Posted : 8 years ago

A dog was the first in space and a sheep, a duck and a rooster the first to fly in a hot air balloon.

The scales of a crocodile are made of certain, the same substance that hooves and fingernails are made of.

Some bird species, usually flightless birds, have only a lower eyelid, whereas pigeons use upper and lower lids to blink.

75% of wild birds die before they are 6 months old.

The heaviest crustacean ever found was a lobster weighing 19 kg (42 lb), caught in 1934.

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Posted : 8 years ago

A dog was the first in space and a sheep, a duck and a rooster the first to fly in a hot air balloon.

The first mention of soap was on Sumerian clay tablets dating about 2,500 BC. The soap was made of water, alkali and cassia oil.

Only one of the Seven Wonders of the World still survives: the Great Pyramid of Giza.

The world’s first skyscraper was the 10-storey Home Insurance office, built in Chicago in 1885. (During Roman times buildings were up to 8 storeys high.)

Napoleon’s christening name was Italian: Napoleone Buonaparte. He was born on the island of Corsica one year after it became French property. As a boy, Napoleon hated the French.

Excavations from Egyptian tombs dating to 5,000 BC show that the ancient Egyptian kids played with toy hedgehogs.

Posted : 9 years ago

A house fly lives only 14 days.


There are 701 types of pure breed dogs.


Dolphins can reach 37 mph.


The oldest breed of dog is the Saluki.

The pig is rated the fourth most intelligent animal.