Only one satellite has been ever been destroyed by a meteor: the European Space Agency's Olympus in 1993.

Goethe couldn't stand the sound of barking dogs and could only write if he had an apple rotting in the drawer of his desk.

Stopping a supertanker which is fully loaded and travels at a normal speed needs about 20 minutes to stop completely.

Emus and kangaroos cannot walk backwards, and are on the Australian coat of arms for that reason.

Horatio Nelson, one of England’s most illustrious admirals was throughout his life, never able to find a cure for his sea-sickness.

A ball of glass will bounce higher than a ball of rubber. A ball of solid steel will bounce higher than one made entirely of glass.

The Frilled Shark (Chlamydoselachus anguineus) may have a gestation period “pregnancy” of up to 3.5 years or around 42 months.