Did you know? (Random things in life)

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  1. Tricia

    Tricia The Velvet Hammer Admin Pugski Ski Tester

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    Every once in a while I learn something and think to myself, "Huh? I guess I had that wrong all along"
    Learning little random things is one of the spices of life.

    Let's share!

    I'll start.
    Did you know that the wishbone in a bird is so they can breathe when they fly? When they flap their wings, the wishbone acts as a billows to push air out while they're flying.
     
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    Bad Bob old n' slow Skier

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    Watermelon is from the grape family. Who knew?
     
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    Bassian Thrushes find food by farting.

    Worm-eating Bassian thrushes have been known to dislodge their prey from piles of leaves by directing their farts at them. The excretion of gas shifts the leaf-litter on the ground and apparently provokes worms to move around, revealing their location.

    http://mentalfloss.com/article/78996/15-amazing-facts-about-15-birds
     
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    Andy Mink I am a half fast skier. Moderator Pugski Ski Tester

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    Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is knowing not to put it in a fruit salad.
     
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    Blue Whales are the largest animals ever known to have lived on Earth. These magnificent marine mammals rule the oceans at up to 100 feet long and upwards of 200 tons.

    !!!! Their tongues alone can weigh as much as an elephant. Their hearts, as much as an automobile.
     
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    ADKmel Turning Skier

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    we may need a WOW button for this thread..
     
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    Tricia The Velvet Hammer Admin Pugski Ski Tester

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    That is crazy!!
     
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    KingGrump Most Interesting Man In The World Team Gathermeister

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    The boys down in Georgia have known that for generations. Watermelon wine.

     
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    scott43 Making fresh tracks Skier

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    The cells in your body are only fifty percent human. The total weight of all the bacteria in your body is probably five pounds. Your gut bacteria have a big role in your weight.
     
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    Bill Talbot Vintage Gear Curator Industry Insider

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    And a very big role in your health!
     
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    10^16 cells, 3*10^-3 mutations per cell per generation, one generation every 20 minutes, or ~75 generations per day.

    That's 2 and a quarter billion mutations per day. In every person, every day.

    #andpeoplewantmetoworryaboutGMO
    #isyourtummyupset?
     
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    Now I know why my skiing been sucking so bad lately. Those damn mutating belly bug. :nono:
     
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    David Chaus Epic & Ikon because I’m indecisive. Or not. Skier

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    David Chaus Epic & Ikon because I’m indecisive. Or not. Skier

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    The Mars Rover has Morse Code on its wheels. This is to track how much slippage occurs as the Rover moves. There are also holes in the wheels to increase traction.

    It was also JPL putting one over on NASA. “Initially, for the robotics missions, we had JPL [stamped] on the wheels so that as it rolls along Mars it would tag Mars: JPL, JPL, JPL. NASA stepped in and said, 'No, you can't do that." So they didn’t. :D Then they used Morse code and nobody caught it. -|||. -||-, -|- -

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    Scruffy Out on the slopes Skier

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    There are more species of fungi, bacteria, and protozoa in a single scoop of soil than there are species of plants and vertebrate animals in all of North America.
    Paul Stamets "Mycelium Running"
     
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    Philpug Notorious P.U.G. Admin Pugski Ski Tester

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    In the Sun Valley phonebook if you looked up "Adam West" it would direct you to "Bruce Wayne (miilionaire)". If you looked up ""Bruce Wayne (miilionaire)" it would direct you to consult Crime Fighters in the Yellow Pages If you looked up "Crime Fighters in the Yellow Pages" it would have you see Batman in the White Pages. If you would looked up Batman is the Whie Page, it would have you see West, Adam.

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    K2 was named for the two brothers, Bill and Don Kirschner, not the mountain.
     
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