Thursday, January 5, 2012


~  The female cuckoo catfish deposits its eggs among those of a mouth-breeding fish.  After the eggs are taken into the unsuspecting host's mouth to be incubated, the cuckoo catfish eggs hatch first, and the babies eat the other eggs.

~  The average speed that a dart hits a dartboard in competition play is 40 MPH.

~  In Denmark, New Year's Eve celebrants throw old dishes at the homes of their friends.  Danes save old dishes all year long to carry out this odd holiday tradition.  A pile of broken dishes at the front door of a home indicates its residents have lots of friends.

~  George Washington had the Continental Army inoculated for smallpox in January 1777 during the American Revolution.  He ordered the inoculations after say "we should have more to dread from smallpox than from the Sword of the Enemy."

~  The grass at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Wimbledon, England is cut to 5/16 inch for tournament play.

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