Sunday, September 4, 2011


Did you know...

Mockingbirds can imitate any sound from a squeaking door to a cat meowing.

About one-tenth of the earth's surface is permanently covered with ice.

A "Blue Moon" is the second full moon in a calendar month (it is rarely blue).

Elephant tusks grow throughout an elephant's life and can weigh more than 200 pounds. Among Asian elephants, only the males have tusks. Both sexes of African elephants have tusks.

All gondolas in Venice, Italy must be painted black, unless they belong to a high official.

The Atlantic Ocean is saltier than the Pacific Ocean.
A zebra is white with black stripes.
About 10% of the world's population is left-handed.

Gerald Ford, George Bush, Tommy Lasorda, Ted Koppel, John F. Kennedy Jr. and Bill Clinton are all left handed.

A magic potion or charm thought to arouse sexual love, especially toward a specific person, is known as a "philter."

DNA stands for Deoxyribonucleicacid.

Dragonflies are one of the fastest insects, flying 50 to 60 mph.

"Kemo Sabe" means "soggy shrub" in Navajo.

The Eiffel Tower was built for the 1889 World's Fair.

The mouse is the most common mammal in the US.

In 1900 the average age at death in the US was 47.

The average US male will spend 2,965 hours shaving during his lifetime.

You share your birthday with at least nine million other people around the world.

A newborn kangaroo is about 1 inch in length.

"Ough" can be pronounced in eight different ways. The following sentence contains them all: "A rough-coated, dough-faced ploughman strode through the streets of Scarborough, coughing and hiccoughing thoughtfully.

The Hollywood sign was first erected in 1923. Conceived as a real estate ad, it originally read Hollywoodland. The sign stands 50 feet tall, stretches 450 feet across, weighs 450,000 pounds.
St. Augustine, Florida is the oldest city in the US.

Charles Carroll was the last of the 59 men who signed the Declaration of Independence to die. He passed away in 1832 at the age of 95.

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