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
ARMADILLOIt is frequently stated that the nine-banded armadillo is the only animal other than the... MORE
STEWARTThe real name of the English actor Stewart Granger was James Stewart. He had to... MORE
EDWARD VIIIEdward VIII (later the Duke of Windsor) became king in 1936 but abdicated (in order... MORE
PALINDROMEIllibilli in Sudan is the longest place-name in Africa that reads the same forwards as... MORE
ASTROLOGYThe Babylonians invented the Zodiac signs around 700BC but the Greeks, in the 4th century... MORE
THEATREThe word 'theatre' comes from the Greek 'theatron' meaning 'something to behold'. Actors are known... MORE
WALLYThe first Where's Wally book was published on Friday September 21, 1987.
As part of Wally's... MORE
TALCUM POWDERThere were 11 recorded accidents in UK homes in 1997 involving talcum powder. ... MORE
MAYPOLEIn 1644 Maypoles were banned by Parliament in England as a 'heathenish vanity'. Local officials... MORE
PONYA 'pony' is any small horse, specifically one less than 14.2 hands (58 inches) in... MORE
URINATIONIn 2006, Danish artist Uwe Max Jensen was fined 1,000-kroner for pretending to urinate in... MORE
DECEMBERDecember takes its name from the Latin for ten, decem, as it was the 10th... MORE
BUFFALOThe world buffalo population is around 150 million, with 53% of them in India.
The Swamp... MORE
GHANAThe only country that produces more cocoa than Ghana is the Ivory Coast.
The name... MORE
FLYING SAUCERSThe term 'flying saucer' dates from a sighting of disc-shaped craft moving at great speed... MORE
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