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Monday, December 13, 2010

Useless Facts Of The Year Part Two

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If you missed Part One of this four part series check out the links on the sidebar. 

April - 

**It is said that the world's oldest trees are the 4,600 year old Bristlecone pines in the USA.

**Owls eyes are fixed in their sockets. They are unable to move their eyes within their sockets and therefore must turn their heads to see around them. Owls have well-developed binocular vision as a result. 

May - 

**Did you know a Caracal can jump up to 10 feet in the air to catch a flying bird?

**Orca whales are capable of swimming at 30 mph. Males can grow up to almost 25 feet. Females grow to a bit less than 20 feet.  

**A baby pig, or piglet, weighs about 1.5 kilograms at birth and will double its weight in just 7 days.

**Cats cannot taste sugary foods due to a faulty sweet receptor gene. Chickens also cannot taste sweets. 


**Most dolphins can stay underwater for up to 15 minutes at a time. Seals can stay underwater much longer as some are said to be able to stay underwater for almost 2 hours.

**A liger (male lion mated with a female tiger) can reach speeds of 50 mph (80 km/h).

**Goldfish can see infrared radiation that is invisible to the human eye. 

Stay tuned for Part Three next week!

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