• 1/20 What do whales eat?
    Blue whales eat krill – tiny, shrimp-like crustaceans that live throughout Earth’s oceans. The huge whales can eat up to four tonnes of krill every day.
    Blue whales lunge through large swarms of krill with their mouths open, taking in more food in one mouthful than any other animal on Earth. Krill make up the vast majority…[Read more]

  • Talking Thomas Mallory posted an update in the group Group logo of I'm OK!I'm OK! 1 day, 20 hours ago

    Hi … it is actually above freezing here today. We are mostly ok. Thinking of Jakes mom and praying everything will be ok.

  • 1/19 What do crows eat?
    Crows are omnivores and will eat just about anything that they can find such as animal-based meal items including amphibians, reptiles, insects, eggs, and invertebrates such as worms. As for plants, they consume seeds, fruit, nuts, and grains. making them opportunistic feeders. They eat both, plant matter and meat…[Read more]

  • 1/18 We are flexible.
    Cats have a floating clavicle that allows them to squeeze through tight spaces and generally be more flexible and graceful.

  • 1/17 Lion tamers use chairs because lions are wired mentally to focus on one thing and attack it, but when it sees the four prongs of a chair coming at it, it gets confused and backs off.

  • 1/16 How is the Wind-Chill temperature determined
    A good approximation of the wind-chill temperature can be found by multiplying the wind speed by 0.7 and then subtracting that value from the air temperature. … The wind-chill temperature assumes a human face at a height of 5 feet above the ground on a clear night. Wind speed magnifies the…[Read more]

  • 1/15 The breed of the chicken determines eggshell color. The color of a hen’s ear area is the color indicator, with a white or light spot meaning white eggs. Usually, white hens lay white eggs, and brown hens lay brown eggs.
    Eggs that are not white have pigments deposited on them as the eggs travel through the hen’s oviduct. Blue and other egg…[Read more]

  • 1/14. Hippos
    While hippos spend up to 16 hours a day submerged in water, they also take to the land (and have been known to be super aggressive). And for their size, they’re super speedy. Don’t try to outrun a hippo, because you’ll lose. They grow between 2,000 and 4,000 pounds, and can run between 15 and 30 miles per hour.

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    1/13. Kangaroos can jump over 27 feet in one bound. They can accomplish this thanks to having small front legs and a long, strong tail that helps keep them balanced while jumping.

  • I1/12 factoid
    Electric eels can shock between 600 and 800 volts.
    That’s enough electricity to kill a horse. And while it might not be enough to kill humans instantly, it’s enough to knock them out and leave them to drown. Another nasty note: If you’re shocked by one, it burns the skin.

  • 1/11 Horses can communicate with humans by pointing to symbols. Researchers trained the horses to understand 3 symbols which meant “blanket on,” “blanket off,” and “no change.” After training, they were tested in different weather conditions and researchers found the choices matched the weather.

  • 1/10 Did you know cats were once used to deliver mail? Ha Ha Ha
    In the 1870s, a town in Belgium tried to use cats to deliver the mail by attaching it to waterproof bags around their necks. If you know cats at all, you know that this failed miserably. It was swiftly cancelled.
    Some cats took full days to deliver mail to their homes, but most…[Read more]

  • 1/9 2. Cats Have A Ton Of Muscles In Their Ears
    Over 20 muscles help control the cat\’s outer ear. The ear isn\’t only used to very accurately pinpoint where sound is coming from, but also to send signals to other cats and animals via gestures.

  • 1//8. Good news for our parents. Owning a cat can reduce their chance of having a heart attack or stroke buy one third.

  • Talking Thomas Mallory posted a new activity comment 1 week, 6 days ago

    Thank you Teddy that is a yummy breakfast.
    • Talking Thomas Mallory posted an update in the group Group logo of CampfireCampfire 1 week, 6 days ago

      Hi fellow Scouts.
      I want thank Denmaster for asking us post daily Factoids.. The information that has been posted is so very interesting.

    • 1/7 Giraffes eat acacia leaves downwind because acacia trees release bitter tannins and ethylene gas to warn other trees that a herbivore is in the area and feeding.

    • Talking Thomas Mallory posted an update in the group Group logo of Fact a Day 2022Fact a Day 2022 2 weeks ago

      1/6.
      There’s a National Eagle Repository in Colorado, where bald and golden eagles found dead are sent, and then have their parts redistributed to Native American tribes for ceremonial purposes.

    • 1/5. Owls have serrated edges on the leading edge of their flight feathers that muffle their wing beats, allowing an owl’s flight to be practically silent.

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