Posts Tagged ‘Real Facts’

Fun Fact Friday, Number Seventy-Six!

May 18, 2018

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

  • flamingos turn pink from eating shrimp? (Real Fact #11)
  • flamingos can only eat with their heads upside down? (Real Fact #751)
  • a group of flamingos is called a flamboyance?  (Real Fact #995)
  • there are more fake flamingos than there are real flamingos?  (Real Fact #1242)

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

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Fun Fact Friday, Number Seventy-Four!

May 4, 2018

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

  • the tongue is the fastest healing part of the body? (Real Fact #60)
  • a crocodile cannot move its tongue? (Real Fact #132)
  • there are approximately 9,000 taste buds on your tongue? (Real Fact #452)
  • most elephants weigh less than the tongue of a blue whale? (Real Fact #768)
  • like fingerprints, everyone’s tongue print is different (#787)

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

Fun Fact Friday, Number Seventy!

April 6, 2018

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

  • a duck cannot walk without bobbing its head? (Real Fact #122)
  • a duck has three eyelids? (Real Fact #762)
  • Duck, Duck, Goose is called Duck, Duck, Gray Duck in Minnesota? (Real Fact #1276)

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

Fun Fact Friday, Number Sixty-Eight!

March 23, 2018

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

  • the longest one-syllable word is “screeched?” (Real Fact #68)
  • no word in the English language rhymes with month? (Real Fact #69)
  • the word “facetious” features all of the vowels in alphabetic order? (Real Fact #310)
  • the Japanese word “judo” means “the gentle way?”  (Real Fact #314)
  • the word “purple” does not rhyme with any other word in the English language? (Real Fact #321)
  • Thomas Edison coined the word “hello” and introduced it as a way to answer the phone? (Real Fact #374)
  • ferret comes from the Latin word for “little thief?” (Real Fact #776)
  • Shakespeare invented the word assassination and bump? (Real Fact #807)
  • there are more English words beginning with the letter “s” than any other letter? (Real Fact #1241)
  • the word “bride” come from an old Proto-Germanic word meaning “to cook?” (Real Fact #1243)
  • the word “utopia” — an ideal place — ironically comes from a Greek word meaning “no place?” (Real Fact #1244)
  • the average dog can understand over 150 words? (Real Fact #1284)
  • the word “cherry” comes from the Turkish town of Cerasus? (Real Fact #1300)
  • in Webster’s dictionary, the longest words without repeating letters are “uncopyrightable” and “dermatoglyphics?” (Real Fact #1372)
  • “unprosperousness” is the longest word in which no letter occurs only once? (Real Fact #1373)
  • “typewriter” and “perpetuity” are the longest words that can be typed on a single line of a QWERTY keyboard?  (Real Fact #1374)
  • the word “checkmate” come from the Persian phrase meaning “the king is dead?” (Real Fact #1377)
  • the word “aegilops” is the longest word in the English language to have all of its letters in alphabetic order? (Real Fact #1396)
  • Dr. Seuss wrote “Green Eggs and Ham” to win a bet with his publisher who thought he could not complete a book with only 50 words? (Real Fact #1408)

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

Fun Fact Friday, Number Sixty-Six!

March 9, 2018

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

  • one fourth of the bones in your body are in your feet? (Real Fact #56)
  • a pigeon’s feathers are heavier than its bones? (Real Fact #126)
  • the first TV remote control (introduced in 1950) was called Lazy Bones? (Real Fact #253)
  • at birth a human has 250 bones, but only 206 bones when fully grown? (Real Fact #272)
  • your big toe only has two bones while the rest of your toes have three? (Real Fact #790)
  • your skull is made up of twenty-nine different bones? (Real Fact #827)
  • human thigh bones are stronger than concrete? (Real Fact #1388)

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

Fun Fact Friday, Number Sixty!

January 26, 2018

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

  • “arachibutlphobia” is the fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of your mouth.? (Real Fact #362)
  • one acre of peanuts will make about 30,000 peanut butter sandwiches.? (Real Fact #430)
  • peanuts are not actually nuts but legumes? (Real Fact #1261)

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

Fun Fact Friday, Number Fifty-Eight!

January 12, 2018

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

  • potatoes have more chromosomes than humans? (Real Fact #734)
  • the first TV toy commercial aired in 1946 for Mr. Potato Head? (Real Fact #903)
  • the potato became the first vegetable grown in space? (Real Fact #1283)

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

Fun Fact Friday, Number Fifty-Six!

December 29, 2017

Thank goodness for the might cacao bean!  According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the cacao bean is the “seed of a tree native to tropical America, Theobroma cacao (family Sterculiaceae), from which cocoa and chocolate are prepared.”  Did you know that . . .

  • the original recipe for chocolate contained chili powder instead of sugar? (Real Fact #259).
  • vanilla is used to make chocolate? (Real Fact #842).
  • National Chocolate Covered Cherry Day is in six days [January 3rd]?  (Real Fact #1298).
  • chocolate bars and blue denim both originated in Guatemala? (Real Fact #1310).

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

Fun Fact Friday, Number Forty!

September 8, 2017

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

  • a kangaroo can jump thirty (30) feet? (Real Fact #93)
  • a male kangaroo is called a boomer?  (Real Fact #185)
  • a female kangaroo is called a flyer? (Real Fact #186)
  • a kangaroo cannot walk backward? (Real Fact #425)
  • a red kangaroo can hop up to 44 miles per hour? (Real Fact #1253)

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

Fun Fact Friday, Number Thirty-Eight!

August 25, 2017

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

  • an elephant is capable of swimming 20 miles per day? (Real Fact #45)
  • an elephant is the only mammal that cannot jump? (Real Fact #46)
  • most elephants weigh less than the tongue of a blue whale?  (Real Fact #768)
  • George Washington had false teeth made from many different materials, including an elephant tusk and hippopotamus ivory? (Real Fact #1143)
  • elephants are afraid of bees? (Real Fact #1226)
  • an African elephant can turn the pages of a book with its trunk? (Real Fact #1318)
  • elephants can smell water up to three miles away? (Real Fact #1340)
  • a neuron star is as dense as stuffing 50 million elephants into a thimble? (Real Fact #1368)

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