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Fun Fact Friday, Number Seventy-Six!

May 18, 2018

Today’s real facts (courtesy of 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)



Fun Fact Friday, Number Seventy-Four!

May 4, 2018

Today’s real facts (courtesy of 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)


Fun Fact Friday, Number Seventy-Two!

April 20, 2018

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

  • pigs can get sunburn? (Real Fact #61)
  • the biggest pig in recorded history weighed almost one ton? (Real Fact #235)
  • in the U.S., a pig has to weigh more than 180 pounds to be call a hog? (Real Fact #434)
  • pigs were banished from Philadelphia’s city streets in 1710? (Real Fact #661)
  • there is an uninhabited island in the Bahamas known as Pig Beach, which is populated entirely by swimming pigs? (Real Facts #1329)


Fun Fact Friday, Number Seventy!

April 6, 2018

Today’s real facts (courtesy of 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)


Fun Fact Friday, Number Sixty-Eight!

March 23, 2018

Today’s real facts (courtesy of 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)


Fun Fact Friday, Number Sixty-Six!

March 9, 2018

Today’s real facts (courtesy of 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)


Fun Fact Friday, Number Sixty-Four!

February 23, 2018

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

  • if you keep a goldfish in a dark room it will eventually turn white? (Real Fact #34)
  • a “twit” is the technical term for a pregnant goldfish? (Real Fact #431)


Fun Fact Friday, Number Sixty-Two!

February 9, 2018

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

  • it is possible to lead a cow up stairs but not down? (Real Fact #40)
  • cows give more milk when they listen to music? (Real Fact #236)
  • a group of twelve or more cows is called a flink? (Real Fact #459)
  • dairy cows drink up to 50 gallons of water per day? (Real Fact #470)
  • in Texas, it is illegal to graffiti someone’s cow? (Real Fact #909)
  • when grazing or resting, cows tend to align their bodies with the magnetic north and south poles? (Real Fact #980)
  • cows do not have upper front teeth? (Real Fact #982)
  • William Taft liked milk so much that he had cows graze on the White House lawn? (Real Fact #1188)


Fun Fact Friday, Number Sixty!

January 26, 2018

Today’s real facts (courtesy of 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)


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)