Talk about recycling: Your heart pumps the blood through your body around 1,000 times each day — or once every 1 1/2 minutes.
The whiskers above a dog’s eyes are called supraorbital whiskers; they are like extensions of the eyelashes that help keep objects from poking or injuring the eyes.
Many famous films have debuted on Christmas Day, from classics like “To Kill a Mockingbird” and “The Godfather: Part III” to the more recent “Les Miserables” and “Marley & Me.”
The average candy cane boasts 60 calories; to burn those calories off, you need to walk for 16 minutes or bike for 8 minutes.
A native of Africa, the aardvark — or “earth pig” — uses its long and sticky tongue to eat termites.
Big cats who can roar — like tigers, lions, leopards and jaguars — cannot purr. The ability to roar or purr is due to differences in the anatomy of the cats’ voice boxes.