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1. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 11y

One never knows when one will be called upon to play Jepordy! (or trivial pursuit;))

Did you know…
The largest living organism on earth is the honey mushroom, Armillaria ostoyae. It covers 3.5 miles of land in the Blue Mountains of eastern Oregon, and it's still growing.

2. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 11y

Does that beat out the grove of Poplars (I think in Idaho) that originate from one tree - by capillary root system?

3. Posted by ChIqUiTtA (Respected Member 278 posts) 11y

did you know:
~that cat urine glows under black light?!
(just thought you might want to know!!)

beware of trees and mushrooms!! they're taking over!
Lauren

4. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 11y

Quoting ChIqUiTtA

did you know:
~that cat urine glows under black light?!
(just thought you might want to know!!)

It's due to the high uric acid crystals, which cause the urine to glow green

Certain fungi also glow white or blue under black light - one way of detecting a true ringworm infection (which is a fungus - not a worm).

5. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 11y

Quoting isadora

Does that beat out the grove of Poplars (I think in Idaho) that originate from one tree - by capillary root system?

Scientists are still arguing that one!

6. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 11y

Los Angeles's full name is "El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de los Angeles de Porciuncula" which translates into "The City of Our Lady the Queen of the Angels of the Little Portion."

7. Posted by daveh (Travel Guru 1027 posts) 11y

Would that explain where The City of Angels is derived from?

8. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 11y

Yes Dave, it is where the term originated

9. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 11y

Nobody know exactly how many people died during the sinking of the Titanic. The ship was carrying a number of unlisted passengers.

No one has ever been able to domesticate the African elephant-only the Indian elephant can be trained by man.

The stegosaurus, a giant dinosaur that grew to 18 feet in length, had a brain that weighed only two ounces.

In 1854 there were 700 people living in the area that is now California. One hundred twenty-five years later, the same area had a population of 21,520,000.

The Incas considered bridges to be so sacred that anyone who tampered with them was put to death. Some rope bridges extended for 175 feet.

10. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 11y

Didyaknow? About once every seven years the Eiffel Tower is painted, requiring nearly 50 tons of paint each time.