Chalk Fact #21

 

Natural chalk forms in marine environments with warm water and deep seas.

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We usually find information for our weekly chalk facts somewhere online, here’s where that one came from: http://www.factscolumn.com/interesting-facts-about-chalk.html

Where do you find your facts? 

 

Chalk Fact #20

CHALK IS SO MUCH FUN! And it is also very useful to have around the house…

Did you know, chalk can be used to remove grease spots?!?

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So if you accidentally get grease or oil on your favourite white shirt… No problem! Grab the chalk!!

Rub chalk on a grease spot on clothing or table linen and let it absorb the oil before you brush it off. If the stain lingers, rub chalk into it again before laundering. To get rid of ring-around-the-collar stains, mark the stains heavily with chalk before laundering. The chalk will absorb the oils that hold dirt in.”

Chalk Fact #19

Here’s a new years resolution for you, USE CHALK MORE, and not just to draw… for everything.

Chalk is quite versatile!

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Did you know if you put a couple sticks of chalk in with your silver it will keep it from tarnishing?!

“You love serving friends with your fine silver, but polishing it before each use is another story. Put one or two pieces of chalk in the drawer with your good silver; it will absorb moisture and slow tarnishing. Put some in your jewelry box to delay tarnishing there, too.”

Chalk Fact #18

Looking for gift suggestions? Why not chalk?!

Now a days people use chalk for a lot of different things. Some people even put it in their hair!!

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Hair chalk has become quite trendy in recent years as a method of fun, funky and temporary hair colour!

Chalk Fact #17

What words are you afraid of?

Are you afraid of chalk??

According to various sources on the internet: Calxophobia is the phobia of chalk! And quite a few different people from different walks of life have written and blogged about their extreme fear of chalk!

Oh No!

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We really hope this won’t prevent any of you from participating and talking with us! If you don’t want to use chalk you can always use other drawing tools! Or just spread the language of social justice and positive messages through conversation!  Stop and chat!

Chalk Fact #16

Have you ever wondered what chalk tastes like? Been so curious that you just put it right in your mouth? Or wiped it on your teeth?

om nom nom, chalk!

I bet you have… and you just didn’t know it!

Because, many toothpastes contains CHALK! Or at least, they contain a very similar compound that is just a little more refined…

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Abrasives provide the cleaning power in toothpastes. They give toothpaste a slightly gritty texture designed to polish teeth and remove plaque, food remnants, and stains.

The most commonly used abrasives are hydrated silica, calcium carbonate, aluminum oxides, and various phosphates of calcium, or aluminum. Calcium carbonate is the compound of which chalk is made… so technically you have probably put chalk in your mouth!

hehehe, oh the things you can learn on the internet! Where else do you get your facts?!

Chalk Fact #15

What is the largest chalk drawing you have ever seen?

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To date, the largest EVER 3D Chalk Art was an art piece commissioned by Reebok to help promote their CrossFit sneakers. The creation took a full week to complete and stretches 1,160.4 square meters (3,807 square feet) and is 106.5 meters (345.5 feet) long. Take a look!

Now that’s a lot of chalk!

Chalk Fact #14

Ever got chalk on your hands? While drawing? Was it on purpose? How about while weight lifting? Chalk isn’t just for kids and artists, athletes use it too!

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Chalk was traditionally used in recreation. In field sports, such as tennis played on grass, powdered chalk was used to mark the boundary lines of the playing field or court.

In gymnastics, rock-climbing, weight-lifting and tug of war, chalk — now usually magnesium carbonate — is applied to the hands and feet to remove perspiration and reduce slipping. 

Chalk Fact #13

What do you learn in School?

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Did you know, there is a whole school in Australia dedicated to CHALK ART!?! It is called Monique ChalkArt School:

Apparently it was the worlds FIRST chalkart school when it opened in 2000.

COOL!

Chalk Fact #12

What do YOU do with chalk?

Chalk can be used for it’s properties as a base! In agriculture, chalk is used for raising PH levels in soils with high acidity.

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