Tuesday, December 25, 2012


Street Sense is "The DC Metro Area Street Newspaper" and it is available from vendors in the Washington, DC area -- vendors who are struggling not to be homeless, vendors who are earning 50 cents for each $1 copy that they sell, vendors who are writing POETRY.

In the September 26 - October 10, 2012 issue of Street Sense, I found this mathy poem by Street Sense vendor Veda Simpson, "Think You Know Everything?"  Please ENJOY the poem and, if you are able, support this worthy publication.

Think You Know Everything       by Veda Simpson, Street Sense Vendor  

A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.
A crocodile cannot stick out his tongue.
A dragonfly has a lifespan of 24 hours.
A shark is the only fish that can blink both eyes.
A snail can sleep for three years.
Butterflies taste with their feet.
The sentence “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog” uses every letter 

of the alphabet.
There are more chickens than people in the world.
Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.

…now you know everything!

Thank you, Veda -- and Street Sense -- for this poem.

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