Random Fact Tuesday.

  • The Slave-Maker ant is so named because it raids the nest of other ants and steals their pupae. Once the pupae hatch, they are made to work as slaves.
  • Topless saleswomen are legal in Liverpool, England, but only in tropical fish stores.
  • Turtles can breathe through their butts.
  • Donkeys kill more people annually than plane crashes.
  • In the 1800’s, people believed that gin could cure stomach problems.
  • One pair of rats has the potential for 15,000 descendants in a year.
  • A crocodile can’t stick it’s tongue out.
  • It is physically impossible for pigs to look up into the sky.
  • 23% of all photocopier faults worldwide are caused by people sitting on them and photocopying their butts.
  • Ethernet is a registered trademark of Xerox, Unix is a registered trademark of AT&T.
  • Outside the USA, Ireland is the largest software producing country in the world.
  • Hot water is heavier than cold.
  • Sterling silver is not pure silver. Because pure silver is too soft to be used in most tableware it is mixed with copper in the proportion of 92.5 percent silver to 7.5 percent copper.
  • The wick of a trick candle has small amounts of magnesium in them. When you light the candle, you are also lighting the magnesium. When someone tries to blow out the flame, the magnesium inside the wick continues to burn and, in just a split second (or two or three), relights the wick.
  • North American oysters do not make pearls of any value.
  • Guinness Book of Records holds the record for being the book most often stolen from Public Libraries.
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