Before writing The Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown was a pop singer.
This later made his name synonymous with prostitutes.
The masks were animal skins and heads.
The Buttercup flower is actually very poisonous to animals, including humans if eaten in large quantities.
In deep financial troubles, Andrew Kehoe used timed detonators to trigger several devices in an elementary school.
Your eyes can distinguish about 10 million different colours.
Alaska produces more than half the seafood produced in the U.S.
And one last Mona Lisa theory: it is a portrait of Leonardo himself, slyly disguised.
Dennis Nilsen was known as the Kindly Killer because he murdered by strangling or drowning, which he thought was humane.
Ryan Gosling was asked to audition for the Backstreet Boys but he turned it down.
There's a place in Las Vegas where you can drive bulldozers for fun.
Iceland has not only earthquakes, but also icequakes.
A possible hypothesis to man having lost its protective fur is that it helped ward off parasites, like lice.
It was made during the last few weeks of the game's development.
Youtube.com was registered February 14th, 2005.
Muslim scholars were primarily responsible for saving the works of Aristotle.
Volkswagen named a lot of their cars after the names of different winds.
Because pale skin is viewed as being fashionable in China, some women wear "Facekinis", protective masks that cover their entire heads, except eyes and nostrils.
Your sleep will be more disturbed if you sleep at higher altitudes.
Urania was the Greek muse of astronomy.
It is thought that human's lost their protective fur so that they could sweat more easily.
5 Seconds Of Summer’s hit “Amnesia” was written by Benji and Joel Madden.
Many mental illnesses are connected to sleep problems.
Ke$ha is terrified of ghosts.
In the 1830's,Ketchup was sold as medicine.
James Cameron spent more time on the imitation of Titanic, than the passengers of the Titanic spent on the real boat.
Children with allergies to food are 3 times more likely to have other health conditions, like asthma.
The human heart creates enough pressure that it could squirt blood 30 feet.
The fifth wealthiest person in the world is Larry Ellison, with a net worth of $54 billion.
Dandelion leaves provide your recommended daily amount of vitamin K.
In Hindu Balinese beliefs, the smoothing down of teeth helps free people from evil spirits.
In the popular show "Breaking Bad", the volume of the "f"-word was lower than the rest of the dialogue.
Rosemary West and her husband, Fred West, were arrested for picking up young girls, molesting them, and killing them. One of their victims was Rosemary's own daughter, Heather.
Pedro Lopez was released in 1998 after serving Ecuador’s maximum sentence of 20 years. No one knows where he is.
The Milky Way belongs to a cluster of 30 galaxies called the Local Group.
Originally, the American publisher wanted to call it Harry Potter and The School of Magic.
The strongest muscle in the human body is the jaw muscle.
Halloween is the celebration to remember the daed.
Rihanna’s first name is Robyn.
James Fixx, the man who popularized jogging in America, died of a heart attack while jogging.
The Beatles have spent 1,278 weeks on the Billboard chart. This is a record.
The nucleus that makes up most of the matter in our atoms are very small compared to the size of our bodies.
A woman's heartbeat is faster than a man's by about 8 beats per minute.
Shakespeare has also been credited with introducing about 3,000 words to the English language.
Matthew Perry had to be Courtney Cox's servant on the set of "Friends" after losing a bet.
Some toothpastes contain antifreeze.
The controversial neck to ankle swimsuit is what many attribute the consistent record breaks since their introduction in 2000.
French Polynesia is a dependent of France.
The two major branches of Buddhism are Theravada and Mahayana.
A pig in France was publicly hung for the murder of a child in 1386.
According to locals, sometimes fireballs appear in the "Zone of Silence".
In 1934, Babe Ruth paid a fan $20 for him to give him back a baseball he hit.
Every atom in the human body is billions of years old.
Margaret and H.A. Rey, the authors of Curious George, built bicycles from spare part to escape from the Nazis in France.
Sloths take two weeks to digest their food.
Buddhism is a nontheistic religion, independent from the belief or non-belief of God.
A group of 500 bats can eat about 250,000 insects in an hour.
When the Roman Emperor Commodus ordered disabled people to fight one another to the death in the Colosseum, they fought using meat cleavers.
In 1855, the people of Devon found a single line of hoof-like marks in the snow as if they had been branded with a hot iron.
Galaxies are often found in a group or clusters.
A low in 2015? The re-boot of Full House.
The oldest evidence of soup dates back to 6,000 B.C. It had hippopotamus and sparrow meat in it.
You have over 7 billion bacteria living inside of your mouth.
A person commits suicide somewhere in the world every 40 seconds.
Listening to sad music provokes nostalgia, tenderness and wonder, rather than sadness.
In the casting for "Gossip Girl", CW worried that Ed Westwick, who plays the character of Chuck, looked like a serial killer.
There are rats in Tanzania that are being trained to detect landmines.
Americans eat about 700 million pounds of peanut butter a year.
Johnny Cash wrote a science fiction novel in 1953.
In the Dutch tradition, you congratulate all the relatives of someone on his or her birthday.
Zeus was the Greek god of the sky, and he threw thunderbolts when he was angry.
