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.” Advertisements
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. […]
Dalmatian puppies are born pure white, without spots. The spots begin to appear after birth.
Derek Jarman was an artist, writer, and filmmaker. His last words: “I want the world to be filled with white fluffy duckies.”
New York hotel magnate Leona Helmsley left $12 million for the upkeep of her Maltese terrier, Trouble. However, after the will was contested, the dog was left with only $2 million. That’s […]
Confederate General Richard Ewell believed himself to be a bird, eating grains of wheat and sunflower seeds for meals. There were persistent stories from soldiers on guard duty claiming that the General […]