did you know?

Common misconceptions

Did you know that the Brontosaurus actually never existed? Paleontologists accidentally attached the skull of the Camarasaurus to the skeleton of an Apatosaurus and someone called it a new species.

Polaris, the North Star, is absolutely not the brightest star in the sky – it’s somewhere between the 45th and the 49th place on the list, depending on the time of year.

Killer whales aren’t whales – they’re the largest member of the dolphin family.

The sound you usually associate with a bald eagle is usually the sound of a red-tailed hawk. The bald eagle actually sounds like a squeaky toy or a seagull.

Flies’ lifespan isn’t really 24 hours-flies can live up to 20 or 30 days. If a fly’s bothering you, don’t wait! Just squash it as soon as you can, or it will buzz around you for the next month!

Sunflowers don’t actually always face the sun, as most of you probably believed-they almost always face east.

You may be relieved after reading this one: the average person does NOT swallow 8 spiders per year while sleeping. Thank goodness!

That’s all for now. I hope that you can all have a good night’s sleep after reading about the spider fact! 😉