If you grind a marine sponge through a sieve into salt water, it'll reorganize itself back into a sponge. It's the only animal that we know of that can do that. pbslearningmedia.org/reso…
The Antikythera Shipwreck of the First Century BCE, discovered by Greek sponge divers, yielded artifacts including art, jewelry, a statue of Herakles, coins, but most importantly the Antikythera Mechanism, interlocking gears that computed the movements of the sun, the moon, and eclipse dates whoi.edu/know-your-ocean/…
Loofah sponges aren’t actually from a sea sponge but are from gourds and can be grown in gardens. goodhousekeeping.com/home…
The phrase 'to wipe the slate clean', can be traced back to when school children used a dampened cloth or sponge to clean their writing slate. The phrase is still used to mean to make a new start, or to forget the things that have gone before. objectlessons.org/childho…
In ancient times people used Corn, Sponges and even Stones to wipe their butts! pristinesprays.com/blogs/…
Sponges were the first to branch off the evolutionary tree of animals, making them the sister group of all other animals. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spo…
The yellow sponge Aplysina aerophoba turns blue when exposed to air en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apl…
Dolphins have learned to use rudimentary tools. For example, mother dolphins teach their young to cover their snouts with sponges while foraging on the ocean floor. This prevents them from being stung by venomous creatures. nbcnews.com/id/8121399/ns…
Before toilet paper, Ancient Romans used a sponge on the end of a long stick that was shared by everyone in the community. When not in use, the stick stayed in a bucket of heavily salted seawater in the communal bathroom. mentalfloss.com/article/4…
A loofah sponge is a vegetable you can grow yourself not something that grows in the sea. teenvogue.com/story/natur…
Loofahs sponges are dried out fibres from a plant related to a squash lewisginter.org/luffa-pla…
Today I learned about Belgian pie thrower NoΓ«l Godin who's pied the likes of Bill Gates and Nicolas Sarkozy. His sworn enemies are "authority, depressing laws, the return of moral order, nuclear power, and any form of political power." His pie of choice is a simple whipped cream and chocolate on a soft sponge. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No%…
Venus' flower basket sponges are often found to house glass sponge shrimp, usually a breeding pair, who are typically unable to exit the sponge's lattice due to their size. They are a symbol of undying love in Japan, where the skeletons of these sponges are presented as nuptial gifts. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ven…
The world's largest known sponge was discovered off the coast of Hawaii. The animal is an unidentified genus of sponge with a bluish-white color and brain-like appearance, around the size of a minivan. cbc.ca/news/technology/gi…
Luffas are grown on a vine like a gourd instead of in the sea like other natural sponges. youtube.com/watch?v=H-iA4…
Formations called "the Devil's Corkscrew" were first found around Harrison, Nebraska, in 1891, and were once thought to be extinct forms of sea sponges, but it turns out they are actually fossilized dens of an extinct type of beaver called Palaeocastor. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pal…
There are species of sponges made of glass (silicon dioxide) which have excellent strength and flexibility, better than current fibre optic technology cosmosmagazine.com/biolog…
A loofah sponge is actually a plant, and a side from growing it to use as a sponge, it is edible as well. apieceofrainbow.com/grow-…
A typical kitchen sponge has about the same bacterial density per cm as an average human stool. time.com/5254808/how-to-w…
The loofah(luffa) is a plant from the cucumber family that when matured and dried becomes very fibrous and is used as a sponge in kitchens and bathrooms. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luf…
The Loofa Sponge is made from a vegetable known as the luffa gourd. goodhousekeeping.com/home…
Loofah Sponges are the interior of a gourd native to South East Asia. The young fruit is often grown as a food crop, and when the gourds mature, they get a hard fibrous interior which are often sold as cleaning sponges. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luf…
Today I learned of a sea sponge that has a skeleton made of glass which has better strength, flexibility and fracture resistance than manufactured optic fibre. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ven…
Part of the US defence strategy is for Colorado and surrounding states to act as β€˜nuclear sponges’, diverting incoming missles from other targets. denverite.com/2017/08/08/…
A loofah sponge is actually a type of cucumber and not from the ocean. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luf…
There's a deep-sea sponge that can live up to 11.000 years nationalgeographic.com/ne…
