The point on a mammal's back where it cannot reach to scratch is called the 'acnestis'.
SAMOAThere were only 364 days in Samoa in 2011 and the island nation decided to... MORE
NOSE PICKINGThe technical term for compulsive nose-picking is rhinotillexomania.
In 2001, the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry published... MORE
SPACE WALKSOn March 18, 1965, Alexey Leonov became the first person to walk in space.
He went... MORE
URUGUAYUruguay is the only country that has the same letter three times in the first... MORE
GOATSAccording to official figures, there were 157,361,699 goats in China in 2001. On... MORE
BULGARIAAccording to an old Bulgarian peasant custom, coins are placed over eyes of a corpse... MORE
INTERNETThe internet was created by Sir Tim Berners-Lee, who launched the idea worldwide on April... MORE
GLASSESThe Italian Salvino d'Armato introduced spectacles to Florence in 1268, but they were of a... MORE
ICE HOCKEYIn 2006, the organisers of the World Ice Hockey Championship in Riga, Latvia, dropped plans... MORE
NOSTRILResearch in 2002 showed that, if a person is taught to recognise a particular smell... MORE
PALMERSTONLord Palmerston must surely be the oldest British prime minister to be cited as co-respondent... MORE
NUNSA world record for the largest gathering of people dressed as nuns was set at... MORE
FIRE FIGHTINGAccording to official figures, there were 1,148,000 fire-fighters in the USA in 2007 of which... MORE
STURGEONUnder the Wreck of the Sea, Whales and Sturgeons Act of Edward II passed in... MORE
STOMACH"To an empty stomach, white bread tastes like brown."(Estonian proverb).
Tripe, made from a cow's... MORE
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