The biggest asteroid in the Solar System is called Ceres.
Native Americans used to name their children after the first thing they saw after giving birth.
Algebra originated in the Islamic world.
2015 also saw the end of The David Letterman Show.
In Indonesian Tidong community, the groom can't see the bride's face until he sings her several love songs.
The Angel Trumpet is a vine in South America that is very poisonous.
The creators of "Freaks and Geeks" didn’t know that James Franco would become, well, super good-looking.
Matter and antimatter destroyed one another, with matter slightly beating antimatter.
Most dust particles in your house are made from dead skin.
In a presidential republic, voters elect both the president and other government representatives. In some countries, the president runs the country and acts as the HEad os State.
Jerry Springer was the mayor of Cincinnati.
Humans shed about 600,000 skin particles every hour.
Solar flares have the energy of a million atom bombs.
The Voynich Manuscript, thought to have been written in the early 15th century, is written in a language that no one can decipher.
Built by the Roman Emperor Trajan, The Aqueduct of Segovia in Spain has 167 arches.
Amazon now sells more e-books than printed books.
A 15 year-old Lady GaGa appeared in Season 3 of "The Sopranos".
When you try to blow out the candle, the magnesium in the wick continues to burn, and in a second relights the wick.
Completed in 1998, the Akashi Kaikyo Bridge is 1,991 meters long.
Mario was named after the landlord of Nintendo's first warehouse, Mario Segale.
Among the files at the National Archives and the Natural History Museum I found first-hand reports of similar creatures in records from the late 19th to the early 20th century, including one by Arthur Conan Doyle, author of The Lost World. Could it be that, as the museum’s former keeper of zoology, William Calman, told a puzzled witness in 1929: “…we are not so rash as to suppose that we yet know all of the inhabitants of the sea and it is within the bounds of possibility that you saw some animal that has never been captured or described”.
Another tribute to Vladimir Putin was a 2,000 foot long Russian flag.
Cabbage, kale, cauliflower, brussels sprouts and broccoli are all the same species of plant. They are so selectively bred that they don't look like one another anymore.
If a human lost all the empty atomic space in his body, he would compress into a cube less than 1/500th of a centimeter on each side.
The evidence of a bloodhound is admissible in court. It is the only animal with this legal power.
Every day, atleast 20 banks are robbed around the world.
Cats sleep up to eighteen hours a day, but never quite as deep as humans.
Track athletes are most likely to break records late in the day.
More people are killed by vending machines than by sharks.
Mars has dried up riverbeds on it.
Ben Affleck proposed to Jennifer Lopez. The engagement ring was worth $1.2 million.
Cochineal extract is made from crushed cochineal beetles.
You can legally marry a dead person in France.
The Russian dogs were trained with Russian tanks, and ended up destroying their own tanks.
Canada has over 50% of its population educated at the post-secondary level.
The Matami Tribe in West Africa play a sort of football, but use a human skull as their football.
Every U.S. president chooses a candy to be distributed in the White House during their term.
The third wealthiest person is Warren Buffet, with a net worth of $72 billion.
The actor, Lawrence Tierney, stole a knife from the set.
Places named "Louisville" around the world, including Colorado and New York, are named after King Louis XVI.
The average game player is 31 years old.
The radioactive substance, Americanium - 241 is used in many smoke detectors.
Ancient Egyptians used stones, smoothed by stone workers, as pillows.
Approximately 100 people die from choking on pen caps. About 40 people die from getting struck by lightning.
Mothman was a legendary creature spotted in WestVirginia in 1966.
After killing 20 first-graders and 6 educators, Adam Lanza took his own life and the life of his mother.
In 1974, Ronald O'Bryan laced his son's halloween candy with cyanide in Texas.
Over 40 wind tunnel tests were conducted before building the Burj Khalifa becuse of the strong winds that would batter the tower as well as the cranes during construction.
"The Bachelorette" has also had two.
Your heartbeat will imitate the beat of the music you listen to.
In many places in the U.S., the U.K. and Europe, there is a low sound haer, called the Taos hum. We do not know where it comes from.
In 1975, animals had anxious behaviour in a Chinese city. A few hours later, the city had a 7.3 magnitude earthquake.
In The Empire Strikes Back, you can see a potato and a shoe in the asteroid field.
When Zaire was eliminated, they tried to drive their BMW back to Africa.
The full height of the Taj Mahal is 171 meters.
The initial concept for Sonic the Hedgehog actually came from playing Super Mario Bros.
But the term "cubism" actually came from an art critic, who noticed that Picasso's work was "full of little cubes".
The word "fruit" is a botanical term.
Itzamna was the god of the Mayan empire and the founder of its people. Corn, chocolate, writing and calendars were some of the gifts he gave them.
The Grand Canyon Skywalk in Arizona is strong enough to support 71 million pounds.
In 1894, Tom Horn was accused of killing 17 people and was stripped of his bounty hunter badge.
111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321
It is illegal to sell tobacco to minors.
To produce a pound of honey, one bee will visit over 2 million flowers.
Google generates a lot of their own power with their solar panels.
Mercy's heart was removed, burned, and mixed into a tea. The tea was given to George Brown's sick son, Edwin. He died two months later.
