Did You Know – 09/10/2012


Do you know that monotremes, is an order of animals that both lay eggs and suckle their young. The only two remaining species of this order are the platypus and the echidna, which are native to Australia. Monotremes are also unique among mammals with their ability of electroreception (perceiving electrical impulses with their bodies.)

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A frightened dog puts it’s tail between it’s legs because it covers the scent glands in the anal area. Since the anal glands carry personal scents that identify individual dogs, the tail-between the-legs behavior is the canine equivalent of insecure humans hiding their faces.
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The frog was an ancient Egyptian symbol, later adopted by the conquering Romans. The Frog-headed goddess Hekt was the goddess of birth and fertility, and later also of resurrection.
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The Boston University Bridge (on Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts) is the only place in the world where a boat can sail under a train driving under a car driving under an airplane.

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Carbonated water, with nothing else in it,can dissolve limestone, talc, and many other low-Moh’s hardness minerals. Coincidentally, carbonated water is the main ingredient in soda pop.

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Spirit of proof strength was the technical standard by which strength was measured until 1st January, 1980. Hundreds of years ago, spirit of this strength was proved when Whiskey and gunpowder were mixed and ignited. If the gunpowder flashed, then there was enough Whiskey in the mixture to permit ignition. Such Whiskey was held to have been proved – i.e. “tested”. If the spirit was weaker than this, then ignition did not take place and the Whiskey failed the “test”. The amount of black powder used was the same amount as was, and indeed still is, used to “proof” the barrels of smooth-bore fire-arms
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In medieval England beer often was served with breakfast.
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2 responses to “Did You Know – 09/10/2012

  1. Magnificent web site. Plenty of helpful information here.
    I’m sending it to a few friends ans additionally sharing in delicious. And of course, thanks to your sweat!

    • lesleyvoth

      Thankyou I appreciate your comment. Have been a bit slack the last few days, must be the colder weather, and I am gearing up to write another book. Hopefully back on track next week

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