Trivia number 83

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179



Trivia number 83

I want this to be information one just usually doesn’t hear.  If you have I would like to know if you haven’t all the better you’ve learned something today.  With that being said here is the information for you to consider today.

The consumption of mushrooms was recorded in Chinese historical documents more than 3,000 years ago. In 1996, China produced 600,000 tons of mushrooms, making it the world’s leading producer, and it has 60% of the world’s mushroom varieties.  The last one for today is: All bears are good swimmers, but the polar bear is the most efficient swimmer. It can swim up to 4-6 mph (6-10 km/hr) for 100 miles (161 km). One polar bear swam 200 miles without stopping. Polar bears can also swim very well under water.

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Comments (11)

Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Conrad. many areas of the country have ideal polar bear weather today! We are bracing for a high of 63 today in Southwest Florida. Enjoy your day!

Jan 02, 2014 07:58 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR

63! Really the high here today is 35 before you kick in the winds.  You really need to go out and play 18.  Sounds like the perfect time for it.  

Jan 02, 2014 08:02 PM
Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

Polar bears are fascinating to watch swim also.  For as large as they are, they are very graceful.

Jan 02, 2014 08:07 PM
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning James. I didn't knowabout mushrooms being largely grown in China. I love to watch Polar Bears Swim. There was a recent PBS show on them. Enjoy the day.

Jan 02, 2014 08:26 PM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

Good morning, James....find out if the chinese were the first to smoke "shrooms"...a psychedelic experience!! I neither eat nor smoke them.... the active ingredient in mushrooms, Cilocybin, is a psychedelic drug.... chemistry teacher, remember!!!

Jan 02, 2014 08:39 PM
Donald Urschalitz
Lubeck Realty Group - Jupiter, FL
P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County

It was reported that they spotted a polar bear in Lake Erie today, glad that I am in Florida.

Jan 02, 2014 09:32 PM
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY

Good morning James,

No hiding from a polar bear. I'll take the mushrooms.

Make yourself a great day.

Jan 03, 2014 12:12 AM
Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi James.

I like mushrooms, I use them all the time. but I do try and buy those grown in the USA.

Have a great day in Rogers.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 03, 2014 12:31 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

James- the mushroom thing is interesting... me?  I'm kind of lukewarm on them. 

Jan 03, 2014 05:38 AM
Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

James, interesting about the stamina of a polar bear - to swim 200 miles without stopping. Unbelievable and I will remember.

Jan 03, 2014 12:57 PM
Chandler Real Estate Liz Harris, MBA
Liz Harris Realty - Chandler, AZ

Interesting facts! Didnt know there were so many mushrooms lol.. And the Polar bear is the real deal! 100-200 miles without stopping is amazing!



Jan 06, 2014 08:07 AM