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Re: Did You Know?? (some trivia for you...) 2015/05/13 18:19:52 (permalink)
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More RHINO FACTS.....
 

 

 
Territories are marked, or claimed, by the rhino’s spraying urine at regular intervals on the trees and bushes of the area.
 
They will squirt urine onto a tree, bush or trunk every five to six minutes when establishing their territory.
 
They will also scatter their dung throughout the region.
 
Rhinos make extensive use of their sense of smell to communicate to and with others that they are present.
 
Therefore, when other rhinoceroses enter the territory, they will be aware of the presence of another animal, implying that the territory is not available for habitation.

 
 
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Re: Did You Know?? (some trivia for you...) 2015/05/19 13:48:30 (permalink)
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There is an interesting ground seasoning blend that originates in Egypt called dukhah.
 
Depending on the recipe, ingredients may include coriander, peppercorns, cumin, fennel, pistachio nuts, and sesame seeds.

 
 
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Re: Did You Know?? (some trivia for you...) 2015/05/20 10:50:54 (permalink)
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Small animals like bats and shrews consume up to 1 ½ times their body weight in food every day.
 
For an adult male this would be like eating 1000  ¼-pound cheeseburgers a day, every day; or about 50 Thanksgiving dinners a day.

 
 
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Re: Did You Know?? (some trivia for you...) 2015/05/21 16:39:24 (permalink)
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The lungs of an average adult, unfolded and flattered out, would cover an area the size of a tennis court.

 
 
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Re: Did You Know?? (some trivia for you...) 2015/06/10 16:30:25 (permalink)
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Adult female grey kangaroos can have two joeys of different ages nestled in their pouches at one time.
 
However, the older joey is kicked out when the younger one starts getting bigger and the pouch gets too crowded.

 
 
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Re: Did You Know?? (some trivia for you...) 2015/06/11 14:09:32 (permalink)
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Getting a whole lot of red marks on a homework assignment is something that has sent feelings of disappointment to many a young student for decades.
 
These red notations have such a bad reputation that a school in Britain decided to change the rules.
 
In Mounts Bay Academy in Cornwall (GB), a few ruling means that teachers will start marking their papers in free ink.
 
The students will be allowed to give responses in purple.
 
The idea is to get positive communication between teacher and student, minus the red ink.
 
 
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Re: Did You Know?? (some trivia for you...) 2015/06/24 10:40:01 (permalink)
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Grasshoppers are full or protein and many people around the world make tasty treats out of them.
 
In Asia, They are often fried, while in MEXICO, they are served with lime and garlic.

 
 
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Re: Did You Know?? (some trivia for you...) 2015/06/24 20:54:56 (permalink)
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The emperor penguins of Antarctica share the duties of parenthood.
 
The mother lays one large egg, then walks to the sea to catch fish to bring back.
 
While she is gone, the father protects the egg until it hatches.
 
 

 
 
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Re: Did You Know?? (some trivia for you...) 2015/06/26 00:42:04 (permalink)
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The Virginia opossum, a marsupial that carries its babies in its ouch, can give birth to 25 babies at one time, or to as few as four.
 
The babies usually abandon the pouch after 70 to 125 days.
 

 
 
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Re: Did You Know?? (some trivia for you...) 2015/06/27 08:28:43 (permalink)
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RAMBUTAN is a fruit that is native to the Malay Archipelago, but is now cultivated in many more places.
 
It has fleshy, liable splines on the exterior that gives it a hairy appearance, but a tender, translucscent, grape-like fruit in its centre that taste both sweet and sour.
 

 

 
 
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Re: Did You Know?? (some trivia for you...) 2015/06/30 14:27:56 (permalink)
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The giant Pacific female octopus goes through a lot to have babies.
 
First, she lays as many as 100,000 eggs and she stays with the eggs for seven months when they hatch.
 
The mother octopus helps little ones get moving, and when her job is done, she dies.

