Archive for January, 2014

January 25, 2014

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An adult Hippo needs to resurface every three to five minutes to breathe. The process of surfacing and breathing is automatic, and even a hippo sleeping underwater will rise and breathe without waking.

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January 21, 2014

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Starbursts were created in 1971 in the United Kingdom and were originally called Opal Fruits. Five years later they entered the U.S. under the name Starburst.

Source: www.ehow.com

January 14, 2014

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Goldfish can’t close their eyes, because they have no eyelids.

Source: http://www.animal.discovery.com

January 8, 2014

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There have been more than six billion little green Monopoly houses and 2.25 billion red hotels “constructed” since 1935.

Source: www.hasbro.com

January 7, 2014

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It takes ten inches of snow melted down to equal one inch of water.

Source: www.holiday-haven.com

January 6, 2014

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The Christian holiday of Epiphany is celebrated on January 6th, the last day of the twelve days of Christmas.  It takes its name from the Greek word epiphaneia, meaning “appearance,” since according to traditional belief, it was on that day, that the Magi (or Wise Men), first saw the baby Jesus.

Source: The Word Origin 2014 Calendar

January 4, 2014

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Adermatoglyphia is a rare medical condition which causes a person to have no fingerprints. It is also known as “immigration delay disease” because sufferers, have a hard time entering foreign countries where fingerprint identification is required.  There are only four known families ever documented as having adermatoglyphia.

Source: www.beineinu.org