30 May 2009
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Q.What is a manticore?
A.The manticore is a mythological creature. It possesses the body and four legs of a lion, the head of a man, and the tail of a scorpion or dragon.
Q.Big spider facts, please.
A.The goliath bird-eating spider is up to 11" long & eats birds. It flicks nasty hairs from its body if threatened & makes a noise audible at 15'. Yuck.
Q.What's the word for chucking something out a widow?
A.Defenstrate is to throw something/someone out of a window; defenestration is the noun. They originate from the French for window (fenetre) & are strangely useful.