Bikini designer Louis Reard said that a two-piece bathing suit can only be considered a bikini if it can be pulled through a wedding ring! (Okay, how many of you are considering trying it…?)
Everybody knows what an octopus looks like, right? Big bulbous head, large eyes, and eight distinctive arms. And other fascinating octopus facts… There are around 300 species of octopi. (Also correct plurals are octopuses and octopodes.) An octopus has blue blood! … Continue Reading
Have you ever noticed that artificial banana flavoring and artificial banana flavored products don’t really taste like bananas? That’s because the artificial flavor is based on a type of banana that was wiped out by a plague in the 1950’s. (That’s not … Continue Reading
The tongue of a blue whale weighs more than most elephants. The blue whale is the largest creature to ever inhabit the Earth, larger even than dinosaurs. And that human figure looks pretty darn small in comparison!
Otto Rohwedder, a jeweler from Davenport, IA, “invented” sliced bread by developing the first bread slicer in 1927. (So what do YOU think has been the greatest invention since then?)
Almonds are a member of the peach family. Apples, pears, cherries and strawberries are all members of the rose family. Lettuce is a member of the sunflower family.
Everyone knows giraffes have the longest neck, right? But did you know that of all land mammals, the giraffe also boasts the longest tail? An adult giraffe’s tail can be as much as 8 feet long! (Additional fun fact…I LOVE giraffes!)
Eventually they decided on the name “Chiefs,” but before that, the ownership contemplated calling the team the Kansas City Mules. Yikes. But I would have loved them anyway–they are my boys!
All over the Earth, lightning strikes 100 times per second – that’s 8.6 million times per day!