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Little Known Facts

By Rosie Moore

Did you know: Elephants sleep only two hours a day?

Animals that lay eggs don’t have belly buttons.

A duck can’t walk without bobbing its head.

‘Twinkle, twinkle, little star” was composed by Mozart when he was five years old.

Mosquitoes are attracted to people who have recently eaten bananas.

A bee has five eyes.

At birth, a Dalmatian is always pure white.

The first vacuum was so large it was brought to a house with horses.

The hummingbird is the only bird that can fly backwards. Also, it weighs less than a penny.

Frogs never drink.

If you keep  a goldfish in a dark room, it will eventually  turn white.

You share your birthday with at least a million other  people.

Pigs get sunburnt.

Well, that’s enough of that. These facts were compiled in a little two-inch square book by Snapple Beverage Corporation which is owned by Dr. Pepper. It is a brand of tea and juice drinks founded in 1972 by Leonard March, Hyman Golden, his brother-in-law, and Arnold Greenburg. An early apple juice product led to the company’s name derived from the words “snappy” and “apple.”

I also checked with Google to get their little known facts, although I’m not quite sure what to believe in that category, some of them certainly sound farfetched:

A rat can last longer without water than a camel.

A female ferret will die if it goes into heat and cannot find a mate.

The original name for butterfly was flutterby.

Bats always  turn left when exiting a cave. I have to wonder, is someone sitting at that cave noticing when a bat exits??

I hope I gave you all something to think about today.

Thought for the day: A day without laughter is a day wasted.  Charlie Chaplin

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