In England, magpies are seen as bad omens.
A constitutional monarchy has an elected prime minister and officials, and a monarch who is a figurehead.
Liechtenstein has competed in the most summer Olympics without winning any medals.
Austrian citizens are guaranteed a minimum of 22 paid vacation days.
A chip of silicon a quarter-inch square has the capacity of the original 1949 ENIAC computer, which occupied a city block.
Many mammals fluff up their hair when they feel threatened, in order to look bigger.
Caffeine paralyzes and kills insects that try to feed on plants that contain the chemical.
A sheep and duck were the first passengers on a hot air balloon.
The curling stones used in the Olympics are made out of granite.
Al Capone is thought to be the mastermind behind the 1929 Saint Valentine's Day Massacre.
Margaret and H.A. Rey, the authors of Curious George, were carrying the manuscript during their escape from the Nazis in France.
The house where Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence was replaced with a hamburger stand.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the author of Sherlock Holmes, played goalie for the Portsmouth association football club.
There are over 6,000 languages spoken in the world today.
The U.S. Declaration of Independance was written on hemp paper.
The name of Edward Norton's character in Fight Club is never mentioned in the film.
The recreation was so flawless that Stanley Kubrick was afraid that the FBI would want to investigate.
The Americas have the highest murder rate, with a count of 157,000 murders in 2015.
At that time, Kilborn interviewed Jon Stewart, who would later make the show iconic as its' host.
Consuming dairy may cause acne.
Humans can recognize over 10,000 different smells.
Over the past 100 years, the number of Catholics around the world has tripled.
Hercules made a deal with Atlas, the nymphs' father, who is known for holding up the earth. Hercules held the earth while Atlas stole the apples.
Approximately 35% of thefts and cheating in Las Vegas casinos are committed by the casino's staff.
Margaret Sanger was imprisoned for opening the first birth control clinic in 1917.
Ebay has about $680 worth of transactions every second.
The average tree is composed of 99 % dead cells.
Obama re-paid his student loan only 4 years ago.
Herbert Hoover’s U.S. presidential campaign slogan was “A chicken in every pot and a car in every garage” in 1928.
Angela Merkel's real name is Angela Kasner.
In Argentina, the American film Airplane! was released under the title, And Where is the Pilot?
Shigeru Miyamoto was the creator of Mario.
DeGeneres turned down Phoebe's role on Friends.
Muslims do not consider Islam as a religion, but rather, a way of life.
The oldest tree in the world is in California's Inyo National Forest, although its exact location is kept a secret.
The city of Phoenix, Arizona, is the car theft capital of the world.
The day before the sale, Wynn accidentally put his elbow through the canvas and the sale was never completed.
Angelique Cottine from France was known as the electric girl. She made objects move without touching them, and furniture wouldn't stay still when she would sit on them.
In Spacecraft toilets, solid waste is dried and dumped in space.
Andrew Kehoe committed the deadliest mass murder at a U.S. elementary school in 1927.
In the Balinese culture, Hindus must have their teeth smoothed down before getting married.
The word "soccer" comes from the 1800's.
Because of the limits of computer programming at the time, Toy Story contains no liquids, fire explosions and long hair.
One fourth of the bones in your body are in your feet.
In Brazil, one of the most popular pizza toppings is green peas.
The Muslim world produced the first skilled pharmacists.
Buddhism was founded in the north-east of India.
If you drop a raisin into a glass of freshly poured champagne, it will bounce up and down.
If it's reduced by 10%, you'll die.
Another four are by Picasso.
The brain is made up of about 75% water.
Taipei 101, in Taiwan, was the first building in the world to break through 500 meters.
In multiparty democracies, government leaders are usually elected by the people, and elected officials from multiple parties must work together.
Mozart wrote his first symphony when he was only eight years old.
The stars in each constellation are named after a Greek alphabet.
If we uncoiled our DNA, it would stretch to about 10 billion miles, from here to Pluto and back.
Haley Joel Osmet, the actor who played the main character in The Sixth Sense, started by acting as Forrest Gump's son.
When Neil Armstrong stepped on the Moon for the first time, he said these famous words: “That’s one small step for a man; one giant leap for mankind.”
The Harvard University library has four books that are bound in human skin.
The Great Gatsby was almost titled Gold-Hatted Gatsby.
The Byzantine Empire existed for nearly 1,125 years.
In the west, the Roman Empire ended when the last Roman emperor, Romulus Augustus, was beat by the Germanic King Odoacer in 476 CE.
The Loch Ness monster, from Scotland, has been a longtime mystery. With mutliple sightings and photos, many have confirmed that it's a sea serpent or a descendant of the dinosaurs.
The characters Dr. Light and Dr. Wily in the game Mega Man were actually named after the Thomas Edison and Albert Einstein.
Starch is used in the production of paper.
63 million votes were cast for the season 5 finale of American Idol.
The Andromeda galaxy is 2.5 million light years away.
El Chupacabra, or the goat sucker, is a lizard-like creature that has been seen and discussed in Latin America.
800 to 1,500 of the world's languages are spoken in Africa.
