Giraffes are the only animals born with horns. Both males and females are born with bony knobs on the forehead.

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Lobsters can move up to 25 feet per second underwater.

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Dogs and cats consume over $11 billion worth of pet food a year!

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The average life span of a peasant during the medieval ages was 25 years.

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Ants stretch when they wake up. They also appear to yawn in a very human manner before taking up the tasks of the day.

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Until 1857, any foreign coins made of precious metal were legal tender in the United States.

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The first U.S. consumer product sold in the old Soviet Union was Pepsi-Cola.

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Minnows have teeth in their throat.

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The National Lighter Museum in Guthrie, Oklahoma has nearly 20,000 pieces, representing over 85,000 years of lighters and fire starters. The only museum of its kind in the world, it is dedicated to collecting and preserving the history of the evolution of lighters.

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Snakes don’t bite in rivers or swamps because they would drown if they did.

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Jellyfish like salt water. A rainy season often reduces the jellyfish population by putting more fresh water into normally salty waters where they live.

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At the first professional baseball game, the umpire was fined 6 cents for swearing.

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A young criminal walked into a bank and quietly handed the teller a note demanding several thousand dollars. Disguised, the man could have easily gotten away. However, he had idiotically written the note on a piece of his own stationery; it included his full name and address.

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A mature, well-established termite colony with as many as 60,000 members will eat only about one-fifth of an ounce of wood a day.

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Billy goats urinate on their own heads to smell more attractive to females.

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