Monday, 3 May 2021

Facts Fact Facts

 

Damn just remember it's Monday and people want some facts so here they are............................


The female spider is generally bigger and stronger than the male, and mating she will often eat her boyfriend as a snack.


Male spiders wanting to avoid this generally approach females with a nice juicy fly wrapped up in silk as a present.


The shortest was in history was between Zanzibar and England in 1806, Zanzibar surrendered after 38 minutes


In 1992 Frank Perkins of LA made an attempt on the world record for sitting on top of a flagpole, however, suffering from the flu he came down 8 hours short of the 400 day record to find his sponsor had gone bust, his girlfriend had left him and his phone and power had been cut off.


The first airmail service carried letters only 20 kilometres, taking off on the 9th September 1911, it flew mail from one side of London to the other.



8 comments:

Margaret D said...

That poor man up the pole, felt sorry for him when I read that.
Nice of the male spider.

Nancy Chan said...

Male spiders have to be smart to stay alive. So sad for the man, many things can happen within the 400 days.

Kea said...

Oh, gosh, ditto Margaret's comment about Frank Perkins. That wasn't a good time in his life!

Ohhh, spiders....Shudder. The males that bring the females a "present" are smart, live to breed again. LOL.

Debby said...

I'm unique in that I am not afraid of spiders. I'm kinda like a Spider whisperer - I tell them they can stay in the house, as long as they eat all the houseflies that come in and they behave themselves.

Now I detest slugs and snails and other slimy gooey creatures because they eat my plants. Spiders are cool.

CWMartin said...

Now the top ones I knew, but not the backstory on Flagpole Sitta (which is a song title) or the short hop Air Mail. Might have saved fuel using paper airplanes...

Jo-Anne's Ramblings said...

Margaret D......Me too

Nancy.......Yes they have to be smart

Kea.....No it wasn't,the spiders can be smart

Debby.....My grandson likes spiders

Chris.....Paper planes made melaugh

Rita said...

I felt very sorry for the pole sitter, too. How sad.

Karen BakingInATornado said...

I don't like even thinking about spiders, yet I found those facts fascinating.

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