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Just in case you haven't learned anything amazing today......

A mole can dig a tunnel 300 feet long in just one night!

A cockroach can live several weeks with its head cut off - it dies from starvation!

A crocodile always grows new teeth to replace the old teeth!

A group of geese on the ground is a gaggle, a group of geese in the air is a skein!

A hard working adult sweats up to 4 gallons per day. Most of the sweat evaporates before a person realizes it's there, though!

A hedgehog's heart beats 300 times a minute on average!

A hippo can open its mouth wide enough to fit a 4 foot tall child inside!

A hummingbird weighs less than a penny!

A 'jiffy' is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second!

A lump of pure gold the size of a matchbox can be flattened into a sheet the size of a tennis court!

A quarter has 119 grooves on its edge, a dime has one less groove!

After eating, a housefly regurgitates its food and then eats it again!

Apples are more efficient than caffeine in keeping people awake in the mornings!

Bulls are colorblind, therefore will usually charge at a matador's waving cape no matter what color it is -- be it red or neon yellow!

Camels have three eyelids to protect themselves from blowing sand!

Cat urine glows under a black-light!

Dogs and cats, like humans, are either right or left handed... or is that paws?!

Every time you lick a stamp, you're consuming 1/10 of a calorie!

Human teeth are almost as hard as rocks!

Human thigh bones are stronger than concrete!

If you counted 24 hours a day, it would take 31,688 years to reach one trillion!

Most lipstick contains fish scales!

No piece of square dry paper can be folded more than 7 times in half!

Nose prints are used to identify dogs, just like humans use fingerprints!

One ragweed plant can release as many as one billion grains of pollen!

Over 10,000 birds a year die from smashing into windows!

Over 2500 left handed people a year are killed from using products made for right handed people!

Porcupines float in water!

Skepticisms is the longest word that alternates hands when typing!

Smelling bananas and/or green apples (smelling, not eating) can help you lose weight!

The average ice berg weighs 20,000,000 tons!

The average life span of a major league baseball is 5-7 pitches!

The average person has over 1,460 dreams a year!

The Earth weighs around 6,588,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 tons!

The electric chair was invented by a dentist!

The longest recorded flight of a chicken is 13 seconds!

The most used letter in the English alphabet is 'E', and 'Q' is the least used!

The opposite sides of a dice cube always add up to seven!

The original name for the butterfly was 'flutterby'!

The placement of a donkey's eyes in its head enables it to see all four feet at all times!

The poison-arrow frog has enough poison to kill about 2,200 people!

The sentence "The quick brown fox jumps over a lazy dog." uses every letter of the alphabet!

The sloth (a mammal) moves so slowly that green algae can grow undisturbed on its fur!

The state of Florida is bigger than England!

The sun is 330,330 times larger than the earth!

The world's termites outweigh the world's humans 10 to 1!

There are more than 10 million bricks in the Empire State Building!

Thomas Edison, lightbulb inventor, was afraid of the dark!

Windmills always turn counter-clockwise. Except for the windmills in Ireland!

Your heart beats over 100,000 times a day!

You're born with 300 bones, but when you get to be an adult, you only have 206!

101 Dalmatians and Peter Pan are the only two Disney cartoon features with both parents that are present and don't die throughout the movie.

142857 is a cyclic number, the numbers of which always appear in the same order but rotated around when multiplied by any number from 1 to 6. 142857 * 2 = 285714 142857 * 3 = 428571 142857 * 4 = 571428 142857 * 5 = 714285 142857 * 6 = 857142

A barnacle has the largest penis of any other animal in the world in relation to its size.

A dragonfly has a lifespan of twenty-four hours.

A duck's quack doesn't echo. No one knows why.

A female ferret will die if it goes into heat and cannot find a mate.

A flush toilet exists that dates back to 2000 BC.

A fully loaded supertanker traveling at normal speed takes a least twenty minutes to stop.

A 'jiffy' is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second.

A lion's roar can be heard from five miles away.

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Speaking of those pesky moles above...

Does anyone have any good ideas for getting rid of them? My Tanner Dog actually upset one over the weekend, got it above ground and Dick caught it. Ugh!

My lawn is full of these tunnels. I've tried traps, pellets....need your help here!!!

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Thanks Ann, I love these silly facts.

Moles, best solution to get rid of them is to move.

I was weeding one day and a mole or vole not sure which was tunneling right in front of me. Being the little woman that I am, I screamed. My knight in shining armor (Earl) came over and raked the poor animal to death.

And that's my mole story.

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Ginny....I love your mole story. How very sweet of Earl to save you!!! Last year, I had these little monsters in the front yard. I bought these toxic little peanut shaped thingies and it seemed to get rid of them. But...now it seems that all they did was hibernate during the winter and then move to my back yard. I think I'll get out a shotgun and wait behind a bush...lol!

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I had this problem at the last house I lived in. My Grandpa suggested I get those sunflower twirly things, place them in my yard and soon they would become my neighbors problem! Actually you may find your neighbors already have those flower things, take a look :).

It has something to do with the ground vibration the sunflowers generate. Good luck!

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I've heard that rolling a stick of Doublemint gum up like a cinnamon roll and placing it in their holes is a good way to kill 'em. If you want to use "poison", buy some grub killer. That's what they eat. Ask the Lowe's guy about it - one that looks like he knows what he's talking about, that is!

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