Did You Know? (6-22-07)

Week two of “Did You Know”

• Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks otherwise it will digest itself.

• When a female horse and male donkey mate, the offspring is called a mule, but when a male horse and female donkey mate, the offspring is called a hinny.

• A donkey will sink in quicksand but a mule won’t.

• Cyano-acrylate glues (Super glues) were invented by accident. The researcher was trying to make optical coating materials, and would test their properties by putting them between two prisms and shining light through them. When he tried the cyano-acrylate, he couldn’t get the prisms apart.

• A walla-walla scene is one where extras pretend to be talking in the background — when they say “walla-walla” it looks like they are actually talking.


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