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DaRu
DaRu
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Sep-1-2005 16:08


So You think you Know everything?........

A dime has 118 ridges around the edge.
A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.
A crocodile cannot stick out its tongue.
A dragonfly has a life span of 24 hours.
A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds.
A "jiffy" is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second.
A shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes.
A snail can sleep for three years.
Al Capones's business card said he was a used furniture dealer.
All 50 states are listed across the top of the Lincoln Memorial on the back of the $5 bill. Almonds are a member of the peach family.


An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.
Babies are born without kneecaps. They don't appear until the child reaches 2 to 6 years of age.
Butterflies taste with their feet.
Cats have over one hundred vocal sounds. Dogs only have about 10.
"Dreamt" is the only English word that ends in the letters "mt".
February 1865 is the only month in recorded history not to have a full moon.
In the last 4,000 years, no new animals have been domesticated.
If the population of China walked past you, in single file, the line would never end because of the rate of reproduction.
If you are an average American, in your whole life, you will spend an average of 6 months waiting at red lights.
It's impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.
Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors.
Maine is the only state whose name is just one syllable.
No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, or purple.
On a Canadian two dollar bill, the flag flying over the Parliament building is an American flag.
Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing. Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite.
Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.
"Stewardesses" is the longest word typed with only the left hand and "lollipop" with your right.
The average person's left hand does 56% of the typing.
The cruise liner, QE2, moves only six inches for each gallon of diesel that it burns.
The microwave was invented after a rese

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Dogberta
Dogberta
Nomad

Sep-2-2005 13:51

hate to be a killjoy, but dragonflies can live quite a long time by insect standards - 2 weeks to 2 months. Mayflies only live 24 hours in their adult form - hence the Order's name Ephemeroptera (or ephemeral winged ones....)

Both groups spend most of their lives in their immature (aqauatic forms). (more than anyone wanted to know, I expect...)

DaRu
DaRu
Well-Connected

Sep-5-2005 09:30

You can tell if a skunk is about if you smell only .000 000 000 000 071 ounce of its spray.

When a dolphin is sick or injured, its cries of distress summon immediate aid from other dolphins, who try to support it to the surface so that it can breathe.

The Albatross has a wing span of up to 14 feet and only needs to land once every couple of years to breed. They can travel hundreds of thousands of miles each flight.

Certain Chinese and American alligators can survive the winter by freezing their heads in ice, leaving their nose out to breath for months on end.

Sea Otters use so much energy that they need to eat as much as one-third of their weight each day.

The biggest bird in the world is the ostrich, which can grow up to nine feet tall.

According to hospital figures, dogs bite an average of 1 million Americans a year.

The sailfish, the swordfish and the mako shark have all been clocked at swimming over 50mph.

Montana mountain goats will butt heads so hard their hooves fall off.

It takes around 10 dump-truck loads of wood to make a proper funeral pyre for a full-size elephant.

The notion that cats and dogs are natural enemies (suggested by the phrase,"fighting like cats and dogs") is overstated, if not simply false. Generally speaking, cats and dogs get along better than cats and cats or dogs and dogs.

The last animal in the dictionary is the Zyzzyva, a tropical weevil.

Honeybees have hair on their eyes.

The only continent without reptiles or snakes is Antarctica.

There's a "meow" in the middle of "homeowner."

According to a survey by the American Animal Hospital Association, 53 percent of pet owners vacation or travel with their pets.

The Dalmatian breed of dog originates from the Dalmatian Coast of Croatia.

Surveys show that 62 percent of dog owners admit that their dog owns a sweater, wintercoat or raincoat.

Cats prefer to eat their food at 86 F, which is why they don't immediately gulp down the half-eaten can of food from the refrigerator.

In 1987, cats overtook dogs as the number

DaRu
DaRu
Well-Connected

Sep-5-2005 09:35

Gena and Jake, thanks!

DaRu
DaRu
Well-Connected

Sep-5-2005 10:01

iv) Life expectancy.
The average life expectancy of the adult odonate depends on the part of the world in which it lives. Generally speaking, in temperate zones the largest portion of an odonate's lifetime, which may amount to several years, is spent in the larval stage while the adult phase is one or two months. In species common to the tropics and subtropics, however, larval development may be reduced to a few months and the adult stage may last a full year.

In temperate zones, adult odonates that survive the vulnerable period between commencement of emergence and successful maiden flight, have an average life expectancy of 4-6 weeks (dragonflies) or 1-2 weeks (damselflies).



DaRu
DaRu
Well-Connected

Sep-5-2005 10:07

Dogberta, thanks for pointing this fact out to us. This was an interesting point you brought up so I spent the day learning about dragonflies, and Koala's. It makes you wonder where some people come up with their so called facts, which pays to check it out before posting. I enjoyed the study of these wonderful creatures, and a lot of fun learning about the creatures of the world. Thanks again for clearing this up. I thought I'd add the additional info about the dragonflies, since you brought it to our attention. Thanks sweetie.

Madame Giry
Madame Giry

Sep-5-2005 18:05

Personally, I think that intelligence cannot be measured. Intelligence can come in so many forms. The intelligence of life skills, anylitical senses, any form of left-brain thought, musical genius, and most importantly in my opinion, the intelligence, of love, bravery and to live with a furious passion. Therefore, philisopically, no one person is more intelligent than the other.

DaRu
DaRu
Well-Connected

Sep-6-2005 11:48

So true Madame Giry! Thanks for sharing hon.

P. Rockwell
P. Rockwell
Well-Connected

Sep-6-2005 16:34

Did you know the English Horn is niether English nor a horn?

Discuss amongst yourselves? (va-clempt)

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