In 2006, William Shatner sold his kidney stone for $25,000, then donated the money to Habitat for Humanity.
Gray squirrels are prolific tree planters; they bury thousands of nuts but forget where roughly half of them are.
Bald Eagles are surprisingly good swimmers; if they catch a fish too heavy to bring aloft with them, they’ll swim to shore and eat it there.
If you’re waiting for a dinosaur or mammoth clone, don’t hold your breath; the half-life of DNA molecules is 521 years, so there’s no chance we’ll be pulling some perfectly preserved samples out of amber or fossil records any time soon.
The thorny lizard, native to Australia, is able to drink simply by touching water (i.e. dew forming on its skin); its scale structure allows it to collect and direct water towards its mouth via hygroscopic grooves between its spines. It can also suck in water from all parts of its body via capillary action during rainfall.
The world’s two oldest recorded cats belonged to a Texan named Jake Perry. The oldest of the two lived to be 38 (the other, 34); Perry attributes their longevity to a diet of bacon, eggs, broccoli, and coffee.