The speed at which termites eat wood doubles when they listen to heavy metal music.
Elephants are the only land based animals incapable of jumping.
Bananas are not only the favorite fruit of many monkeys and humans, they're also the favorite fruit of reindeer.
The eye of an ostrich is bigger than its brain. (Much like that of octopi).
Turtles are able to breathe through their butts.
More people are killed every year by donkeys than by plane crashes.
Leonardo Da Vinci spent 12 years painting the Mona Lisa's lips.
During the 1600's, both boys and girls in England wore dresses until they were about seven years old.
23% of all photocopier faults worldwide are caused by people sitting on them and photocopying their butts.
If a native Hawaiian woman places the flower on her right ear, she is available. (The larger and more brightly colored the flower is, the more desperate she probably is.)
Every time you lick the back of a stamp, you absorb roughly one tenth of a calorie.
If you want to sell your home faster, paint it yellow.
Peanuts are one of the ingredients in dynamite.
Marie Currie, who twice won the Nobel Prize, and discovered radium, was not allowed to become a member of the prestigious French Academy because she was a woman.
John D. Rockefeller gave away over US$ 500,000,000 during his lifetime.
John Paul Getty, once the richest man in the world, had a payphone in his mansion.
Sir Winston Churchill rationed himself to 15 cigars a day.
Lady Astor once told Winston Churchill 'if you were my husband, I would poison your coffee'. His reply …' if you were my wife, I would drink it ! '.
One of Queen Victoria's wedding gifts was a 3 metre diameter, half tonne cheese.
Catherine the First of Russia, made a rule that no man was allowed to get drunk at one of her parties before nine o'clock.
During the reign of Elizabeth I, there was a tax put on men's beards.
Queen Elizabeth I passed a law which forced everyone except for the rich to wear a flat cap on Sundays.