Mollie's Adventures

Learning something new everyday

Sleepy

Fun fact of the day…

When tired, sloths often curl up in a ball in the fork of a tree to sleep.

http://www.sandiegozoo.org/animalbytes/t-two-toed_sloth.html

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Tongue

Fun fact of the day…

The sun bear’s especially long tongue is perfectly suited for getting at honey inside trees and other tight places

http://www.sandiegozoo.org/animalbytes/t-sun_bear.html

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Death grip… literally

Fun fact of the day…

Sloths have a powerful grip: their long claws curve around tree branches like a safety harness. Even after a sloth dies, it sometimes remains hanging in the trees with its death grip

http://www.sandiegozoo.org/animalbytes/t-two-toed_sloth.html

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Sharp claws

Fun fact of the day…

Sloths have sharp claws that are 3 to 4 inches (8 to 10 centimeters) long—handy for hanging onto tree branches

http://www.sandiegozoo.org/animalbytes/t-two-toed_sloth.html

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Seeds

Fun fact of the day…

Millions of trees are only here because squirrels will bury nuts in the ground to eat later and then they forget where they buried them

http://www.sixstepstobetterhealth.com/seeds.html

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Imagining peeing once a week?

Fun fact of the day…

The two-toed sloth does everything while hanging upside down from trees, including eating, sleeping, mating, and even giving birth. The only time it comes to the ground is to poop and pee, which it does once a week

http://www.sandiegozoo.org/animalbytes/t-two-toed_sloth.html

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Beavers

Fun fact of the day…

A beaver can cut down about 200 trees a year!

http://www.scienceworld.ca/we-can-explain/page-14

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Trees

Fun fact of the day…

Live Christmas trees have been sold commercially since about 1850

http://www.pickyourownchristmastree.org/facts.php

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Christmas Tree Industry

Fun fact of the day…

Approximately 100,000 people are employed full or part-time in the Christmas tree industry

http://www.premierchristmastrees.net/trees.html

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Fake trees

Fun fact of the day…

The first artificial Christmas trees were  made out of dyed goose feathers and wire

http://www.parrysfarm.us/articles/artificialtreefacts.html

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