i learned that elephants are tremendous distance swimmers. They can swim for up to six hours and 25 miles (48km). They are so buoyant that if they tire in the water, they can just rest by floating and will not sink. They can also use their trunk as a snorkel and dive (x)
Yosemite Falls Rainbow captured in Yosemite National Park (California) revealed a colorful phenomenon on the 1,430-foot (440 meter) upper portion of the park's highest waterfall at 2,425 feet (739 meters). It lasted 8 minutes with very strong winds at the perfect time of day (9 a.m.), and unusual heavy waters in November collided to form this sublime visual effect.
i learned that in the 1936 Olympics two Japanese pole vaulters (Shuhei Nashida & Sueo Oe) tied for second. Declined to compete against each other, Nashida was awarded silver and Oe bronze. On return to Japan they had the medals cut in two & joined together to make two 'friendship medals' out of silver & bronze (x)
Before any details of Pixar’s ‘Soul’ were public, a Black cab driver told the film’s co-writer & co-director, Kemp Powers, that he knew Pixar was making a Black movie because he had never driven so many Black people to Pixar before.
i learned that in 2019, Brazilian pоlіce seized a parrot who had been taught to alert criminals to pоlіce operations by shouting: "Mum, the pоlіce!" After being seized, the parrot didn't cooperate with the pоlіce, staying completely silent and not saying anything (x)
i learned that one of Oklahoma's most notable landmarks came into being, literally by accident. A cement truck rolled over on its side on Winganon Road years ago, and because the mixer was full of concrete and too heavy to move, it has since been turned into a faux NASA space capsule by artists (x)