Things to Ponder This Weekend!

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Here are some odd facts that I thought I would pass along. Feel free to obsess about these over the weekend!

In no particular order…

A pregnant goldfish is called a twit.

When the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers play football at home, the stadium becomes the state’s third largest city.

Dueling is legal in Paraguay as long as both parties are registered blood donors.

The characters Bert and Ernie on Sesame Street were named after Bert the cop and Ernie the taxi driver in Frank Capra’s “Its A Wonderful Life”

A dragonfly has a lifespan of 24 hours.

An ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain.

1 pound of lemons contain more sugar than 1 pound of strawberries.

A flamingo can eat only when its head is upside down.

In 1963, baseball pitcher Gaylord Perry remarked, “They’ll put a man on the moon before I hit a home run.” On July 20, 1969, a few hours after Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon, Gaylord Perry hit his first (and only) home run.

A female ferret will die if it goes into heat and cannot find a mate.

A snail can have about 25,000 teeth.

A strand from the web of a golden spider is as strong as a steel wire of the same size.

The microwave oven was invented by mistake when an engineer testing a magnetron tube noticed that the radiation from it melted the chocolate bar he had in his pocket.

An average American will spend an average of 6 months during his lifetime waiting at red lights.

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