Gorillas have unique noseprints that, much like human fingerprints, can be used to identify them as individuals.


The Earth's atmosphere weighs about 5.5 quadrillion tons.


Capybaras are the world's largest rodent. They can weigh up to 200 pounds


Plants have ways of communicating with each other. The scent of freshly cut grass is equivalent to a cry for help.


In curling, good sportsmanship and politeness are essential. Congratulating opponents on plays and abstaining from trash talk are part of what’s known as the “Spirit of Curling.”


There are only two ATMs in Antarctica.


Kleenex tissues were originally intended for gas masks. When there was a cotton shortage during World War I, Kimberly-Clark developed a thin, flat cotton substitute that the army tried to use as a filter in gas masks. The war ended before scientists perfected the material for gas masks, so the company redeveloped it to be smoother and softer, then marketed Kleenex as facial tissue instead.

Table tennis

A ping-pong ball weighs 2.7 grams.

Parson's chameleon

The egg of the rare Parson's chameleon can take up to two years to hatch.


The platypus doesn’t have a stomach at all: Their esophagus goes straight to their intestines.

Eurovision Song Contest

The Eurovision Song Contest is the world's longest-running annual TV music competition. It's been held annually (apart from 2020) since 1956.


Play-Doh started out as a wallpaper cleaner before the head of the struggling company realized the non-toxic material made a good modeling clay for children and rebranded it.

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