Weekly Facts #29

Tiger shark embryos fight each other in their mother’s womb for survival because they are often fertilized by different males. 

A 150-pound adult would weigh 57 pounds on Mercury but 136.5 pounds on Venus and would weigh the most on Jupiter at 351 pounds.

S.O.S is for MAYDAY and not Save Our Ship when people are stranded and need help.

Termites do more than just eat buildings.  They also eat dead wood and grass, fertilize the earth, and make landscapes more resilient through their digging.  There are over 2,000 different kinds and about 27 of them only eat buildings.

About 54% of Americans live close to where they grew up and Nevada’s population comprises about 20% of born and raised people.  About 44 million people in the U.S. were born in a different country which makes up about 14% of its population.

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