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Love to surf? Then you have to visit Brazil to surf the longest wave on the planet Earth called Pororoca. Between February and March Atlantic ocean tides generate waves up to 12 feet high which can last for over half an hour. Pororoca in indigenous Tupi language means "great destructive noise" and it destroys everything in its path with the speed of 10 to 15 miles (16 to 24 km) per hour.

reference:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pororoca

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Mosquitoes prefer bananas on the breath to any other fruit or veggie scent. Mosquitoes prefer males to females (for the testosterone of the plasma level I'm assuming). Mosquitoes prefer babies or pregnant women to other choices of children or adult women.

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Mosquitoes prefer bananas on the breath to any other fruit or veggie scent. Mosquitoes prefer males to females (for the testosterone of the plasma level I'm assuming). Mosquitoes prefer babies or pregnant women to other choices of children or adult women.

 

What references do you have to support that?

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The worlds largest peanut, grown by Earl Adkins in North Carolina, was 4 inches long!

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Until 1896, India was the only source of diamonds in the world

(Source: Gemological Institute of America).

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The New Zealand Kiwi bird's egg makes up 1/3 its volume.

The Ostrich's eye is larger than its brain.

The praying mantis initiates the mating process by ripping the males head off.

a cockroach can live two weeks without its head... then it starves to death.

while in the womb, embryonic sharks fight eachother. Only one shark is ever born at a time.

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The praying mantis initiates the mating process by ripping the males head off.

Not really true. The female generally takes the males head off DURING or AFTER the mating process, not to initiate it. The mating process itself tends to be initiated by a dance (also known as the courtship display) by the male. Further, another fun fact is that the female eating the males head does not happen every time. Although the praying mantis is known for its cannibalistic mating process, in actuality, it only occurs 5-31% of the time.

 

http://serendip.brynmawr.edu/exchange/node/1801

 

 

a cockroach can live two weeks without its head... then it starves to death.

Actually, it's closer to a month, but depends on which species of cockroach it is (there are roughly 3,500 species falling into six different families), and it's not always starvation that causes the death to occur.

http://www.bio.umass.edu/biology/kunkel/cockroach_faq.html#Q13

 

 

while in the womb, embryonic sharks fight eachother. Only one shark is ever born at a time.

Also, not true. The number of shark pups born to a mother depends greatly on the species of shark.

 

http://www.amcs.org.au/printed.asp?active_page_id=196

The number of shark pups born to a single mother varies considerably between species. Some have only two large pups, while others, like the blue shark, may have 40 to 80 much smaller young.

 

 

Try to remember... It's not a "Cool Fact" if it's not true, which is why we ask for references.

Edited by iNow

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"Dreamt" is the only English word that ends in the letters "mt".

<yoda> Short memory you have. </yoda>

 

RESOURCE. Please! I couldn't find anything about this.

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The heart of a shrimp is located in its head.

No, it isn't. It's located in the thorax, which is next to the head. This misconception is commonly made mostly because both thorax and "head" are covered by a single piece of exoskeleton.

Anatomy.jpg

 

 

Now, please people -- this is a thread for facts, and facts are meaningless if they're not corroborated, specially when it's really fun to read more on their context. Please supply the source of your fact.

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