An old law in Bellingham, Washington, made it illegal for a woman to take more than 3 steps backwards while dancing.

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To escape the grip of a crocodile’s jaws, push your thumbs into its eyeballs. It will let you go instantly.

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When Napoleon wore black silk handkerchiefs around his neck during a battle, he always won. At Waterloo, he wore a white cravat and lost the battle and his kingdom.

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An average adult produces about half a liter of flatulent gas per day, resulting in an average of about fourteen occurrences of flatulence a day.

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Rhinos are in the same family as horses, and are thought to have inspired the myth of the unicorn.

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Parthenogenesis is the term used to describe the process by which certain animals are able to reproduce themselves in successive female generations without intervention of a male of the species. At least one species of lizard is known to do so.

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The last words spoken from the moon were from Eugene Cernan, Commander of the Apollo 17 Mission on 11 December 1972. “As we leave the Moon at Taurus-Littrow, we leave as we came, and, God willing, we shall return, with peace and hope for all mankind.”

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Today’s top fuel dragsters take off with more force than the space shuttle.

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In Holland, you can be fined for not using a shopping basket at a grocery store!

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The total area of Denver International Airport is 53 square miles, twice the size of Manhattan Island, New York, and larger than the city boundary of Boston, Miami or San Francisco.

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James Garfield, 20th President of the United States, lived in the White House with his mother.

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At one ‘feeding’, a mosquito can absorb one and a half times its own weight in blood.

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The woolly mammoth, extinct since the Ice Age, had tusks almost 16 feet high.

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The United States has the highest minimum drinking age in the world.

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The external tank on the space shuttle is not painted.

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