Bet you didn’t know that Winnie the Pooh was named after the bear Winnie and the swan Pooh. Pepsi stated officially that a mouse would be completely dissolved, if soaked in Mountain Dew for a month.
Anacondas mate in a curious way – up to 12 males make an orgy with just one female. It lasts sometimes two days. In most families, second children have fewer photos than the first ones. Usain Bolt runs 37 times faster than the fastest tortoise on Earth. Owl is the most silent bird in flight. In Middle Ages, grave robbing and body snatching was not criminalized in England. Platypus is the only venomous mammal and one of the two that lay eggs. ICD-10 is an International system of medical procedural codes. Crazy examples: “V91.07XD: Burn due to water-skis on fire” or “Z63.1: Problems in relationship with in-laws.” In New York, each Kuwaiti diplomat makes on average 246 driving violations per year. Not a single fine will be paid. Since 2009, the construction of mosque minarets in Switzerland is outlawed. Tastes are officially not four but five. They include: sweet, salty, bitter, sour and umami. Bon Jovi’s concerts are banned in China. Mangrove is the only tree, growing in salty water. Half of the polar bear cubs die before they turn one year. A giant Japanese hornet can kill up to 40 bees in one minute. Some fake gold bars are hard to detect. They comprise simply gold-plated tungsten, which has weight similar to the gold. Snails have no sense of hearing. If you inhale black mould, it starts growing in your lungs and will eventually kill you. On Mount Everest, water boils at 71°C (160°F). The most popular car colour is white in America, silver in Asia and black in Europe. Pluton had been predicted by Percival Lowell and when discovered after his death, was named after his initials. The same controversial guy believed that Mars had man-made canals… Fidgeting burns 350 calories a day. Pink flamingos are born white. Anablep fish has four eyes. Until 2011, Libya had the only one-colour flag worldwide. Seagulls sometimes eat the eyeballs of baby seals. Pound sterling was introduced in 1526. A neuroscientist was checking brain scans of murderers, comparing their empathy zone with that of normal people. He found one of the “normal” scans to be alike those of the psychopaths. He was in fact looking at his own scan.