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The leech has 32 Brains

The leech has 32 Brains

The leech has 32 Brains, because the leech is divided into 32 diffrent parts, every part has it’s own brain.

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Source>> Wikipedia – Leech

The leech has 32 Brains The leech has 32 Brains
August 30, 20130 comments
Dildo cactus is the real name of several cacti

Dildo cactus is the real name of several cacti

Dildo cactus is NOT a name we came up with! it is the real name of several cacti – usually tall & thin cacti…

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You don’t believe us? check the source:>> Wikipedia – Dildo cactus

Dildo cactus

August 29, 20132 commentsRead More
3,000 Euros are thrown into Trevi Fountain daily

3,000 Euros are thrown into Trevi Fountain daily

a cool thing i learned today – Believe it or not about 3,000 Euros are thrown into Trevi Fountain (located in Rome, Italy) daily.
The coins are collected and than used to subsidize a supermarket for Rome’s poor.
Sadly, there are constant attempts to loot money from Trevi Fountain.

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Source>> Wikipedia -Trevi Fountain

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The word “Salad” comes from the Latin “salata” which simply means – salty

The word “Salad” comes from the Latin “salata” which simply means – salty

The word “Salad” comes from the Latin “salata” which simply means – salty.

 

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Source>> Wikipedia – Salad

Salad is salty in latin Salad is salty in latin

 

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August 26, 20130 comments
During World War II Nazi scientists tried to train dogs to talk

During World War II Nazi scientists tried to train dogs to talk

In the beginning of the 1900’s there was a general assumption (especially in Germany) that several species of animals can be taught to understand and even talk with humans. This was the core idea of Hundesprechschule Asra / Tiersprechschule Asra (or in English: Asra talking school for dogs /animals ). During the Second world war Nazi scientists were interested in teaching dogs to talk and understand How can they communicate in a much wider range with humans. They were also trying to find out how that could be implemented in the battlefield in order to assist the fighters.

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Source>> Wikipedia –  Hundesprechschule Asra

 

Nazi scientists & talking dogs Nazi scientists & talking dogs

photo by Nina Matthews Photography

August 25, 20130 commentsRead More
The shortest war in history ended after 38 minutes

The shortest war in history ended after 38 minutes

The world’s shortest war in history (also listed in the Guinness World Records book) took place in the year 1896 (August the 27th), between the United Kingdom and the Zanzibar.
It began because the British authorities preferred a sultan who was more favorable to British interests, but a different sultan took the crown, after the British ultimatum expired, the British gathered cruisers, gunboats & 150 marines in the harbor, and attacked the sultan, who surrendered after 38 minutes of battle…

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Source>> Wikipedia – Anglo-Zanzibar War

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The original voice of Mickey Mouse

The original voice of Mickey Mouse

A cool thing i learned today – The first person to have ever voiced Mickey Mouse was no other than Walt Disney himself!
Walt Disney voiced Mickey Mouse between the years: 1928-1947
he was essentially the original voice of Mickey.

Source – Wikipedia – Mickey Mouse

 

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photo by Rama
licence: Cc-by-sa-2.0-fr

August 22, 20131 comment
a Blue whale’s tongue can weigh as much as an elephant

a Blue whale’s tongue can weigh as much as an elephant

a Cool thing I learned today – a mature Blue whale’s tongue can weigh as much as a full grown (female) African Elephant!
Blue whale’s tongue weighs around 3 tons, and the female African Elephant about 2.1-3.2 tons.

Sources:

Blue whale's tongue & an elephant Blue whale’s tongue & an elephant

 

Photo by: Mike Baird from Morro Bay, USA

August 20, 20130 comments
Hummingbirds weigh less than a penny

Hummingbirds weigh less than a penny

Hummingbirds weigh less than a penny!  a penny weighs approximately 3-4 grams, depends on what year they where coined, and Hummingbirds (not all of them, a hummingbird can weigh between 2-20 grams, but a specific kind of  hummingbird, the Bee Hummingbird).

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Source: Wikipedia – Hummingbird

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Photo by Marcial4

August 19, 20131 comment
First product with a barcode

First product with a barcode

a Cool thing I learned today – Surprisingly enough, the first product to have ever had a barcode printed on it, was a packet of Gum, more specifically Wrigley’s  Gum somewhere around 1974.

Source: Wikipedia – Barcode system 

 

 first product to have a barcode

first product to have a barcode

 

August 18, 20130 comments