Facts and Asides


Insects make two thirds of known species
The world’s crawling with them creatures!
Crickets hear through their knees
Lends a completely different meaning to ‘knock-knees’.
The East Alligator river, in Australia’s Northern Territory, was
misnamed. It contains crocodiles not alligators
We’re all shedding crocodile tears!
The Kinkajou’s tail is twice as long as its body. Every night,
it wraps itself up in its tail and uses it as a pillow.
The height of multi-functionality! Naturally!
Lobsters are scared of octopuses. The sight of one makes a
lobster freeze.
Baby lobster to mum “That octopus gives me the
shivers!”
A cat’s jaw cannot move sideways.
Serves them right for those nine lives they have!
Dogs have about 100 different facial expressions, most of them
made with the ears.
That , my friend, is a lot of doggone dog-eared
expressions!
In Vermont, the ratio of cows to people is 10:1.
That is one heck of a cow-town!
Chickens lay the most eggs when pop music is played than any
other music.
P(l)op! P(l)op! P(l)op!
The Platypus can eats its weight in worms every day!
My, those must be some weighty worms!
Drinking water reduces the acid in your mouth by 61 percent.
What about your mouth giving me acidity!
A donkey will sink in quicksand but a mule won’t.
Talk about being stubborn!
Pigs can become alcoholics.
More wine to the swine!
A blue whale’s tongue weighs more than an elephant.
So if a blue whale wags its tongue, an elephant will
dance!
The human brain stops growing at the age of 18.
Ah, that explains a lot, about a lot of people!
It takes an interaction of 72 different muscles to produce human
speech.
How many does it take to stop human speech?

Your thumb is the same length as your nose.
It’s true! Thumbing your nose has a new meaning!
Every tongue has a unique tongue print.
You don’t need to tell me this! I hear you every day!
A woman’s heart beats faster than a man’s.
That explains why when a woman is in love, her heart
beats faster! But a man just has knots in his stomach!
The brain requires 25 percent of all oxygen used by the body.
More energy to the brain!
Human thigh bones are stronger than concrete.
I shall smite thee with mine!
The lens of the eye continues to grow throughout a person’s
life.
So now you know why your parents keep saying “I
wish you could see life through my eyes!” They just have a
bigger lens!
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