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Arizona Daily Wildcat
Thursday, March 3, 2005
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Things you always never wanted to know

  • Bats are the only mammals that are able to fly. The "flying" squirrel can only do what the gliding opossum does - glide for short distances.

  • Fifty percent of Americans will have gray hair before they reach age 50.

  • The kiwi is the only bird with nostrils on the end of its bill.

  • Two out of three Americans have hemorrhoids.

  • Rabbits communicate with each other by thumping their feet.

  • The average American eats 114,000 Tootsie Rolls in his or her lifetime, regardless of whether they like them.

  • Rats cannot vomit; neither can horses.

  • A child born in 1998 could expect to live 76.7 years, about 29 years longer than a child born in 1900.

  • Reindeer milk has more fat than cow milk.

  • The only bone not broken so far during any ski accident is one located in the inner ear.

  • Honeybees are deaf; so are turtles.


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