Did you know all polar bears are left handed?
You mean left pawed?
Scientists have noticed that when polar bears are stalking their prey on the ice, they use
their right paw to hide their black nose (their darkest body part) so that they are better
camouflaged against the snow. Then the bear kills its prey with its left paw.
Did you know falling coconuts kill more people than sharks?
Spielberg should make a flick about killer coconuts.
Falling coconuts kill 150 people worldwide each year, 15 times the number of fatalities attributable to sharks," said George Burgess, Director of the University of Florida's International Shark Attack File and a noted shark researcher.
Did you know it's impossible to burp in space?
Burrrrp. . . we're not in space.
Astronauts cannot burp in space because there is no gravity to separate liquids from gasses in their stomachs. Their burps would come out wet.
Did you know two rats can produce over a million descendants in 18 months?
Their thanksgiving dinners must be insane.
An average female rat can give birth about seven times per year, to a litter of about eight pups each time. The birth rate can reach about 60 young per female each year, and since it only takes a female rat about four months to reach sexual maturity, many of those 60 new rats could be birthing their own litters very quickly.
Did you know that talking to yourself actually makes you smarter?
That's what I keep telling myself
A study carried out by Gary Lupyan of the University of Wisconsin and Daniel Swingley of UPenn suggests that talking to yourself increases cognitive function and memory performance.
Did you know kangaroos can't jump backwards?
Me: 1, kangaroos: 0
The reason kangaroos canít jump backwards is because of their extremely muscular tail that they use as a fifth limb to balance. Kangaroos can hop up to thirty feet in one forward jump, yet they are restricted from going backward because to their tail and huge feet used to propel them forward.