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Fun Fact Friday, Number Fifty-Eight!

January 12, 2018

Today’s real facts (courtesy of 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)



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).


Fun Fact Friday, Number Fifty-Four!

December 15, 2017

Today’s real facts (courtesy of are all about bones.  Did you know that . . .

  • one quarter of all the body’s bones are in the feet? (Real Fact #56)
  • a pigeon’s feathers are heavier than its bones? (Real Fact #126)
  • at birth a human has 350 bones, but only 206 bones when full grown?  (Real Fact #272)
  • your big toe only has two bones; the rest of your toes all have three? (Real Fact #790)
  • your skull is made up of 29 different bones? (Real Fact #827)
  • human thigh bones are stronger than concrete?  (Real Fact #1388)


Fun Fact Friday, Number Fifty-Two!

December 1, 2017

Today’s real facts (courtesy of are all about the human brain.  Did you know that . . .

  • a human brain weighs about three pounds? (Real Fact #55)
  • brain waves can be used to power an electric train? (Real Fact #59)
  • an ostrich’s brain is smaller than its eye?  (Real Fact #238)
  • a human brain takes up 2% of human body weight but uses 20% of its energy ? (Real Fact #737)
  • the human brain is about 80% water? (Real Fact #784)
  • the brain operates on the same amount of power as a 10-watt light bulb?  (Real Fact #786)
  • when creating a mummy, ancient Egyptians removed the brain by inserting a hook through the nostrils?  (Real Fact #984 . . . TMI?)
  • there are more nerve connections or “synapses” in your brain than there are stars in our galaxy? (Real Fact #1240)
  • you are always looking at your nose; your brain just chooses to ignore it? (Real Fact #1354)
  • the brain is the only organ in the human body without pain receptors?  (Real Fact#1378)


Fun Fact Friday, Number Fifty!

November 17, 2017

Today’s real facts (courtesy of are all about the left hand.  Did you know that . . .

  • about 11% of the people in the world are left-handed? (Real Fact #52)
  • ancient Egyptians believed the “vein of love” ran from the third finger on the left hand to the heart? (Real Fact #309)
  • twins have a very high occurrence of left-handedness?  (Real Fact #729)
  • left-handed people tend to chew food on the left side? (Real Fact #834)
  • all of the major candidates in the 1992, 1996, and 2008 U.S. Presidential elections were left-handed? (Real Facts #985)
  • six of the last twelve U.S. Presidents have been left-handed, far greater than the national average of lefties?  (Real Fact #1178)


Fun Fact Friday, Number Forty-Eight!

November 3, 2017

Today’s real facts (courtesy of are all about porcupines.  Did you know that . . .

  • all porcupines float in water? (Real Fact #15)
  • porcupines each have 30,000 quills? (Real Fact #220)
  • a group of porcupines is called a prickle? (Real Fact #1000)


Fun Fact Friday, Number Forty-Six!

October 20, 2017

Today’s real facts (courtesy of are all about mosquitoes.  Did you know that . . .

  • mosquitoes are attracted to people who just ate a banana? (Real Fact #10)
  • mosquitoes have 478 teeth? (Real Fact #50)
  • only female mosquitoes bite?  (Real Fact #725)


Fun Fact Friday, Number Forty-Four!

October 6, 2017

Today’s real facts (courtesy of are all about frogs.  Did you know that . . .

  • frogs cannot swallow with their eyes open? (Real Fact #42)
  • the bullfrog is the only animal that never sleeps? (Real Fact #44)
  • frogs never drink?  (Real Fact #110)
  • a group of frogs is called an army? (Real Fact #1352)


Fun Fact Friday, Number Forty-Two!

September 22, 2017

Today’s real facts (courtesy of are all about jellyfish.  Did you know that . . .

  • a jellyfish is approximately 95% water? (Real Fact #18)
  • a group of jellyfish is called a smack? (Real Fact #779)
  • jellyfish don’t have brains?  (Real Fact #1248)
  • jellysfish can clone themselves? (Real Fact #1249)

Did you also know that the autumnal equinox will occur at 3:02 PM today (CDT)?


Fun Fact Friday, Number Forty!

September 8, 2017

Today’s real facts (courtesy of 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)