5 Fab Facts (Episode 28)

Jan 6, 2021

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Below are the top 5 Fab Facts heard on Episode 28 of Newsy Jacuzzi — a news podcast for kids and curious minds!

In this episode we kicked off 2021 with the happy news that the vaccine is here, the vaccine is here! But does it mean the end of the pandemic is near?

We also heard from Robbie Bond, the young American park enthusiast who turned his resolution – to help save America’s national parks – into a full-on campaign.

In tech news, we found out how magic wands can be real thanks to the clever peeps at Wands and Wizards Exploratorium in London.

And in case you missed NASA’s latest soundtrack, we played you the most recent “sounds” from space.

And the top fab facts that came out of all that were:

FAB FACT NUMBER 1: A vaccine is a substance used to help your body produce… what exactly?

Antibodies – which fight disease!

FAB FACT NUMBER 2: America has how many national parks, which are protected wildlife areas?

423.

FAB FACT NUMBER 3: And how many national parks are in India and the UK?

There are a 101 national parks in India and 15 in the UK – though in Britain you can walk all over the countryside here, thanks to all the public right of way paths.

FAB FACT NUMBER 4: What is the “Internet of things” mean?

Household objects can have sensors and software embedded inside them to connect them online so they can be operated remotely.

FAB FACT NUMBER 5: Space is vacuum – without air, meaning what doesn’t exist in space?

Well, sound as we know it – because what we call “sound” is actually vibrations in the air.