Friday, May 25, 2012

On the Road

On the road for Memorial Day! No post on Monday, and just a few random interesting factoids for amusement today.

Random factoids:

  • Tomato plant stems and leaves are toxic to most pets.
  • Cocoa trees can live to be 200 years old, but they only produce chocolate-usable cocoa beans for 25 years.
  • Butter was the first food product allowed by law to have artificial coloring.
  • Rain has never been recorded in some parts of the Atacama Desert in Chile.
  • The first animal to orbit the moon was the tortoise.
  • Baby porcupines are called porcupettes. 
  • A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.
  • A pregnant goldfish is called a twit.
  • Babies are born without knee caps.
Learn something new? Your turn: add one random factoid to the list! Leave your answers in the comments. 

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