Unknown Facts by knewthis.com

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# Paris Hilton was banned from her parents own casino

Paris Hilton was put on her own parents Casino Black List and was banned from returning to their casino after losing her new Bentley on a high stakes poker game.

 

In April 2006 Paris Hilton brought here $175,000 Bentley into a poker game and lost it. Her parents banned her from the casino named after her, and demanded that she would get help for her gambling problems.

 

# Sloth poop once a week

Question asked quite often and the answer is remarkable; Only once a week! That’s right, a sloth only comes down from his tree once a week and urinate and defecate on the ground. They dig a hole and cover it up afterwards.

Sloths only move when they really have to and even when they do move, they do it as slowly as possible.

Sloths are considered to be among the most somnolent animals and sleeping 15 to 18 hours a day.


# Spiders have brains in their feet

Spiders have brain in their feet

Brains of small spiders overflow into their legs. This is what Smithsonian researchers report.

The brains of small spiders are of such a size that they fill their body cavities and overflow even into their legs.

“The smaller the animal, the more it has to invest in its brain, which means even very tiny spiders are able to weave a web and perform other fairly complex behavior's,” said William Wcislo, researcher at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama. “We discovered that the central nervous systems of the smallest spiders fill up almost 80 percent of their total body cavity, including about 25 percent of their legs.”

 

# The world’s fastest animals

The fastest animals on land, in the air and in the water

The Sailfish is the fastest animal in the sea, with a top speed of 110km/h (68mph)

The Cheetah is the fastest animal on land, with a top speed of over 120km/h in a sprint.

The Pelegrin Falcon is the fastest animal in the air, and the fastest animal over all. The Pelegrin Falcon can achieve a speed of over 325km/h (200mph)!

 

# There are ants that can explode

Exploding ants

In at least nine ant species in Southeast Asia, there are ants that have greatly enlarged mandibular glands. These glands run the entire length of the ant’s body. The ants can release the acid from these glands in a suicidal way; the ant’s body will rupture and it sprays the toxic substance from the head. This is why these kamikaze ants are called the ‘exploding ants’.


# Dolly Parton Lost a Dolly Parton Look-a-like Contest

Dolly Parton Look-a-like contest

Dolly Parton once told that she once lost a look-a-like contest, just like Charlie Chaplin, who once lost a Charlie Chaplin look-a-like contest as well. She showed up at a Halloween contest because she thought it would be funny to win the contest and then reveal her identity. Very much to her own surprise, she lost the contest however to another woman!

“I didn’t know if they knew it or not and if it was a joke because they used to have all these Dolly’s down on Santa Monica Boulevard.

They had the contest and I just got in the line and somebody else won. I don’t think they really did know it was me”, Dolly Parton revealed.

 

# Tomatoes, bananas, grapes and watermelons are all berries

Bananas and strawberries, berries?

The official definition of a berry is a fleshy fruit having seeds and pulp produced from a single ovary. This means that there are many ‘strange berries’ which we normally don’t call a berry. Tomatoes, bananas, grapes and watermelons are all berries!

 

# Strawberry is no berry

To make it even weirder, the strawberry is not a real berry! By botanical definition a strawberry is a so called ‘accessory fruit’. These are fruits in which the edible part is not generated by the ovary

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