The human brain is about 2% of our total body weight.
In a one-party state, only one party controls the government.
There is a garden in England that is dedicated to poisonous plants.
97% of Earth's water is saltwater.
90% of text messages are read within three minutes of being delivered.
The VW Bora is named after the Bora wind.
The collapse of Silver Bridge in 1967 saw the last appearance of Mothman. Some say that the two were somehow linked.
The White Pass and the Yukon Route Railroad uses vintage cars dating back to 1881.
The Sydney Funnelweb Spider is the most venomous spider in the world.
There are 350 million Snapchat messages sent every day.
In the 1880's, George and Mary Brown, saw almost their entire family mysteriously die of tuberculosis. Townspeople started rumours of a vampire in the family. George Brown exhumed the bodies, and his daughter, Mercy, hadn't decomposed, and still had blood in her heart.
The choir in the background of Sam Smith’s “Stay With Me” is actually his own voice layered 20 times.
The Trans-Siberian Railroad travels through 8 different time zones.
Golfis named after the Gulf stream.
The Beatles split in 1970.
In Switzerland, it's considered very rude to add salt or pepper to your dish.
After the 20 year old Hu Bin killed a man while drag racing, he paid for another to serve his 3 year prison sentence.
10% of Americans are vegetarian.
30 million people watch T.V. from their mobile phones.
You have tiny mites that live in your eyelashes.
Scylla and Charybdis were two sea monsters who lived together in a cave. Scylla had many dog heads and ate sailors alive; Charybdis created whirlpools by sucking in and spitting out seawater.
Human birth control pills work on gorillas.
The global average for air pollution is 71 parts per million.
One in five adults think that aliens are hiding on planet earth.
As you get older, you get more and more eyelash mites.
The tallest tree in the world is 379.1 feet tall.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer was the first book to be written on a typewriter.
John F. Kennedy and C.S. Lewis, author of Alice in Wonderland, died on the same day.
A cup of egg whites has the same amount of potassium as a banana.
A play called The History of Cardenio was credited to Shakespeare, but has since been lost.
Oreo cookies have been said to be as addictive as cocaine.
Major League Baseball wipes each baseball in mud in a undisclosed location near the Delaware River.
To make up for the missing 0.242 days, the western calendar has an extra day in February every fourth year.
Tsar Nicholas of Russia was sleeping with his sister.
Sumeria was ruled by a monarch in 2100 BC.
1out of every 133 people have celiacs disease, the allergy to gluten.
Chia seeds can absorb almost 10 times their weight in water.
In the 1880's, Tom Horn worked for the Pinkerton Detective Agency as a bounty hunter.
People in irna, Bahrain, India, Lebanon, Iraq and Pakistan practice the Mourning of Muharram.
This last version of the Scream was stolen in 2004, and then recovered in 2006.
Russia is seen as the last European country to eradicate absolute power.
Crocodiles have existed for almost 200 million years.
Leonardo's other famous work, The Last Supper, originally included Jesus' feet.
The mirror allowed for a laser beam to measure the Moon’s distance from the Earth with amazing accuracy.
Any aircraft carrying the president is known as Air Force One.
Catholicism spread largely because of Roman road-builders.
Over tens of thousands of baby girls were abandoned each year in China because of the country’s one-child policy.
This is because their body temperatures are at their highest.
Due to its enormous financial burden, short-cuts were taken in the completion of the Trans-Siberian Railroad, and work and maintenance of the railway continues today.
Women in Connecticut were terrorized by a stabber who would stab their buttocks and breasts.
Queen Elizabeth thought that she was extremely clean.
The Sun travels around the galaxy once every 200 million years.
Katy Perry‘s cat’s name is Kitty Purry.
Ambrose Bierce defined art in The Devil's Dictionary,in 1906: "This word has no definition".
The International Space Station took 136 space flights on seven different types of launch vehicles to build it.
When protein is consumed, the body burns off about 35 % of its calories during digestion.
President Barack Obama's re-election in 2012 marked America's third consecutive stretch of two-term presidents.
Mars's volcano covers the same area as Ireland.
The Oxford English Dictionary has 12different definitions for the noun "art".
In the English version of Wario Land II, the penguin throws bowling balls. This explains why when he's hit, he is dizzy and burps, and needs water to go back to normal!
He has made 139 home runs.
Famadihana is practiced every 7 years, and is practiced with the belief that the dead return to God and are reborn.
In numerous photos following the Kennedy assissanication, there is a mysterious woman wearing a brown overcoat and scarf. No one knows of her identity.
The world's largest working yo-yo was more than 10 feet tall.
The Spurge Laurel plant contains powerful biocides.
Charles Manson believed in an impending apocalyptic race war.
Kids blink 5 million times in a year.
Jessica Harrison made a chest of drawers covered in human flesh.
Angela Merkel has a doctorate in quantum chemistry.
In the uterus, the first sense a human develops is a sense of touch, at about 8 weeks.
They think that these aliens are disguised as humans.
Marilyn Monroe was Jewish. She converted for her husband for Arthur Miller.
In Italy, Halloween is celebrated with food - people eat something called Fave dei Morti - the Beans of the Dead.
