The hyena was excluded from Noah's ark in Raleigh's History of the World (1614) in the belief that it was a cat-dog hybrid.
PENISThe average size of an erect penis is only 5in (12.8cm), according to a 1995... MORE
BHUTANAccording to a survey conducted by the University of Leicester in 2006, Bhutan is the... MORE
TIE KNOTSAccording to the Cambridge physicists Thomas Fink and Yong Mao, there are 85 possible ways... MORE
MUBARAK'Hosni Mubarak' is an anagram of 'I ambush Koran'. 'Mubarak' means 'blessed' in Arabic.... MORE
ALASKAAlaska is the only state in the USA whose name can be typed on a... MORE
THIRTEENFear of the number 13 is called triskaidekaphobia. Fear of Friday the 13th is paraskevidekatriaphobia.... MORE
BUCKINGHAM PALACEFourteen of the fifteen children of Queen Charlotte, wife of George III of England, were... MORE
PORTERAfter his first show was a Broadway flop, Cole Porter joined the French Foreign Legion... MORE
ISLAMThe colour blue is believed to protect against the evil eye in the Islamic religion.... MORE
UZBEKISTANLiechtenstein and Uzbekistan are the only other countries that are doubly landlocked: not only are... MORE
ROBOTThe word 'robot' was introduced by the Czech playwright Karel Capek in 1920 in his... MORE
HENRY VAlthough the battle of Agincourt was won through the prowess of the English with the... MORE
BOURDALOUEA bourdaloue was an elegant porcelain chamber-pot designed for women.
Shaped rather like a gravy boat,... MORE
DUNGIn 2008, a pile of dinosaur dung was sold at auction in New York for... MORE
CLITORISIn 1559, the Italian anatomist Realdo Columbus (or Colombo) claimed to have discovered the clitoris.
CHICAGOA report by a US pest control company in January 2013 reported that Chicago led... MORE
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