Happy Friday! Here are the fun facts for this week. Click here for the past Five Fun Fact Friday posts.
- Paraskavedekatriaphobia is the fear of Friday the 13th.
- Elephants make friends, bury their dead, travel for ‘funerals’, speak to each other, and show extreme intelligence.
- 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.
- Polar bears have black skin. And actually, their fur isn’t white—it’s see-through, so it appears white as it reflects light.
- 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.