Posted by: waterbaby87 | October 18, 2009

Random Goals Fact!

Today is kind of brief, since I have been kind of ill lately. But I found a few things that made me smile today!

Remember those goals I have? Yes yes, those things you write down and keep in your purse or back pocket?

(OK before I start, quick quiz: What is the largest animal to have ever lived?)

Bruhathkayosaurus Courtesy of Rareresource.com

Bruhathkayosaurus Courtesy of Rareresource.com

OK to some, it is the Bruhathkayosaurus (brew-HATH-kah-yo-SORE-us, try to say that really fast!). But until they verify all the fossils (there’s just way too many “ifs” in the research), we will continue saying it is….

THE BLUE WHALE!

Yes, this is the cool part, we live with the largest animal that has ever lived on this Earth. How awesome is that???! That alone should make you smile. What a priviledge! So my goal is to swim with one. Don’t worry, the likelihood of one of them swallowing me is fairly small. I also promise not to speak whale.

Fun random facts about Blue Whales (courtesy of Neatorama):

  • Blue whales can grow up to 100 feet (~30 m). Lengthwise that’s the equivalent of two city buses and longer than an NBA basketball court.
  • They can weigh up to 200 tons. That’s about 8 DC-9 aircrafts or 15 school buses.
  • In fact, their tongue alone weigh as much as an elephant. About 100 people can fit in a blue whale’s mouth.
  • A blue whale heart is the size of a Mini Cooper and can weigh close to 2,000 pounds (~907 kg). Its heartbeat can be detected from two miles away and a human can easily crawl through its major arteries.
  • Blue whales can produce sounds louder than a jet engine (188 dB vs. jet engine’s 140 dB) and can communicate with other whales up to 1,000 miles away.
  • A single adult eats about 4 tons of krill (tiny shrimplike animals) a day.
  • The spray from a blue whale’s blowhole is almost as tall as a three-story building (30 feet or 9 m). A toddler can fit into its blowhole.

    What is one YOUR wacky goals???
    Much love!
    -WaterBaby.

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Responses

  1. I hope I can be there when you decide to do this LOL
    One of my goals is to have my own business, mostly a natural medicine store or something to help with the environment.

  2. I like to think your wacky goal (besides the businesses) is to meet Yanni.

    Yup.

  3. LOL Yes! That sounds goooodddd…. šŸ™‚ And maybe also Hugh Jackman hehehe

  4. Bru…hath..kayo..saurus?!Never heard of this thing!!Did it really exist??!!

  5. LOL Molly, I don’t actually know! They say it did but to be honest there’s only like one fossil. So it could’ve been a messed up fossil, could’ve been a hoax, who knows!


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