Fun facts
    A bottlenose dolphin calf is born tail-first to prevent drowning
    Tish, the longest lived goldfish, died at the age of 43 years
    The ancient Romans mistakenly thought of giraffe as a hybrid of camel and leopard and started calling giraffes as 'camelopards'
    The clavicle, commonly known as collarbone, is the most commonly broken bone in the human body
    Fun facts
    African lungfish can survive on land (without water) for months
    At 3,810 meters (12,500 feet) above mean sea level, Lake Titicaca is the world's highest navigable lake.
    Mercury is the only metal to exist in liquid form at room temperature
    Though Nile river is the longest river in the world, Amazon river is the biggest river by water volume
    Our Sun is the biggest object in our Solar System and makes up 99% of its mass.
    Fun facts
    Butterflies taste with their feet
    Potato is the most cultivated vegetable in the world today
    Angel Falls in Venezuela is the world's highest waterfall with a height of 979 m (3,212 ft) and a plunge of 807 m (2,648 ft)
    The Atacama Desert is the driest desert in the world
    The fastest projectile speed in any moving ball game is 302km/h (188mph) in Jai-Alai (Pelota). Badminton is the fastest racquet sport in the world with shuttles reaching speeds of up to 332 km/h (206 mph)
    Maize is the most cultivated cereal in the world
    The fastest moving land snake is the Black Mamba, which can move up to 7 miles per ho
    The first sport to have a world championship was billiards in 1873
    Ostrich is the fastest animal on two legs
    Australia is the smallest of the world's continents. It is also the lowest, the flattest and (apart from Antarctica) the driest.
    The first product to have a barcode was Wrigley's chewing gum
    Fun facts
    Basenjis are the only breed of dogs that cannot bark (they have flat larynxes)
    Scallops have up to 100 eyes arranged around the edges of their mantles like a string of beads
    www.symbolics.com is the first ever internet domain name registered
    The first person to reach the summit of Mt Everest twice was the Nepali Sherpa Nawang Gombu
    Fun facts
    Built in 1885, Home Insurance Building in Chicago, Illinois was the first skyscraper in the world.
    Wall Drug Store in Wall, South Dakota is the largest drug store in the world.
    Armenia is the first country in the world to adopt Christianity as its official religion
    Adolf Hitler was in Braunau am Inn in present-day Austria
    Baku, located 92 ft below sea level, is the lowest lying national capital in the world and also the largest city in the world located below sea level.
    The Bengal delta of Bangladesh is the largest delta in the world
    The name Belarus means "White Russia".
    Lake Titicaca, on the border of Peru and Bolivia, is the highest commercially navigable lake in the world
    Presently, Botswana has the highest African elephant population in the world
    Brazil is the world's largest producer, exporter and consumer of coffee.
    99.9% of all the species that have lived on Earth are now extinct.
    Kiwis lay the largest eggs relative to their body size (their eggs weigh about one-fifth of their body weight)
    Fun facts
    The biggest joint in the human body is the knee.
    The oldest dog ever to have lived was an Australian cattle dog named Bluey, who reached 29 years and five months and seven days (approximately 129 dog years), before being put to sleep in 1939.
    Owls’ eyes can’t move in their sockets. wls’ eyes are tube-shaped, which gives owls excellent vision but makes it impossible for the eye to move in the socket. Owls compensate this shortcoming by being able to rotate their heads 270 degrees in either direction.
    Israel's version of California's Silicon Valley is called Silicon Wadi as 'wadi' means 'Valley' in Hebrew.
    European Organization for Nuclear Research (better known as CERN) of Switzerland is the birth place of World Wide Web
    Leo H. Baekeland developed the first plastic made completely from synthetic (man-made) materials and he called the new material 'Bakelite'
    Contrary to the popular myth, Thomas Edison did not invent electric light bulb. He invented the carbonized bamboo filament that made the bulb practical and affordable for home illumination.
    The Jurassic period, of Jurassic Park fame, is named for the Jura Mountains of France and Switzerland, where many fossils have been found.
    A Great Basin bristlecone pine tree in White Mountains, California is Oldest known currently living tree. Its age was determined to be 5062 years.
    The last Olympic gold medal that was made completely out of gold was awarded during the 1912 Olympics.
    A lightning strike is almost 5 times hotter than the surface of the sun! A bolt of lightning can reach temperatures of 53,540 degrees Fahrenheit
    Cows and horses can sleep with their eyes open and standing up
    Sir Nils Olav, a penguin at Edinburgh Zoo, was knighted with the approval of King Harald V of Norway in 2008. He was made a corporal in 1982, a sergeant in 1987, a regimental sergeant Major in 1993, honourable regimental sergeant major in 2001 and colonel-in-chief in 2005. Sir Nils Olav was promoted as a brigadier in 2016
    Fun facts
    First astronauts
    The first animals sent by humans into space were fruit flies. On Feb. 20, 1947, the United States put fruit flies aboard captured German V-2 rockets to study radiation exposure at high altitudes. In 3 minutes and 10 seconds, the fruit flies reached an altitude of 68 miles.

    More Facts