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Did you know: Butterflies Taste with their Feet?

Butterflies taste with their feet as their taste sensors are located there. They can taste it by just standing on their food. They don't have mouths that allow them to bite or chew, instead they have a long straw-like structure called a proboscis which they use to drink nectar and juices. But the proboscis doesn't have any taste sensors. A butterfly's taste sensors are located on the bottom of its feet. Whe ...

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Did you Know: In a deck of cards, the king of hearts is the only card without a mustache?

The King is a playing card with a picture of a king on it. The usual rank of a king is as if it were a 13 (or 14); that is, above the queen. In some games, the king is the highest-ranked card; in others, the ace is higher. In pinochle, schnapsen, and many other European games, both the ace and the 10 rank higher than the king. ...

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Did you know: Turtles can Breathe through their Butts?

Turtles have a single rear vent that is referred to as a cloaca.  Feces, urine, and eggs all exit a turtle through this cloaca, so not surprisingly it is quite elastic and the opening can stretch considerably. In a small number of water turtles, the cloaca also possesses a pair of well-developed, vascularized sacs that lead off it called bursae.  These cloacal bursae are surrounded by the same thin membrane ...

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Did you know: If you Chew Gum While Peeling Onions, you won’t Tear up or Cry?

The flavor of the chewing gum, the aroma it will give into the air,  will present the scent of the onion The reason you cry from an onion has absolutely nothing to do with the onion's scent. The oil in the onion evaporates and disturbs you both by agitating your eyes and by entering your nasal cavity. There are a few ways to prevent crying from onions: Freeze the onion Wash the onion thoroughly after peelin ...

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Did you know: About 78% of the Average Human Brain Consists of Water

The human brain is the main part of the nervous system, coordinating all the functions of the body via electric impulses. The human brain hosts approximately 80 to 120 billion nerve cells and it is largely made of water. Water is of major importance to all living things; in some organisms, up to 90% of their body weight comes from water. Up to 60% of the human body is water, the brain is composed of 70% wat ...

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Did you know: You can’t Kill yourself by Holding your Breath?

Its impossible to commit suicide by holding your breath because when holding your breath eventually you have a reflex of a deep exhalation to get stagnant gasses out of your lungs such as carbon monoxide and nitrogen. Even if you can force yourself to overcome this reflex you would eventually pass out from lack of oxygen to your brain. After passing out you would begin breathing as normal and after a few se ...

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Did You Know: Cats Spend 66% of their Life Asleep ?

If you've spent any time with cats, you've probably noticed that they spend a lot of quality time snoozing. In fact, cats sleep anywhere from 13 to 16 hours per day. In other words, your friendly companion feline spends approximately 2/3 of his entire life in dreamland. Cats sleep more than almost any other mammal. Realistically, your cat sleeps about twice as much as you do. How much an individual cat slee ...

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