Just the Facts  

sexyldy1000 61F  
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3/16/2021 4:15 pm
Just the Facts



Being the curious type, weird, whacky facts and trivia have always interested m.e . Perhaps you are the same and will enjoy these tidbits of information:

Flamingos Bend Their Legs At The Ankle, Not The Knee

They essentially stand on tip-toe. Their knees are closer t.o their body and are covered by feathers.

Roller Coasters Were invented To Distract From Sin

In the "1880s", hosiery businessman LaMarcus Thompson hated that Americans were tempted by hedonistic places like saloons and brothels. So he set t.o straighten one of the most immoral places he could think of: Coney Island in New York There, he built America’s first roller coaster t.o give New Yorkers some good, clean fun.

Sloths Can Hold Their Breath Longer Than Dolphins
By slowing their heart, sloths can hold their breath for t.o 40 minutes. Dolphins need t.o come for air after about four
minutes.

Supermarket Apples Can Be A Year Old

Those fresh apples aren’t that fresh, per se. They’re usually picked between August and November, covered in wax, and sent into cold storage. After t.o months, they finally land in your grocery store shelves.

It’s Impossible To Hum While Holding Your Nose
You just tested it, didn’t you? Normally, when you hum, the air is able t.o escape through your nose t.o create the sound, and of course, it can’t do that when you’re holding it shut.

Octopuses Have Hearts

Squids do too. One pumps blood t.o their whole systems, and the others are dedicated just t.o the gills.

In The Phillipines, McDonald’s Serves Spaghetti
The pasta comes with a beef tomato sauce and a piece of “McDo” fried chicken.

Lobsters Taste With Their Feet

Tiny bristles inside a lobster’s little pincers are their equivalent t.o human taste buds. Meanwhile, lobsters’ teeth are in one of their stomachs.

The Shortest War In History Lasted Thirty- Minutes
When the sultan of British-protected Zanzibar died and a new one took over without British approval in 1896, the Brits were not happy. Tension escalated when Sultan Khalid bin Barghash refused t.o step down, but the British warships spent less than 40 minutes bombarding the palace before Khalid fled, marking the (very quick) end of the Anglo-Zanzibar War.

The World’s Largest Waterfall Is Underwater
Yes, there are waterfalls under the ocean. At the Denmark Straight, the cold water from the Nordic Sea is denser than the Irminger Sea’s water, making it drop miles down at 3 million cubic feet/second.

Strawberries Are Not Berries

Neither are raspberries and blackberries, according t.o botanists. True berries stem from one single-ovary flower and have more seeds. Strawberries don’t fit that bill, but bananas, kiwis, and watermelon do.

The U.S. Treasury Once Printed $0,000 bills
Between "December 18, 1934", and "January 9, 1935", the notes with Woodrow Wilson’s image were issued t.o Federal Reserve Banks but never went t.o the general public.

A Flock Of Ravens Is Called An “Unkindness”

They’re also known as a “conspiracy,” which also sounds creepy.

William McKinley Gave Away His Lucky Charm And Then Was Shot charm
President McKinley always wore a red carnation for good luck but sometimes gave it as a memento. When greeting the crowd in "1901", he handed the one from his lapel t.o a young female named Myrtle. Minutes later, he was fatally shot by a man in the crowd.

So......did you learn something new?




sexyldy1000 61F  
9546 posts
3/16/2021 4:19 pm

Does anyone remember Trivial Pursuit? Hard to believe the first edition of the game was created on December 15 1979.


Apollo602021 61M  
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3/16/2021 4:27 pm

Amazing indeed!

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bbuckwwheat 63M
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3/16/2021 4:43 pm

Almost all animals besides primates have the joint equivalent to our knee up at the body and the hock is equivalent to our ankle. And the joint that many call the knee on the front appendage is actually the same as our wrist.

And yes, I did try to hum while holding my nose. It works if you loosen your lips. Your vocal chords do not vibrate without air movement, and the air has to go somewhere.

Did you know that botanists consider a seed of corn to also be a fruit? Each seed is an ovary (covered by the husk) and botanists define a fruit as an ovary containing a seed.

