Michael Sata, the president of Zambia, previously worked as a cleaner at London Victoria railway station.
The longest duck penis ever found was 17 inches (43 centimetres) in length.
Under extreme high pressure, diamonds can be made from peanut butter.
The film Grease was released in Mexico under the name ‘Vaselina’.
In the autumn of 1940, students at Oslo University started wearing paperclips on their lapels as a non-violent symbol of resistance, unity, and national pride. When the occupying German forces caught on to the fact, wearing a paperclip promptly became a criminal offence.
‘If the Nine-banded armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus) were human, its penis would be 4 feet long. […] As a result, armadillos lead the world in research into the function of the mammalian penis. The members of dead armadillos are regularly harvested from road-kill – a job made easier by the fact that they are so gigantic.’
– Lloyd. J., Mitchinson. J. 2007. The QI Book of Animals London, Great Britain: Faber and Faber (2009) p. 10-11
‘In phallocratic culture, the penis is defined, fetishized, mystified and worshipped. Male literature proves with convincing redundancy that straight men identify with their penises are simultaneously strangely alienated from them. The culture is one in which men are not commonly found laughable when they characterize the females as a castrated male. It is a culture in which an identification of the penis with power, presence and creativity is found plausible – not the brain, the eyes, the mouth or the hand, but the penis. In that culture, any object or image which resembles or suggests the proportions of an erect penis will be imbued with or assumed to have special mythic, semantic, psychological or supernatural powers.’
– Frye M. 1983. The Politics of Reality Berkeley CA, United States: The Crossing Press (1983) p. 132-3