Sylvester Stalone's first movie role was in a pornographic film.
There are 18 minutes of total action in a baseball game.
The lowest street-legal car is 19 inches.
If you yelled for almost 9 years straight, you would produce enough energy to heat a cup of coffee.
Warren Buffet made $1.5 million per hour, back in 2013.
Larry Ellison won Oracle.
The first person sentenced to the stocks in Boston was Edward Palmer.
There are no clocks in Las Vegas casinos.
Gosling actually lived with Timberlake's family when he was a part of the Mickey Mouse Club.
Louis XVI built the Palace of Versailles, showing his absolute power.
He also recorded a heavy metal album.
Vladimir Putin worked as a KGB agent from 1975 to 1991.
Between his election in 1978 until his death in 2004, over 17 million people attended Pope John Paul II's weekly audiences in Rome.
Isis was the Goddess of motherhood and fertility.
Oxygen is circulated around the helmet in space suits so that the visor doesn't mist.
Humans can locate their conscious mind behind their ears.
50 Shades of Grey is England's best-selling book.
The winner of the 2013 Nathan's Hot Dog Eating contest ate 69 hot dogs in 10 minutes.
Your heart beats 100,000 times a day.
Apparently, "earworms" can occur when you just see a single word from the song, or even if an experience reminds you of the song.
In Australia, they celebrate their queen's birthday with a public holiday in June and September, even though her real birthday is in April.
More than 4.5 million cubic yards of concrete were used in the construction of the Panama Canal.
Ted Kaczynski committed over a dozen bomb attacks in multiple states between 1978 and 1995.
The Bulls and White Sox owner paid Michael Jordan his $4 million basketball salary when he experimented with baseball.
In the 1900's, Karl Landsteiner discovered that humans have different blood types, and that some cannot mix. Yet we do not know why different blood types exist in the first place.
Chicks can breathe through their shells.
Kim Kardashian posed nude in a 2007 issue of Playboy.
The author David Foster Wallace was a tennis player.
Regular exercise helps you to have a deeper sleep.
The Red Tide Algae is rapidly absorbed by shellfish, and is extremely toxic.
The most expensive car was built in 1931, and was a Bugatti Royale Kellner Coupe.
The Cyclopes made lightning and thunderbolts for Zeus to use.
In Hindu Balinese beliefs, the teeth are the symbol of lust, greed, anger, confusion and jealousy.
In the first couple of episodes, Monica and Rachel’s apartment was number 5. This was changed in later episodes to number 20 because the producers noted that 5 corresponded to an apartment on a lower floor.
Chocolate was once used as a form of money.
3.5 billion people in the world use a toothbrush.
Wasps taste like pine nuts.
She then insisted that Iggy Azalea replace them.
The eerie music that plays during the Joker scenes in The Dark Knight was inspired by the sound that a razor blade makes on a piano wire.
The Taj Mahal was built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan as a memorial for his wife.
She was 4 years old when she wrote How The World Began.
In 1646, Athanasius Kircher used a candle or oil lamp to project hand-painted images onto a white screen.
The idiom ‘A duck comes along carrying a leek’ is what inspired the pokemon Farfetch'd.
The Devil's Kettle, is a massive hole in which a river flows. People have thrown various objects into the hole, including ping pong balls, and they never reappear.
In 2015, Vladimir Putin was deemed the most powerful person in the world.
Peanuts are actually legumes.
Hercules' sixth labor: kill the Stymphalian Birds. These murderous birds had claws and beaks that were sharp as metal and their feathers flew like darts.
Self-driven cars will need to have autonomous vehicle licenses.
The country with the second highest murder rate is Venezuela, in South America.
Watermelon and avocado are berries.
The U.S. households that have a console, usually have at least two.
Ceres is 940 km across.
The "Nirvana" map in "Doom 2" contained a shotgun.
When Anders Celsius first developed his scale, he made freezing 100 degrees and boiling 0 degrees, or upside down. Fellow scientists waited until Celsius died to change the scale.
The Gorgons were hideous monsters who had hair made of serpents.
Hercules' tenth labor: capture the cattle of Geryon. Geryon, a flying beast with three human bodies, had a herd of red cattle.
Europe had 22,000 murders committed in 2015.
The U.S. president Franklin Delano Roosevelt had multiple mistresses.
Apparently, Peter Pan killed the Lost Boys when they got too old.
Timothy McVeigh was executed in 2001.
Hot water is heavier than cold water.
The word "vegetable" is a culinary term.
The official distance of a marathon is 42.195 kilometers.
An extra sense that humans have is called proprioception, which is the sense you have of where each part of your body is with respect to each other.
Eight foods are most commonly associate with food reactions: milk,eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, soy, wheat, fish and shellfish.
Amancio Ortego is the fourth richest, with a net work of $64.5 billion.
In World War II, the Russians trained dogs to run under German tanks carrying bombs.
The word "zombie" is never used in the film Night of the Living Dead.
September 8th is World Literacy Day.
Al Capone was a Prohibition-era gangster who ruled a multimillion-dollar empire in the 1920's.
