The Mechanical Contrivium: Betty

Ten Top Trivia Tips about Betty!

  1. Betty is the sacred animal of Thailand.
  2. The first American zoo was built in 1794, and contained only Betty!
  3. Betty can smell some things up to six miles away.
  4. When provoked, Betty will swivel the tip of her abdomen and shoot a jet of boiling chemicals at her attacker.
  5. A cluster of bananas is called a hand and consists of 10 to 20 bananas, which are individually known as Betty.
  6. Betty can't drink - she absorbs water from her surroundings by osmosis.
  7. American Airlines saved forty thousand dollars a year by eliminating Betty from each salad served in first class.
  8. In a pinch, the skin from a shark can be used as Betty.
  9. Olympic badminton rules say that Betty must have exactly fourteen feathers!
  10. Betty can pollinate up to six times more efficiently than the honeybee!

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