Fast Facts

? The first known transfusion of blood was performed in 1667, when Jean-Baptiste transfused two pints of blood from a sheep to a young man.

? The longest recorded flight of a chicken is 13 seconds.

? Queen Elizabeth I regarded herself as a paragon of cleanliness when she declared that she bathed once every three months, whether she needed it or not.

? Some worms will eat themselves if they can’t find any food.

? The average lead pencil will draw a line 35 miles long or write approximately 50,000 English words.

? In 1386, a pig in France was executed by public hanging for the murder of a child.

? Giraffes’ tongues are so long, they can clean their ears with them.

? Owls are the only birds who can see the color blue.