As expected, our readers have outdone themselves yet again! The call for your Very Little Known Facts has brought literally a ton of email submissions. Even now our intrepid interns are sorting through the thousands of entries. Here's just a taste of what we've received so far:
Alice contributed this mind-boggler:
- Ferns are the oldest plants on the face of the earth. Some individual plants are over two million years old, dating back to the time of the dinosaurs.
(Don't put those greens in your mixed salad! Thanks Alice!)
Nora B. gave us this priceless gem:
- 70% of strawberries are hollow.
(Who knew? You're the best, Nora!)
Jason from the Advanced Theory blog posted this:
- There are more left turns in America than right turns.
(All you lefties out there rejoice! Thanks, Jason!)
Adam J. clued us into this:
- Whippets, Greyhounds, and other "sighthounds" are descended from Old English "second-sight hounds," dogs that could see the spirits of the dead.
(Scooby Doo, where are you? Top notch, Adam!)
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