May 23, 2022

Did You Know? Facts

I have a busy day today and I know I'm not going to want to write when I get home from Eli's baseball game tonight, so I'm just going to quickly post some of the "random facts" from my calendar that I found interesting this week...

Thirty gallons of water! That's insane. Since a gallon of water weighs roughly 8 pounds, that would mean a camel could drink 240 pounds of water in 15 minutes. Since camels weigh about 1,000 pounds, they are drinking nearly 25% of their body weight in water--in 15 minutes. That would be like me drinking 37 pounds of water! (These are rough numbers from a quick Google search.)

I've always thought of cats being incredibly smart, but as soon as they see a laser pointer, it's like they completely forget they are supposed to "act cool" ;)  My cats get bored with the laser pointer pretty quickly, though, so it made me wonder if fish do, too--or if fish are attracted to it like mosquitos are attracted to lights. Joey loves the laser and will never, ever get bored with it!

When I started reading this, I knew it was listing types of something, but I never guessed it would be mushrooms! They sound so unappealing--Weeping Toothcrust? Elbowpatch Crust? Hairy Nuts Disco? If I had time right now, I'd google pictures of all of them, but if they look like the names make them sound, well... gross!

Cat videos! Basically the best part of the entire internet. There are so many times that I wish I had a video of something my cats did--I don't know how people manage to get spontaneous funny and/or cute videos of cats. But they are definitely entertaining! I think cat videos are one of those things that you can't be satisfied with just one; you keep saying, "just one more".

Okay, I've got to head out, so I hope you find these random facts to be an interesting start to the week! :)


  1. I'll have to try the laser pointer with my Koi. I have a new pond and 3 Koi. I was surprised to learn that Koi are very smart and trainable. You can train them to eat out of your hand.

  2. Not much better for nearly anything that ails you than a cat video. Thanks for these fun tidbits.


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