Weird Random Facts That Will Give You Something To Ponder.
You had a rough week at work and it's finally the weekend! But what will you do with your free time? You don't really feel like hitting the town for a night out with the girls. And you really don't feel like doing the shopping you've been putting off. How about staying in for the weekend and relaxing? You could put on some music, grab your favorite blanket, and start reading some articles online. And there's no better way to start that than with this fun-fact article!
#1. The oldest message in a bottle ever found was on a beach in Western Australia, in March 2018.
While Tonya Illman was walking along the beach dunes when she found a bottle floating along the shore. Inside was a note from June 12, 1886. It was confirmed that the note was from the German ship Paula. They sent out the note to experiment with ocean and shipping routes.
#2. An animal therapy center called Mtn Peaks Therapy Llamas & Alpacas allows you to rent llamas for your wedding.
So if you're planning on having your wedding in either Portland, Oregon or Vancouver, Washington, you can rent any of the Mtn Peaks' llamas. You can choose from Rojo, Smokey, Diego and Jean-Pierre, and they'll even dress up for your big day!
#3. Donating blood in Sweden is definitely rewarding.
The donor gets a text message whenever the blood they donated gets used. The program also has a “nag me until I become a blood donor” option. It sends you text messages like "We won’t give up until you bleed." That's one way to get people to donate!
#4. Sadly, giraffes have been put on the endangered species list.
“With a decline of almost 40 percent in the last three decades alone, the world’s tallest animal is under severe pressure in some of its core ranges across East, Central and West Africa. As one of the world’s most iconic animals, it is timely that we stick our neck out for the giraffe before it is too late," said Julian Fennessy, the co-chair of the IUCN’s Species Survival Commission’s Giraffe and Okapi Specialist Group.
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#5. Scientists say that the average cumulus cloud weighs 1.1 million pounds!
That means that at any given moment in time, there are millions of pounds of water just floating above your head. Luckily, all that weight doesn't drop at the same time. It would be like 100 elephants falling on your head.
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