~ Fingerprints are used to identify people, but did you know that nose prints are used to identify cattle? Each animal's nose has a distinct pattern of ridges and grooves.
~ A Kashmir goat produces only 4 to 6 ounces of cashmere fiber annually. It takes from 10 to 12 ounces of the goat's soft, fine undercoat to make a woman's single-ply cashmere sweater. (No wonder it is so expensive!)
~ A sumo wrestling tournament is known as a Basho.
~ In "The Adventures of Tom Saywer" Tom's half-brother's name was Sid.
~ In the wild, a Komodo dragon - the world's largest living lizard - eats generally once a month. The carnivorous lizard consumes up to 80 percent of its body weight in one feeding. It stores fat in its tail to keep going without another meal for a month or more.