Did you know?

• The eyes of an owl are held in place by bony structures in the called Sclerotic rings. Because of this, they cannot or move their eyes. In order to look sideways, they need to turn their neck instead. Amazingly, they can turn their neck to extreme degrees - even upside down.

• The eyes of an owl are held in place by bony structures in the called Sclerotic rings. Because of this, they cannot or move their eyes. In order to look sideways, they need to turn their neck instead. Amazingly, they can turn their neck to extreme degrees - even upside down.

• Owls are one of the only birds who can see the color blue. Certain species of owls have special feather that allows them to fly silently.

• An oyster can change its gender once every seven days. (This may have some psychological implications).

• The color of a chilli is no indication of its spiciness, but size usually is - the smaller the pepper, the hotter it is.

• Coconut water can be used (in emergencies) as a substitute for blood plasma. The reason for this is that coconut water (the water found in coconuts – not to be confused with coconut milk, which comes from the flesh of the coconut) is sterile and has an ideal pH level. Coconut water is liquid endosperm – it surrounds the embryo and provides nutrition.

• After periods of warring and especially after victories, Napoleon would send messengers home to tell of his success and to tell his wife not to wash herself until he got home. He apparently liked the sweat.

• Wasp larvae feed on insects while adult wasps feed mainly of fruit and sugar.

• If hot water is suddenly poured into a glass that glass is more apt to break if it is thick than if it is thin. This is why test tubes are made of thin glass.

• The first H1N1 ’swine flu’ virus was isolated in a pig in 1930. Before 2009, there was approximately one human Swine Flu infection every 1-2 years in the USA. In 2009, it became a global pandemic.

• Scientology holds a religious status only in the United States and Australia. Tom Cruise, John Travolta, Lisa Cartwright (Simpsons) and Anne Archer are members of the Church of Scientology.

• An airplane’s “black box”‘is a device which records conditions and events on an air vessel. A “black box” is actually orange in color to make it more visible in the wreckage. The term black box might come from its charred appearance after an air crash.

• The only jointless bone in your body is the hyoid bone in your throat. The sound you hear when you crack your knuckles is actually the sound of nitrogen gas bubbles bursting.

• In ancient times, semen was once used as antacid to treat heartburns. It is basic, meaning it has a PH greater than 7.

• In Hungary the groom drinks a toast to his bride out of her wedding slipper. Hmm…no comment.lol

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