Bees have 4 wings, 6 legs and 5 eyes. A bee can flap its wings up to 200 times per second. Who said action star Jason Stathom cannot teach us incredible facts?
I went to see his new movie The Beekeeper this week and loved every corny minute of it. It is fast and furious action and the story line is a little lame but I did walk away with some new bee trivia ensconced in my brain. Such as the fact a honey bee will produce half a teaspoon of honey in its lifetime. Bees need better union representation. And the fun facts I am sharing this week don’t stop with bees.
You know that little hole at the end of the saucepan handle? Many of us ignorant folk presume this is to hand the saucepan from fancy hooks. I admit I have daydreamed of having a rustic farm kitchen in Tuscany with rows of those woke saucepans hanging from the ceiling from hooks in my little cooking space. Well, those handle holes are there for you to slot in your spatula or wooden cooking spoon. I know. It is a game changer.
My niece gifted me this fun fact number 2 in my life this week. Another crazy fact to impress your family and wow your work colleagues: margins were not designed for note taking. Remember back in high school when using paper with properly sized margins was a huge deal? Well margins were not created for us to be creative with words or feedback but in fact they had a dark ulterior motive to attract rats to chew on the side of the paper rather than the author’s brilliant words.
Did you know that 1 in 18 people have a third nipple? Most ginger cats are male. Animals can be allergic to humans. A rainbow on Venus is called a glory. And wombats are the only animal to have cube-shaped poop. And it is impossible to hum while holding your nose. I may not be leaving you with a higher I.Q. this week but I bet some of these fun facts make people in your family laugh.