1. At the 1932 Olympics, the 3,000-metre steeplechase was run over 3,460 metres because an official lost count of the number of laps.
  2. Even after extinction, the Dodo is still the national animal of Mauritius.
  3. Charles Darwin's cousin Francis Galton invented underwater spectacles so he could read in the bath.
  4. After a meal, a Burmese python's heart grows by 40%.
  5. Drinking wine before a meal makes you eat 25% more.
  6. A coal-fired power station puts 100 times more radiation into the air than a nuclear power plant producing the same amount of energy.
  7. The FBI started compiling a file on Sacha Baron Cohen while he was filming 'Borat' after receiving numerous complaints about a strange man travelling around the country in an ice cream truck.
  8. In 1932, Thomas Earl, a zookeeper at the Cleveland Brookside Zoo, was fired from his job, then mauled by a brown bear and mistakenly shot by police.
  9. An unborn baby can taste what its mother is eating and develop a preference for the foods that she eats.
  10. Chocolate milk was invented in Jamaica.
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