Yesterday this wonderful woman had a birthday, I could ask you to guess her age but if you are like me you would suck at that so I will just tell you she turned 78
What indestructible creature should I tell you about today, how about the Pompeii Worm…………
They live at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean, where super-heated water churns out from underneath the seabed at temperatures of 100°c (212°f) that is bloody hot indeed.
This worm is pink and wriggly wit h greyish fur made of bacteria and red gills, the worm oozes out a slimy substances for the bacteria to feed on and in return they shield it from the hot water.
They disappear into their tubes to hide from predators but some of them still get eaten by hungry hunters, such as vent octopuses or eelpout fish.
Each worm builds a thin papery tube to live in, stuck to the side of a vent or opening where the hot water comes out. The worm sits in the tube, with its tail near the hot vent and its head sticking out into the cooler water, so it can catch food and breathe in oxygen with its feathery gills.
Another Monday another set of did you know facts……………………….
In 1845 Boston had a law banning bathing unless you had a doctor’s prescription, what the hell
Male mosquitoes do not bite……………
If your skin was laid flat it would cover an area 18 square feet…………………
Bowling used to be played with nine pins…………….till a law was passed in colonial America making bowling at nine pins illegal, so the potential offenders just switched to using ten pins, thereby keeping their game legal and ten pins became the norm.
A pint glass will hold about four million grains of sand, like who counted them, to know this fact
Today is my country’s birthday and the birthday of the love of my life, Tim is 57 today. The country is 230 years old, well it is a lot older then that but you know what I mean.
Ok it is Tuesday so I guess that means it is indestructible creatures day, today’s creature is:
The scorpion, ok most of us know they can be dangerous but did you know that they have been around for around 400 million years, like how the hell do they know that. They live in most parts of the world but are especially good at surviving in deserts, deserts not desserts just saying.
Deserts are know for being stinking bloody hot during the day and oh so bloody cold at night and scorpions don’t care they can survive a huge range of temperatures from -47.2°c (-53°f) till as hot as45°c (113°f).
Also they can live for up to a year without food, what the hell is with that. When they do catch some prey they eat a lot. They can slow their bodies down, so that they use up the food very slowly, they get all the water they need from what they eat and they don’t poo much because they use every bit of their food to give them energy.
If a scorpion stings itself it isn’t affected by its own venom, however, it can sting and kill another scorpion of a different species, they do often hunt and eat each other. Who knew……….not me……..
Here we are at another Monday so that means it is did you know Monday.
Every year the moon moves 3.82cm further away from the earth which is about the length of a matchstick.
Blonds have more hair then dark haired people
Every day the number of living things on earth increases, it is believed that there is over 10 million species of living things on earth.
Bees may have a true sixth sense, one that people probably do not have: they have magnetic crystals in their abdomens with witch they may feel direction relative to the earth’s magnetic field.
Diamonds are flammable