Something New for February
1st Matt - Starfish do not have an actual brain.
Vicky - The largest recorded snowflake was in Keogh, MT during year 1887, and was 15 inches wide.
2nd Matt - The longest recorded flight of a chicken is 13 seconds.
Vicky - Bolts of lightning can shoot out of an erupting volcano.
3rd Matt - In France, it is legal to marry a dead person.
Vicky - If you believe that you’re truly one in a million, there are still approximately 7,184 more people out there just like you.
4th Matt - Taking nap longer than 20 minutes during day can help boost memory and enhance creativity.
Vicky - A sneeze travels about 100 miles per hour.
5th Matt - Frogs can suffocate if they hold their mouth open too long.
Vicky - A single cloud can weight more than 1 million pounds.
6th Matt - The infinity symbol is called a lemniscate.
Vicky - It would take a sloth one month to travel one mile.
7th Matt - The butterflies you get in your stomach when you see someone you like is actually a stress response caused by adrenaline.
Vicky - A human will eat on average 70 assorted insects and 10 spiders while sleeping.
8th Matt - The Facebook Like button was originally planned to be named the Awesome button.
Vicky - 10% of the World’s population is left handed.
9th Matt - Camel’s milk does not curdle.
Vicky - If you were to stretch a Slinky out until it’s flat, it would measure 87 feet long.
10th Matt - Dolphins can stay alert and active for 15 days or more by sleeping with one half of their brain at a time.
Vicky - white chocolate doesn't qualify as genuine chocolate because it doesn't contain cocoa solids.
11th Matt - Coffee was originally called ‘Arabic Wine’ when it was first brought to Europe.
Vicky - Blueberries will not ripen until they are picked.
12th Matt - A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out.
Vicky - More people are allergic to cow’s milk than any other food.
13th Matt - Emus can’t walk backwards.
Vicky - A hardboiled egg will spin faster than a raw egg.
14th Matt - More people are killed each year by flying champagne corks than bites from poisonous spiders.
Vicky - More than 50% of the people in the world have never made or received a telephone call.
15th Matt - A humming bird can weigh less than a penny.
Vicky - Chewing gum burns about 11 calories per hour.
16th Matt - It’s estimated that in the UK we collectively have 65 million pounds worth of pennies lying around our homes
Vicky - The word “gorilla” is derived from a Greek word meaning, “A tribe of hairy women.”
17th Matt - A cat's tail contains nearly 10 percent of all the bones in its body.
Vicky - 95% of people text things they could never say in person.
18th Matt - Some people used to believe that kissing a donkey could relieve toothache.
Vicky - In 2006 someone tried to sell New Zealand on eBay. The price got up to $3,000 before eBay shut it down.
19th Matt - Not all moons are dry and dusty like ours. Jupiter's Europa has a liquid ocean underneath an icy crust.
Vicky - In New York, it is illegal to sell a haunted house without telling the buyer.
20th Matt - To cook an egg, a concrete pavement needs to be 158°F/70°C.
Vicky - A mole can dig a tunnel that is 300 feet long in only one night.
21st Matt - The world's smallest fruit - a utricle - is the size of a small ant.
Vicky - Gorillas burp when they are happy.
22nd Matt - The Nile crocodile can hold its breath underwater for up to two hours whilst it waits for prey.
Vicky - The chance of you dying on the way to get lottery tickets is actually greater than your chance of winning.
23rd Matt - Corn is grown on every continent except Antarctica.
Vicky - Human thigh bones are stronger than concrete.
24th Matt - The highest wave ever surfed was as tall as a ten-storey building.
Vicky - Cockroaches can live for several weeks with their heads cut off, because their brains are located inside their body. They would eventually die from being unable to eat.
25th Matt - The quills on African porcupines are as long as three pencils.
Vicky - The population is expected to rise to 10.8 billion by the year 2080.
26th Matt - The Hercules Beetle can grow big enough to cover an adult human hand.
Vicky - Pirates wore earrings because they believed it improved their eyesight.
27th Matt - You lose about 50 to 100 hairs a day.
Vicky - The furthest a monarch butterfly has flown in a day is 265 miles.
28th Matt - In October 1755, rain the colour of blood fell in Locarno, Switzerland and red snow fell over the Alps, this was caused by dust from the Sahara Desert
Vicky - A hippo’s wide open mouth is big enough to fit a 4-foot-tall child in.