At latitude 60 degrees south you can sail all the way around the world.
The zorilla is the smelliest animal on the planet. It’s anal glands can be smelled from half a mile away.
The first bomb the Allies dropped on Berlin in WWII killed the only elephant in the Berlin Zoo.
A dragonfly has a lifespan of 24 hours.
99% of the solar system mass is concentrated in the sun.
Ketchup was sold in the 1830s as medicine.
Degringolade means to fall and disintegrate.
The Amazon is the world’s largest river, 3,890 miles (6,259 km) long.
Grapes explode when you put them in the microwave.
A pound of houseflies contains more protein than a pound of beef
A donkey will sink in quicksand but a mule won’t.
Nepal is the only country that doesn’t have a rectangular flag.
Nerve impulses to and from the brain travel as fast as 170 miles (274 km) per hour.
“Lassie” was played by a group of male dogs; the main one was named Pal.
In May 1948, Mt Ruapehu and Mt Ngauruhoe, both in New Zealand, erupted simultaneously.
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