15 Little Facts That Fit Perfectly Into Our Brains
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.