* In Western cultures, the owl is associated with wisdom, but in some Asian countries, it’s traditionally a symbol of stupidity. * You may already know that seahorses mate for life. You may not be aware, though, that as they swim, they keep their tails linked together. * Those who study such things say that Napoleon Bonaparte was partial to cashmere underwear. * Beards may be trendy these days, but if you prefer the clean-shaven look, you belong to a group that goes back further than you think.