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Ealdwita

Notta Lotta People Know That!

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Emerging from my usual Sunday afternoon state yesterday (regaining consciousness beneath a bar-stool in the Snug) I had the idea for a thread containing little-known facts.

Here's a couple to give you the idea...maybe it'll work - maybe it won't.....

All of Santa's reindeer were female because male reindeer have shed their antlers before the Christmas period

A 'jiffy' is an actual unit of time = 1/100th of a second

Any month that starts on a Sunday will have a Friday 13th. in it.

OK - over to you....or not, as the case may be.

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Bamboo is not a plant...it's a type of grass.

Strawberries are the only fruit with seeds on the outside.

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A rat can go longer without water than a camel.

(Welcome aboard, Aggie)

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I love all nerdy games! lol

A snail can sleep for 3 years.

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Monarch butterflies live between 6-8 weeks, except each fourth generation which migrates to warmer winter climes and lives for approx 8 months.

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Turtles can breath through their bottoms (pls don't ask how! lol)

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Anatidaephobia is the "Fear that sometime, somewhere, somehow, a duck is watching you." :unsure2::passifier:

I actually got that from here

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I've never trusted ducks. If two female cockroaches are stuck somewhere with no males one will change sex

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The average person's skin accounts for approx 16% of their body weight. This means the skin of an average person will weigh more (~20 pounds) than an average-sized house cat (~ 12 pounds).

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It is possible, by the laws of thermodynamics, to put a pot of water on a fire and have it freeze(needless to say it is almost infinitely unlikely)

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Oh learning so much with you guys!! :yes:

Donkeys kill more people annually than plane crashes.

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The shortest war in history was between Zanzibar and England in 1896. Zanzibar surrendered after 38 minutes.

Britain is the only country in the world which doesn’t have the country’s name on its postage stamps.

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Rhinoceros horn is made mostly of keratin like hair and fingernails. (I was worried about ducks and now I have to watch out for donkeys too?)

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A human adult has fewer bones in their body than when they were born.

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There are more molecules in a breath of air than there are breaths of air in the entire atmosphere of earth

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Because of his oddly shaped head....oj simpson wore the same helmet throughout his college and pro career

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the Ice on Pluto is harder than steel

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Portugal is England’s oldest ally. The Anglo-Portuguese Treaty signed in 1373 is still in force

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In the 1800s people believed that gin could cure stomach problems.

(I think some people still do..lol)

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The name of every continent ends with the same letter it starts with.

In the 1800s people believed that gin could cure stomach problems.

(I think some people still do..lol)

Ssshhhh....Mrs.E. might hear you!!!!!s11952.gif

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A goldfish has a memory span of 3 seconds.

(and some people I know..lol)

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In England, the Speaker of the House is not allowed to speak.

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The words 'one thousand' contains the letter 'a', but none of the words from 'one' to 'nine hundred ninety-nine' does!

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111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321

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The mass of the sun accounts for 99.86% of the entire mass of the solar system

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