Wednesday, July 05, 2006

news to me: facts

  • Most elephants weigh less than the tongue of the blue whale
  • Birds do not sleep in their nests. They may occasionally nap in them, but they actually sleep in other places.
  • In ancient China and certain parts of India, mouse meat was considered a great delicacy.
  • In the United States, a pound of potato chips costs two hundred times more than a pound of potatoes.
  • A giraffe can go without water longer than a camel can.
  • During a severe windstorm or rainstorm the Empire State Building may sway several feet to either side.
  • Ants stretch when they wake up. They also appear to yawn in a very human manner before taking up the tasks of the day.
  • Bees have 5 eyes. There are 3 small eyes on the top of a bee's head and 2 larger ones in front.
  • It costs more to buy a new car today in the United States than it cost Christopher Columbus to equip and undertake three voyages to and from the New World.
  • The opposite sides of a dice cube always add up to seven.
  • 1 comment:

    Michele said...

    I've heard of the elephants info, but never about the ants, birds and dice.

    Cool.
    Hmmm, I always knew cars were overpriced...now we know. *grin*

    Fun post!