- A dragonfly has a lifespan of 24 hours.
- A goldfish has a memory span of 3 minutes.
- A shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes.
A "large and aggressive" hare has reportedly attacked a dogsled team in Norway.
Wenche Offerdal, who was driving the dogsled team, said she'd never seen anything like it.
She told newspaper Nordlys that she and her team of huskies met the "aggressive" hare in Troms County.
"It was sitting 10 metres from the trail and I figured it would run off, and even that the dogs would go after it," Offerdal said. "I was wrong."
Instead, the hare came running towards the dogsled team, and jumped right into the middle of the dogs.
"It was an absurd situation," Offerdal told Nordlys. "The dogs were completely perplexed. The hare stared at them and they stared back, like they were all frozen."
Suddenly the hare leaped out of the ring, hitting a few of the dogs on their noses with its paws on its way.
"It was an enormous leap, the hare landed outside the ring of dogs and ran off into the woods," Offerdal said.
For any of you who haven't heard about this yet, there is a search engine that runs off of the Google API (meaning you get the exact same results you would if you were using Google.com), but, rather than keeping the advertising money it generates, donates it to pro-life organizations - ProLifeSearch.com.
So, for any of you that use Google, start using this - it's just the same, except that money goes to pro-life organizations when you do. Also, for you Firefox fans, you can add this search engine to the search bar in your browser just as you can with any other browser. To do this, go here, and click on the prolifesearch.com link.
Posted by Ken at 2:32 PM
A study finds that children who are taught verbally with reinforcing gestures learn better; those who are taught verbally with complimentary gestures learn better still. Repetition is the key to learning and it seems that complementarity is the "open sesame".
Posted by Ken at 2:22 PM
I figured that, instead of continuing to clog everyone's email inboxes with annoying little tidbits that I pick up in the course of my travels through cyberspace, I would just start posting them to a blog and allow everyone to consume them at their leisure (those more technically inclined among you will notice the reference to the site feed (http://kens-tidbits.blogspot.com/atom.xml)). If anyone would like to contribute to this blog, which I hope will be a good place to communicate about various news articles, internet resources, and the like, please let me know!
Posted by Ken at 2:11 PM