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Did You Know – 06/24/2013

1.Australia no volcanos

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2. According to AARP 57% of American workers have less than $25,00 in retirement savings.
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3. That Pope Emeriturs Benedict XV1 who is 86 years old will get a post pontiff pension of 40,000 dollars a year. Rather humble don’t you think when Former CEO of Hewlett-Packard Carly Fiorina aged 58 in her 21 million severance deal she will get $200,000 annual pension
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4. People who became blind after birth can see images in their dreams. People who are born blind do not see any images, but have dreams equally vivid involving their other senses of sound, smell, touch and emotion.

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5. The owl is the only bird to drop its upper eyelid to wink. All other birds raise their lower eyelids.
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6. Fire hydrants are commonly color coded to indicate how much water a particular hydrant will provide. This allows for quick decision-making when they are deciding which hydrant to access.
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Did You Know – 06/25/2012

Human Eye Detects sound

Yes, sound. University research studies show that mild and incidental noises cause the pupils of the eyes to dilate.
According to David Louis’s book of  Fascinating Facts, Uninvited noise bothers professions like surgeons, watchmakers  and others who perform delicate work, because the sudden noise causes their pupils to change focus and maybe blur their vision.
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The only part of the body that has no blood supply is the cornea in the eye. It takes in oxygen directly from the air.

The cornea has unmyelinated nerve endings sensitive to touch, temperature and chemicals; a touch of the cornea causes an involuntary reflex to close the eyelid.
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In 600 AD, Pope Gregory 1 decrees that “God bless you” is the correctly response to a sneeze.

A sneeze was believed  the expulsion of some sort of evil, and the phrase was meant to ward off the evil’s re-entry.
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In Vermont A wife must obtain written permission from her husband to wear false teeth.
Crazy but true.

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The only known poisonous bird in the world is the Hooded Pitohui of Papua New Guinea.

The poison is found in its skin and feathers.
They call it the “garbage bird” because of its unpleasant smell, and avoid eating it because of the bitter taste and a tendency to make people sick. The Hooded Pitohui has batrachotoxin (BTX) in its dander, and in its skin and feathers, a neurotoxin identical to that used by deadly poison frogs in Colombia, South America.
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The oldest living tree and hence one of the oldest known living things on earth

Is a bristlecone pine tree located in California, its actually over 4,600 years old. The ancient warped and twisted bristlecone pine tree, a big draw for photographers, painters and other artists.

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Did You Know….. 5/24/2010

1. Admissible evidence: In the USA, the bloodhound – a dog known for its tenacity when it comes to tracking something – is the only animal whose evidence would be allowed to be considered in court.

2. Floating Stone: You wouldn’t think any stone would float on water. But, in fact, pumice, a type of volcanic rock, floats.

3. Pizza Party: In the USA. 93% of the population chows down on pizza at least once a month, and their favorite topping on their pizza pie is pepperoni. It is on 36% of all orders.

4. English Pope: Since 32 A.D there have been 265 Popes. The only Englishman who ever became Pope was Nicholas Breakspear, who was the 170th and was named Pope Adrian IV from 1154 to 1159.

5. Lots Of Hair:While some of us may have no hair at all, the average person has 100,000 strands of hair on the scalp, and may lose between 40 and 100 strands of it per day.

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