Did You Know?

I am a big fan of getting out of my small town and going on adventures. I am advocate of continued learning because I don’t know everything. I am also a fan of dates that are outside of the box.

My boyfriend normally leaves the planning to me. Even if we just go to a movie. Last Friday our adventure lead us to a place neither of us had been since we were kids. The Orlando Science Center!

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I felt like a little bit of creeper because there were so many little kids with their moms or on a school field trip. We were the lone 20-something year olds just hanging out. Luckily, we arrived after lunch so many of the field trips were winding down.

A few things I learned and did you know?

  • The universe contains over 100 billion galaxies.
  • Giraffes only sleep for about 20 minutes in a 24 hour period. And they never lie down.
  • Fleas can jump 150 times their own body length and 80 times their height.
  • A cat has at least 20 sets of muscles in each ear.
  • Camels, Penguins and Alligators all have 3 eyelids in each eye!
  • Honey is the only food that doesn’t spoil.
  • A sneeze can exceed the speed of 100 miles per hour.
  • Astronauts can not belch – there is no gravity to separate gas from liquid in their stomach.
  • There are about 60,000 miles of blood vessels in the human body.
  • A falling rain drop can hit you at speeds as fast as 18 miles per hour. 

Those are just a few of the interesting facts I learned. Alex and I had a lot of fun goofy off with the toys and all the hands on activities. We made our own weather forecast: I had a blizzard in Orlando, Alex chose tornadoes. After the meteorologist predicted tornadoes, we stepped inside the hurricane tunnel. Finally, I let him beat me in a giant game of Operation, maybe he should be a Doctor?

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When I was younger, one of my favorite things about the science center was the shows in the CineDome. I decided we should take in the Holiday Laser Light show! We saw the dinosaur exhibit, a new guitar exhibit and some real live Florida Alligators.

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Once our Did You Know adventure wrapped up, we took a leisurely stroll around the near by Lake Eola, which is in the heart of beautiful Downtown Orlando! 

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Our evening ended with dinner, shopping and games!

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Do you enjoy visiting places, like the science center, where you can learn but have fun at the same time?
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3 thoughts on “Did You Know?

  1. Kat

    I definitely have a couple of museums on my 25 by 25 list. I’ve been meaning to go for ages, but it just hasn’t been happening. Hence the list. So fun!

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