What do Swans Eat

What do Swans Eat? Fun facts!

Swans, the epitome of beauty, refinement and elegance among the feathered species, have been elevated to almost a mythical status in human consciousness. Their renowned “swan song” is legendary amidst romantics, as is their nearly exclusively monogamous mating strategy. They’ve been part of human culture for centuries, being part of the Greek Mythology and Irish…

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The Discovery of Oxygen

For much of the eighteenth century chemists believed that when a substance burned in air a substance called phlogiston was released.  It was thought that a flame eventually went out in a closed container because the air became saturated with phlogiston. In August 1774, Priestley heated a red solid powder (mercury oxide) by using a…

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