Five Fun Facts Friday

Happy Friday! Here are the fun facts for this week. Click here for the past Five Fun Fact Friday posts.

  1. Paraskavedekatriaphobia is the fear of Friday the 13th.
  2. Elephants make friends, bury their dead, travel for ‘funerals’, speak to each other, and show extreme intelligence.
  3. The reason the taste of artificial banana flavoring and artificial banana flavored products doesn’t taste like bananas is because it is based on a type of banana that was wiped out by a plague in the 1950s.
  4. Polar bears have black skin. And actually, their fur isn’t white—it’s see-through, so it appears white as it reflects light.
  5. A mash-up of two words to make a new word (such as breakfast and lunch into brunch, or motel from motor and hotel) is called a portmanteau.

Come back next week for new facts! Leave a fun fact in the comments.

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