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Did You Know – 11/30/2011


Fortune cookies – They are American not chinese. They were invented by George Jung, a Chinese immigrant to the United States, in 1918 – Source


Siberia – Contains more than 25% of the world’s forests – Source


Termites – A Termite mound is the tallest non human construction on earth.The world’s tallest non-human structures are built by Australian or African termites. If a human being were the size of an average termite, the relative size of a single termite nest is the equivalent of a 180 story building–almost 2000 feet high. It would easily be the tallest building in the world. How is it possible that this tiny creature has the engineering know-how to erect an edifice of this magnitude? Obviously this knowledge is innate to the termite. The process of construction, the materials and correct combination of materials to yield an elegant, structurally efficient and durable structure is simply awe-inspiring. Source


Domestic cat – Is the only cat species able to hold its tail vertically while walking. All wild cats hold their tains horizontally or tucked between their legs while walking – Source


St. Nicholas – Known as Santa, was born in Patara, Turkey and became the bishop of Demre, on Turkey. Devoted to good works, Saint Nicholas [270-310] was once Bishop of Myra (“Myrrh”), a town now called Demre. Anatolia, the territory of modern Turkey, has been the heartland of human civilization since 7,000 BC – Source

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