Interesting Facts of the Day

Between 1902 and 1907 the same tiger killed 436 people in India.

Many butterflies can taste with their feet to find out whether the leaf they sit on is good to lay eggs on to be their caterpillars’ food or not.

The human brain is about 75% water.

A group of kangaroos is called a mob.

Ever wonder where the term Work Smarter…Not Harder originated? Allan F. Mogensen, the creator of Work Simplification, coined the phrase in the 1930′s. The 1990′s equivalent term is probably Business Process Reengineering.

Interesting But Useless Facts

Most lipstick contains fish scales.

Possums have one of the shortest pregnancies at 16 days. The shortest human pregnancy to produce a healthy baby was 22 weeks, 6 days — the baby was the length of a ballpoint pen.

Frog-eating bats identify edible from poisonous frogs by listening to the mating calls of male frogs. Frogs counter by hiding and using short, difficult to locate calls.

Broccoli and cauliflower are the only vegetables that are flowers.

A Boeing 747s wingspan is longer than the Wright brother’s first flight.

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