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Sunday, June 21, 2009

Things of Monitor

  1. Streetlights cause problems for bats.
  2. There are 2,500 year old bird nests still in continuous use.
  3. Crispie, an Aylesbury duck, thinks Terri Seabright, a human, is her mother.
  4. As a cold-blooded insect, flies are slower in the early morning and evening when the air is cooler, and speed up in the heat of the day.
  5. In times of recession people eat more.
  6. The pilot and co-pilot on a passenger plane are not allowed to have the same meal in case they both get food poisoning.
  7. The world's first purpose-built commercial spaceport, Spaceport America, is being built New Mexico.
  8. A record crowd of about 36,500 revellers has welcomed the dawn of the Summer Solstice at Stonehenge, England, this year.
  9. The Arctic island of Greenland is assuming self-rule, in the latest step towards independence from Denmark.
  10. Hitachi makes trains.

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