To clean up after using the lavatory, ancient Romans used a "tersorium", a sponge on the end of a long stick that was shared by everyone in the community. When not in use, the stick stayed in a bucket of vinegar or seawater in the communal bathroom. sapiens.org/column/curios…
Sponges are living animals and were the first animals to diverge from the evolutionary tree from all animals' common ancestor, making them the sister group of all other animals. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spo…
What a lamington is - it's an Australian dessert made from either butter cake or sponge cake with chocolate and coconut flakes, and it is served especially on Australian holidays. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lam…
Today I learned of cherubism, a genetic disease that causes large cysts to form inside face bones, making the bones sponge-like and disfigured. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Che…
In ancient Rome, in lieu of toilet paper, Roman's would utilize a communal sponge on a stick known as a Xylospongium, soaked in vinegar, to cleanse their anuses after defecating. wikipedia.org/wiki/Xylosp…
A Marking Harness, a sponge of chalk or crayon worn on a Ram's chest, is used to tell which sheep a ram has mounted. (Some sheep end up looking polka dotted.) sheepcanada.com/what-a-ma…
Jellyfish thrive in the man-made disruption of the oceans. Deep-sea trawling has also helped them. The trawlers drag giant nets across the ocean floor pulling up everything indiscriminately: sponges, worms and coral. That leaves an environment in which the jellyfish polyps can breed unchecked. phys.org/news/2019-09-jel…
Whilst working as a marine-biology teacher in 1986, Stephen Hillenburg was asked to create an educational comic about anthropomorphised sea life. He later adapted the characters within it, such as "Bob the Sponge", into one of the most popular and longest-running children's series of all time. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ste…
Today I learned about the "sponge cities" in China. The scheme means that Wuhan and other areas in the scheme will have 20% of their urban land include "sponge features" (such as rain gardens and wetlands) by 2020 with an aim of retaining 70% of storm and flood water. theguardian.com/cities/20…
Melamine sponge(magic eraser) can remove stains from the tooth surface more effectively and less invasively compared to a conventional toothbrush. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed…
Our lungs aren’t hollow like balloons. They are solid like sponges. sharecare.com/health/lung…
The tongue and hyoid bone of this pileated woodpecker wrap around its skull to help cushion the brain while it's pecking for food. The bird's inner-skull contains compressible sponge-like bone, mostly concentrated in the forehead and the back of the skull, which functions as a shock absorber. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woo…
Sponges have the longest lifespan of any known animal. Some specimen of glass sponges have been found which are over 10,000 years old. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
The Neptunes Cup sponge grew so big that they were commonly harvested to be used as baths for infants. Overharvesting for this use contributed largely to their extinction until they were rediscovered in 2010. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cli…
Luffa sponges are harvested from a vegetable. More surprisingly, that vegetable is also edible and used by several Asian cultures when immature. floridata.com/plant/934
The ancient Greeks and Romans did not have toilet paper. They used a tersorium (a sponge on a stick) to wipe their anus after defecating. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xyl…
Loofah sponges come from a gourd and not the ocean. youtu.be/0npaci7kPnA
Romans used upto 3 small stones called pessoi instead of toilet paper, when there wasn't water or sponges around. toilet-guru.com/roman-rep…
A loofah, which is used as a scrubbing sponge in bathrooms and kitchens actually comes from the luffa fruit which is a genus of tropical and subtropical vines in the cucumber family. thekidshouldseethis.com/p…
What ancient Romans did without toilet paper. They’d use a tersorium, which was like a toilet brush for your butt made by attaching a natural sponge to a stick. After they wiped they’d rinse the tersorium in whatever was available and leave it for the next person. sapiens.org/column/curios…
There is a fungus which looks like a sponge and its actual scientific name is Spongiforma squarepantsii. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spo…
Loofah sponges come from luffa plants; a species of gourd with edible fruits. Once dried and peeled they reveal a matrix of tough fibrous tissues inside that act as wonderful natural sponges rodalesorganiclife.com/ga…
Loofahs, the sponge people use in the shower, is made out of a type of fruit. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luf…
That humans can donate a protein in their blood called Albumin to dogs and cats. Albumin is necessary in blood to act like a sponge and keep the water content of blood in the arteries and veins. petmd.com/blogs/thedailyv…

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