# In ancient Greece, children of wealthy families were dipped in olive oil at birth to keep them hairless throughout their lives.
# It is nearly three miles farther to fly from Amarillo, Texas to Louisville, Kentucky than it is to return from Louisville to Amarillo.
# The "nine lives" attributed to cats is probably due to their having nine primary whiskers.
# The original inspiration for Barbie dolls comes from dolls developed by German propagandists in the late 1930s to impress young girls with the ideal notions of Aryan features. The proportions for Barbie were actually based on those of Eva Braun.
# The Venezuelan brown bat can detect and dodge individual raindrops in mid-flight, arriving safely back at his cave completely dry.