Seeing eye dogs are trained to stop at all intersections, regardless of traffic lights. The dog is unaware of the lights and is focused only on finding the curb or other obstacles that might be in his master's path. If the handler gives a "forward" command and the dog sees or hears a car coming at them, the dig disobeys the "forward" command. The dog focuses only on the cars, not on traffic lights.
During the time of peter the Great, any Russian who wore a beard was required to pay a special tax.
One of the most dangerous insects in the world is the common housefly. They carry and transmit more diseases than any other animal in the world.
'Goodbye" came from "God bye" which came from God be with you."
Baby whales grow at a rate of ten pounds per hour.
In the movie Babe, the piglet was played by over 30 different piglets because they outgrew the part so quickly during production.
A person who is lost in the woods and starving can obtain nourishment by hewing on his shoes. Apparently, leather has enough nutritional value to sustain life for a short time. (Bring good BBQ sauce if you plan on eating your shoes, and watch where you step.)