heeey maaaan, expand your mind

If you could journey inside my mind, you'd find it trippy …

… an ever-expanding conglomeration of facts and trivia eclectic and oh much more! Put these in your pipe and smoke 'em.

Disclaimer: These were routed to me. Some I know to be fact; others have not been verified by yours truly so take 'em for what they cost ya.

Elephants are the only animals that can't jump.

The body's strongest muscle is the tongue.

All polar bears are left-handed.

Crocodiles cannot stick out their tongues.

Butterflies taste with their feet.

A cockroach can live nine days without its head. It dies only because it can't eat.

A duck's quack has no echo and no one knows why.

Each king in a deck represents one in real history:
Spades: King David
Clubs: Alexander the Great
Hearts: Charlemagne
Diamonds: Julius Caesar

Multiplying 111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321

Starfish have no brains. (not to mention many people!)

The position of hooves on a horse-with-soldier statue is revealing:
Two raised = the soldier died in combat.
One raised = the soldier died of injuries sustained in combat.
All four on the ground = the soldier died of natural causes.

Mosquitoes have teeth.

The word "cemetery" springs from the Greek koimeterion, which means dormitory.

When the English settlers arrived in Australia, they noted a strange animal that jumped high and far. Using sign language, they sought to ask the aboriginal people about the animal.  "Kan Ghu Ru," they responded. The English adopted for the animal the word that in aboriginal speak was, "We don't understand you."

 

During historic civil wars, when troops returned without casualties, "0 Killed" was posted. From this we get the expression "O.K."

Funny, having posted on a spider just yesterday …
Statistically, people are more afraid of spiders than dying.

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