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Science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) enrichment activities to inspire and engage young people aged 5-19 years

03/09/2014

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What’s your favourite vaguely science related, possibly true festive fact? Vote now! (reference sources available on request!)

Here are the latest results....
ROBINS on cards were a joke 150 years ago when postmen wore red tunics and were named after them
13% (24 votes)
US scientists calculated that Santa would have to visit 822 homes a second to deliver all the world's presents on Christmas Eve
42% (79 votes)
Norwegian scientists have hypothesized that Rudolph’s red nose is probably the result of a parasitic infection of his respirator
25% (46 votes)
Electric Christmas lights were first used in 1854
3% (6 votes)
Cranberries are a source of polyphenol antioxidants which, it is claimed, have a beneficial effect on the circulatory and immune
17% (32 votes)
Total votes: 187
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