Facts – Part I

So you think you know everything…

A dime has 118 ridges around the edge.
A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.
A crocodile cannot stick out its tongue.
A dragonfly has a life span of 24 hours.
A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds.
A “jiffy” is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second.
A shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes.
A snail can sleep for three years.
All 50 states are listed across the top of the Lincoln Memorial on the back of the $5 bill.
Almonds are a member of the peach family.
An ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain.
Babies are born without kneecaps. They don’t appear until the child reaches 2 to 6 years of age.
Butterflies taste with their feet.
Cats have over one hundred vocal sounds. Dogs only have about 10.
“Dreamt” is the only English word that ends in the letters “mt”.
February 1865 is the only month in recorded history not to have a full moon.
In the last 4,000 years, no new animals have been domesticated.
If the population of China walked past you, in single file, the line would never end because of the rate of reproduction.
If you are an average American, in your whole life, you will spend an average of 6 months waiting at red lights.
It’s impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.
Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors.

Hat tip: Linda W.
Image Credit: Image Chef

61 thoughts on “Facts – Part I

  1. Christine says:

    I did not know a single one of these. But now the image of crocodiles trying to taunt each other by trying to stick their tongues out is making me laugh. (One of my kids has an attached tongue and can't stick his tongue out either, and the other kids will sometimes mess with him, sticking their tongues out at him. (So there is a reason this image is in my head.)) šŸ™‚

    Have a lovely day!

  2. Marg says:

    Those are some mighty interesting facts about life. I am going to have to try sneezing with my eyes open. Cats do have many different sounds.
    Sandee, you and Zane and Little Bit have a fantastic and fun day.

  3. messymimi says:

    That fact about sneezing i have used to my advantage. There have been times when i really needed not to sneeze, and prying my eye open and keeping it that way suppressed the sneeze. It's not pleasant, but it works.

  4. Kismet says:

    It seems like I've spent more than 6 months waiting for traffic lights to turn green. They see me coming and turn red just before I get there.

  5. Woodsterman (Odie) says:

    I knew two of these. I knew about the "jiffy". I used the jiffy clock on a Commodore 64 to generate random numbers for games. Also peaches and almonds I knew about. Hersey would buy my uncles peach pits each year to put into their chocolate with almond bars. some of those almonds would be peach pits. Couldn't tell the difference could you.

  6. LAC says:

    Megan excited taught me about th e butterfly tasting with their feet. They had a special presenter at her preschool a few weeks ago. She's a wealth of knowledge about them now. šŸ™‚

  7. cube says:

    It's funny that I would read about the goldfish today. I saw a story on Morning Express on Headline News this morning which read that recent studies show goldfish have an attention span of 9 seconds and humans one of 8 seconds. This is true. They asked the goldfish šŸ˜‰

    The rest of the fun facts were fabulous fun.

  8. Mich says:

    Fun facts!! I think the goldfish one was debunked, tho…. The goldfish in our tank remember what the food cup looks like and get excited if they see it near the tank.

  9. "Annie" says:

    "A cat has 32 muscles in each ear."? All I can say is, Iā€™m grateful Iā€™m not a dragonfly, and now I know Iā€™m a goldfish. šŸ˜‰ This is a fun post!

    I hope you're having a super terrific day! :)))


  10. BeadedTail says:

    If a dragonfly has only 24 hours, wonder why they always waste time flying around me? They give me the eebie jeebies when they do that! I prefer them still!

    Hope you're having a great day Sandee! Smooches to Little Bit!

  11. Faythe M.A says:

    I remember quite a few of these. not about the crocodile & glad I don't taste with my feet! :))
    Happy Memorial Day, dear friend!
    Faythe @ GrammyMouseTails

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