Moby Dick

Fact: Blue whales have really  intimidating penises. Blue whales have the largest everything-you-can-think-of: we’ve all heard that story about their tongues weighing so much it would take 50 men to lift it. So it might not be surprising that their penises are equally astounding/incredible/intimidating (delete as appropriate). The average blue whale penis is a whopping…

Mr Sandman

Fact: You could kill someone in your sleep. For most of us, dreams are just dreams.But for those with REM Sleep Behaviour Disorder (RBD), they can be much more real. Random Eye Movement (REM) is the stage of sleep in which we dream, and it is accompanied by temporary muscle paralysis. In RBD, this muscle…

Better Get Tested

Fact: Most koala bears have chlamydia.  If you think dodgy clubs in Leeds are a dangerous place to sleep around, you’d be right. But they’re nothing compared to Australia, which takes the coveted crown for having the most chlamydia around thanks to its resident koala bears. In some areas in Eastern Australia up to 90% of koala bears…

Man or Machine

Fact: Dan Karnazes can run forever. Well, not quite forever. But he does have some pretty impressive feats under his belt. He completed 50 marathons on 50 consecutive days (one in each state of the US) and became the first and only man to run a marathon through the south pole (at temperatures of −25 °C). But the real…