Argan Goats You may be surprised to find that goats are able to climb trees.
Will and Guy have found out that in Morocco goats climb Argan trees to
consume delicious berries which are similar to olives. Local farmers
follow these goats because fruit of the Argan tree has the nut inside
which is used to make delicious cooking oil. Another interesting fact is
that Morocco goats spit or excrete these nuts, which then farmers use to
make the Argan oil. However, Argan trees are very close to extinction
because of the tree wood harvesting.
Flag Colours The Official Olympic Flag Created by Pierre de
Coubertin in 1914, the Olympic flag contains five interconnected rings
on a white background. The five rings symbolize the five significant
continents and are interconnected to symbolize the friendship to be
gained from these international competitions. The rings, from left to
right, are blue, yellow, black, green, and red. These colours were
chosen because at least one of them appeared on the flag of every
country in the world. The Olympic flag was first flown during the 1920
Horses' Legs in the Air
An urban myth has grown up that if a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs
in the air, the person died in battle. Whereas, if the horse has one front leg in
the air, the person died as a result of wounds received in battle.
the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural
Stefan Killenberg writes:
I studied in Dresden and the most famous statue there is the so called
"Golden Rider" it's a statue of August (called the strong).
You see the horse of this statue has both front legs in the air but
August the strong died from Diabetes mellitus, high blood pressure and other
things connected to the fact that he was too fat. So he didn't die in
battle, or would you call this a battle against weight!
Footnote: Will and Guy would be interested in hearing
from American readers on this topic as the latest theory is that the 'Legs
in the Air' only applies to horse statues featuring Gettysburg soldiers.