Posts Tagged ‘Real Facts’

Fun Fact Friday, Number Twenty-Eight!

June 16, 2017

Today’s real facts (courtesy of http://www.snapple.com) are all about mangoes.  Did you know that . . .

  • mangoes are the most-consumed fruit in the world? (Real Fact #717)
  • mangoes have noses? (Real Fact #1415)
  • mangoes can get sunburned?  (Real Fact #1416)

And were you aware that . . .

  • the paisley pattern, which originated in India, is based on the shape of a mango?
  • mangoes are related to cashews and pistachios?
  • a mango tree can grow as tall as 100 feet?

Source: http://www.snapple.com/real-facts

Fun Fact Friday, Number Twenty-Six!

June 2, 2017

Allow me to be a bit “catty” today as my facts will center around cats.  Did you know that…

  • cats have over 100 vocal chords? (Real Fact #13)
  • cats can hear ultrasound? (Real Fact #48)
  • Napoleon suffered from a fear of cats? (Real Fact #303)
  • a group of cats is called a clowder? (Real Fact #450)
  • a cat can make about 100 different sounds? (Real Fact #685 — dogs can only make about 10 sounds)
  • cats have two sets of vocal chords?  One for purring and one for meowing. (Real Fact #777)
  • more Presidents have had pet birds than cats? (Real Fact #1215)

Source: http://www.snapple.com/real-facts

Fun Fact Friday, Number Twenty-Four!

May 19, 2017

Today’s fun fact(s) revolve around camels.  Did you know that . . .

  • camels have three eyelids? (Real Fact #5)
  • camels’ milk does not curdle? (Real Fact #14)
  • despite its hump, a camel has a straight spine? (Real Fact #49)
  •  a camel can drink 25 gallons of water in less than three minutes? (Real Fact #714)
  • wild camels once roamed Arizona’s wild deserts? (Real Fact #848)

Source: http://www.snapple.com/real-facts

Fun Fact Friday, Number Twenty!

April 21, 2017

The “heart” of the matter.  Today’s facts will center on unique facts about the heart.  Were you aware that . . .

  • a hummingbird’s heart beats 1,400 times per minute? (Real Fact #127)
  • the blue whale’s heart is the size of a small car? (Real Fact #232)
  • ancient Egyptians believed the “vein of love” ran from the third finger on the left hand to the heart?  (Real Fact #309)
  • the common garden worm has five pairs of hearts (Real Fact #750)
  • women’s hearts typically beat faster than men’s hearts?  (Real Fact #829)
  • the King of Hearts is the only king without a mustache? (Real Fact #1012)
  • an octopus has three hearts?  (Real Fact #1031)

Source: http://www.snapple.com/real-facts

Fun Fact Friday, Number Sixteen!

March 24, 2017

Well that’s just peachy!  Today’s unique facts will center on peaches.  Were you aware that peaches were . . .

  • members of the almond family (Real Fact #21)? — hmm, their pits do look a bit like almonds?
  • also members of the rose family, along with apples and raspberries (Real Fact #422)?
  • the first fruit to be eaten on the moon (Real Fact #722)?

In addition, did you know that . . .

  • the game of basketball (as we enter NCAA March Madness) was first played using a soccer ball and two peach baskets (Real Fact #221)?
  • the phrase “you’re a real peach” originated from the tradition of giving peaches to loved ones (Real Fact #1017)?
  • George Washington was a successful liquor distributor, making rye whiskey, apple brandy, and peach brandy in his Mount Vernon distillery (Real Fact #1140)?

Source: https://www.snapple.com/real-facts

Fun Fact Friday, Number Thirteen!

March 3, 2017

Are you ready for the weekend?  Well before we get there, here are a few fun facts concerning beavers.  Did you know that

  • a beaver can hold its breath for 45 minutes under water?  (Real fact #3)
  • beavers were once the size of bears?  (Real fact #123)
  • beavers have orange teeth?  (Real fact #436)

Who knew?  Happy Friday!

Source: http://www.snapple.com/real-facts

Fun Fact Friday, Number Six!

January 13, 2017

Happy Friday!    And, Happy Friday the 13th!  What is your favorite horror movie?  The original Halloween (1978), starring Jamie Lee Curtis, remains my favorite.  On a somewhat related note, horror films have long used the telephone (or a telephone call) to terrify the audience so I thought I would check out some interesting, but totally unrelated to horror, telephone facts (courtesy of www.snapple.com “Real Facts”):

  • the first telephone book ever issues (1878) contained just fifty (50) names (Real Fact #170)
  • there are more telephones in Washington, D.C. than there are people (Real Fact #91)

 

Fun Fact(s) Friday, Number Five!

December 30, 2016

Today’s fact(s) involve the alphabet (courtesy of http://www.snapple.com/real-facts).  Did you know that . . .

  • the letter “J” was the last letter added to our alphabet? (“Real Fact” #336)
  • the Hawaiian alphabet only has twelve (12) letters? (“Real Fact” #26)
  • the most used letters in the English language are E, T, A, O, I, and N (“Real Fact” #184)
  • there are seven letters that look the same either upside down or right side up (“Real Fact” #233)
  • the name of the city we call Bangkok is 115 letters long in the Thai language (“Real Fact” #815)
  • “forty” is the only number whose letters are in alphabetic order (“Real Fact” #1014)
  • “one”is the only number with its letters in reverse alphabetic order (“Real Fact” #1015)

Source: http://www.snapple.com/real-facts