Friday, February 19, 2010

rich in kindness

beavers were once the size of bears

elephants are the only animals that can't jump

a group of goats is called a trip

a strawberry is not actually a berry but a banana is

men get hiccups more than women

potatoes have more chromosomes than humans

emus and kangaroos cannot walk backwards

pigeons have been trained by the US coast guard to spot lost people at sea

the average speed of a house fly is 4.5 miles an hour

in Youngstown, Ohio, it is against the law to run out of gas

you have to play ping pong for 12 hours to lose one pound

Americans spend more that $630 million a year on golf balls

seals sleep only one and a half minutes at a time

Australia is the only continent without an active volcano

stepping out for a walk every day can actually help you sleep better at night

pistol shrimp can make a noise loud enough to break glass

a cat has 32 muscles in each ear

a female kangaroo is called a flyer

most koala bears sleep about 22 hours a day

in 1859, 24 rabbits were release in Australia; within 6 years, the population grew to 2 million

children grow faster in the spring

brain waves can be used to run an electric train

butterflies taste with their hind feet

termites eat through wood 2 times faster when listening to rock music

more Siberian tigers live in zoos than in the wild

the "valley of square trees" in Panama is the only known place in the world where trees have rectangular trunks

Texas is the only state that permits residents to cast absentee ballots from space

Harry S. Truman's middle name is S

the square dance is the official dance of the state of Washington

tug-of-war was an Olympic sport in the early 1900's

snapple fun facts xo
Prayer:  Jesus, dear Savior, as I begin this season of Lent, I know that I am on a sacred journey to you.  I am on a path to holiness.  Teach me how to be kind and gentle with everyone I encounter on this path.  Help me grow in my love for you and to express this love through kindness in my dealings with all others.  Amen.