In the last 30 years, there hasn't been a single human death from the spider.
A Bonsai Orange Tree will produce tiny oranges.
Camels are called "ships of the desert" because of the way they move, not because of their transport capabilities.
The richest man in the world is Bill Gates.
Judaism believes in another Toah (Bible) that Moses passed down orally.
Bananas, tomatoes and pumpkins are berries.
Major League Baseball umpires have to wear black underwear, in case their pants rip.
Leonardo could draw forward with one hand and at the same time, write backwards with the other.
The thigh bones of humans is stronger than concrete.
Christopher Lee is the only cast member of The Lord of the Rings who met J.R.R. Tolkien.
A man named Charles Osborne had the hiccups for 69 years.
Melpomene was the Greek muse of tragedy.
Out of the 1.8 billion people connected to the Internet, only 450 million of them speak English.
The longer you play, the higher the towers get.
The lower a satellite’s orbit, the faster it must fly to avoid falling back to the Earth.
In early Rome, a father could kill any member of his family without any legal repercussions.
Eating bananas can help fight depression.
Ferries were used to connect Japan's mainland to Awaji island, but in 1955 two ferries capsized and killed 168 people due to a storm.
With the current fishing in the world, the global fishing industry is thought to collapse by 2048.
70% of virus creators actually work under a contract for an organization.
Most people dream about 1-2 hours a night.
Juan Catalan was awarded $320,000 in a police misconduct lawsuit.
Only one satellite has been ever been destroyed by a meteor: the European Space Agency's Olympus in 1993.
In a disturbing case, a man shot himself after mistakenly using a Gympie-Gympie leaf as toilet paper in the bush.
If you sneeze too hard, you can fracture a rib.
Samhainophobia comes from the Celtic word for "All Saints Day".
In 1872, the Mary Celeste left from New York with Captain Briggs and his family and crew. It was expected to dock in Italy, but disappeared.
This tradition of dirtying baseballs has been done for 75 years now.
During the filming of one scene with a Dalmatian, the paramedics had to show up due to Radnor's allergic reaction.
Oceania had 1,100 murders committed in 2015.
A ball of glass will bounce higher than a ball of rubber.
In the 1970's, Ted Bundy would deceive his victims by tricking them into thinking he was injured, and then killing them.
Leonardo had a secret obsession with water - he developed plans for new water inventions, including water shoes, underwater breathing devices, and many other handy tools.
The Philippines has five million roosters used for cockfighting.
Polyhymnia was the Greek muse of sacred poetry.
Pope Francis was born Jorge Mario Bergoglio in Buenos Aires.
Britney Spears loves vanilla candles.
In 1972 Marlon Brando refused the Oscar for his role in The Godfather.
My Big Fat Greek Wedding never hit #1 at the box office.
During the 1974 World Cup in Munich, National teams were given BMW buses for transportation.
In fact, Dale Porch had collapsed and died on the front steps of his house.
The world's largest virus was foudn off the coast of Australia, and has 93 % unidentified genes.
Babies are born with about 60 more bones than adults.
In 1952, Albert Einstein was offered to become Israel's President.
"Game of Thrones" is filmed in the same factory that made the Titanic.
"The Big Bang Theory" has professors to check the show's scientific facts.
If you count the overlapping sides, the Nintendo 64 logo has 64 faces and 64 vertices.
Gopher snakes in Arizona are not poisonous, but when frightened they will shake their tails like rattlesnakes.
Mozart’s last symphony is known as the "Jupiter" symphony.
There is a city called Rome on every continent.
An astronaut convinced Stephen Colbert to make the "T" silent in his last name.
There are over 100 different types of cancers.
Islam is and Arabic word that means "peace".
The UK's most catchy song is The Spice Girl's "Wannabe".
Up until 1995, domain registration was free.
At Mexican baptisms, adults will throw children coins for prosperity.
A crocodile can't stick it's tongue out.
Barbara Cartland finished a novel every two weeks.
This was over a year before the September 11th terrorist attacks.
He was also an actor.
On average, Italians receive about 42 paid vacation days every year.
People didn't really start wearing seatbelts until the 1980's.
The Angel Trumpet vine has a hypnotizing effect when ingested, acting unconsciously.
Zac Efron was “star struck” when he met Angelina Jolie for the first time.
Margaret Thatcher is the only female prime minister to have served in the U.K.
In the UK, only a man can be convicted of rape.
The Trans-Siberian Railroad crosses 16 major rivers, including the Volga, Yenisey, Oka and Amur.
The average car has over 30,000 parts.
Coca Cola would be green if it wasn't for the added food coloring.
If you are removed from day to day stress, you would sleep an average of 10 hours a day.
Horses can't throw up.
Kane's final word in Citizen Kane is the revelation of the mystery of the movie. No one is in the room when he reveals the mystery.
Michael Jackson's favourite character was Pinocchio.
The first two video games copyrighted in the U.S. were Asteroids and Lunar Lander in 1980.
Puffer fish have toxins that are 1,200 times more deadly than cyanide.
There are over fifty different types of kangaroos species.
Pac Man was invented by Toru Iwatani while he was eating pizza, thus the shapes of the characters.
