Australia's own flat-butted marsupial, the wombat, excretes cube-shaped dookies -- but it has nothing to do with the back door, it's all about the plumbing. Meanwhile, hummingbirds aren’t just impressively quick flappers, it turns out they’ve got some astounding “elastic micropumps” in their repertoire, too.
There are also birds in Mozambique who are actively recruited and trained to hunt down bees and report back to humans on the honey situation. In somewhat darker bird news, the TV dinner only exists because Swanson had a surplus of a certain bird after a certain holiday. In non-news news, there was at least one day in 1930 that the BBC found newsworthy specifically because there was no news being made. Man, wouldn’t that be nice? As it stands, it feels like it’s only a matter of time before some greedy country challenges the international pact expressly forbidding any one nation from owning the moon.
Wombat's guts form square poops.
Gum chewing can boost concentration.
Hummingbirds lick at astounding speeds.
Good Friday, 1930 was a very boring day.
The patent for the seatbelt was made freely available.
TV Dinners started as a way to get rid of leftover Thanksgiving turkey.
A woman knocking on your door after New Years spells trouble for the rest of the year.
Honey hunters use birds to find beehives.
Ants can end up in a circle of doom if they get the wrong smell.
Washington (the person) was America's biggest whiskey producer at one time.
Frederick the Great wanted his subjects to replace their coffee with beer.
The Chupa Chups logo was designed by Dalí.
There is a treaty to keep the moon unclaimed.
The feeling of forgetting someone's name has a name.
You're more likely to be bitten by a guy from Brooklyn than a great white.