1 EAGLETON NOTES: Did You Know - 1

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Sunday, 16 May 2010

Did You Know - 1

That only female ducks can quack.  [Really?!]

Like finger prints everyone’s tongue prints are different.

An office desk is likely to harbour 400 times more bacteria than a toilet.  [I assume that means 400 times more types of bacterium. ]

Starfish can turn their stomachs inside out.  [Yes I did know that.]

Most spiders have eight eyes as well as eight legs.

There are more than 2700 languages in the world.  [There’s almost that many versions of English so far as I can see!].

4 comments:

  1. No, I did not know :)

    Ask me again tomorrow and even though I read this twice, I probably still won't know :)

    But it's pretty fascinating stuff to ponder, now, isn't it?

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  2. Well, GB...you are just full of amazing facts!!!
    ;^) ;^) ;^)

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  3. How many people are going to try to make a tongue print? Raise your hand!
    I'm really curious about the ducks. I hope next time I see some I'll remember to pay attention!

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  4. You were right to doubt the first one! Both sexes of duck quack. Female Mallards, for example, produce the classic single quack with a rising pitch while the male Mallard has a softer, lower-pitched quack.

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