The skua dives at its victims and eats the food they sick up in fright, often even catching the food before it hits the ground.
NEW ZEALANDThe first sheep in New Zealand arrived with Captain James Cook in 1773.
They now outnumber... MORE
SIGN LANGUAGEAccording to research in Tennessee published in 2001, people who use sign language are five... MORE
St SWITHUN'St Swithin's Day, if thou dost rain, For forty days it will remain; St Swithin's... MORE
BEEHIVEThere are more beehives in India than any other country, an estimated 9,800,000.
The number of... MORE
GREENGAGEThe greengage was introduced into Britain in 1725 by Sir William Gage.... MORE
DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO(Formerly known as the Belgian Congo, 1908-60.)
The Belgian Congo covered an area 80 times as... MORE
OKAPIThe okapi, Okapia johnstoni, is the only known relative of the giraffe. It was discovered... MORE
KANGAROOA fully grown kangaroo can jump 13m. Its means of locomotion is more efficient than... MORE
INDONESIAA £700 prize was offered in Indonesia in 1985 for a song extolling the joys... MORE
SADISMA species of spider discovered in Israel in 2010 has been named Harpactea sadistica, because... MORE
GOOSETraditionally, the earliest day for eating goose eggs is St Valentine's Day, 14 February. Goose,... MORE
St LUCIAThe Caribbean island of St Lucia has produced more Nobel Prize winners per head of... MORE
MENIn the Arab state of Qatar, there are 2.28 men for every woman aged between... MORE
BESTIALITYA man who appeared in court in Zimbabwe in October 2011 charged with bestiality admitted... MORE
JOGGINGJim Fixx, the man who popularised jogging throughout America and the world, and wrote several... MORE
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