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Thanks for sharing.....very interesting 

Really wild about dandelions if ever lost in woods hopefully could find some to eat Like Lydia I just thought were weeds 

Ginger :  ) 

Smiley Happy Smile & the world Smiles with you Smiley Wink Pass one on....its free
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Did you know the 1939 novel Gadsby is the longest book ever published that doesn’t contain the letter ‘e’?

This is the front cover art for the book Gadsby: A Story of Over 50,000 Words Without Using the Letter "E" written by Ernest Vincent Wright.Wikimedia Commons/Wetzel Publishing

Back in 1939, American author Ernest Vincent Wright published Gadsby, a 50,000-word novel that doesn’t use the letter ‘e’ once. What’s more, it’s not the only novel that ditched the letter. Author Georges Perec also wrote the French-language book La Disparition without the letter ‘e’ in 1969. That’s even more astounding when you consider that the letter ‘e’ is the most commonly used letter in the English (and French!) language. 

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31 Weird Science Facts
  1. The moon is moving away from the Earth at a tiny, although measurable, rate every year. 85 million years ago it was orbiting the Earth about 35 feet from the planet's surface.
  2. The star Antares is 60,000 times larger than our sun. If our sun were the size of a softball, the star Antares would be as large as a house.
  3. In Calama, a town in the Atacama Desert of Chile, it has never rained.
  4. At any given time, there are 1,800 thunderstorms in progress over the earth's atmosphere.
  5. Erosion at the base of Niagara Falls has caused the falls to recede approximately seven miles over the past 10,000 years.
  6. A ten-year-old mattress weighs double what it did when it was new due to debris that it absorbs over time. That debris includes dust mites (their droppings and decaying bodies), mold, millions of dead skin cells, dandruff, animal and human hair, secretions, excretions, lint, pollen, dust, soil, sand, and a lot of perspiration, which the average person loses at a rate of a quart a day. Good night!
  7. Every year 16 million gallons of oil runs off pavement into streams, rivers, and eventually, oceans in the United States. This is more oil than was spilled by the Exxon Valdez.
  8. In space, astronauts cannot cry because there is no gravity and tears can't flow.
  9. Most lipstick contains fish scales.
  10. A "jiffy" is an actual unit of time: 1/100th of a second.
  11. If you have three quarters, four dimes, and four pennies you have $1.19. you also have the largest possible amount of money in coins without being able to make change for a dollar.
  12. Leonardo Da Vinci invented scissors.
  13. Recycling one glass jar saves enough energy to operate a television for three hours.
  14. The cigarette lighter was invented before the match.
  15. The main library at Indiana University sinks over an inch a year. When it was designed engineers failed to take into account the weight of all the books that would occupy the building.
  16. A category three hurricane releases more energy in ten minutes that all the world's nuclear weapons combined.
  17. There is enough fuel in full jumbo jet tank to drive an average car four times around the world.
  18. An average of 100 people choke to death on ballpoint pens every year.
  19. Antarctica is the only continent without reptiles or snakes.
  20. The cruise liner Queen Elizabeth 2 moves only six inches for each gallon of fuel it burns.
  21. San Francisco cable cars are the only National Monuments that can move.
  22. February 1865 is the only month in recorded history not to have a full moon.
  23. Nutmeg is extremely poisonous if injected intravenously.
  24. A rainbow can be seen only in the morning or late afternoon. It can occur only when the sun is 40 degrees or less above the horizon.
  25. Lightning strikes the Earth 100 times every second.
  26. La Paz, Bolivia has an average annual temperature below 50 degrees Fahrenheit. However, it has never recorded a zero-degree temperature. Same for Stanley, the Falkland Islands, and Punta Arenas, Chile.
  27. There are over 87,000 Americans on waiting lists for organ transplants.
  28. Catsup leaves the bottle at a rate of 25 miles per year.
  29. Toxic house plants poison more children than household chemicals do.
  30. You are more likely to be infected by flesh-eating bacteria than you are to be struck by lightning.
  31. According to Genesis 1:20-22, the chicken came before the egg.

 

 
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Did you know the smallest bones in the human body are found in your ear?

 

This illustrates the bones in the inner ear:

 

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And this is how small those bones are:

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Did you know lemons contain more sugar than strawberries?

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And together they make one great drink!

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Did you know the average U.S. household has 300,000 things in it?

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Whether you’ve been inspired by Marie Kondo or not, you probably still have close to a third of a million items in your home. One report found that the average U.S. house has around 300,000 things in it. Yeah, we like stuff. Lots of stuff.

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History did you knows

  • Did you knowthe $ sign was introduced in 1788
  • Did you knowthe term 'disc jockey' was first used in 1937
  • Did you knowthe first train reached a top speed of only 8 kmh (5 mph)
  • Did you knowNew York was once called New Amsterdam
  • Did you knowHawaii officially became apart of the US in 1900
  • Did you knowNew York's Central Park was opened in 1876
  • Did you knowthe word old English word 'juke' meaning dancing lends its name to the juke box
  • Did you knowthe first rugby club was formed in 1843
  • Did you knowthe yo-yo was originally used as a weapon for hunting the in the Philippines
  • Did you knowdraughts (checkers) is older than chess
  • Did you knowthe first metered taxi was introduced in 1907
  • Did you knowthe Chinese used fingerprints as a method of identification as far back as AD 700
  • Did you knowthe revolving door was invented in 1888
  • Did you knowSir Isaac Newton was 23 when he discovered the law of gravity
  • Did you knowthe drinking straw was invented in 1886
  • Did you knowpaper money was first used in China
  • Did you knowScissors were most likely invented ancient Egypt
  • Did you knowall of the cobble stones used to line the streets in New York were originally stones found in the hulls of Belgian ships ballast
  • Did you knowDiet Coke was introduced in 1982
  • Did you knowShakespeare invented the words 'assassination' and 'bump'
 
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 Of all the people in history that have reached 65 years of age, half of them are living right now.
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Goats have rectangular pupils.
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You are more likely to be killed by an asteroid than to win the lottery.   But I'm more than willing to take my chances.
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History did you know?

  • Did you knowCoca-Cola originally contained cocaine
  • Did you knowthe Internet was originally called ARPANet (Advanced Research Projects Agency Network) designed by the US department of defense
  • Did you knowthe first Burger King was opened in Florida Miami in 1954
  • Did you knowAustralia was originally called New Holland
  • Did you knowin 1878 the first telephone book made contained only 50 names
  • Did you knowCoca Cola launched its 3rd product Sprite in 1961
  • Did you knowpaper originated from China
  • Did you knowinstant coffee was invented in 1901
  • Did you knowthe word 'testify' derived from a time when men were required to swear on their testicles
  • Did you knowtennis was originally played with bare hands
  • Did you knowthe Olympic flag was designed in 1913
  • Did you knowthe electric toothbrush was invented in 1939
  • Did you knowIsaac Newton invented the cat door
  • Did you knowthe Titanic was built in Belfast
  • Did you knowHawaii was originally called the Sandwich Islands
  • Did you knowthe doorbell was invented in 1831
  • Did you knowThe first English dictionary was written in 1755
  • Did you knowTokyo was once known as Edo
  • Did you knowthe tea bag was invented in 1908
  • Did you knowplastic bottles were first used for soft drinks in 1970
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