There is a "forest" covering over 100 acres consisting of over 40,000 trunks of a single tree. The trunks are all connected to the same root system and collectively weigh 6000 metric tons. The root system is an estimated 80,000 years old, though each trunk only lives about 130 years.
Australia’s largest ever petition of 792,985 signatures was submitted to the parliament in 2000 to protest against rising beer prices.
2826 Dog Watching TV-Dogs have only recently been able to watch TV, with the advent of HDTV with their higher frame rates. Before that, with CRT’s, it was like watching a strobe light.
3065 Andrew Burgess-Andrew Burgess, the photographer who took Abraham Lincoln’s photo on the $5 bill is better known for inventing the pump-action folding shotgun.
4024 Mosquitos-Mosquitos are the only creature responsible for the deaths of more humans than humans themselves.
2736 Chocolate Milk-Chocolate milk was invented by an Irishman while visiting Jamaica in the 1680s. Locals mixed cocoa with water, which Hans Sloane found nauseating. So instead he mixed it with milk to make it more pleasant. He brought the recipe to England, where it was made and sold by pharmacists as medicine.
2532 British Sniper-A few days ago, a British sniper from the elite SAS interrupted the ISIS execution of an 8-year-old boy and his father by blowing the heads off of the executioner and his two henchmen with three .50 cal rounds.