Did You Know » 11/07/2011



1. The sentence “The quick brown fox jumps over a lazy dog.” uses every letter of the alphabet.

 


2. According to National Geographic there are 53,364 U.S. centenarians as of April 1, 2010. The projected number of  U.S. centenarians in the year 2050 is 601,000


3. The loudest animal relative to its size is the ‘water boatman’, an aquatic insect measuring 0.09 inch whose song can hit 79 decibels from a distance of three feet


4. A rare Half-male,half-female butterfly hatched this summer at ‘London’s Natural History Museum’. Dual-sex animals are known as gynanderomorphs


5. Okapi johnstoni – Head like a giraffe, body like a horse, stripes like a zebra and a blue tongue long enough to clean its own ears. Roughly 15,000 roam wild in Africa, hard to spot in the forest and little is known about them.

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