The Jardine River in Australia’s Cape York Peninsula is home to Crocodylus porosus, the saltwater or estuarine crocodile. It is the largest and perhaps most dangerous of all 23 species of crocodilians.
Olympic badminton rules say that the shuttlecock has to have exactly 16 feathers. The best shuttles are made from the feathers from the left wing of a goose.
The condensed water vapor trail left behind by jets and rockets is called a contrail.
Ricou Browning, a former lifeguard who earned limited fame after playing the monster in 1954's horror film Creature From the Black Lagoon, personally trained TV's first Flipper, a female dolphin named Mitzi. Browning is the one responsible for ...
James Ramsey invented a steam-driven motorboat in 1784. He ran it on the Potomac River, and the event was witnessed by George Washington.
Boasting nearly 30 brewery locations, Nigeria has emerged as the largest beer-producing country in Africa. The continent's 8,000-year brewing history began with ancient Egyptian commercial brewing dynasties and still includes handmade tribal beers.