Redheads don't go gray
Their hair color simply fades slowly throughout the years — first becoming a light copper before finally settling on a rosy blonde.
When pigs fly ...
... their friends won't be able to see them. That's because it is physically impossible for a pig to look up at the sky.
There's a monkey island near South Carolina
Right off the coast of South Carolina is a densely wooded island filled with thousands of free monkeys. The isle is only accessible by boat, and visitors are strongly encouraged to bring bananas.
Dung beetles travel by stars
It seems unfair these beetles are known by their affinity for dung, because it's another trait that really makes them stand out — they are the only known insects to navigate solely by the stars.
Sounds like a duck (but just one)
The quack of a duck does not echo, and no one knows why.
Ostriches don't hide their head in sand
Ever read 'palindromes' backward?
Everyone knows that a palindrome is a word that is the same backwards as it is forward, but few know this: 'palindromes' spelled backwards is 'semordnilap,' which is a word itself.
What's a semordnilap? It's a word that, when spelled backwards, forms a completely different word.
The plural form of 'beef' is 'beeves'
It's true! Look it up: beeves.
You have the right to remain sick
Here's one law that's really not cool: In Washington state, it's illegal to walk around in public if you're suffering from the common cold.
Napoleon was not that short
Napoleon Bonaparte's actual height was 5 foot 6 inches which, in those days, was a completely average height for men. So where did all the confusion come from? The difference between English and French measurements. The English thought the French pre-Revolution unit known as the "pouce" was equivalent to their inch, but it was actually slightly longer. So everyone thought the dictator was only 5'2".