*Moths are not attracted to light or flame-- merely disoriented. In order to adapt to the light, the moth circles numerous times to orient itself and accept the light or flame as a stationary object.
*The mosquito is the most lethally dangerous animal due to the array of fatal diseases they carry: Encephalitis,dengue fever, malaria, and yellow fever, to name a few. Every twelve seconds, a person dies due to contracting disease from a mosquito bite.
*Camels store fat in their humps for energy-- not water. Energizer Bunny, move over...
*Waiting to swim 20 minutes after eating allows the blood to return to the legs after helping the stomach digest food--thereby avoiding paralyzing leg cramps.
*Shrimp are the noisiest creatures under the sea, overriding the blue whale. The shrimp layer creates noise which whites out a submarine's sonar, deafening anyone wearing a headset.
*Panama hats come from Ecuador. A quality hat can take up to 5 months to make, since the toquilla used to construct the hat takes five days every month to harvest--during the moon's final phase. The palm leaf doesn't soak up as much water during that time, allowing for easier weaving.
*The color of water is blue. Selective absorption and scattering of the light spectrum causes this to occur. If you peek into a deep hole in the snow or see a frozen waterfall, there's a visible shade of blue.
*The bravest of all animals is the carrier pigeon since they were heavily used during WWII because of blackouts. One of the most famous was Winkie who was on a plane when it crashed. The bird escaped and valiantly flew back to her owner in Scotland-- looking bedraggled and tired. The owner could determine how long Winkie had been flying. She had flown 120 miles from the crashed bomber to deliver an SOS; from that knowledge the owner determined the plane's coordinates, thereby saving the crew. She was awarded the The Dickin Medal for Animal Bravery, the first to be so awarded. *Work is responsible for more deaths than alcohol, drugs, or war. It's been noted that approximately two million people die annually from work-related accidents and diseases. Agriculture and construction deaths head the list, with household deaths due to falls and other accidents, at the bottom of the list.