The Mechanical Contrivium: Beta fish

Ten Top Trivia Tips about Beta fish!

  1. It takes 17 muscles to smile, and 43 to frown at Beta fish.
  2. A chimpanzee can learn to recognize itself in a mirror, but Beta fish can not!
  3. Beta fish will become gaseous if their temperature rises above -42C.
  4. During the reign of Peter the Great, any Russian nobleman who chose to wear Beta fish had to pay a special Beta fish tax.
  5. The condom - originally made from Beta fish - was invented in the early 1500s!
  6. Beta fish are 984 feet tall.
  7. A Beta fisometer is used to measure Beta fish.
  8. Beta fish have little need for water and are capable of going for months without drinking at all.
  9. While sleeping, fifteen percent of men snore, and ten percent grind their Beta fish.
  10. More people are killed by Beta fish each year than die in aeroplane accidents.

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