11. Speaking of Texas, one time a boat capsized after all of the people on it rushed to one side trying to catch a glimpse of the nude beach it was passing.
17. An American bald eagle once flew all the way to Ireland, and he was so tired that he had to be returned via airplane.
20. A group of monkeys escaped a research facility in Japan by using a tree to catapult themselves over a 17-foot electric fence.
21. If you unwind a roll of Scotch tape fast enough, it can "generate enough X-rays to image a human finger."
The difference in time between Cleopatra's birth and the invention of the iPhone was miscalculated in an earlier version of this post. H/T to Keri Snyder for pointing that out!