Saturday, February 12, 2011

Who Cares?

     You can find any information you want on the internet. As my oldest son, Jeff, points out time and again, a lot of it is trash, aka, entertainment. I operate on the premise that "Wouldn't it be cool if it was true?" If the answer is a resounding yes, then I go with it as truth, or semi-truth.

     Some of the latest facts that have captured my fancy come from a website titled Quirky Facts. And they are definitely quirky.
     The first one is that Owls are the only bird that can see the color blue. Why do you suppose that is? They sleep during the day, most of them, so they do not see the sky. It is not a matter of worrying that they will get turned around and fly upside down. And how do they determine this? How do you do a color test on an owl? And if there are scientists out there doing color tests on owls, is that one of the things in our budget we could eliminate. The only value I can see of such knowledge is to be able to add it on to a Quirky List.

     Again, here is another interesting factoid. Elephants are the only mammal that can't jump! Who determined that? And have they checked every other mammal to determine that status?

     Not only all fingerprints are different, but so are all tongue prints. If only criminals would lick the crime scenes, we could get exceptional DNA.

     The average person laughs 10 times a day. This one is worth investigating. I am keeping tally. I think I am way above average.


MC Howe said...

I've always wondered how they determine things like that about animals. I'm glad I'm not the only one.

Bodaciousboomer said...

What cool stuff! Thanks for sharing.

Sharon said...

I think they figured out the elephant thing by using physics and the shape size of the elephant. Of course, they never watched George of the Jungle.