my god you are a bunch of old men.
hurricanes have had male & female names since 1979.
also in 1979.
USSR Invades Afghanistan
Margaret Thatcher elected Prime minister in UK
Three Mile island Nuclear Accident after fire at reactor in Pennsylvania US
President Hasan al-Bakr resigns and Vice President Saddam Hussein replaces him in Iraq
China institutes the one child per family rule to help control it's exploding population
The price of oil reaches a new record of $24 per barrel
According to MythBusters, it's impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.
When ducks sleep they only rest one side of their brain at a time. The other side is fully awake listening through one ear and looking with one eye, always alert for danger. This activity alternates from one side of the brain to the other side through out the night so both sides of their brain receive an equal amount of recuperative sleep.
Walking Catfish can "walk" for quite some distance across land without needing to be in water right away. They also have poisonous spines, and can generate a mild electrical charge the same way electric eels do. To say that they dislike being handled is probably redundant. And as it happens, I haven't run across a reference to how they taste.