weekly wednesday blogging challenge

Share one interesting fact you know

This week’s question over at the Weekly Wednesday Blogging Challenge is one that makes my brain go completely blank! Share One Interesting Fact You Know

I collect random facts like other people collect baseball cards but as soon as someone asks me to share an interesting fact, my brain just short-circuits and cannot think of a single thing. It’s the same as when someone asks you to share an interesting fact about yourself – I’m not that interesting – and then I second-guess what is interesting

There’s the obvious ones like France was still executing people by guillotine when Star Wars premiered, or woolly mammoths were still roaming the earth when the pyramids were built, but I feel like these are ones that most people know at this point

OK so did you know that a polar bear’s liver is toxic – even to another polar bear? They have so much vitamin A in them because it’s stored there from the blubber in their diet, it’s not easily flushed from the body because it’s not water-soluble. Bears and seals also have generally high levels of vitamin A but not as many as polar bears. The entire liver contains enough vitamin A to kill 52 adults!

Li offered that there is a species of tuna that has anti-freeze in its blood.

How about you – do you have any interesting facts to share?