One way to tell seals and sea lions apart is that, sea lions have external ears and testicles.
Swahili is a combination of African tribal languages, Arabic and Portuguese.
A person from Glasgow, is called a Glaswegian.
An enneahedron is solid with nine faces.
Most armadillos seen dead on the road did not get hit by the wheels. When an armidillo is frightened it jumps
straight into the air.
Armadillos can be housebroken.
Armadillos have four babies at a time, always all the same sex. They are perfect quadruplets, the fertilized cell split into quarters, resulting in four identical armadillos.
Armadillos get an average of 18.5 hours of sleep per day.
Armadillos can walk underwater.
Armadillos are the only animal besides humans that can get leprosy.
Jet lag was once called boat lag, back before jets existed.
Sirimauo Bandranaike of Sri Lanka became the world's first popularly elected female head of state in 1960.
There are more beetles than any other kind of creature in the world.
Velcro was invented by a Swiss guy who was inspired by the way burrs attached to clothing.
The hieroglyph for 100,000 is a tadpole.
The Phillips-head screwdriver was invented in Oregon.
Tomb robbers believed that knocking Egyptian sarcophagi's noses off would and therefore forstall curses.
The allele for six fingers and toes is dominant in humans. (Watch out Inigo Montoya...)
Polar bears' fur is not white, it's clear. Polar bear skin is actually black. Their hair is hollow and acts like fiber optics, directing sunlight to warm their skin.
Polar bears camouflage themselves more completely during a hunt by covering their black noses with their
The amount of tropical rainforest cut down each year is an area the size of Tennessee.
The face of a penny can hold about thirty drops of water.
Medieval knights put sharkskin on their swordhandles to give them a more secure grip; they would dig the sharp scales into their palms.
Orcas (killer whales) kill sharks by torpedoing up into the shark's stomach from underneath, causing the shark to explode.
The only planet without a ring is earth.
Wayne's World was filmed in two weeks.
Cleopatra used pomegranate seeds for lipstick.
Cleopatra's last name was Ptolemy, and she was Greek rather than Egyptian.
The Red sea in the Bible is a long-perpetuated mistranslation of the Reed sea.
If you feed a seagull Alka-Seltzer, its stomach will explode.
The raised reflective dots in the middle of highways are called Botts dots.
The Amazon rainforest produces half the world's oxygen supply.
The concerti on the two Voyager probes' information discs are performed by famed Canadian pianist Glenn Gould.
Reindeer like to eat bananas.
Chia Pets are only sold in December.
Between 1947 and 1959, 42 nuclear devices were detonated in the Marshall Islands.