Did you know…
Dolly the sheep – the first cloned mammal – was named after country singer Dolly Parton. Stockmen dubbed the sheep “Dolly” because she was cloned from a mammary cell.
Greggor Mendell, “The father of genetics,” twice failed the certification exam to become a high school science teacher.
Potatoes have more chromosomes than humans do – 48 versus 46.
From “That’s a Fact, Jack” by Harry Bright and Jakob Anser.