Jupiter's moon is a major target in the search for life in the Solar System.
The Vatican has the World's highest crime rate.
1,2 billion people in the world are underfed - the same number of people who are overweight.
The third most powerful person is Barack Obama.
Mississippi is the fattest state, with a 35% obesity rate.
The U.S. spends three times more money on their military than the next 3 countries combined.
Hercules wrestled the monster to the ground and brought it back to King Eurystheus.
He hadn't played basketball since high school.
Ninento set aside $80 million to give gaming gloves to players who hurt their hands when they played the Mario Party joystick games.
For the first few seasons of "The Walking Dead", the cast would have special "death dinners" for the cast members who would get killed off the show.
Celebrities who have had open heart surgery include Bill Clinton and Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Your brain uses about 20 % of the oxygen and blood in your body.
At the age of 5, Mozart could play the harpsichord and the violin.
Only one satellite has ever been destroyed by a meteor: the European Space Agency's Olympus in 1993.
There were no casualties.
We live in the Milky Way Galaxy.
Guinea pigs can't sweat.
The filming of the very last Sex and the City episode was finished only a few days before it aired.
Elvis Presley was a natural blonde.
On the afternoon of 23 May 1964, an employee of the Cumbrian fire service, Jim Templeton, took photographs of his wife and daughter during a day out at a local beauty spot on the Solway Firth. When he collected the photographs from a chemist, the assistant told him it was a shame one was “spoiled by the man in the background wearing a space suit”.
The dashboard of a car used to be a piece of wood attached to the front of a horse-drawn carriage.
In 1969, John Lennon changed his middle name from Winston to Ono, after marrying Yoko Ono.
Nicolaus Copernicus was the astronomer who first suggested that the Earth orbits around the Sun.
While on death row in 1989, Ted Bundy confessed to 50 murders.
The show's science consultants also use the show's actress Mayim Bialik to check facts.
They sang the song for 24 hours to make a global honor to those who died.
By 285 CE, the Roman Empire had grown too big to be ruled by one central government, and so, was divided.
Most people have about 4-7 dreams a night.
The word "set" has the most definitions, out of all the words in English.
In the first season of "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air", Will Smith would memorize the entire script and mouth people's lines while they said them.
The Mayans would make human sacrifices by pulling a live heart out of a victim’s chest.
There are approximately 10,000 saints and beati (blessed ones).
Adolf Hitler lead the first anti-smoking campaign.
Plato discussed Atlantis, saying that not only it existed, but that it was init's prime. Sunk into the ocean, no one knows if it existed, where,and whether or not these alleged mermaids populated it.
New Line Cinema wanted to change the shocking ending of Se7en, but Brad Pitt said he would quit if they did.
Obama wanted to be an architect when he was younger.
Every year, less than 7 people die from poisonous spider bites in the U.S.
. In 2003, Kenneth Regan and his accomplice William Horncy wiped out three generations of an Asian family to take over their haulage company and use it to smuggle drugs.
The Himalayan Blackberry is covered with inch long thorns.
Michelangelo painted the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel standing up!
Britons during the ice age would use skulls as cups.
Toyota produces about 13,000 cars a day.
Smith explained that it was because he was so nervous to be around experienced actors.
The Panama Canal is a 77 kilometer long waterway that connects the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.
Jimmy Hoffa, a Mafia leader, disappeared jsut after his relesae from prison.
In Super Mario Bros. 3, the Koopalings were supposed to be Bowser's children.
Terpsichore was the Greek muse of dance.
You can't tickle yourself, because the brain can distinguish between and unexpected external touch, and your own.
Roland Moddy of England witnessed corn, peas and bean seed falling from the sky.
Billy Crystal took the part of Mike in Monsters Inc.because he regretted turning down the part of Woody in Toy Story.
Nintendo bought the rights to two parody pornographic movies of Mario called "Super Hornio Brothers: and :Super Hornio Brothers 2" to take them off the market.
Quebec is the province where the largest number of Canada’s prime ministers have come from (7 of 22).
The enemy alien race would capture and torture Ellliot.
Benicio Del Toro kept farting and the actors couldn't be serious.
Samhainophobia is the fear of Halloween.
The sculpture was inspired by Dante's Inferno, and was meant to represent Dante himself.
Haiti is almost completely deforested.
The oldest surviving car was built in France in 1884.
In the 19th century, American men were the tallest in the world, averaging 1,71m (5'6").
The feeling of growing in size given by super mushrooms in Mario is referenced in Alice in Wonderland.
On average, that's about 2500 USD is stolen at each bank robbery.
It wasn't until the assassination of President John F. Kennedy that is became a federal crime to murder the president of the U.S.
The referees who officiate the Super Bowl also receive Super Bowl rings.
William Lyon Mackenzie King is the longest serving prime minister in a Commonwealth country.
It's impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.
A Mediterranean diet can help avoid strokes, heart attacks and other heart related deaths.
Every time you recall a memory or have a new idea, you are creating a new connection in your brain.
The Buffalo Bills haven't made the playoffs since Bill Clinton was president.
Another "vile vortice" is the "Devi's Sea" near Japan.
