Sudan has more pyramids than Egypt. While Egypt has 138 pyramids, Sudan has 200-255 pyramids build by the members of Kingdom of Kush, an ancient civilisation that ruled areas along the Nile River from 1070 BC to 350 AD.
The ascomicote mushroom of the genus Cordyceps turns carpenter ants into zombies. As it turned out, this parasite has been living on Earth for about 48 million years. Some species of this parasite are capable of controlling mice.
The bite of a Brazilian wandering spider boosts nitric oxide levels in blood, causing human males to become painfully erect for several hours. Their venom is now being tested as a possibly safer, and more effective, erectile dysfunction medication.
Lemurs chew on toxic millipedes that make them salivate and then rub the saliva (+ the millipede) into their fur to protect themselves from parasites. They also get higher than a hippy on a balloon ride in the process.
World's lightest (least dense) solids - AEROGEL. Excellent thermal insulators and have been used in numerous Mars missions and the Stardust comet particle-return mission. Dr. Steven Jones literally held the Guinness World Record for making the lightest aerogel and therefore lightest solid
A cortical homunculus is a distorted representation of the human body, based on a neurological "map" of the areas and proportions of the human brain dedicated to processing motor functions, or sensory functions, for different parts of the body i.e. this is what your body looks like to your brain.
3D Zebra Stripe Crosswalk in Ísafjörður, Iceland with Stunning Optical Illusion. A small town in Iceland is using the effect to help with public safety and traffic issues The city hopes the piece serves both as an artwork and as a stronger visual cue that convinces motorists to slow at the crosswalk