10 Fun Friday Facts.

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  1. In fact, experiments have been conducted at universities to find out how much licking it takes to get to the center of Tootsie Pop, both machine and human licking (as this is important scientific knowledge in the UK!). The results range from 252 to 411.
  2. The Four Corners is the only place in the United States where you can stand in four states simultaneously: Utah, Colorado, Arizona, and New Mexico.
  3. Canada is south of Detroit (just check the map).
  4. The original name of the Google search engine is Backrub. It was renamed Google after the googol, number one followed by 100 zeros.
  5. The oldest living animal is a tortoise named Jonathan, who is 187 years old. He was born in 1832 and has lived on the island of St. Helena in the Atlantic since 1882.
  6. Bats are the only mammals that can really fly.
  7. Wombats are the only animals whose poops are cube-shaped, this is because of the way their intestines form feces. The animals then line up the dice to mark their territory.
  8. The most common wild bird in the world is not the sparrow or the blue jay – it is a red-billed jay that lives in Africa and has a population of about 1.5 billion.
  9. The heart of the blue whale, the largest animal on earth, is 1.50 meters long and weighs 400 kilograms. The whale weighs a total of 40,000 pounds.
  10. For comparison, an elephant heart weighs about 30 pounds. And the human heart? Only 10 ounces.

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