Trivia’s Facts and More (5/6)

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This informative post will be posted on Saturday along with my usual writing.  You are invited to participate with the opening question.

Brain Teaser Question

How many outs are in an inning of baseball?

(answer found at the end of this post)

Featured Facts

One of the most curious animals to study is the American Beaver.  They are the largest member of the North American rodent family.

Here are some quick facts about the beaver:

  • Habitat:  Streams and lakes throughout the U.S. and Canada
  • Body Length:  2 to 3.5 feet
  • Tail Length:  10-18 inches
  • Weight:  25-65 pounds (females are generally a bit bigger than males)

A group of beavers is called a colony, and their offspring are called kits.  A beaver’s diet consists of inner bark, twigs, leaves, grasses, and water plants.

Beavers have adapted quite well to their watery habitat.  They are excellent swimmers because of webbed feet and a large, flat leathery paddle-like tail.  Most can swim about five miles per hour.  They are able to remain underwater without breathing for nearly 15 minutes.

Beavers are excellent engineers as evidenced by their precision-built dams and lodges, which become their homes.  Equipped with sharp incisor teeth that can easily cut through tree trunks, they build with logs, sticks, and mud.

Photos courtesy of Pinterest.

Answer to Brain Teaser Question


You may have thought there were three outs, but there are two teams that play in an inning.  So there are six outs.

8 thoughts on “Trivia’s Facts and More (5/6)

      • I saw one when I was a child and one got into our main bathroom. Daddy was in there trying to kill it with his boot when I peeked in at what the noise was all about. I remember the ferocious face and the hair sticking up (black). I was terrified! I am afraid of mice, too, but that rat gave me nightmares for years.


  1. got me, I thought 3x and you’re out … forgot about the other side 🙂

    Fascinating info about beavers … we do metric over here so took me a while to understand your measurements …

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