Fact of the Week: January 6, 2016

Vampire bats, Desmodus rotundus, have been observed sharing food with fellow roost mates that failed to collect food, or in their case blood. 

Cite: http://m.rspb.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/280/1753/20122573


Fact of the Week: December 23, 2016

Today would be Sarah Breedlove's, better known as Madam C.J. Walker, 149th birthday. She was a self made business women, often referred to as a millionaire in her later life. Her company, that she started in 1905, is still successful today.

Cite: http://www.indianahistory.org/teachers-students/hoosier-facts-fun/famous-hoosiers/madame-c.j.-walker#.VkOr7mSrQy4


Fact of the Week: December 17, 2015

Avatar currently holds the Box Office record for the largest domestic and worldwide grossing film; grossing $749,766,139 and $2.7 billion respectively.

Cite: Box Office
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Fact of the Week: December 11, 2016

Indiana became a state on Dec. 11, 1816, when President James Madison signed the congressional resolution admitting Indiana to the Union. Happy 200th Birthday Indiana!

Cite: http://www.indianahistory.org/teachers-students/hoosier-facts-fun/fun-facts#.VkOq6WSrQy5 


Fact of the Week: December 1, 2015

Compared with non-transgender peers, transgender youth were found to have an elevated risk of being diagnosed with depression (50.6% vs. 20.6%); suffer from anxiety (26.7% vs. 10%); had attempted suicide (17.2% vs. 6.1%); and had engaged in self-harming activities without lethal intent (16.7% vs. 4.4%).

Cite: http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/news/hsph-in-the-news/transgender-youth-at-risk-for-depression-suicide/


Fact of the Week: November 23, 2015

The word Hoosiers, which refers to an Indiana resident, has unknown origin. One of the first uses of it in print was in the 1830's when John Finley, of Richmond, wrote a poem: "The Hoosier's Nest."