 
 
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Re: Did You Know?? (some trivia for you...) 2015/06/30 21:31:08 (permalink)
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The giant Pacific female octopus goes through a lot to have babies.
 
First, she lays as many as 100,000 eggs and she stays with the eggs for seven months when they hatch.
 
The mother octopus helps little ones get moving, and when her job is done, she dies.


Any idea of how many of the 100,000 eggs hatch and survive?
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Re: Did You Know?? (some trivia for you...) 2015/07/01 16:17:45 (permalink)
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  • The warthog has poor vision (though better than most other African wild pigs), but its senses of smell and hearing are good.
  • When alarmed, the warthog grunts or snorts, lowers its mane, flattens its ears and bolts for underground cover.

 
 
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Re: Did You Know?? (some trivia for you...) 2015/07/01 16:19:20 (permalink)
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The giant Pacific female octopus goes through a lot to have babies.
 
First, she lays as many as 100,000 eggs and she stays with the eggs for seven months when they hatch.
 
The mother octopus helps little ones get moving, and when her job is done, she dies.


Any idea of how many of the 100,000 eggs hatch and survive?

I think its a safe bet to say not all of them.

 
 
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Re: Did You Know?? (some trivia for you...) 2015/07/02 10:44:03 (permalink)
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There are over 6200 miles of high-speed rail routes in China.
 
One of the routes goes from Beijing to Guangzhou and is 1428 miles long, the longest line in the world.

 
 
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Re: Did You Know?? (some trivia for you...) 2015/07/08 13:54:46 (permalink)
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Naked Mole Rats of Eastern Africa live up to their name. as they have very little body hair.
 
They grow to be about three inches long and live underground in colonies of 20 - 300 other makes mole rats.
 
 

 

 
 
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Re: Did You Know?? (some trivia for you...) 2015/07/09 16:06:34 (permalink)
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Famous American comedian, actor, and musician, Jack Black, had some extremely smart parents.
 
Both were scientists.
 
His mother, Judith Love Cohen, contributed to the work on the Hubble Telescope.

 
 
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Re: Did You Know?? (some trivia for you...) 2015/07/10 10:29:01 (permalink)
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In the desert area of India, camels are a traditional form of transportation.
 
In the city of Bikaner in the state of Rajasthan, a festival honouring these animals is held, attracting thousands of tourists and camel breeders.
 
The Bikaner Camel Festival is a 2-day event that includes camel races, but people also enter three camels into more artsy competitions.
 
For example, owners shear beautiful designs into their camel's cougar by cutting its hit to make unique designs.
 
There is also a camel beauty contest in which the owners decorate their camels with bells and baubles.

 
 
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Re: Did You Know?? (some trivia for you...) 2015/07/11 09:58:37 (permalink)
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Those who want a truly romantic dining experience might want to consider booking a meal ta restaurant in Vacone, Italy, called Solo Per Due. 
 
The name means "Just For Two" , and that is exactly what guests can expect!
 
The restaurant has one table and two chairs for the lucky couple who manage to get a reservation.
 
They will be served a meal based on local ingredients and will receive extremely attentive service from the waiters.
 
It does cost more than a typical meal out, ($350 USD per person), but for diners who treasure an intimate experience, it may be worth the price. 

 
 
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Re: Did You Know?? (some trivia for you...) 2015/07/29 16:46:44 (permalink)
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Jackfruit grows on trees in some tropical countries, such as India and Brazil.
 
Large and oblong, this fruit can weight from 6 - 66 pounds.
 
The green exterior has blunt thorns and the edible interior contains yellow-orange bulbs that taste sweet.
 

 
 

 
 
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Re: Did You Know?? (some trivia for you...) 2015/07/29 20:43:35 (permalink)
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Is Jackfrjit also called Durian fruit?
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Re: Did You Know?? (some trivia for you...) 2015/07/31 11:00:05 (permalink)
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Jackfruit is NOT a Durian!
 
