55 million years ago, the North Pole had tropical weather, with alligators and palm trees.
A group of flamingos is called a “flamboyance”
Vikings sailed across the seas in dragon head ships without any shelter from the rains or storms.
Although it’s permanently cold and packed with penguins and ice, Antarctica is the world’s largest desert because it hardly ever rains.
In Japan, you can buy square and pyramid shaped watermelons.
Georgian women used to put balls of cork in their mouths to make them look chubby.
The longest jellyfish tentacles ever recorded measured 37 metres (the same as 9 cars).
The bumblebee bat is the smallest mammal in the world – it is lighter than a penny coin.
Polar bears have an extra pair of eyelids that act as sunglasses.