Here are some wild and crazy fun facts to keep in your back pocket for use when you get together with friends and family:

Crows have the ability to see a color – one that humans can’t see – called Ultraviolet.  Why does that matter? Their feathers have patterns in this color that are just as vibrant as the colors on a peacock! Even though we can’t see the patterns, when one crow looks at another, they see a fabulous, fancy display.

Like spiders?  Probably not so much. But you might if you were a frog. There’s a species of burrowing tarantula that allows tiny frogs to take up residence in their burrows.  (Tarantulas live underground.)  The frog earns its keep by consuming annoying pests too small for the spider to handle.  The spider returns the favor by running interference for the frog, keeping it safe from other critters—such a sweet deal!

Imagine you’re far out there in space, 66 million light-years from Earth. You’re pretty clever, and you manage to invent a telescope that can bridge that gap to take a gander at good ol’ planet Earth.  Guess what you’d see?  DINOSAURS. (How cool would that be?!)

Blue whales are big.  Really big.  You knew that, of course. But did you know that they’re so big a small child in scuba gear could be injected into a blue whale and swim through its veins?  And when that plucky kid finished touring this leviathan’s internals, they could take a break by resting on the whale’s tongue – which on its own, weighs more than most elephants.

And finally, for those of you who have an eye for lawn art, the somewhat disturbing reality is that when it comes down to sheer numbers, real flamingoes are handily outnumbered by plastic flamingoes.  (No similar data exists for garden gnomes.)

Facts are not only fun, they should form the basis of how you plan your retirement. Call today at 513-563-PLAN (7526) or book online, and let’s talk.


Nikki Earley, CFP® & Dan Cuprill, CFP®

P.S.  To learn the steps you can take to protect and even capitalize on recent investment volatility in light of COVID-19, check out my webinar.