Year of the Durian: Jackfruit is NOT a Durian
 
 
(open one up and you'll know the difference right away!!  (smell)

 
 
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Re: Did You Know?? (some trivia for you...) 2015/07/31 11:06:44 (permalink)
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DURIAN...
 
Why Does the Durian Fruit Smell So Terrible?Scientists examine what chemicals make the Asian fruit smell like "turpentine and onions, garnished with a gym sock" 



 
Durians have a notorious aroma likened to rotting meat, turpentine and gym socks. 
 
If you’ve smelled a durian even once, you probably remember it.
 
Even with the husk intact, the notorious Asian fruit has such a potent stench that it’s banned on the Singapore Rapid Mass Transit.
 
Food writer Richard Sterling has written “its odor is best described as…turpentine and onions, garnished with a gym sock. It can be smelled from yards away.”
 
A small minority, though, love the smell and taste of the fruit. 

 
Anthony Bourdain calls it “indescribable, something you will either love or despise…Your breath will smell as if you’d been French-kissing your dead grandmother.”
 
The fruit’s flesh is sometimes eaten raw, or is cooked and used to flavor a number of traditional Southeast Asian dishes and candies.
 
It’s also used in traditional Asian medicine, as both an anti-fever treatment and a aphrodisiac. 
 



 
 
 
 
Durians are banned on Signapore’s mass transit, among other public places, because of their potent scent.
 
What everyone can agree on is that the fruit’s odor, whether pleasant or dreadful, is uncommonly potent.
 
Now, in a new study in the Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry, a group of scientists from the German Research Center for Food Chemistry has attempted to figure out how exactly the fruit produces such a powerful stench.
 
In breaking down aroma extract, taken from Thai durians, with a mass spectrometer and gas chromatograph, the team, led by Jia-Ziao Li, pinpointed 50 discrete compounds in the fruit responsible for its uncommon aroma.
 
Those compounds included eight that hadn’t been detected in durians before—and four compounds that had been completely
 
unknown to science.
 
 
Their analysis suggests that it is not any single compound but instead the mixture of different chemicals that produces the fruit’s powerful stench.
 
The compounds are identified by their chemical formulas, which are likely cryptic to anyone without a degree in organic chemistry (1-{sulfanyl}ethanethiol, for example), but the research team associated each one with a particular odor.
 
What’s interesting is that none of the compounds individually seem to match with the characteristic durian smell—they range widely, and include labels like fruity, skunky, metallic, rubbery, burnt, roasted onion, garlic, cheese, onion and honey.
 
A number of them have been detected in just a few other substances, such as cooked beef, yeast extract, dried squid and leeks. 
 
Somehow, the combination of these 50 chemicals produces the powerful scent that has entranced and repulsed people the world over.
 
Even apart from the smell, durians are a scientific marvel.
 
According to a 2009 Japanese study, durian extract strongly inhibits the enzyme aldehyde dehydrogenase (ALDH), used by the liver to break down alcohol.
 
This might account for a piece of traditional Asian folklore: that getting intoxicated while eating durians can lead to death.
 




 

 
 
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Re: Did You Know?? (some trivia for you...) 2015/08/02 11:04:30 (permalink)
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The African Buffalo is one of the most successful grazers in Africa.
 
It lives in swamps and floodplains and can weigh anywhere from 500 to 900 kg.
 
Other than humans they have few predators, are capable of defending themselves against lions and have been known to kill them.
 
It typically takes multiple lions to take down an adult Buffalo. 

 
 
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Re: Did You Know?? (some trivia for you...) 2015/08/03 19:25:36 (permalink)
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A frog's skin is very important.
 
For example, frogs do not drink water.
 
Rather, they hydrate themselves by soaking water into their body through the skin.
 
s well, some of the air they need comes through their skin, while the rest is breathed through their nostrils.

 
 
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