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Animals:

Did you know…

  • Octopus’ have eight hearts.

  • Elephants are the only mammals that can’t jump.

  • Butterflies taste with their feet.

  • There is no sideways movement for a cats jaw.

  • Polar Bears are left handed.

  • An ostrich’s eye is bigger than it’s brain.

  • Snails can sleep for three years without eating.

  • Porcupines float in water.

  • Many hamsters only blink one eye at a time.

  • A giraffe can clean it’s ears with it’s 21-inch long tongue!

  • A rat can last longer without water than a camel.

  • Armadillos sleep for an average of 18.5 hours a day.

  • Starfish don’t have brains.

  • Emus and kangaroos cannot walk backwards, and are on the Australian Coat of Arms for that reason.

  • Cats have thirty-two muscles in each ear.

Our bodies

  • The average person falls asleep in seven minutes.

  • 11% of people are left handed.

  • 8% of people have an extra rib.

  • Your tongue is the fastest healing part of your body.

Words/alphabet/etc.

  • The most commonly used letter in the alphabet is E.

  • The least used letter in the alphabet is Q.

  • Dreamt is the only word in the English dictionary that ends in mt.

  • If you try to say the alphabet without moving your lips or tongue, every letter will sound the same.

  • The Hawaiian alphabet has 12 letters.

  • The longest word without a vowel isΒ rhythm.

  • The letter W is the only letter in the alphabet that has three syllables.

Australian/world/countries

  • The names of all the continents both start and end with the same letter.

  • Perth is Australia’s windiest city.

  • The flag for Libya is unlike any other being a solid green colour.

  • The only continent without an active volcanoΒ is Australia.

Sport

  • The average golf ball has around 336 dimples.

  • The Olympic flag was designed in 1913.

  • About 42,000 tennis balls are used in the Wimbledon Championship.Β 

  • A bowling pin will fall at a tilt of 7.5 degrees.

  • The game Tug-Of-War was an Olympic sport from 1900-1920

  • Golf is the only sport to be played on the moon by Alan Sheperd in 1971.

Comment on:

What interseting facts did you learn?

Do you know any other interesting facts?

12 thoughts on “Did you know?

  1. Dear Liv,

    What a wonderful post and sooooo interesting!
    You taught me so very much just from one blog post, my 3 favourite facts were…

    1. 8% of people have an extra rib.
    2. Elephants are the only mammals that can’t jump.
    3. Golf is the only sport to be played on the moon by Alan Sheperd in 1971.

    I looked up a some facts to put in my comment, hope you like them!

    1. Beetles taste like apples, wasps like pine nuts, and worms like fried bacon.
    2. A cockroach can live several weeks with its head cut off!
    3. There is a city called Rome on every continent.
    4. It’s against the law to have a pet dog in Iceland!
    5. Your heart beats over 100,000 times a day!

    Well thats all of my facts.
    Also if you would like to,could you visit my blog at,
    rhiannonb.global2.vic.edu.au/

    Thanks,
    Bye For Now,
    Rhiannon (4PR)

    • @ Rhi,

      WOW! I was BLOWN away with how well you wrote your comment. It was such a good quality comment. You are an outstanding blogger. I have looked at your blog and I love the theme. Your blog looks so welcoming, you would always want to read the fantastic posts you write. Thankyou for the kind compliments.

      Those facts were so interesting! I learnt so much. My favourite fact was:
      It is against the law to have a pet dog in Iceland. The fact with the beetles and the apples, I really hope you looked that up on the Internet and didn’t taste a beetle!

      Some other facts are:
      1: Antarctica is the only continent without snakes and reptiles.
      2: It’s against the law to slam your car door in Switzerland.
      3: Every day more money is printed for Monopoly than for the US Treasury.

      Thanks again!
      Liv πŸ™‚

  2. Dear Liv,
    I’ve got some facts about horses.

    Horses cannot throw up, that’s why when a horse gets ill, it can be very hard to treat the horse.
    The longest tail measured was 22ft long was grown by an American Palomino named Chinook .

    Horses can drink up to ten gallons of water a day .

    Hope you enjoyed these facts,
    your friend,
    Bronte πŸ‘Ώ 😳 πŸ™‚ πŸ˜‰

  3. Dear Bronte,

    WOW! What a great comment. It was so kind of you to come and leave it.

    I’m quite sure you wouldn’t of had to look those facts up, you probably already new them. You sure know a lot about horses! Those facts are so interesting.

    What is the name of your horse? What colour is he/she? Is he/she kept in Leopold?

