In honour of all things Muddy, we have delved deep into the history of mud to dig you up some weird and wonderful facts in 10 Things You Never Knew About Mud!
Did you know the Ancient Egyptians build their houses from mud, or that mud is one of the oldest words in the English language?! Us either! Read on to find out more! 2. An Old English word Mud is an old English word that has been around since at least 1400 3. What the dictionary says.... Other words for mud in the Oxford English dictionary include slobber, slabber, slutch and slushiness.
4. Mud snakes! Some snakes live in mud! Mud snakes usually grow to a total length of 40 to 54 inches. The record total length is over 80 inches. Mud snakes inhabit the edges of streams and cypress swamps 5. Getting crafty! Clay aka mud pottery dates back to 27,000 BC!
6. Your hair will love it! Volcanic mud is a great hair moisturiser and is sold by several companies. 8. Mud crabs... There is such a thing as mud crabs! Mud crabs are found in Australia. They like sheltered waters such as estuaries and mangrove areas. Most adults live in shallow areas below the low tide mark, where they bury themselves in the mud during the day.
9. Great building material for...wasps! The Mud Dauber wasp uses mud to build its huts. They also fly alone, not in a swarm. Can your kids delve deep into the mud and find any facts that we didn't find and add any more to the list?
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