Here are some of the most mind-blowing facts.
Winspire Magazine is presenting you a few mind blowing facts. Facts about dreams, food like honey, dragonfly, paper money, snakes, contitents like Australia, chameleon’s tongue, insects like butterfly, cricket and ants.
According to Oxford Dictionaries, ‘dreamt’ is the only English word that ends with ‘mt‘. The word’s derivatives, including undreamt, daydreamt, and redreamt, are the only other words that end with the same letters.
Honey is the only food that doesn’t spoil. Due to honey’s hygroscopy and low pH, two qualities that make it difficult for the sticky substance to spoil.
Dragonflies have six legs, but most can’t walk. And they are full of surprises they lack the brain architecture which required to sense the smell. The new study finds that dragonflies may use odours for hunting prey.
The first Paper currency was developed in Tang dynasty in China during the 7th century. But the actual paper money did not appear until the 11th century, during the Song dynasty.
Snakes do not have a visible ear, so they don’t hear sounds as we do. But it’s not quite right to say that snakes are deaf. They feel vibrations very well and listen to low-frequency sounds because they have vestiges of the apparatus which is attached to their jawbones for hearing.
Australia is the only country in the world that is also a continent. Because it sits on its continental lithosphere, and tectonic plate can be considered as a continent. Australia lies between the South Pacific Ocean and the Indian Ocean. The name Australia comes from the Latin word australis, meaning southern.
The tongue of a chameleon is long, sometimes almost twice as long as its body ( about 10 to 12 feet ). In humans, the tongue is about 3 to 4 meters.
Butterflies taste food with their feet. The taste sensors located on their legs, tell about the taste of the plants they stand on. The sensors also tell the butterflies the plant is good enough to lay their eggs on it or not.
Crickets have tiny ears located on their front legs to hear. The ears are located just below the knees. They have four acoustic inputs which allow sound to pass entirely through the cricket. Not only crickets, but there are also other insects with ears on their legs. Grasshoppers, katydids and locusts have them too. … Orthopterans are straight-winged insects with ears located on their front legs just below the knee.
Ants don’t have lungs. Due to the small size, they don’t have the room to accommodate a complex respiratory system like ours. But they have their ways of respiration to help transport oxygen around their bodies. Ants do not follow regular sleeping schedules; they follow a cyclical pattern of resting periods. Worker ants take about 250 tiny power naps that last approximately 1 minute on average.