~People with different perspectives can't be together, unless you are willing to change, otherwise, forget it~
| Don't know what wakanarai means? It actually means "I don't understand" in Japanese. Though I don't know what this word has to do with this section, I just want to use it because I always say this word in my Japanese class "sensei, wakanarai!!!!!!!!!!" looks like I better practise my nihongo more often.
Anyway~ this section is about some interesting questions that you guys are interested to know (at least I am), some interesting facts like "Do dolphins ever sleep" or "Is there really a north pole". Seems that I've been too bored in my online days so I decided to find something "useful" and put in on my homepage............sigh..... *@[email protected]*
|Is it true that elephants are afraid of mice?
Sorry, there are no evidence saying this statement is right. They usually ignore small creatures because of their poor eyesight. An elephant relies mainly on its sense of smell and mice do not smell enough to attract an elephant's attention. The only creatures an elephant fears are humans and large cats such as tigers.
The expression "an elephant never forgets" has no factual basis. An elephant's memory is good, but no better than the memory of a cat, dog, or human.
|Do people who are born blind ever dream?
People who are blind from birth do dream, but they do not have visual images as we do. In fact, it's difficult for blind persons to describe their dreams because they have a different frame of reference.
Blind people do dream, but rather than "see" shapes, textures, and colours, they "hear" and "feel" the dream. Because of this, their dreams probably are much more real than those of sighted people.
It is also interesting that people who can see and become blind later in life will still see images in their dreams. However, the images tend to fade the longer they remain blind.
|Do fish drink water?
Yep, in fact they do. Their primary method of doing so is through osmosis (bio people should know this). the water seeps into their body through tiny holes in their skin.
When a fish lives in salt water, the ocean water contains more salt than does the liquid in the fish (common sense duh!). Thus, osmosis draws water out of the fish and the fish needs continually to drink water to replenish the liquid being drawn out of its body.
When a fish lives in fresh water, the water has less salt than does the liquid in the fish and water is drawn through the fish's skin into it's body. Therefore, freshwater fish do not need to drink water. However, they swallow some water when they open their mouths to eat.
|What is the lowest point on earth?
The lowest point on land is the shoreline of the Dead Sea in Israel, which is 1310 feet below sea level. The southern shore of the Dead Sea has salt caves purported to be in the area where the biblical cities of Sodom and Gomorrah were once located. The salt water of the Dead Sea has a higher concentration of minerals than other bodies of water and contains more than 25 minerals.
The salt content of the wold's ocean is around 3 percent, while the salt content of the Dead Sea is 39 percent.
The area around the Dead Sea has over 300 days of sun per year but rarely more than 2 inches of rain annually. The water level of the Dead Sea drops almost 6 feet a year due to evaporation, which often creates a thick mist over water.....interesting?
|Is it true that toilets in Australia flush in the opposite direction from those in Northern Hemisphere?
Better should know that if you're an Australian...........
Theoretically, draining water swirls clockwise north of the equator and counter clockwise south of the equator, but the effect is so minimal you would probably not be able to see it.
The phenomenon called the Coriolis effect causes the different rotation difections in different parts of the world. It's also the reason that tropical storms rotate counterclockwise in the northern hemisphere (where they are called hurricanes) or clockwise in the southern hemisphere (where they are called typhoons).
Scientist concluded that although water does spiral down the drain in opposite directions in the two hemispheres, the effect is so slight that you would not be able to see it in a sink of toilet.
The Coriolis force is so subtle on a small scale that other rotational forces can easily overcome it, causing the water to swirl in either direction.