The reason you can’t freeze vodka in your freezer is that it just isn’t cold enough in there; water has a freezing point of 32F (0C), pure ethanol alcohol has a freezing point of -175F (-115C) and, even when diluted during the bottling process, there is still enough alcohol in your average bottle of 80 proof (40% alcohol) vodka to keep the freezing point at around -10F (-23C).
While it’s right to marvel at how long Stonehenge has stood in the British countryside, don’t marvel too hard, as the monument has had a bit of help: since 1901, people have been putting the blocks that fall out of place, well, back into place.
Chameleons change their colors using chromatophores, a specialized type of cell that contains tiny sacs of pigments; when a chameleon shifts color, they do so by expanding or contracting these sacs to change the color of the cells.
If you’re not a fan of spiders, avoid the caverns of Northern Laos; there you’ll find the Giant Huntsman Spider which, with an impressive 12 inch leg-span, is the largest spider on Earth (when measured via leg-span).
Cats meow to their mothers when they are kittens but, once they are grown, they reserve meowing mainly for communicating with humans.
Because pigs grow so quickly, 48 Yorkshire piglets were used during the filming of the 1995 movie, Babe, to fill the role of the plucky swine protagonist.