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... Animal Crackers, bathroom use, Bill Gates

by Florence Shea

Pliny the Younger wrote “We were terrified to see everything changed, buried in ashes like snowdrifts” when he saw Mount Vesuvius erupt.

Chickens that lay brown eggs have red ear lobes. There is a genetic link between the two.

A donkey will sink in quicksand but a mule won’t.

Goat’s eyes have rectangular pupils.

There are eighteen different shapes in the Animal Crackers zoo. They are two bears (one walking, one seated), bison, camel, cougar, elephant, giraffe, gorilla, hippopotamus, hyena, kangaroo, lion, monkey, rhinoceros, seal, sheep, tiger and zebra.

In Corpus Christie, Texas, it is illegal to raise alligators in your home.

In Providence, Rhode Island, it is illegal to jump off a bridge.

In Galveston, Texas, it is illegal to have a camel run loose in the street.

Cats purr at 26 cycles per second, the same as an idling diesel engine.

Millions of trees in the world are accidentally planted by squirrels who bury nuts and then forget where they hid them.

A bird sees everything at once in total focus.

The average lead pencil will draw a line 35 miles long or write approximately 50,000 English words.

The average person uses the bathroom 6 times per day.

The average male will spend 2,965 hours shaving during his lifetime.

In, 1984, a Canadian farmer began renting advertising space on his cows.

Honeybees have a type of hair on their eyes.

Over 1000 birds a year die from crashing into windows.

Your ribs move about 5 million times a year, every time you breathe.

A violin contains about 70 separate pieces of wood.

Arthur Conan Doyle, author of the Sherlock Holmes stories, was an ophthalmologist by profession.

Austria was the first country to use postcards.

Bill Gates designed a traffic control system for Seattle when he was only 15

  Sources: triviaplaying.com, triviacountry.com, strangefacts.com, alltrivia.com, corsinet.com,    
   qsl.net/w5www/trivia, funfunnyfacts.com

July 5, 2013

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