Some ducks have been observed floating through tidal rapids or fast-moving sections of rivers, and when they’ve reached the end, they hurry back to the beginning to ride over and over.
The most dangerous job in America is President. Over 9% have been killed in office. The next highest on-the-job death rate is loggers, at 0.13%.
In 1965 a machine was patented to deliver a baby using centrifugal force. The machine would spin you until the baby came out, and it would be caught in a net.
To show how Classical Chinese had become an impractical language, linguist Chao Yuen Ren wrote a 92-character poem in which every syllable has the sound “shi”. The poem “Shī Shì shí shī shǐ” translates to “Lion-Eating Poet in the Stone Den”.
Breast Cancer Cure foundation, Susan G. Komen, have been suing other many small charities for using the word “for the cure” in their names or the color pink.
African buffalo herds display “voting behavior” to indicate their travel preferences by standing up, staring in one direction and then lying back down. Only adult females vote.
After the release of Gayla Peevey’s “I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas” (1953) a campaign was launched to give her a hippopotamus for Christmas. The campaign succeeded & she was presented with an actual hippopotamus, which she donated to the city zoo. The hippopotamus lived for nearly 50 years.