â€¢ 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.
â€¢ 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.
â€¢ The face of a penny can hold about thirty drops of water.
â€¢ Medieval knights put sharkskin on their swordhandles to give them a more secure grip; they would dig the sharp scales into their palms.
â€¢ Orcas (killer whales) kill sharks by torpedoing up into the shark’s stomach from underneath, causing the shark to explode.
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sharks don’t have scales, they have smooth skin. just thought i’d throw that out there.
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?