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In 1969 there were 82 attempted aircraft hijackings.

The highest recorded car mileage is 3 029 685 km (1 882 559 miles) for a 1966 Volvo P-1800S owned by Irvin Gordon of the USA, up until April 2001. He bought the car in 1966 and used to make a daily 201 km (124 miles) round trip to work.

When the female wall spider dies, she is eaten by her babies.

The average person speaks 123 205 750 words in their lifetime.

Eric Moussambani of Equatorial Guinea clocked the slowest-ever recorded time in Olympic history for the 100 metre frestlye, with a time of 1 minute 53 seconds at the Sydney Games on 19 September 2000. His time was over seven seconds slower than the gold-winning time for the men's 200 metre freestyle. Eric had only learnerd to swim nine months previously to the games.

A cat has three eyelids on each eye.

An average person eats 5 272 apples in their lifetime.

The highest ever speed achieved on a bicylce is 268 km/h (166 mph) by Fred Rompelberg of the Netherlands at Bonneville Satl Flats, utah, USA, on 3 October 1995. he was towed until he reached 80 km/h (50 mph) and then continued under his own power, protected by the slip-streaming effect of the vehicle driving ahead of him.

The average person eats 10 866 carrots in their lifetime.

A clam has 35 eyes and they are all blue.

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