Post your random and probably pointless facts in here! I'll start: The anaconda, one of the world's largest snakes, gives birth to its young instead of laying eggs. ---------- If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle; if the horse has one front leg in the air, the person died as a result of wounds received in battle; if the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes. ---------- Sharks apparently are the only animals that never get sick. As far as is known, they are immune to every known disease including cancer. ---------- The world's smallest mammal is the bumblebee bat of Thailand, weighing less than a penny. ---------- The longest recorded flight of a chicken is thirteen seconds. ---------- In Shakespeare's time, mattresses were secured on bed frames by ropes when you pulled on the ropes the mattress tightened, making the bed firmer to sleep on. Hence the phrase, "Goodnight, sleep tight." ---------- 10 percent of the Russian government's income comes from the sale of vodka. ---------- Chickens can run up to 9mph ---------- Siamese fighting fish must be kept isolated because they will fight, immediately, often to the death. In an experiment, 2 fish were dropped in a lake. Would this be enough space? Were these tiny fish interested in exploring? No, they immediately started fighting. ---------- Elephants can't jump. Every other mammal can. ---------- A chimpanzee can learn to recognize itself in a mirror, but monkeys can't. ---------- A newborn kangaroo is between the size of a grain of rice to the size of a honeybee! ---------- Nutmeg is extremely poisonous if injected intravenously. ---------- A raindrop falls at 600ft. per minute or 7 mph. A raindrop is round but appears to be oval because gravitation pulls on the front of the raindrop as it is falling. ---------- The term "yard", was determined by King Henry I of England. The distance from his nose to the tip of his middle finger with arm extended became the standard "yard" measurement term. ---------- Women blink nearly twice as much as men. ---------- The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket.