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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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Did You Know « 8/23/2010

1. According to “Womans Health Magazine“, they say that researchers found that people who routinely endure sound levels higher than 55 decibels (snoring is typically 60 – 80 decibels) were twice as likely to be treated for high blood pressure.
They suggest plugging your ears when you go to bed to help lower blood pressure.

2. J. Paul Getty (1892-1976) one of the richest men in the world put dial locks on his telephones and installed a pay phone in his Manhattan home so visitors and house guests would not run up his phone bill.( I guess that is one of the reasons why he remained rich )

3. Multimillionaire investor Hetty Green (1834-1916) reportedly never used hot water, never heated her home, wore the same black dress every day. She carried oatmeal to her bank job, then added water and cooked it on the radiator. (Often rich people get great pleasure out of being frugal, no pleasure from waste)

4. The amount Americans spend on pet food in 2009 was $17.6 billion according to AARP

5. The average credit card debt among households with balances on their cards in America is $15,788 (AARP)

6. “Americans drink 13.15 billion gallons of carbonated drinks every year.” (Public Health Reports 2000. Vol. 115. Oxford University Press, 2000: 308-319.)

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