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Did You Know – 12/03/2012

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1. There are seven vertebrae in a giraffe’s neck, just like humans.
Just like humans and most mammals, a giraffe has seven neck bones. But those are really, really BIG bones.

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2. If you are scared of going to the dentist you probably have a phobia called Odontophobia

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3. Franklin Pierce the 14th President of the United States. Pierce chose to “affirm” his oath of office rather than swear it, becoming the first president to do so; he placed his hand on a law-book rather than on a Bible.
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4. The phrase “rule of thumb” is derived from an old English law which stated
that you couldn’t beat your wife with anything wider than your thumb.

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5. By raising your legs slowly and lying on your back, you can’t sink
in quicksand

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Did You Know… 7/12/2010

Interesting Animal Facts

1. When a dolphin is sick or injured, its cries of distress summon immediate aid from other dolphins, who try to support it to the surface so that it can breathe.

2. Sea Otters use so much energy that they need to eat as much as one-third of their weight each day.

3. According to hospital figures, dogs bite an average of 1 million Americans a year.


4. Certain Chinese and American alligators can survive the winter by freezing their heads in ice, leaving their nose out to breath for months on end.

5. Honeybees have hair on their eyes.

6. The only continent without reptiles or snakes is Antarctica.

7. Cats prefer to eat their food at 86º F, which is why they don’t immediately gulp down the half-eaten can of food from the refrigerator.

8. The study of ants is called Myrmecology.

9. Dolphins sleep with one half of the brain at a time, and one eye closed

10. At the end of the Beatles’ song ‘A Day in the Life,’ an ultrasonic whistle, only audible to dogs, was recorded by Paul McCartney for his Shetland sheepdog.

11. Elephants are the only animals that can’t jump.

12. Giraffes have no vocal cords.

13. Butterflies taste with their hind feet.

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Did You Know…. 5/31/2010

1. Unfortunate translation: Advertisers have to be cautious when translating their slogans. When KFC decided to bring their “finger lickin’ good” chicken to China, the translation came out as “eat your fingers off”

2. Sacred beast: Because cows are considered to be sacred in India, that country has a Bill Of Rights for Cows. The country has one – third of the world’s cattle living on three percent of the world’s land area

3. Different sorts of snack. Teens all over the world enjoy different types of snack food. In Japan, it’s not uncommon for teens to munch on a mixture of dried sardines and slivered almonds.

4, Born with horns: Baby giraffes arrive in the world sporting bony knobs on the tops of their heads. In the animal kingdom they are unique for being born with these mini horns.

5, Only Country: There are seven continents on earth. Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Australia, Europe, North American and South America. Australia is the only continent that is also a country.

6. Less than 10% of US schools have daily physical education classes for their students. Source; SGMA

7. Pollen was cited by most (79%) Americans as the most common source of allergies. Followed by grass (59%) Ragweed (54%) Trees (52%). Source: National research center

8. Today’s popular bakery cinnamon buns may contain 320 to 730 calories per bun. Source: American institute for cancer research

9. There were a total of 29,750 health clubs and 45.3 million members in the U.S. in 2009. Source: IHRSA

10. After shaving, to keep your razor-sharp and longer-lasting: Dry them with paper towel or a blow dryer. Why? Excess water on the blades causes microscopic rusting and jagged surfaces. Source: ehow.com

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