Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Honeybees have Hair on their Eyes

All Art by Juan Villafuerte

                           


Almonds are a member of the peach family. #factoid   
                                   
When you get a splinter, reach for the scotch tape before resorting to tweezers or a needle. Simply put the scotch tape over the splinter, then pull it off. Scotch tape removes most splinters painlessly and easily. #tips

Finches ~ A Charm of finches. #factoid  #collectivenouns

Some lions mate over 50 times a day. #factoid   
        




Heinz Catsup leaving the bottle travels at 25 miles per year. #factoid 
                                    
Most lipsticks contain fish scales #factoid   
                                   
There are 170,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 ways to play the ten opening moves in a game of chess. #factoid       
                       
Camel's milk, which is widely drunk in Arab countries, has 10 times more iron than cow's milk. #factoid       
                               
The dot over the letter “i” is called a “tittle”. #factoid   




A dragonfly has a lifespan of 24 hours. #factoid   
                                   
Wolves ~ A Pack or Rout of wolves. #factoid  #collectivenouns
                                   
Research on pigs led to the development of CAT scans. #factoid     
                                
Boeing 747's wing span is longer than the Wright brother's first flight. The Wright brother's invented the airplane. #factoid   
                           
First novel ever written on a typewriter: Tom Sawyer. #factoid     

A Field, Herd, Remuda, Set or Stable of horses. #factoid   #collectivenouns                                    
Antarctica is the only continent without reptiles or snakes. #factoid                                       
In 1955 the richest woman in the world was Mrs Hetty Green Wilks, who left an estate of $95 million in a will that was found in a tin box with four pieces of soap. #factoid



The first couple to be shown in bed together on prime time TV were Fred and Wilma Flintstone. #factoid

Soda water does not contain soda. #factoid   
                                   
Bruce Lee was so fast that they actually had to s-l-o-w film down so you could see his moves. That's the opposite of the norm. #factoid   
                   
US America once issued a 5-cent bill. #factoid   


Red wine will spoil if exposed to light; hence tinted bottles #factoid                                       
You were born with 300 bones. When you get to be an adult, you have 206. #factoid  
                                   
When Albert Einstein died, his final words died with him. The nurse at his side didn't understand German. #factoid           


The katydid bug hears through holes in its hind legs. #factoid

Chocolate can ease a cough. It contains Theobromine which suppresses activity in the vagus nerve which causes coughing. #factoid   
                                   
Cleo and Caesar were the early stage names of Cher and Sonny Bono. #factoid   
                                 
Koalas and humans are the only animals that have finger prints. #factoid
                                     
To remove a stain from the bottom of a glass vase or cruet, fill with water and drop in two Alka-Seltzer tablets. #tips           



The winter of 1932 was so cold that Niagara Falls froze completely solid. #factoid   
                                 
The Pony Express only lasted 18 months, from April 1860 to October 1861. #factoid                                       
Honeybees have hair on their eyes. #factoid  
It took nearly six years to produce Walt Disney's "Cinderella". #factoid                                       
All insects have 6 legs #factoid       
                               
Kermit the Frog is left-handed. #factoid       
                               
The national flag of Italy was designed by Napoleon Bonaparte. #factoid    
Beauty - An expression used to refer to something done well.  #CanadianSlang                                       
March 14 is 'save a spider day' #factoid   
                                   
The shrimp's heart is in its head #factoid   
                                   
A “jiffy” is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second. #factoid                                       
A skunk can spray its stinky scent more than 10 feet. #factoid                                       
The dial tone of a normal telephone is in the key of "F". #factoid 
                                    
Superman was created by Toronto-born cartoonist, Joe Shuster.  Pure Canadian psyche, the "man of steel" hides his super-strengths under the meek guise of Clark Kent. #factoid