More Animals

  • 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 cockroach will live nine days without it's head, before it starves to death.

  • A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.

  • And, by the way, a crocodile cannot stick its tongue out.


Dimes have 118 ridges around their edges.

Big, nasty, pointy teeth!

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.

Justification for not going to the office

I know, I know . . . . . this happened much farther south, in a different part of the state. On the other hand, it seems like we already have more snow than this, so that's a compensating factor ;-).


The English word with the most definitions: Set.

Go figure . . . . .

Just the facts, Ma'am

Men are six times more likely than women to be struck by lightning. You may interpret this any way you want. (If you want to know the scientific explanation for why this is the case, look it up, it's not that amazing).

Dangerous Little Beasties

The object most commonly choked on by Americans: Toothpicks.

Free PDF Converter

I just learned of an online tool, ExpressPDF, that allows you to convert HTML, Word, and Excel documents to PDF for free - without Adobe Acrobat Pro.


The fear of vegetables is called Lachanophobia . . . . . . Rachel! :-)


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, but, rather than keeping the advertising money it generates, donates it to pro-life organizations -

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 link.

Interesting Child-Education Article

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".

The Instigative Cause

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 ( 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!