Saturday, December 19, 2009

did you know...

the most widely eaten fruit in America is the banana

most lipstick contains fish scales

snails have teeth

mountain goats are not actually goats; they are antelopes

a pidgeon's feathers are heavier than its bones

it is not possible to tickle yourself

most elephants weigh less than the tongue of a blue whale

rubber bands last longer when refrigerated

dolphins sleep with one eye opened

the tallest man was 8 ft. 11 in.

vultures can fly for six hours without flapping their wings

the average sea turtle cannot reproduce until it is 25 years old

India has more English speakers than the United States

right-handed people tend to chew food on the right side and lefties chew on the left

neckties were first worn in Croatia, which is why they were called cravats

on average a man spends about five months of his life shaving

John Adams was the only President to be defeated by his Vice President, Thomas Jefferson

the average lead pencil can draw a line 25 miles long or write roughly 50,000 English words

the hippopotamus has the capability to remain underwater for as long as five minutes

the National Park Service manages over 25 parks on 80 million acres of public land

on average, a laptop uses half as much energy as a desktop computer

President William McKinley had a pet parrot that he named "Washington Post"

in Athens, Greece, a driver's license can be taken away by law if the driver is deemed either "unbathed" or "poorly dressed"  snapple real facts

I love my new little bear made by my niece, Melissa.  Our souls are connected not only by blood, but we share our professional passion as massage therapists.  I am fond of all natural creatures but have an affinity to bears and owls and have been told they are a few of my spirit guides.  xo