A hedgehog’s heart beats 300 times a minute on average.
Snakes used in snake charming performances respond to movement not sound.
The rock at the summit of Mount Everest is marine limestone and would have been deposited on the seafloor around 450 million years ago.
Women were first allowed to participate in the Olympic Games in 1900.
Life expectancy in the UK was around 47 in 1900; it is now 80.
According to Douglas Adams a Salween is the faint taste of dishwashing liquid in a cup of fresh tea.
Antarctica is the only continent without reptiles.
Britney Spears' used pregnancy test was sold on eBay for $5 001.
U.S. eggs are illegal in Britain because they are washed. British eggs are illegal in the U.S. because they are not.
The human brain is about 75% water.
In 2015 Astronaut Chris Had field released the first album of songs recorded entirely in space.
The word "Yo" was first used in the 15th century.
More Monopoly money is printed in a year than real money throughout the world.
A Boeing 747s wingspan is longer than the Wright brother’s first flight.
Stewardesses is the longest word typed with only the left hand.
Listerine was invented in 1879 as a surgical antiseptic and later sold as a floor cleaner and a cure for gonorrhea.
When you donate your body to science it can get used as a crash test dummy for medical training forensic research or to save a life through organ transplants.
Without your pinky finger you would lose about 50% of your hand strength.
In 1958 a rhinoceros was a candidate in the city council elections in Sao Paulo Brazil.
United Artists offered Stallone up to US$340 000 to sell them the rights to the screenplay of Rocky if he agreed to not star in the movie. He refused.
Cows can sleep standing up, but they can only dream lying down.
A group of kangaroos is called a mob.
Bill Gates'SAT score was 1590 out of 1600.
Anne Boleyn Queen Elizabeth I’s mother had six fingers on one hand.
Hummingbirds are the only birds who can fly backwards.
Men with shaved heads are perceived as an inch taller and 13% stronger than men with hair.
The oldest video of cats on YouTube dates from 1894.
Chameleons can move their eyes in two directions at the same time.
Fat Man was the codename for the atomic bomb that was detonated over Nagasaki.
A Colombian woman was raised by monkeys after being kidnaped and abandoned in the jungle as a child.
Cockroaches can make group decisions. When 50 cockroaches are presented with 3 shelters that can only house 40 they'll split evenly into two groups and leave one shelter empty.
Ailurophobia is the fear of cats.
Sandra Bullock won the Oscar and the Golden Raspberry (for worst film) in the same weekend. She collected both.
Construction workers in Brazil cemented a car on a pavement after its driver refused to move it.
Religious practices like prayer and attending services is associated with lower levels of psychological distress.
Apple's iPhone has higher sales than everything Microsoft has to offer.
Exposure to Secondhand smoke causes nearly 50 000 deaths each year in the U.S. alone.
The value of Pi will be officially “rounded down” to 3.14 from 3.14159265359 on December 31 1999.
Bill Cosby spoke out against giving the death penalty to the man who shot and killed his own son.
During the chariot scene in “Ben Hur” a small red car can be seen in the distance.
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