Saturday, January 22, 2011

Things I Learned: 1/22/11

-1 inch of water equals 10 inches of snow, more or less…

-The Burmese snub-nosed monkey sneezes when it rains (presumably because it gets water in its upturned nostrils).

-In 500 B.C. the Celts made beer that was more intoxicating than our current brews—and, according to some sources, “smelled like a billy goat.”

-Some amoebas are farmers.

-Some people are really good tweeters. My friend Amy is one of them.

-When they feel threatened, some species of tarantula rapidly flick their legs against their backs, launching a fine mist of tiny barbed hairs towards their attackers.

-The “gin” in cotton gin is short for “engine.”

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