Cat owners are 30% less likely to suffer a heart attack.
If you were drafted during the American Civil War you could legally pay someone else $300 to go in your place.
When giraffes age, their fur darkens.
In 1859 24 rabbits were released in Austrailia. Within six years the population grew to 2 million.
A man called Billy Owen lost an eye and half his face to cancer and used it to start a career as a zombie actor.
Dead people can get goose bumps.
Some worms will eat themselves if they can’t find any food!
An adult elephant requires up to 300 kg of food and 160 litres of water per day.
There are no 24 hours in a day. It has 23 hours 56 minutes and 4 seconds the time it takes the earth to rotate on its axis.
One survey reports that 33 percent of dog owners admit they talk to their dogs on the phone or leave messages on answering machines while they are away.
The World's Biggest Mall located in China is 99% empty.
Brazil once tried to sell an aircraft carrier on eBay.
Malaria is thought to be responsible for the death of about half of all people who ever lived.
Ommatophobia is the fear of eyes.
When young abalones feed on red seaweed their shells turn red.
Rio de Janeiro was once the capital of Portugal making it the only European capital outside of Europe.
Gelatin is derived from collagen a protein collected from animal skin.
Ancient Romans ran cold aqueduct water in pipes through their houses in an early form of air conditioning.
Elephants and chimpanzees can display behavior patterns similar to post-traumatic stress disorder and depression.
Thomas and George Crittenden were brothers who were both generals during the American Civil War: one for the North and the other for the South.
The West first learned of the giant panda in 1869 when a French missionary received a skin from a hunter.
The youngest king ever was Alfonso XIII of Spain who became king the day he was born.
From 1989 to 2009 about 2 000 schools were closed in Germany because of a scarcity of children.
A rodents teeth never stop growing. They are worn down by the animal’s constant gnawing on bark leaves and other vegetables.
15%of American adults do not use the Internet.
The odds of being born male are about 51.2% according to census.
A baby goat is called a “kid”.
Antarctica is the only continent that does not have land areas below sea level.
Pope Pius II wrote a popular erotic book called "The Tale Of Two Lovers" before assuming office.
The female goat is called a “doe” or “nanny”.
There are 24 different dialects of English in the US.
After the fall of the Roman Empire the technology to make concrete was lost for 1000 years.
A child dies every 8 seconds from contaminated water.
Antarctica has only one ATM.
80%of the biomass of fish in the world's oceans has been lost in the past 100 years.
Mars is populated entirely by robots. Seven to be precise.
The blue whale can produce the loudest sound of any animal. At 188 decibels the noise can be detected over 800 km (500 mi) away.
The summer in Uranus is 42 years long.
There is enough gold in Earth's core to coat its entire surface to a depth of 1.5 feet.
When Heinz ketchup leaves the bottle it travels at a rate of 25 miles per year.
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