    Look foward to hearing from you again.
    Liv πŸ™‚

  4. Dear Liv,

    I actually did look up just one fact, it was the longest tail one.

    My pony is a mare (girl) . She is kept in Wallington park. It’s called agistment, it’s were you can pay for you horse to be kept there.
    People can ride there to, they keep other horses for people to ride if they like horses but don’t have their own one.

    My ponys name is Merry-legs, it sounds very funny but here is the true meaning of the name.
    It means her legs are very merry as in graceful, so when she moves along, she doesn’t bob up and down and look silly.

    From Bronte

    • Dear Bronte,
      Your pony seems very nice. I, too, have horses. Their names are Maggie and Annie. They are Miniature Horses, and I keep them at my house. Maggie is gray and white, and Annie is brown and white.

      I cannot ride my horses because they are too small, but at my best friend’s house, I ride a Morgan/Hafflinger mix. She is very funny, but kind of chubby πŸ™‚ Her name is T.T.

      I love the name Merry-Legs. I don’t think it sounds funny at all πŸ™‚ Happy blogging!

      ~ Emma W.
      Mr. Avery’s Class

  5. Dear Liv,
    Hello! My name is Emma. I am from Mr. Avery’s 6th Grade class. I love your blog! I had no idea Tug-of-War was an actual sport in the Olympics! I will be sure to visit your blog often, because it is very interesting and I love how you set it up. Happy blogging!

    ~ Emma W.
    Mr. Avery’s Class
    No ProblEMMA

    • Dear Emma,

      Thank you so much for your kind comment. As this is a late reply, I have already left a comment on your blog. It is absolutely fantastic! I am so glad to have a great blogging friend to collaborate with.

      Same here, I never knew that Tug-Of-War was an Olympic sport until I looked it up! I also learnt lots of other facts from this post, but I knew nearly all of them.

      From your new blogging friend,
      Liv πŸ™‚

  6. Hi Liv,

    Wow what a great post.

    Nearly every fact that you posted I had either forgotten or not known.

    The most interesting I found were:
    1. Emus and kangaroos cannot walk backwards, and are on the Australian Coat of Arms for that reason.
    2. About 42,000 tennis balls are used in the Wimbledon Championship.
    3. Polar bears are left handed.

    The Olympic torch for the 2000 games was carried through the streets of Geelong on the same day as when my daughter Zali was born.

    My son Clancy was born on the anniversary of the September 11 Twin Towers incident in 2002. An airplane was highjacked and was purposely flown into the Twin Towers causing huge numbers of deaths.

    From Clancy’s mum … Jacqui.

    • @ Jacqui,

      Thank you so much for your kind comment. It was so nice to see a parent come and leave a quality comment on my posts.

      I knew three quarters of these facts but the rest I had to look up. I learnt lots from doing this post and I’m sure my readers did too! I also learnt that interesting fact, around 42,000 balls are used in Wimbledon, that’s quite a lot!

      How exciting that would have been for you, having the Olympic torch for the 2000 games carried through the streets of Geelong on the day Zali was born. I would have loved that if it was me!

      Wow! That’s very interesting aswell! Clancy was born on the anniversary of the September 11 Twin Towers incident in 2002. That would be really amazing.

      From,
      Liv πŸ™‚

      @ Clancy,

      Thank you so much for your terrific comment. You are a high quality blogger and you have a fabulous blog. I find my post very interesting aswell. I really like the quarter of the facts I looked up.

      Those facts are very interesting! I never knew that sharks are nearly blind like Mexican walking fish. Do you know any facts about sport, as you love your sport?

      From,
      Liv πŸ™‚

  7. Dear Liv S,

    What a fantastic post by the way it is very interesting.

    I like the way you have put heaps of facts in and used good punctuation.

    I am not very good at facts but do know some:
    The Sydney Habour bridge is the widest bridge in the world and,
    Sharks are nearly blind like Mexican walking fish did you know that?
    But they do react to light.

    What a great post,
    Clancy :mrgreen: πŸ™‚ πŸ˜‰

  8. Dear Liv,

    Thanks for the reply.

    And thanks for the reply to my Mum.

    I know heaps of facts by the they are on my football game on PS2

    Here is some that I do know:
    The biggest six hit was in the MCG it was hit up to the second stand. (It is painted yellow)

    My sister Zali was named after Zali Steggle the down hill skier for the Olympics.

    See you soon,
    Clancy πŸ˜‰ πŸ™‚

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