Ten Random Facts
The beluga whale is often referred to as the "sea canary" because of the birdlike chirping sounds it makes.
The brain is told which way the head is moving, and how fast the motion is, by the degree and direction the ear's canal hairs bend.
Saturday mail delivery in Canada was eliminated by Canada Post on February 1, 1969.
The Dalmatian dog is named for the Dalmatian Coast of Croatia, where it is believed to have been originally bred.
The first stereoscope was created by Sir Charles Wheatstone in 1833. It featured carefully drawn dual sketches to create a three dimensional image. After photography was invented, stereoscopes became more common place.
A female lobster is called a hen or chicken. A lobster hen can lay 100,000 eggs at a time.
In 1850, Levi Strauss was paid $6.00 in gold dust for his first pair of jeans.
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