In French, CHANTER EN YAOURT (‘to sing in yoghurt’) refers to the noises you make singing a song when you’ve forgotten the lyrics.
*inserts UNO reverse card gif*
Today, Bob’s collar is on display in the National Railway Museum, Port Adelaide, along with photographs and other artifacts. There’s also a statue of him located on the eastern end of Main Street, Peterborough.
For the first Caturday of 2021 we present you with the margay (Leopardus wiedii)! 🐱 It’s also known as the long-tailed cat because its tail can grow up to 20 inches long (50.8 centimeters). It ranges from parts of Mexico to Argentina and lives in forests, where it spends much of its time in the tree canopy. With flexible toes and wide paws, it’s skilled at climbing and moving through the trees. It can even hang from a branch with its hind foot! These traits come in handy when hunting for birds, small mammals, and reptiles. Photo: Supreet Sahoo, CC-BY-SA-4.0, Wikimedia Commons
According to Pliny the Elder, a storm can be calmed by a woman undressing in front of it, and if she was menstruating she could stop hail, whirlwinds and lightning in their tracks.
Word of the Day: DRACHENFUTTER (German, literally ‘dragon fodder’) - an apology gift bought to appease a disgruntled spouse.
In Hong Kong, all new buildings must have at least 1.6 women’s toilets for every men’s toilet.
You can rent a telescope from a library for free in all but six of the US States.
The world’s fastest supercomputer can do 425 quadrillion calculations per second. It would take a human doing one calculation a second 13.18 billion years to do the same number.
Microscopic algae in the world’s seas absorb four Amazon rainforests-worth of carbon each year.
For the indegenous Canadian Innu, Matshishkapeu (the Fart Man) is a powerful spirit. He speaks through human farts, often ones that help tell the future, and if he’s angered he can kill with constipation.
In Sweden, the film E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial was originally restricted to children over the age of 11 as it ‘portrays adults as enemies of children’.
According to a contemporary report in the British Medical Journal, in 1890 a factory worker accidentally set fire to his moustache after igniting a burp.