Random Thursday

There's only three more week's worth of bizarre facts from That's a Fact Jack: A Collection of Utterly Useless Information [Updated] by Harry Bright and Jakob Anser! Let's see what we learn today!


(image borrowed from history.com)
Christopher Columbus believed until he died that he'd landed in Asia instead of of the "new world."


Somehow did not know that. 


(image borrowed from NOAA's National Ocean Service)
The Sargasso Sea in the North Atlantic--named after the seaweed sargassum, which floats over its expanse--is the saltiest part of all the world's oceans. The legend of the Sargasso Sea as the "sea of lost ships" predates the Bermuda Triangle's reputation by centuries.


Another thing I did not know!


(image borrowed from PaleoGuy at DeviantArt)
Paleontologists have discovered a new species of meat-eating dinosaur larger than the Tyrannosaurus Rex. Roaming in packs, the Mapusaurus roseae hunted even the largest known dinosaur, Argentinosaurus, which was 25 percent longer than the blue whale.


Dang that's big! I don't they had these in Jurassic Park!


(image borrowed from WWF)
The tongue of a blue whale weighs about as much as a full-grown elephant or a sport utility vehicle.


Daaanng!! That's heavy!






3 comments:

  1. I had no idea that Columbus thought that until he died. Like I genuinely thought that he arrived there, signed the paperwork to say yep, this is Asia and then IDK met some people native to the country and worked it out?

    Vee @ Under The Mountain

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  2. Love it! Thanks for sharing and I especially enjoyed learning about the dinosaur and the whale's tongue.
    sherry @ fundinmental

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  3. How did we not know about that new dinosaur?!

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