The word “heifer” is not just another word for a cow, but specifically refers to a young cow over one year of age that has not given birth to a calf yet.
The 1988 animated film The Land Before Time had nearly 10 minutes of footage across 19 scenes removed before the theatrical release in order to give the film a G instead of PG rating. Spielberg and Lucas, executive producers for the film, thought the original version was far too dark for small children.
Dried and fermented cocoa beans were used as a type of currency in Mayan culture to pay for goods and taxes within the empire. The Mayans prized the beans and not only traded them, but also made them into a type of frothy hot chocolate drink.
“Bus” is derived from the Latin word “omnibus”, which means “for all”.
The founder of the massive LOLcats meme-driven site ICanHazCheesburger, Ben Huh, is severely allergic to cats.
The world record for the fastest pit stop in a Formula 1 race is 1.92 seconds (completed by the Williams Team for driver Felipe Massa at the 2016 European Grand Prix).
Modern day New Zealand is the highest point of the continental fragment of Zealandia—a massive 1,900,000 square mile land mass that broke away from Australia 60-85 million years ago.
An analemma is the figure “8″ loop that results when one observes the position of the sun from the same location, at the same time each day, over the course of a year.
Motorola provided communications and data transmission equipment for most NASA space missions, including the moon landing; When Armstrong said “One small step…”, it was broadcast home using Motorola equipment.
The tallest doors in the world belong to NASA’s Vehicle Assembly Building at the Kennedy Space Center. Each of the four doors is 456 feet high, or, nearly 50 percent taller than the Statue of Liberty from pedestal (ground) base to torch tip.
Bats, mammals of the order Chiroptera, represent around 20 percent of all classified mammal species on Earth.
Despite the name, sweet potatoes aren’t closely related to the common potato, but are closely related to morning glory flowers (and the sweet potato’s flower reflects that close relation).