Today I Learned…

I’m often berated by my friends for all the random facts and tidbits that I bore them with. So I’ve made this spot to jot them down and give my friends a break. As you’re reading this, I’m guessing you are the kind of person that likes this stuff. Welcome, friend 🙂

Dog's philtrums help them to smell better

The human philtrum has no real use but for dogs it might help them smell.

You know that groove between your lips and your nose? Yeah, your philtrum. Well it doesn’t really seem to play…

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Dams in rivers can cause earthquakes.

According to my light reading after hearing this fact, one of the reasons rivers flow is because the ground below…

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D-Day Parachutist

The first 200 parachutists to land in Normandy on D-Day were all called Rupert.

Rupert is nickname for Officers in the British Army, and these Ruperts were all 3ft tall dummies. They were used…

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Wolves moved the rivers in Yellowstone

Wolves in Yellowstone National Park moved the rivers.

In 1995, an aggressive management operation began to increase and sustain the wolf population in Yellowstone National Park. The effects…

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Concrete improved the education of kids in Mexico.

Nearly 20 years ago, a Mexican social programme, named Piso Firme (translates to Firm Floor), gave $150 worth of concrete…

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