Did You Know? (11-30-07)

• Most armadillos seen dead on the road did not get hit by the wheels. When an armadillo is frightened it jumps straight into the air.

• Polar bears’ fur is not white, it’s clear. Polar bear skin is actually black. Their hair is hollow and acts like fiber optics, directing sunlight to warm their skin.

• The face of a penny can hold about thirty drops of water.

• Medieval knights put sharkskin on their swordhandles to give them a more secure grip; they would dig the sharp scales into their palms.

• Orcas (killer whales) kill sharks by torpedoing up into the shark’s stomach from underneath, causing the shark to explode.

2 thoughts on “Did You Know? (11-30-07)”

  1. I’ve always liked the ‘Did you know posts’. Sorta like an encyclopedia of non-mainstream knowledge. I’ve got one too: Did you know Albert Brooks’ real name is Albert Einstein?

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