Jul 24, 2009

Facts for Friday

Male lions can reach a length of 10 feet and weigh between 300 to 500 pounds or more. Female lions are slightly smaller. (Source)

A lion's roar can be heard up to 5 miles away. (Source

A dog’s shoulder blades are unattached to the rest of the skeleton to allow greater flexibility for running. (Source)

The border between Canada and the United States is officially known as the International Boundary. At 5,525 miles, including 1,538 miles between Canada and Alaska, it is the world's longest border between two nations. (Source)

Rome’s first university, La Sapienza (est. A.D. 1303), is the largest in Europe and the second largest in the world. (Source)

A group of Kangaroos is called a mob. (Source)

Kids aged 2-12 and adults over 45 eat the most ice cream. (Source

Birth rates for identical twins are consistent across populations; it is the same regardless of race, geography or maternal age. (Source

Vampire legends date as far back as ancient Egypt and Sumeria. (Source)

In winter a wild yak can survive temperatures as low as - 40 degrees (F). (Source)

The tallest church in the world, Ulm Cathedral, is in Germany. It is 161.53 meters (530 feet) high. (Source)

One zucchini has just 25 calories. (Source)

Dollar stores pay an average of 32 cents for every item they sell. (Source)

Cats receive more Valentine gifts than dogs. (Source)

Wind energy is the fastest growing segment of all renewable energy sources. (Source)

California Quail live in coveys and enjoy community dust baths. (Source)

Teeth in humans start to form before they are born. (Source)

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