1. The phenomenon of male lactation in humans has become more common in recent years due to the use of medications that stimulate a human male?s mammary glands. Male lactation is most commonly caused by hormonal treatments given to men suffering from prostate cancer. It is also possible for males (and females) to induce lactation through constant massage and simulated ?sucking? of the nipple over a long period of time (months).
2. A chicken can be hypnotized, or put into a trance by holding its head down against the ground, and continuously drawing a line along the ground with a stick or a finger, starting at its beak and extending straight outward in front of the chicken. If the chicken is hypnotized in this manner, it will remain immobile for somewhere between 15 seconds to 30 minutes, continuing to stare at the line.
3. A tomacco is originally a fictional hybrid fruit that is half tomato and half tobacco, from the 1999 episode ?E-I-E-I-(Annoyed Grunt)? of The Simpsons; the method used to create the tomacco in the episode is fictional. The tomacco became real when it was allegedly produced in 2003. Inspired by The Simpsons, Rob Baur of Lake Oswego, Oregon successfully grafted a tomato plant onto the roots of a tobacco plant, which was possible because both plants come from the same family.
4. Mucophagy (literally mucus-eating, also referred as picking one?s nose and eating it) is the consumption of the nasal mucus, boogers, and other detritus obtained from nose-picking. Some research suggests that mucophagy may be a natural and even healthy activity, which exposes the digestive system to bacteria accumulated in the mucus, thereby helping to strengthen the immune system.
5. A supernumerary nipple (also known as a third nipple) is an additional nipple occurring in mammals including humans. Often mistaken for moles, supernumerary nipples are diagnosed at a rate of 2% in females, less in males. The nipples appear along the two vertical ?milk lines? which start in the armpit on each side, run down through the typical nipples and end at the groin. They are classified into eight levels of completeness from a simple patch of hair to a milk-bearing breast in miniature.
6. Why spaghetti does not break in half, French physicists have found why an uncooked spaghetti can break into three, seven or even ten pieces, but rarely two. It?s because of elastic waves travelling along the pasta when dry spaghetti is bent and suddenly released at one end. And don?t think this is a minor discovery: the researchers think their findings can be applied to civil engineering to make structures like buildings and bridges more stable.
7. Smart bees find land mines, Buried land mines kill more than 15,000 people each year worldwide. At the current removal rate, it will take about 450 years to clear the world of undetected anti-personnel land mines. Now, researchers from several U.S. universities are training honey bees to locate buried land mines through odor detection.8. Baboons can tell the difference between English and French. Zoo keepers at Port Lympne wild animal park in Kent are having to learn French to communicate with the baboons which had been transferred from Paris zoo.
9. ?Restaurant? is the most mis-spelled word in search engines.
10. Deep Throat is reportedly the most profitable film ever. It was made for $25,000 (?13,700) and has grossed more than $600m.