Fun facts round up: do you know how a bobby pin got its name?

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Fun FactsHow many bones are in the human hand?
The human hand has 27 bones, not including the sesamoid bone, the number of which varies between people. 14 of which are the phalanges (proximal, intermediate and distal) of the fingers. The metacarpals are the bones that connect the fingers and the wrist.

What was the last country to be discovered?
New Zealand was the last country in the world to be discovered and settled by humankind.

Why is a bobby pin called a bobby pin?
In 1899 the bobbing pin came into wide use as the hairstyle known as the “bob cut” took hold. It was invented in Paris by Robert (Bobby) Pinot. As the hairstyle gained popularity the pin became known as “Bobby’s pin.”

What animal has the densest fur?
Unlike most other marine mammals, the sea otter has no blubber and relies on its exceptionally thick fur to keep warm. With up to 150,000 strands of hair per square centimetre, its fur is the densest of any animal.