Armadillos have four babies at a time and they are always all the same
Armadillos are the only animal besides humans that can get leprosy.
If you toss a penny 10000 times, it will not be heads 5000 times, but
more like 4950. The heads picture weighs more, so it ends up on the
A whale's penis is called a dork.
The longest word in the English language, according to the Oxford
English Dictionary, is pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis.
The only other word with the same amount of letters is
pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconioses, its plural.
Hydroxydesoxycorticosterone and hydroxydeoxycorticosterones are the
Los Angeles's full name is "El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de los
Angeles de Porciuncula."
Only one person in two billion will live to be 116 or older
An ostrich's eye is bigger than it's brain.
Ben and Jerry's send the waste from making ice cream to local pig
farmers to use as feed. Pigs love the stuff, except for one flavor: Mint
The longest recorded flight of a chicken is thirteen seconds.
Wilma Flintstone's maiden name was Wilma Slaghoopal, and Betty Rubble's
Maiden name was Betty Jean Mcbricker.
A pregnant goldfish is called a twit.
111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321
The Ramses brand condom is named after the great pharaoh Ramses II who
fathered over 160 children.
If NASA sent birds into space they would soon die, they need gravity to
Dueling is legal in Paraguay as long as both parties are registered
A pig's orgasm lasts for 30 minutes.
The characters Bert and Ernie on Sesame Street were named after Bert the
cop and Ernie the taxi driver in Frank Capra's "Its A Wonderful Life"
It was discovered on a space mission that a frog can throw up. The frog
throws up it's stomach first, so the stomach is dangling out of it's
mouth. Then the frog uses it's forearms to dig out all of the stomach's
contents and then swallows the stomach back down again.
Armored knights raised their visors to identify themselves when they
rode past their king. This custom has become the modern military salute.
Charles Lindbergh took only four sandwiches with him on his famous
Goethe couldn't stand the sound of barking dogs and could only write if
he had an apple rotting in the drawer of his desk.
If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs in
the air, the person died in battle; if the horse has one front leg in
the air, the person died as a result of wounds received in battle; if
the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural
The phrase "rule of thumb" is derived from an old English law which
stated that you couldn't beat your wife with anything wider than your
101 Dalmatians and Peter Pan (Wendy) are the only two Disney cartoon
features with both parents that are present and don't die throughout the
movie. (Error here, Sleeping Beauty also has both parents surviving in
To escape the grip of a crocodile's jaws, push your thumbs into its
eyeballs -- it will let you go instantly.
Reindeer like to eat bananas.
A group of unicorns is called a blessing. Twelve or more cows are known
as a "flink." A group of frogs is called an army. A group of rhinos is
called a crash. A group of kangaroos is called a mob. A group of whales
is called a pod. A group of geese is called a gaggle. A group of ravens
is called a murder. A group of officers is called a mess. A group of
larks is called an exaltation. A group of owls is called a parliament.
Physicist Murray Gell-Mann named the sub-atomic particles known as
quarks for a random line in James Joyce, "Three quarks for Muster Mark!"
Every time you lick a stamp, you're consuming 1/10 of a calorie.
The phrase "sleep tight" derives from the fact that early mattresses
were filled with straw and held up with rope stretched across the
bedframe. A tight sleep was a comfortable sleep.
Gilligan of Gilligan's Island had a first name that was only used once,
on the never-aired pilot show. His first name was Willy. The skipper's
real name on Gilligan's Island is Jonas Grumby. It was mentioned once in
the first episode on their radio's newscast about the wreck.
In England, the Speaker of the House is not allowed to speak.
Playing cards were issued to British pilots in WWII. If captured, they
could be soaked in water and unfolded to reveal a map for escape.
Ivory bar soap floating was a mistake. They had been overmixing the soap
formula causing excess air bubbles that made it float. Customers wrote
and told how much they loved that it floated, and it has floated ever
Studies show that if a cat falls off the seventh floor of a building it
has about thirty percent less chance of surviving than a cat that falls
off the twentieth floor. It supposedly takes about eight floors for the
cat to realize what is occurring, relax and correct itself.
The saying "it's so cold out there it could freeze the balls off a brass
monkey" came from when they had old cannons like ones used in the Civil
War. The cannonballs were stacked in a pyramid formation, called a
brass monkey. When it got extremely cold outside they would crack and
break off... Thus the saying.
Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks
otherwise it will digest itself.
The Sanskrit word for "war" means "desire for more cows."