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Discussion in 'Not Sure Where it Goes' started by Steve North, Aug 18, 2016.
A giant anteater consumes 35,000 plus ants daily with the aid of its super-sticky 60 cm long tongue
A giraffe's tongue is black/purple in front and pink in back & underside.
(Google giraffe tongue and you'll see VERY cool pics)
A full grown moose's antlers can weigh about 40 pounds.
Elephants have the longest gestation period of all mammals - 18 months to 2 years.
If a female Emperor Penguin's baby dies, she will often "kidnap" an unrelated chick—but rather than raise it as her own, she soon abandons the stolen chick.
Pumpkins are 90 percent water, and at one time were believed to have removed freckles and cured snake bites.
We raised rabbits during our isolation from the "system" for a year in the woods of Northern Arizona. For food purposes, no source of income beyond the $450 per month the buyer of our home in Phoenix was paying us. Land and car payment ate $376 of that, so we bought very little.
My wife had studied up on rabbits for food purposes. One amazing fact was, when a brood of babies was born, any foreign odor detected by the mother rabbit caused immediate desertion of the baby by the mother! You dared not even get close to that litter!
I thought that was true with birds and their babies in the nest.
It may be so. Maybe not with all birds though. I wouldn't mess with a Momma Vulture!
Canada is the first country to build a UFO landing pad in St. Paul, Alberta.
Israel is renowned for its water conservation initiatives, being one of the world's only countries that has such effective water supply and conservation infrastructure that it can fully function without rain.
Very interesting info! That I did not know!
A group of owls is called a parliament
Ostriches can run faster than horses, and the male ostriches can roar like lions.
Ottawa is the fifth coldest capital in the world but it’s not so long ago that it was the second-coldest capital. We can thank the break-up of the Soviet Union and the emergence of “new” capitals for pushing Ottawa down the list.
Canada has the longest coastline of any country in the world at 243,977 kilometers – 151,600 miles.
South Africa has 3 capitals - Cape Town, Pretoria, and Bloemfontein.
The highest mountain in Canada is Mount Logan, Yukon Territory, 5959 meters (19,551 feet).
The coldest temperature ever recorded in Canada was -63C (-81.4F) on February 3, 1957 in Snag, Yukon.
The coldest temperature I have ever experienced was in Ironsides Quebec and it was -62f.. Absolutely not a car started in the morning.. Let me tell you it was totally brutal..
One morning in Chicago, it was -23`F, and about half the cars would not start that I saw. Hoods up all over the place. In those days, no 12 volt ignition systems were yet in use in cars. That meant 6-volt starters had to draw humongously heavy current, 500 amperes or more. In comparison, 100 amperes may be effectively used to weld 1/4-inch thick steel plate with an arc welder.
My Dad bought a '55 Mercury new; it still had 6-volt system. I "inherited" the car when a replacement was gotten, and used it to senior high during inclement weather. One late afternoon after classes, it was at least -20, but confident, I went out to the car. I had reasoned that gasoline cannot burn as liquid; only the vapor burns, so it made sense that very cold gasoline took a long time to vaporize in the intake system below the carburetor.
I pumped the pedal a few times, to load the intake with raw liquid gasoline, then dutifully shivered on the cold Naugahyde seat. 5 minutes like eternity. Turned the key, and the starter barely grunted, but did turn ever so slowly, and in no more than one turn, it fired! Other guys asked me how I did it. I told them "nitromethane"!
I really hate to tell you but when the temperature drops down to -23f, I don't even plug in my car.. It must be at least a -20c before I plug it in and we very often get down to -40c and lower up here where I live..
Of course the temperature is cold, but that darn wind will make things much worse.. The wind-chill is very often something else..
Chicago isn't a warm place in winter, but I live way further north..
It doesn't matter.......................... cold is cold !!!!!
Alert, in Nunavut Territory, is the northernmost permanent settlement in the world.
The border between Canada and the United States is officially known as the International Boundary. It is 5,525 miles long, including the 1,538 miles between Canada and Alaska. It’s the world’s longest unprotected border.
Ocean Falls, British Columbia has on average 330 days of rain per year.