Tuesday, May 10, 2011


 ~  Fingerprints are used to identify people, but did you know that nose prints are used to identify cattle?  Each animal's nose has a distinct pattern of ridges and grooves.

 ~  A Kashmir goat produces only 4 to 6 ounces of cashmere fiber annually.  It takes from 10 to 12 ounces of the goat's soft, fine undercoat to make a woman's single-ply cashmere sweater.  (No wonder it is so expensive!)

 ~  A sumo wrestling tournament is known as a Basho.

 ~  In "The Adventures of Tom Saywer" Tom's half-brother's name was Sid.

~  In the wild, a Komodo dragon - the world's largest living lizard - eats generally once a month.  The carnivorous lizard consumes up to 80 percent of its body weight in one feeding.  It stores fat in its tail to keep going without another meal for a month or more.

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