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.... a firkin, octopus, wedding rings

by Florence Shea

The giraffe can drink 12 gallons in one sitting.

Elephants, lions, and camels roamed Alaska 12,000 years ago.

Pigs can be taught to accomplish almost any feat a dog can master, and usually in a shorter period of time.

Some dinosaurs had tails up to 45 feet long.

The alien ET drank Coors beer.

In beer measurement 72 pints make a Firkin.

In the 18th century a fart-catcher was a footman who walked behind the master.

The Smithsonian Institution developed a special perspiration and barnyard scent to make their Maryland Sharecropper’s house more realistic.

The Apollo 8 astronauts used Silly Putty to fasten down tools during weightlessness on their 1968 moon-orbiting voyage.

A lightning bolt generates temperatures five times hotter than those found at the sun’s surface!

The two-foot ling bird called a Kea that lives in New Zealand likes to eat the strips of rubber around car windows!

The world’s termites outweigh the world’s humans by 10 to 1!

Despite its great strength, the octopus tires easily. The oxygen-carrying component of its blood is copper -based and is less efficient than the iron based hemoglobin of humans. Therefore, a struggling octopus will quickly go into oxygen deprivation, and becomes lethargic.

Leather skin does not have any smell. The leather smell that you sense is actually derived from the materials used in the tanning process.

Goodyear Rubber Company researched and concluded that shoes wear out faster on the right foot than the left.

Alfred Hitchcock didn’t have a belly button

Wearing a wedding ring on the fourth finger of the left hand dates back to ancient Egypt, where it was believed that the vein of love ran from this finger directly to the heart.




January 3, 2014

  

Sources: alltrivia.net, triviaplaying.net, triviacountry.com, strangefacts.com, coolquiz.com, funfunnyfacts.com, corsinet.com




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