War can bring about some uneasy alliances. In the right circumstances, opposing forces can sometimes be persuaded to stop killing each — for a little while, anyway. This happened on Christmas Day, […]
These pages have documented many unusual stories and facts relating to capital punishment. Regardless of your personal views on the subject, it probably goes without saying that you assume we are talking […]
When it comes to super-strength, it makes sense to look for a superhero. This is true in nature, just as it is in comic books. In true superhero fashion, the extra-strong marvel […]
You already know snails are experts at being slow and slimy. Did you know they also excel in sleep? One of those little guys can slumber for as long as three years.
The Siamese cat originated in Siam — modern day Thailand. In the Thai language, that most-easily recognizable breed is known by another name: Wichien Maat. It translates as “Moon Diamond.”
As improbable as it may sound, a gathering of puffins is known as an “improbability.” Check out this article by our friends at Science Alcove for more improbable-but-true fun facts about this […]
Japan is the largest exporter of frog legs.
Permanent residents of the Tower of London include six ravens. They have been seen in and around the tower since being built in 1078. They have been officially-sanctioned since the days of […]
Joao Maria de Souza of Caratinga, Brazil, died in 2013 after a cow fell through his roof and landed on him as he lay in bed. The cow escaped from a nearby […]
The average rat can: wriggle through a hole no larger than the diameter of a quarter scale a brick wall as if it had rungs gnaw through lead pipes and cinder blocks with […]
Everyone knows a group of cattle is known as a herd and a bunch of fish is called a school, but how well do you know the collective names for these animals? […]
The swift spends almost all of its life in the air, touching down only to reproduce. They will cling to a wall or rock-face to check a potential nest hole, and they […]
Jean de La Fontaine was a 17th century French author who wrote simple animal stories that contained elements of satire and social criticism. He was famous for his absentmindedness. He once called […]
Shortly before the start of the Marvel Era of comic books, Journey Into Mystery #73 published “Where will you be, when… The Spider Strikes!” In it, a common household spider was doused with radioactive rays. […]