And there are 1,296,000 seconds in a day. (hint: think round - obscure math/geometry)

A slight hijack, hope you don't mind,

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sweetpete919 73M
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3/16/2021 4:56 pm

Very interesting


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3/16/2021 5:13 pm

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lonlyforlove2 79M  
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3/16/2021 5:47 pm

It is nice to know these relevant things,, I am sure some day they will come in handy,, I hope you are doing good , enjoy and do be safe..

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also see [post 4432866]
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lonlyforlove2 79M  
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3/16/2021 5:48 pm

I did know about under water waterfalls. But a strawberry is not... New..

Stop by at lonlyforlove2
also see [post 4432866]
Check my blog on New Community, "A photo of my big Pecker"
also, " My Sunday afternoon with the kids'


resant78 43M  
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3/16/2021 7:24 pm

wow! I didn't know any of those. I am amazed at how different sea creatures are compared to our common land mammals. (basically my cats)

Very fun!


Tmptrzz 59F  
106043 posts
3/17/2021 9:16 am

Thanks for sharing some amazing facts some of them I knew and some I didn't know the craziest one for me was that they serve Spaghetti at the McDonalds in the Phillipines but I guess that makes some sense as they do use a lot of noodles there.

I hope you enjoy a great St. Patrick's Day,..

Seduce the mind and see what a wonderful adventure the body will take you on..


sexyldy1000 61F  
9546 posts
3/17/2021 1:19 pm

The world around us is an amazing place


sexyldy1000 61F  
9546 posts
3/17/2021 1:21 pm

    Quoting bbuckwwheat:
    Almost all animals besides primates have the joint equivalent to our knee up at the body and the hock is equivalent to our ankle. And the joint that many call the knee on the front appendage is actually the same as our wrist.

    And yes, I did try to hum while holding my nose. It works if you loosen your lips. Your vocal chords do not vibrate without air movement, and the air has to go somewhere.

    Did you know that botanists consider a seed of corn to also be a fruit? Each seed is an ovary (covered by the husk) and botanists define a fruit as an ovary containing a seed.

    And there are 1,296,000 seconds in a day. (hint: think round - obscure math/geometry)

    A slight hijack, hope you don't mind,
Thanks for providing the additional information. No hijack was perceived. As I have said before, you never know how others may respond or if they will express different perspectives.


sexyldy1000 61F  
9546 posts
3/17/2021 1:22 pm

The world around us is indeed interesting and full of amazing things. Sometimes we just have to stop and take notice.


sexyldy1000 61F  
9546 posts
3/17/2021 1:22 pm

I thought so too


sexyldy1000 61F  
9546 posts
3/17/2021 1:23 pm

I have no idea how to respond


sexyldy1000 61F  
9546 posts
3/17/2021 1:26 pm

    Quoting  :

Thank you for stopping by and providing the details behind the history of the Anglo-Zanzibar war and additional events.


sexyldy1000 61F  
9546 posts
3/17/2021 1:28 pm

    Quoting lonlyforlove2:
    It is nice to know these relevant things,, I am sure some day they will come in handy,, I hope you are doing good , enjoy and do be safe..
They may or may not ever come up in conversation but they add to your broad range of knowledge. Continued best wishes for health and safety.


sexyldy1000 61F  
9546 posts
3/17/2021 1:29 pm

    Quoting lonlyforlove2:
    I did know about under water waterfalls. But a strawberry is not... New..
As per my previous comment, I knew you had a broad range of knowledge


sexyldy1000 61F  
9546 posts
3/17/2021 1:31 pm

    Quoting resant78:
    wow! I didn't know any of those. I am amazed at how different sea creatures are compared to our common land mammals. (basically my cats)

    Very fun!
It is indeed an entirely different world 'under the sea'. I have never snorkelled nor tried scuba diving. I think I would be awestruck


sexyldy1000 61F  
9546 posts
3/17/2021 1:33 pm

    Quoting Tmptrzz:
    Thanks for sharing some amazing facts some of them I knew and some I didn't know the craziest one for me was that they serve Spaghetti at the McDonalds in the Phillipines but I guess that makes some sense as they do use a lot of noodles there.

    I hope you enjoy a great St. Patrick's Day,..
When sharing information, trivia and facts, you never know what will be new to others. However, that's the fun of sharing. Happy St. Patrick's Day to you!


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