March COol FuN Facts

Now for your monthly:



*A group of kittens is called a kendle
*Cherries are a member of the ROSE family
*Anuptaphobia is a fear of staying single
*Leap Years were introduced by Julius Caesar in round 45 BC. The chance of being born on a leap day is one in 1,461
*Yellowstone in Wyoming was the world’s first national park, it was established in 1872
*On average, 1 out of every 20 people have an extra rib
*The song ‘Jingle Bells’ was originally called ‘The One-Horse Open Sleigh’
*You burn MORE calories sleeping than you do watching TV, Burning between 50-70 calories an hour depending on your weight


  If you keep your eyes open by force, they will pop out.

  The “sixth sick sheik’s sixth sheep’s sick” is said to be the toughest tongue twister in the English language.

  If you sneeze too hard, you can fracture a rib. If you try to suppress a sneeze, you can rupture a blood vessel in your head or neck and die.

  Rats multiply so quickly that in 18 months, two rats could have over a million descendants.

  Wearing headphones for just an hour will increase the bacteria in your ear by 700 times.

  If the government has no knowledge of aliens, then why does Title 14, Section 1211 of the Code of Federal Regulations, implemented on July 16, 1969, make it illegal for U.S. citizens to have any contact with extraterrestrials or their vehicles?

  In every episode of Seinfeld there is a Superman somewhere.

  The cigarette lighter was invented before the match.

  Thirty-five percent of the people who use personal ads for dating are already married.

  A duck’s quack doesn’t echo anywhere, and no one knows why.

  23% of all photocopier faults worldwide are caused by people sitting on them and photocopying their buttocks.



***Did You Know This About Animals?***

  • Domestic cats purr at about 26 cycles per second, the same frequency as an idling diesel engine.
  • Sharks are immune to almost all known diseases.
  • Sharks and rays also share the same kind of skin: instead of scales, they have small tooth-like spikes called denticles. The spikes are so sharp that shark skin has long been used as sandpaper.
  • Animals also are either right-handed or left-handed. Polar bears are left-handed – and so is Kermit the Frog.
  • There are 701 types of pure breed dogs. There are about 54 million dogs in the US, and Paris is said to have more dogs than people.
  • Some bird species, usually flightless birds, have only a lower eyelid, whereas pigeons use upper and lower lids to blink.
  • Fish and insects do not have eyelids – their eyes are protected by a hardened lens.
  • Flatfish (halibut, flounder, turbot, and sole) hatch like any other “normal” fish. As they grow, they turn sideways and one eye moves around so they have two eyes on the side that faces up.
  • Measured in straight flight, the spine-tailed swift is the fastest bird. It flies 106 mph (170 km/h). Second fastest is the Frigate, which reaches 94 mph (150 km/h).
  • Millions of trees are accidentally planted by squirrels who bury nuts and then forget where they hid them.
  • There are more than 150 million sheep in Australia, a nation of 21 million people.