All the ants in the world weigh approximately the same as all the human beings in the world.
Every American eats more than 8,62 kilograms (19 pounds) of apples on an annual basis.
More apes (chimpanzees, gorillas and bonobos) are eaten by people every year than there are in all the zoos in the world.
The slightest temperature difference on turtle eggs (about 2 degrees) determines whether the turtle embryo becomes a boy or a girl. A higher temperatures drastically increases the chance of female hatchlings.
There are about 8,000 named varieties of apple. More than 40 million tons of apples are produced in the world each year.
The world’s largest producer of apples is China. The Chinese never give apples to invalids because ping, the Chinese for apple, sounds a bit like bing, which is Chinese for illness.
The Dik-dik is a miniature antelope that can go months without water but dies after a week without salt.
Balaenoptera Musculus or Blue Whale
Until the 14th of May 2002 Lithuanian women had to undergo a gynaecological examination as well as a regular driving test in order to acquire a driving licence.
The French philosopher Descartes believed that all humans could live as long as the Biblical patriarchs and that he was on the very brink of discovering a way that would make man live as long again when he died aged 54.
Anthophobia is the fear of flowers.
If you imagine a set of weighing scales and you place an average-sized blue whale on one side of the weighing scales and you have to pile lots of other things on the other side to balance the scales, you would have to use all of the following as counter-weight: half a dozen African elephants, a black rhino, a couple of whale sharks, five Tyrannosaurus Rex, one-hundred world-class Sumo wrestlers, the entire football team of Norwich City and an average-size family van.