Cats can see a lot better than dogs. In fact, dogs first distinguish objects by movement, then brightness, and finally by shape.
The first African American ever to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor was William H. Carney in 1900.
The day after President George W. Bush was reelected, Canada's main immigration website had 115,000 visitors. Before Bush's re-election, this site averaged about 20,000 visitors each day.
Japanese and Chinese people die on the fourth of the month more often than any other dates.
An estimated 257 tons of ivory was poached worldwide in 2006. In order to harvest that much ivory, approximately 23,000 elephants would have to be killed illegally.
Julia Roberts is the highest paid actress in film history.
If the chemical sodium is dropped into water it will immediately and violently explode.
Paraskevidekatriaphobia means fear of Friday the 13th, which occurs one to three times a year.
All dogs, regardless of breed, are direct descendants of wolves and technically of the same species.
The telephone was created by an Italian (Meucci).