1) The blue java banana, a hardy, cold-tolerant banana said to have a consistency like ice cream and a flavour similar to vanilla.
2) Brown eyes are actually blue underneath and as a result there exists laser surgery to turn brown eyes blue.
3) Bees will get drunk when alcohol is available and bouncers at the hive will refuse to let them in until they're sober.
4) A young boy once pocketed a few giant African Land snails while on vacation in Hawaii. When he returned home to Florida and got bored of it, his grandmother released them in the backyard, starting an invasion of foot long snails in Florida.
5) Pill bugs (aka roly polies or doodle bugs) aren't bugs at all. Though commonly referred to as such, pill bugs are actually land dwelling crustaceans that are much more closely related to shrimp and crayfish than to any kind of insect.
6) Lions inhabited many areas of Europe until they were hunted to extinction around 100 BC.
7) A researcher once played a recording of an elephant who had died. The sound was coming from a speaker hidden in a thicket. The family went wild calling, looking all around. The dead Elephant's daughter called for days afterward. The researcher never did such thing again.
8) Dorodango is a Japanese art form in which a ball of mud is rolled in the hand and polished until it is shiny.
9) Snowflake was the only known albino gorilla ever seen and spent his time at the Barcelona zoo in Spain.
10) Though often debated, many scientists believe that animals can dream. A gorilla who learnt sign language once used the signs for sleep and pictures after waking, indicating that it may have been dreaming.