Friday, 20 March 2015

Fact Hunters: Teeth, bones & horses

Harmonie Hall
Did you know that the biggest man made hole in the world is the Bingham Canyon Mine, near Salt Lake City. It is a massive copper mine that was opened in 1904.

Danny Groom
Incredibly an ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain!

Deborah Mushonga
Incredibly the enamel of a sea otter’s teeth is up to two and half times as hard as our own. This is possibly due to the diet they have, which is rich in crustaceans.

Brett Groom
Did you know that 25% of all your bones can be found in your feet, along with 250,000 sweat glands! Only five words in the English language end in the letters ‘mt’ and they are all derivatives of dreamt.

Sarah Wall
A Francois Laugur (a type of monkey) has ginger hair at birth, but this changes to black with white sideburns as it grows older.

Charlie Ilott
Standing at an amazing height of 210.2 cm (82.75"), 11-year-old Belgian gelding Big Jake was the world's tallest horse in 2012.

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