Top Ten Outdoors Facts That Will Make You Sound Smart
Here's a quick list of facts I've heard people mention over the years which made me think, "Hmm, this person sounds smart." Now you can say them to make people think you're smart, too.
10. Only female mosquitoes drink blood.
I think the same is true for vampires, but I haven't been able to confirm.
9. The National Park Service protects over 84 million acres of land.
To put that in perspective, that's almost 85 million acres.
8. Black flies are big jerks.
There are 15 extinct species of black flies, which is promising, but 2,200 species of black flies to go. So get to swat'n.
7. A giant sequoia can drink up to 500 gallons of water a day.
So if you're ever hiking past one and have some extra water, maybe pour out a couple hundred gallons.
6. Porcupines float.
If you're ever drowning, just grab onto the nearest porcupine.
5. Pluto was discovered in 1930 and hasn't made a full orbit of the sun since then.
I don't want to brag, Pluto, but we've done it like 89 times since then.
4. It is illegal to get a fish drunk in Ohio.
This can be a very useful fact for anybody who has a fish and has no idea in the slightest how to care for a fish.
3. Gorp is a great trail snack and an acronym for "good old raisins and peanuts."
It's very similar to my favorite trail snack Golfciabog, an acronym for "good old leftover fried chicken in a baggie of gravy."
2. You only ever see one side of the moon.
If you aren't sure which side of the moon I'm referring to, just look at it. That's the side.
1. People don't like when you rattle off facts at them.
Especially 10 straight facts. Sorry, I pushed for a Top 9 Outdoorsy Facts list, but no dice.