Who Knew? Some Fun Facts

RadishRose

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Connecticut, USA
 

rgp

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Milford,OH

Blue whale tongues can weigh as much as an elephant


Years ago, back when everything was done on paper & at the library I helped an [@ the time] girlfriends daughter do research on Blue Whales for a book report. I wish i could remember more about them [as they are fascinating] but I do remember the above, and the fact that a toddler [human] could walk through the main arteries of the whale. And , it is said by the "experts" that for reasons unknown , they seem to like the human touch.
 

hollydolly

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London England
Years ago, back when everything was done on paper & at the library I helped an [@ the time] girlfriends daughter do research on Blue Whales for a book report. I wish i could remember more about them [as they are fascinating] but I do remember the above, and the fact that a toddler [human] could walk through the main arteries of the whale. And , it is said by the "experts" that for reasons unknown , they seem to like the human touch.
I don't think people really realise just how HUGE blue whales really are...
 

treeguy64

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Austin, TX.

Blue whale tongues can weigh as much as an elephant
I'm glad we never got any blue whales in our shop, for tongue piercings! I can just imagine how much that barbell tongue stud would weigh. I'd have a heck of a time driving the needle first. It would have to be a.......... harpoon, and I'm sure my whale clientele would definitely freak out!

Now tattoos, that's a different story: Most of the whales I tattooed asked for "something with a nautical theme....."
 

Marlene

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Location
Delaware, Ohio
Here's a few I find interesting:

In 2014, a missing woman on a vacation in Iceland was found when it was discovered that she was in the search party looking for herself.

Alligators will give manatees the right of way if they are swimming near each other.

The most popular item at Walmart is bananas. They sell more bananas than any other single item they have in stock.

The Boston Marathon didnā€™t allow female runners until 1972.

Ohio is just one of three states in the US that has special license plates for people who have been convicted of driving while intoxicated.
According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, Georgia and Minnesota can make you carry an extra letter in your plate number if you're convicted of a DUI. Ohio is the only state, however, with a completely different plate design for drunk drivers.
Instead of the nice red, white and blue plates issues to the good law abiding citizens of the buckeye state, DUI offenders in Ohio get a cringe-worthy red and yellow plate that can be seen from miles away.
 


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