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Did You Know? - General Info - Part 19

  • The way to get more mules is to mate a male donkey with a female horse.
  • A donkey will sink in quicksand but a mule won't.
  • Crickets hear through their knees.
  • Turnips turn green when sunburnt.
  • Pigs, walruses and light-colored horses can be sunburned.
  • A type of jellyfish found off the coast of England is the longest animal in the world.
  • When Voyager 2 visited Neptune it saw a small irregular white cloud that zips around Neptune every sixteen hours or so now known as "The Scooter".
  • Crows have the largest cerebral hemispheres, relative to body size, of any avian family.
  • Martha's Vineyard once had its own dialect of Sign Language. One deaf person arrived in 1692 and after that there was a relatively large genetically deaf population that had their own particular dialect of sign language. From 1692-1910 nearly all hearing people on the island were bilingual in sign language and English.
  • Mr. Rogers is an ordained minister.
  • Hugh "Ward Cleaver" Beaumont was an ordained minister.
  • Sir Isaac Newton was an ordained priest in the Church of England.
  • St. Bernard is the patron saint of skiers.
  • The Old English word for "sneeze" is "fneosan."
  • John Lennon's first girlfriend was named Thelma Pickles.
  • According to the ceremonial customs of Orthodox Judaism, it is officially sundown when you cannot tell the difference between a black thread and a red one.
  • A 'jiffy' is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second.
  • Woodpecker scalps, porpoise teeth and giraffe tails have all been used as money.
  • Cyano-acrylate glues (Super glues) were invented by accident. The researcher was trying to make optical coating materials, and would test their properties by putting them between two prisms and shining light through them. When he tried the cyano-acrylate, he couldn't get the prisms apart
  • Most of the little schoolhouses in the U.S. of yesteryear were painted red because red was the least expensive paint color.
  • Elizabeth I of England suffered from anthophobia, a fear of roses.
  • Almost half the bones in your body are in your hands and feet.
  • A flamingo can eat only when its head is upside down.
  • Dalmatian dogs are born pure white, they don't start getting spots until they are three or four days old.
  • The growth rate of some bamboo plants can reach three feet (91.44 cm) per day.
  • The Los Angeles Rams were the first U.S. football team to introduce emblems on their helmets.
  • The average person falls asleep in seven minutes.
  • The average garden variety caterpillar has 248 muscles in its head.
  • An elephant can be pregnant for up to two years.
  • The two quickest goals scored in the NHL were three seconds apart.
  • Dartboards are made out of horsehairs.
  • Your left lung is smaller than your right lung to make room for your heart.
  • 'Crack' gets it name because it crackles when you smoke it.
  • (This useless fact is dedicated, with love, to A.G.)
  • Heroin is the brand name of morphine once marketed by Bayer.
  • Marijuana is Spanish for 'Mary Jane.'
  • One of the many Tarzans, Karmuela Searlel, was mauled to death on the set by a raging elephant.
  • Slinkys were invented by an airplane mechanic; he was playing with engine parts and realized the possible secondary use of one of the springs.
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