Research has shown that around one in three chimpanzees will yawn back when a human being yawns at them, but over 70 per cent of dogs will do so. Tortoises, however, do not yawn back when another tortoise yawns at them.
HAMThe world's most expensive ham went on sale in Selfridges in London in January 2010.
NEW ZEALANDThe first sheep in New Zealand arrived with Captain James Cook in 1773.
They now outnumber... MORE
PELICANUnder the London Royal and Other Parks and Gardens Regulations (1977), section 23, 'touching a... MORE
VIVALDIThe Italian composer Antonio Vivaldi wrote over 500 concerti (including about 230 for violin and... MORE
NURSINGAccording to the Oxford English Dictionary, a 'nurse' originally meant specifically a wet nurse, then... MORE
AMERICAAlthough America is generally believed to have been named after the explorer Amerigo Vespucci, recent... MORE
FORNICATIONThe word 'fornication' comes from the Latin 'fornix' which meant a vault or arch. Since... MORE
POLAR BEARPolar Bears can run at 25 miles an hour and jump over 6 feet in... MORE
HYPATIAPhilosopher, mathematician and astronomer, Hypatia was described as "the wife of Isidore the Philosopher" but... MORE
DAFTIn Old English, the word 'daft' meant "mild" or "meek" in Old English. The shift... MORE
TURKEY (COUNTRY)In June 1984 Turkey banned the screening of videotapes in buses after a driver tried... MORE
DAYLIGHT SAVINGThe UK Parliament passed a bill to introduce daylight saving and British Summer Time in... MORE
ARISTOTLEThere was never a great genius without a tincture of madness' - Aristotle. ... MORE
RICE TThe full name of the lyricist generally known as Tim Rice is Sir Timothy Miles... MORE
LIFE EXPECTANCYIn 1900 the average western life span was just 47 years. In... MORE
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