• Before alarm clocks were invented, there was a profession called a knocker-up, which involved going from client to client and tapping on their windows (or banging on their doors) with long sticks until they were awake. It lasted into the 1920s.
  • Every year 1,000 letters arrive in Jerusalem, Israel, addressed to God.
  • The beer was not considered an alcoholic beverage in Russia until 2013.
  • Your heart can keep beating even if it is separated from the body because it has its own electrical impulse.
  • Nazis built fake airfields to fool their enemies. The British found out and dropped fake bombs on it!
  • Since 1945 all British tanks have come equipped with tea making facilities.
  • Elephant females can have babies until they are about 50 years old.
  • A zebra's stripy coat disperses more than 70% of the incoming heat, preventing the animal from overheating in the African sun.
  • During chillier seasons, worker bees can live for nine months. But in the summer, they rarely last longer than six weeks - they literally work themselves to death!
  • Wolves run on their toes, which helps them to stop and turn quickly and to prevent their paw pads from wearing down.
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