The Venezuelan brown bat can detect and dodge individual raindrops in mid-flight, arriving safely back at his cave completely dry.
The “nine lives” attributed to cats is probably due to their having nine primary whiskers.
In ancient Greece, children of wealthy families were dipped in olive oil at birth to keep them hairless throughout their lives.
The world’s smartest pig, owned by a mathematics teacher in Madison, WI, memorized the multiplication tables up to 12.
Although difficult, it’s possible to start a fire by rapidly rubbing together two Cool Ranch Doritos.
When immersed in liquid, a dead sparrow will make a sound like a crying baby.
Coca-Cola was the favored drink of Pharaoh Ramses. An inscription found in his tomb, when translated, was found to be almost identical to the recipe used today.
When Mahatma Gandhi died, an autopsy revealed five gold Krugerrands in his small intestine.
Never hold your nose and cover your mouth when sneezing, as it can blow out your eyeballs.
If you put a bee in a film canister for two hours, it will go blind and leave behind its weight in honey.
At the first World Cup championship in Uruguay, 1930, the soccer balls were actually monkey skulls wrapped in paper and leather.
Among items left behind at Osama bin Laden’s headquarters in Afghanistan were 27 issues of Mad Magazine. Al Qaeda members have admitted that bin Laden is reportedly an avid reader.
A dog’s naked behind leaves absolutely no bacteria when pressed against carpet.
To human taste buds, Zima is virtually indistinguishable from zebra urine.
Until 1978, Camel cigarettes contained minute particles of real camels.
Calvin, of the “Calvin and Hobbes” comic strip, was patterned after President Calvin Coolidge, who had a pet tiger as a boy.
Touch-tone telephone keypads were originally planned to have buttons for Police and Fire Departments, but they were replaced with * and # when the project was cancelled in favor of developing the 911 system.
Because printed materials are being replaced by CD-ROM, microfiche and the Internet, libraries that previously sank into their foundations under the weight of their books are now in danger of collapsing in extremely high winds.
The volume of water that the Giant Sequoia tree consumes in a 24-hour period contains enough suspended minerals to pave 17.3 feet of a 4-lane concrete freeway.
The sport of jai alai originated from a game played by Incan priests who held cats by their tails and swung at leather balls. The cats would instinctively grab at the ball with their claws, thus enabling players to catch them.
Approximately one-sixth of your life is spent on Wednesdays.
You can get blood from a stone, but only if contains at least 17 percent bauxite.
The first McDonald’s restaurant opened for business in 1952 in Edinburgh, Scotland, and featured the McHaggis sandwich.
Replying more than 100 times to the same piece of spam e-mail will overwhelm the sender’s system and interfere with their ability to send any more spam.
SCUBA divers cannot pass gas at depths of 33 feet or below.
Legislation passed during WWI making it illegal to say “gesundheit” to a sneezer was never repealed.
The trucking company Elvis Presley worked at as a young man was owned by Frank Sinatra.
Smearing a small amount of dog feces on an insect bite will relieve the itching and swelling.
Male rhesus monkeys often hang from tree branches by their amazing prehensile penises.
The increased electricity used by modern appliances is causing a shift in the Earth’s magnetic field. By the year 2327, the North Pole will be located in mid-Kansas, while the South Pole will be just off the coast of East Africa.