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True or False Quiz #6

#1. Elephants can jump up to 2 feet in the air.

Elephants are the only animal that can’t jump.

#2. Owls don't have eyeballs.

You know how we (humans) have eyeballs? Well, owls don’t. They have eye tubes or cylinders, rod-shaped eyes that do not move in their sockets as eyeballs do. Instead, owls have to move their bodies or heads in order to look around. Many owl species are capable of turning their heads 270 degrees in either direction.

#3. Venus has the fastest revolution in the solar system.

Mercury is the fastest planet, zipping around the Sun every 88 Earth days. The orbit of Venus around the Sun is 225 Earth days. Interestingly, it takes Venus longer to rotate once on its axis than to complete one orbit of the Sun. That’s 243 Earth days to rotate once – the longest rotation of any planet in the Solar System!

#4. It takes between two and three years for a pineapple to grow to its full size.

#5. Bombay duck is considered as the tastiest duck dish in the world.

In fact, duck meat is not used in Bombay Duck at all. It is a fish dish. The Bombay duck is actually a fish native to the waters in and around Mumbai.

#6. Daylight Saving Time is the practice of setting the clocks forward two hours from standard time during the summer months.

The clocks are set forward one hour, not two. Fewer than 40 percent of countries in the world currently apply daylight saving time switches, although more than 140 countries had implemented it at some point.

#7. The inventors of bubble wrap originally did not have packaging material in their mind.

Bubble wrap was invented in 1957 by engineers Alfred Fielding and Marc Chavannes in Hawthorne, New Jersey. Fielding and Chavannes sealed two shower curtains together, creating a smattering of air bubbles, which they originally tried to sell as wallpaper.

#8. A starfish is not a fish.

Starfish are marine invertebrates, star-shaped echinoderms belonging to the class Asteroidea. Did you know that starfish can regenerate their own arms, that is, they can re-grow their arms. In fact, a single arm can regenerate a whole body!

#9. Apples are the only fruits that belong to the rose family.

Trees that bear fruit in the rose family are: apples, pears, plums, cherries, apricots and peaches. Also, blackberries, raspberries and strawberries are all members of the Rosacea Family.

#10. Only 10% of the world’s population lives in the Northern Hemisphere.

Actually, 90% of the world’s population lives live north of the equator.
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