Thursday, August 07, 2008

inner dork: wild kingdom

Did you know...

There are fewer than 1,000 giant pandas left in the world.

The giant African snail grows to a foot long and reaches weights greater than a pound.

The giant flying fox, native to Indonesia, has a wingspan of nearly 6 feet.

Giant tortoises can live to be 150 years old or older.

The giant Pacific octopus can fit its entire body through an opening no bigger than the size of its beak.

The giant squid is the largest creature without a backbone. It weighs up to two and a half tons and grows up to fifty-five feet long. Each eye is a foot or more in diameter.

A donkey will sink in quicksand, but a mule will not.

A single sheep's fleece can contain as many as twenty-six million fibers.

...and now you know.


ptg said...

Where on earth did you dig up the info on the donkey and mule??

Wait, I don't think I want to know. :o)

GirlGoyle said...

now you got me wondering why a mule won't sink? How odd is that? And who tested that theory out? ODD!

limpy99 said...

Well, at least this explains how that goddamn squid keeps getting back into the basement.

Old Man Crowder said...

Can you imagine the poor co-op student who had to count the fibres in a sheep's fleece?

And the killer is the phrase "as many as", which means they had to count several fleeces.

I've had shitty jobs in my life, but that one sounds like it would suck bad.

puerileuwaite said...

And two of those giant pandas are here in my bedroom.