Random Facts

Blue Babe
Blue Babe

After finding a 36,000-year-old steppe bison preserved in the ice, Alaskan zoology professor R. Dale Guthrie and his team ate some of its flesh. Guthrie said the meat was well aged but still a little tough.

Great Fire of London
Great Fire of London

In the Great Fire of London in 1666, which destroyed 13,200 houses, 87 churches, the cathedral of St. Paul and left 70,000 homeless, only 6 people were killed.

Girl Sperm
Girl Sperm

In the middle ages, people believed that sperm coming from the left testicle produced girls. Men who wanted sons had it removed sometimes.

The World's First ATM
The World's First ATM

John Shepherd-Barron devised what is hailed as the world's first automatic teller machine. The first model was built and installed in London in 1967.

The First Paper Money
The First Paper Money

Paper bills were first used by the Chinese, who started carrying folding money during the Tang Dynasty (A.D. 618-907).

Lightning
Lightning

Contrary to the common expression, lightning can and often does strike the same place twice.

Sea Stars
Sea Stars

Starfish can re-grow their arms. In fact, a single arm can regenerate a whole body.

The Highest Court of the Land
The Highest Court of the Land

There's a basketball court above the Supreme Court. It's known as the Highest Court of the Land.

Rain of Fish
Rain of Fish

Rain of fish is an annual weather event in which hundreds of fish rain from the sky onto the Honduran city of Yoro.