Over the last few thousand years our brains have been shrinking — fast.
Julius Caeser was kidnapped by pirates for a ransom of 25 gold but he told them that he was worth at least 50.
In 1929 a “Bat Tower” was built in the Florida Keys to control mosquitoes. It was filled with bats, which promptly flew away – never to return.
A patient in a California ER in 1994 had “toxic blood”, which caused two dozens of hospital staff to faint, one of which experienced hepatitis as a result of being exposed to the patient’s blood.
The world’s largest cave, in Vietnam, is so big that it contains it’s own jungle 200m below ground.
All navel oranges are grafted clones from a single tree mutation that occurred almost 200 years ago in Brazil. As such, they may all be considered fruit of that original tree, and are all genetically identical.
Nike’s slogan “Just Do It” came from the last words of a murderer on death row.
In Japan, women give chocolates on Valentine’s day. Men are supposed to return the favor a month later on White Day, March 14.
There is an official ruling on how a faithful Muslim should pray facing Mecca while in space.
Dolphins are so intelligent, scientists believe they should be treated as “non-human persons.”