Saddam Hussein was a romance novelist in his spare time as the dictator of Iraq.
The color orange is named after the fruit.
Cheetahs don’t roar, they meow like house cats.
Watch how adorable it is here.
Sharks evolved before trees did.
The USA is the third most populated nation on earth. If you were able to add one billion people to the US population today, it would still be the third most populated nation on earth (India is #2 China is #1).
There are more “pet” tigers in Texas than there are wild tigers in the rest of the world.
There is a 1 in roughly 5.2 to the 61st power chance that if you were to slap a table, all of the molecules in your hand and the table would miss each other and your hand would go through it.
There used to be a radioactive energy drink called Radithor in the US market in the 1920s. Some of the more prominent users had to be buried in lead coffins.
Giant squids have a donut-shaped brain so their esophagus can run through the middle. If they try to swallow too large a bite of food they can get brain damage.
A million seconds ago was a week before last, July 29th. A billion seconds ago was 1987.
Shakespeare invented the name Jessica for his play “Merchant of Venice.”
When Mount Everest was first measured it was exactly 29,000 feet. It was reported as 29,002 because exactly 29,000 was not believable.
The TSA’s fail rate is seriously 80%.
Horses can’t vomit.
The longest time between two twins being born is 87 days.
Maria Elliot holds the Guinness World Record for giving birth to twins – Amy and Kate Elliot – 87 days apart. Amy was born prematurely on June 1, 2012, and Kate followed on August 27.
You can boil water in a paper cup over an open flame.
If you earned $1 every second, it would take 2,921 years to have more money than Bill Gates.
Hippo milk is pink.