Of all the parrot species, male African Gray Parrots are the most proficient at learning and using human language.
Under animal cruelty laws in the United Kingdom, the octopus, thanks to its intelligence, is considered an honorary vertebrate and offered higher levels of protection as a result.
In the 1929 baseball season, the New York Yankees become the first baseball team to wear player numbers on both their home and away uniforms.
The poem, known as Carmen 16, by Roman poet Catullus, was considered so vulgar that it was not translated from Latin to English until the late 20th century.
Although the idea of cats having multiple lives is present in the folklore of many regions, the number of lives is rather inconsistent. While Americans are used to saying a cat has nine lives, Germans and Italians say a cat has seven lives, and in many regions of the Middle East they are believed to have only six.
The globe featured on the United Nations flag is oriented so that the viewer is looking down on the North Pole, an effort by the designers to not focus on any particular nation or political region.