ASSORTED FACTS

Presented by
Florence W. Deems

Did You Know?

Elephants are the only animals that cannot jump.

The body's strongest muscle is the tongue.

Statistically, people are more afraid of spiders than they are afraid of dying.

All polar bears are left handed.

Crocodiles cannot stick out their tongue.

Butterflies taste with their feet.

A cockroach can live 9 days without its head; it only dies because it cannot eat.

A duck's quack has no echo and no one knows why.

Each king in a deck of cards represents a king in history: spades King David; clubs Alexander the Great; hearts Charlemagne; diamonds Julius Caesar

Starfish have no brains.

It's impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.

A statue in a park with a soldier on a horse with two feet in the air means the soldier died in combat. If the horse only has one foot in the air, the soldier died of injuries due to combat. If all four feet are on the ground, the soldier died of natural causes.

Mosquitoes have teeth.

Thomas Edison was afraid of the dark.

When English settlers landed in Australia they saw a large animal that jumped extremely high and far. Using body language and signs, they tried to ask the aboriginal people what it was. The response was Kan Ghu Ru. The English adopted the word kangaroo. What the aboriginal people were saying is "we don't understand you."

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