears before the …

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26 Facts about Desertification and Drought

The World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought is celebrated today, June 17. This day was proclaimed on January 30, 1995 by the United Nations General Assembly. Its purpose is to highlight ways to prevent desertification and recover from drought. Each annual celebration has a different theme, and this year theme is “Land Belongs to the Future – Let’s Climate Proof It”. Here are some facts about desertification and drought that you should know. 1. …

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25 Interesting Facts about Wind Energy

The Global Wind Day is celebrated worldwide, annually on 15 June. This event is coordinated by EWEA (European Wind Energy Association) and GWEC (Global Wind Energy Council) through a network of partners, and the purpose of this day is to discover wind, its power and the possibilities it holds to change our world. This year it will focus on energy independence around the world and how wind energy can help. Currently, countries all over the …

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35 Facts about Blood Donors

According to Mahatma Gandhi, “The simplest acts of kindness are by far more powerful than a thousand heads bowing in prayer.” Doesn’t it feel great to share your gift of life and help someone to live? Absolutely, it makes you a whole person! Donating your blood not only saves someone’s life, it is also a healthy practice that is worth-keeping. It reduces the risk of heart failures and diseases. When you give blood, you withdraw …

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17 Child Labour Facts

We all know that hundreds of millions of girls and boys worldwide are involved in work that deprives them of adequate education, health, leisure and basic freedoms, abusing their rights. More than half of these children are exposed to the worst forms of child labour like slavery, work in hazardous environments, or other forms of forced labour, illicit activities such as drug trafficking and prostitution, and even involvement in armed conflict. The World Day Against …

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19 Facts about Donald Duck

1. Donald’s full name is Donald Fauntleroy Duck. 2. The origins of Donald Duck’s name was said to have been inspired by Australian cricket legend Donald Bradman. In 1932 Bradman and the Australian team were touring North America and he made the news after being dismissed for a duck against New York West Indians. Walt Disney was in the process of creating a “friend” for Mickey Mouse when he read about Bradman’s dismissal in the …

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20 Facts about the Oceans

In this article we are going to focus on some interesting, previously unknown facts about the oceans and marine life. Oceans are the driving motor behind life on Earth and mankind. They hold around 97% of the water on our planet and they are very important for our daily lives, since they produce most of the oxygen in the atmosphere. The World Oceans Day, which is celebrated each 8th of June, is the day when …

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25 Facts about Cats

Are you a cat lover? Then, it would help if you know more about your kitty. Cats are adorable, lovable and cute pets to keep. Simply put the litter box outside and they know where to poop. They don’t need too much attention because cats have their own little world. Not only that, kitty knows how to clean and groom themselves. They are very easy to take care of. Now, let’s get to know your …

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Top 10: Interesting Facts about UFOs

Who hasn’t looked up into the sky and wondered what was out there amongst the stars? In the same breath many ask the question; has anything from beyond our known intelligence ever been here? After all when Cortez first landed, what did the Aztec Indians think of them showing up in large ships that carried foreign animals and wearing metal skins? One thing remains true however, just about every culture, ancient or not, has their …

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25 Facts about Environment

The World Environment Day (WED), celebrated every year on June 5, is the United Nation’s principal vehicle for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the environment, to protect nature and the planet Earth. It also a day for people do something positive for the environment, galvanizing individual actions into a collective power that generates an exponential positive impact on the planet. The first World Environment Day was celebrated in 1973. Since then it is hosted …

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