Sep 10, 2015

Random Thursday

That's a Fact Jack: A Collection of Utterly Useless Information [Updated] by Harry Bright & Jakob Anser continues to be a book of ultimate delight! These factoids are so random and yet, I'm learning new things every week when I open it up to write this post! LOL!

"Dolly the sheep--the first cloned mammal--was named after the singer Dolly Parton. Stockmen dubbed the sheep 'Dolly' because she was cloned from a mammary cell."

"Gregor Mendel, 'the father of genetics', twice failed the certification exam to become a high school science teacher."

"Potatoes have more chromosomes than humans do--48 versus 46."


  1. I did not know that Mendel failed the test to be a teacher twice! That is awesome!

  2. Thanks for sharing these facts, Jessica. I didn't know that about Dolly - and I remember when that happened. :) I just shared the Mendel fact with my son - he knows a lot about Mendel but didn't know that. ;) And potatoes?!? Happy Thursday!

  3. That is very awkward about Dolly the sheep, I had no idea!


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