Interesting, but perhaps useless facts of the day.

Jasdip

Now you know.

--a Kangaroo can't jump unless its tail is touching the ground.

--a group of owls is called a 'parliament' (the Canadian Parliament is similar to the US Congress).

--a mole can dig over 250 feet of tunnel in one night.

--a group of rhinos is called a 'crash'

--a starfish can turn itself inside out

--a whale's heart beats an average of 9 times per minute.

--anteaters prefer termites to ants

--sheep can recognize other sheep from pictures

--human fingerprints are a means of identification, and nose prints are a means of identifying dogs.

--bullet-proof vests, windshield wipers, fire escapes and laser printers were all invented by Women.

--the average human body contains enough sulphur to till all the fleas on an average-sized dog; carbon to make 900 pencils, potassium to fire a toy cannon, fat to make 7 bars of soap, phosphorous to make 2200 match heads and enough water to fill a 10-gallon tank.

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dotmom

Interesting facts. Thanks, and welcome back. You've been missed.

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OklaMoni

Great facts! Thanks Jas, and nice to see you.

Moni

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katlan

Welcome back! I hope all is well for you and yours. Oh, and cool facts.

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satine_gw

Glad to "see" you and hope all is well. Satine

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jannie

Cool facts.Great for dropping into conversation. I recently heard a group of cats is called a "clouder". Spelling may be wrong.

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wanda_va

Very interesting!

It's wonderful to see you back. We really missed you!!! Hugs!

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tami_ohio

Interesting! Welcome back, I missed you!

Tami

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jemdandy

Its gotta be Monday!!! Thanks.

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luckygardnr

Welcome back, Sherry! We have MISSED you!

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gazania_gw

I love "useless facts". They can get you through cross word puzzles so often...makes one realize how much othrewise useless information is taking up space in our brains. Good to see you back jasdip!

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kim_okla

Fun stuff. Glad to see you.

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sjerin

I only knew one or two of those--thanks for posting, Jas. So very good to see you back and I hope all is well.

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Pieonear

Love this trivia. Welcome home...you've been missed!!

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kayjones

Hey, Jas - I didn't know these facts - keep them coming!!!!

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themommy1

Great to see you back again. and you just never know when facts like that come in handy.( like at the zoo with the grandson who now thinks grandma is very wise.) Mary

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ravencajun Zone 8b TX

learning new things is fun! Howdy and welcome back!!

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joyfulguy

Glad you're back, also, jas ...

... but this part-time gardener wonders how one might "till" a flea?

o j

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sheilajoyce_gw

I love the apropos group names. A parliament of owls is perfect. I also love an exhaltation of larks.

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Jasdip

ooops, good catch OJ.

It was supposed to read "Kill" the fleas.

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lazypup

Great to see you back..you have been missed...

when I read a group of owls is called a parliament I envisioned the Brittish parliament with their black robes and white wigs...and I could see the owls....LOL

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taigen_gw

Fun facts....so glad to have you back, hope all is well.

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