The rarest shape for a human nose is the bulbous type, exemplified by former U.S. President Bill Clinton.
Smuggling a cat out of ancient Egypt was punishable by death.
A variety of corn grown in Peru has kernels so large that they’re eaten individually.
After impressionist painter Claude Monet developed cataracts, he agreed to have surgery on his right eye only. It is believed that afterwards he could see and paint a wide spectrum of colors usually not seen by the human eye.
Dinosaurs often swallowed large rocks, which stayed in their stomachs and helped them grind up food.
One in 23 million people have an allergy to water.
In 1631, royal printers Robert Barker and Martin Lucas published a Bible containing the typo “Thou Shalt Commit Adultery.” As if that weren’t embarrassing enough, another misprint, in Deuteronomy, substituted the word greatnesse with great-asse. Barker and Lucas were fined 300 pounds and lost their printing license. Less than a dozen copies of what came to be known as the Wicked, Sinful, and Adulterous Bible are known to exist today and are highly prized by collectors. On average, a person’s eyes make 15 to 30 gallons of tears a year.
A rainbow’s arc is relative to the position of the person observing it, so it is impossible for two people to actually see the exact same one.
The air around a lightning bolt is five times hotter than the surface of the sun.
While rare, there have been enough reported cases of strokes triggered by spa massage treatments that the medical community has nicknamed the phenomenon beauty parlor stroke syndrome.