How Do You Know If A Giraffe Is In Heat? RIF 59

Film producer Jeffrey Katzenberg was responsible for reviving Walt Disney Studios by producing some of their biggest hits including The Lion King, The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast and Aladdin After which he requested a promotion but was instead abruptly fired

He swore revenge on the Disney Corporation and founded DreamWorks Studios The reason that artificial banana favouring tastes so different to actual bananas is because artificial banana flavourings are based on a type of banana called Gros Michel bananas, that were wiped out by a plague in the 1950s On an island off the south-west coast of Australia named “Middle Island” there is a large lake that is a bright pink bubblegum colour called Lake Hillier A mantis shrimp can swing its claw so fast that it boils the water around and creates a flash of light Australia has over 10,000 beaches

You could visit a brand new beach every day for over 27 years To determine if a female is suitable for mating a male giraffe will approach the female and rub up against her backside until she pees The male then tastes the urine to determine whether she's in heat or not What's even more disturbing is that scientists thought it necessary to give this bizarre ritual a name, it's called the “Flehmen sequence” Nintendo was originally a trading card company

There is an uninhabited island in the Bahamas known as “Pig Beach” which is populated entirely by swimming pigs A scientist let a computer program a computer chip using natural selection The outcome was an extremely efficient chip, the inner workings of which were too complex for a human to understand A group of women called “The 9 Nanas” kept a secret for decades that not even their husbands knew about For 30 years they met at 4am and anonymously paid bills and bought clothes for people in need

Each care package included a homemade pound cake and a note that read “Somebody loves you” Approximately 1 million Euros are thrown into Rome's Trevi fountain every year The money is used to subsidise a supermarket for those in need As a teenager George RR

Martin was the first ever person to buy a ticket to the first ever comic con, held in New York City in 1964 When we breathe through our nose, we inhale more air from one nostril than the other, but they swap round every 15 minutes The mayor of the Alaskan town of Talkeetna is a cat called Stubbs This faithful ball of fur has been of the town since 1997 In 2013 in China, scientists managed to grow a human tooth using nothing but stem cells taken from urine

In 1969 a musician named Jim Sullivan recorded an album called “UFO” which included unusual lyrics about leaving his family and being abducted by aliens Sullivan disappeared six years later without a trace The only evidence was his abandoned car found on a desert road

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