Saturday, January 27, 2007


* The lion costume in the movie, The Wizard of Oz was made from real lions.

* Scientists have determined that fungi are more closely related to human beings and animals than to other plants.

* A "lost world" exists in the Indonesian jungle that is home to dozens of unknown animal and plant species.

* The total combined weight of the world's ant population is heavier than the weight of the human population.

* "Jaws" is the most common name for a goldfish.

* Camel's milk has 10 times more iron than cow's milk.

* More people have a phobia of frogs than rats.

* Woodpecker scalps, porpoise teeth and giraffe tails have all been used as money.

* The oldest pig in the world lived to the age of 68.

* In Nepal, cow dung is used for medicinal purposes.

* A killer whale's heart beats 30 times a minute under water, 60 times a minute on the surface.

* The word animal is derived from the Latin "anima" = "soul" & "life".

* Mosquitos like damp clothes and the colour blue.

* If cows eat too many carrots, their milk tastes bitter.

* One tiny alfalfa leafcutter bee can pollinate carrots 20 times better than its larger, noisier, more irritable honey bee cousins.

* You can lead a horse to water, but a pencil must be lead.

* If a pig loses his voice is it disgruntled?

* An ant can survive for up to 2 weeks underwater.

* On an average day, a queen bee lays about 1500 eggs.

* Bees have been known to cure rheumatism.

* Vellum takes its name from the medieval paper it resembles that was made from animal skin.

* One of the medieval names for owl was "night hag"; it was said to be a witch in bird form.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not only am I being entertained by all the art, I am learning something too ...

9:15 p.m.  
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