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DYK? Series – Who Knew Figs Were So Important?


Welcome to our DYK series, we have plenty of facts for you to share with all your friends and family! You can also find more here.

Figtastic Survival

  1. Time passes more slowly for small animals than humans.
  2. 70% of all animals in the jungle rely on figs for their survival.
  3. Heavily hunted animals live in Chernobyl, because it is safer where there are no humans.
  4. The wood frog and other animals have the ability to freeze solid during winter, thaw in the spring and remain perfectly healthy.
  5. Calvin Klein’s “Obsession for Men” is spread over camera traps because it attracts wild cats and other animals.

Nosey Nellies

  1. Pope Paul VI claimed that animals can go to heaven.
  2. The last animal in the dictionary is the zyzzyva, a tropical weevil.
  3. African elephants have the best sense of smell in the animal kingdom.
  4. The Chollima, a mythical winged horse, is the national animal of North Korea.
  5. A third of pet owners let their animals sleep in bed with them.

A Festive Feast

  1. Christmas was illegal in the US until 1836 as it was considered an Ancient Pagan Holiday.
  2. The weeks before Christmas is the most popular time for couples to break up, according to data analysed from Facebook.
  3. In Japan, KFC is a typical feast of Christmas Eve.
  4. New Zealand bans all advertising on TV on Christmas, Easter, Good Friday and ANZAC Day.
  5. The Irish surname prefix “Mac” means “son of,” while “O” means “descendant of.”

Knowledge Is Power

  1. More Guinness is drunk in Nigeria than Ireland.
  2. Oxford University is older than the Aztecs.
  3. It’s impossible to sneeze while sleeping.
  4. Our bodies contain about 0.2 milligrams of gold, most of it in our blood.
  5. There’s a blue planet just 63 light years from Earth where it rains glass.

Mosquito Mischief

  1. Similar to fingerprints, everyone also has a unique tongue print.
  2. Castration was used in the Middle Ages as a “cure” for hernia, epilepsy, and leprosy.
  3. Besides sucking our blood, mosquitoes urinate on our skin.
  4. A Russian woman in the 1700s gave birth to 16 pairs of twins, 7 sets of triplets and 4 sets of quadruplets in just 40 years with the same man (that’s 69 children altogether!)
  5. There’s a hotel in Bolivia made almost entirely of salt, complete with salt beds and chairs.

Fizz-ical Recovery

  1. Chewing gum is banned in Singapore.
  2. Sprite may be one of the best remedies for hangovers, according to studies.
  3. A Californian resident named Robert Lane named his two sons “Winner” and “Loser”. Winner grew up to be a criminal, and Loser became a detective.
  4. Although Porsche is owned by Volkswagen Group, Volkswagen Group is owned by Porsche Holdings.
  5. Despite his profanity-laced songs, Eminem doesn’t allow swearing in his home.

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