Did You Know…

• A kangaroo can’t jump unless its tail is touching the ground.  • A whale’s heart beats only nine times a minute. • A group of owls is called a parliament. 

• A kangaroo can’t jump unless its tail is touching the ground. 

• A whale’s heart beats only nine times a minute.

• A group of owls is called a parliament. 

• A group of ravens is called a murder.

• The six official languages of the United Nations are: English, French, Arabic, Chinese, Russian and Spanish.

• It’s against the law to have a pet dog in Iceland.

• It’s against the law to slam your car door in Switzerland.

• Your teeth are growing before birth: Even though it takes months after you are born to see teeth, they start growing about six months before you are born.

• The largest lizard in the world is the Komodo dragon which reaches up to 3 meters and sometimes longer; was named because of its fiery tongue. It is often longer than a car.

• Turtles can live for more than 100 years.

• Colgate faced a big obstacle marketing toothpaste in Spanish speaking countries. Colgate translates into the command “go hang yourself.”

• In 1631, two London Bible printers accidentally left the word “not” out of the seventh commandment, which then read, “Thou shalt commit adultery.” This legendary book is now known as the “Wicked Bible.”

• The word “lethological” describes the state of not being able to remember the word you want.

• Cows given names, tend to produce more milk. The word Spain means “the land of rabbits.”

• Clans of long ago that wanted to get rid of their unwanted people without killing them used to burn their houses down - hence the expression “to et fired.”

• Months that begin on a Sunday will always have a “Friday the 13th.”

• It is illegal to be a prostitute in Siena, Italy, if your name is Mary.

• Men’s shirts have the buttons on the right, but women’s shirts have the buttons on the left.

• Neck ties were first worn in Croatia. That’s why they were called cravats (CRO-vats).

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