If Michael Phelps was a country, he would rank number 35 on the Olympic Godl medal list.
The flu caused over 21 million deaths in 1918.
55% of Americans are in favour of same-sex marriage.
Where's Waldo was initially banned from the U.S. because it had an image of a topless woman.
In your lifetime, you will eat about 80 insects while sleeping.
The ancient Greek gods and goddesses, called the Olympians, were incestuous - they were all related to one another.
Sonic the Hedgehog first appeared as an air freshener in "Rad Mobile".
The Canadian prime minister can call an election anytime, as often as they want.
In 2002, one year after the September 11th attacks, choirs around the world sang Mozart's Requiem Mass in D minor.
Shakespeare never published his plays. They were published after his death by his fellow actors.
The average gold ball has 336 dimples.
The island nation of Niue has coins with Mickey Mouse on them.
In 2013, 88% of games rated by Entertainment Software Rating Board were rated "E" for everyone, "E10+" for everyone 10 and older, or "T" for teen.
When the ship was inspected, all aboard were dead. Speculations of ghosts and hazardous chemicals have been made, but there is still no conclusion.
Having excessive body hair is linked to being smarter.
Jack Black's father is a rocket scientists.
There have also been huge head sculptures found on the Easter Islands. The Rongorongo may be linked to them.
A modern F1 car can drive upside down in a tunnel at 120 mph.
The Times said the marks were found over a distance of 40 miles on both sides of the Exe, as if “some strange and mysterious animal” had created them during the night. The mystery remains: what animal walks with but one foot, and for such a long distance?
Soda drinks destroy tooth enamel.
The first racing cars were built for moonshine runners.
In Germany, those who support Angela Merkel call her "Mutti" which means "Mommy".
The Virgo Cluster is 50 million light years away.
People who grew up watching T.V. in black and white often dream in black and white.
The dimples on a gold ball actually help the ball fly further, because they reduce the drag.
In Spain, the film was called Land as You Can!
Lord Byron kept a pet bear.
In a week, about 1 in 5 Americans share their religious views online.
Tim Berners-Lee coined the phrase “World Wide Web” in 1990.
1 cup of popcorn has more antioxidants than the average fruit or vegetable.
John Marley's scream was genuine, because he wasn't told that the plastic prop was replaced by a real decapitated horse.
Catnip affects a cat's hormones that arouse sexual feelings, and alter their brain functioning to make them feel "high."
Courteney Cox was originally cast as Rachel but she insisted she should be Monica.
The longest flight in the world is from Sydney to Dallas. It lasts 16 hours.
The U.S. has the highest rape rate in any country in the United Nations.
Paris Hilton has size 11 feet.
In 660 BC, Byzas founded a new Greek colony and named it after himself.
The meat rain contained lung, muscle and cartilage tissue from a horse or infant.
As a teen, Obama smoke marijuana and took cocaine.
You have about 100 billion neurons in your brain.
The radioactive substance, Americanium - 241 is used in many smoke detectors.
The highest rates of illiteracy are in South and West Asia, and sub-Saharan Africa.
Some butterflies travel over 3,000 miles.
He was on a butterfly collecting trip.
As recently as 2012, certain sections of the Great Wall of China were discovered at the border with Mongolia.
In ancient Egypt, mummies brains were removed through the nose.
The term "state-of-the-art" was first recorded in 1955.
Pabst Blue Ribbon, an American beer which costs about a dollar in the U.S, costs $46 in China.
Opera composers used to hire groups of people to cheer or boo the operas of their rivals.
The fungi actually takes over the pokemon's body and leaves it like a zombie.
In order to stop the bad luck of a magpie in England, you must salute it.
That's the weight of a polar bear.
The word "rhythm" is the longest English word without a vowel.
25% of Americans only use their mobile device to use the Internet.
The "D" in "D-Day" actually stand for "Day". So, "Day-Day".
In 1993, the 3Do was the first video game that was completely cased on CD technology.
The wife of U.S. president Dwight Eisenhower loved to stay in bed until noon or later.
The trombones in Inception are actualy based on a slowed down version of Edith Piaf's "Non, je ne regrette rien".
Roald Dahl, the author of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, hated the film rendition of his book.
The normal rate of blinking is 20 times a minute.
Stephen Fry has the U.K. record for saying the "f" word on T.V.
The capacity for emotions, such as joy and fear, are already developed at birth.
A crocodile's digestive enzymes are so strong, that they can digest nails.
The word "Catholic" was first used by Ignatius of Antioch around A.D. 110. In Greek, it means "toward the whole".
Mars's volcano Olympus Mons is three times higher than Earth's Mount Everest.
If a blood vessel ruptures in your head or neck, you could die. So... when you want to sneeze, sneeze!
Dennis Nilsen, known as the Muswell Hill Murderer, is a serial killer and necrophilia who murdered 16 men in London, in 1978-1983.
Bill gates' net worth is $79.2 billion.
The Breakfast Club fell through, because Judd Nelson and John Jughes hated each other.
The model of Johannes Vermeer's Girl with a Pearl Earring is thought to be his daughter, Maria.
Stephen Griffiths, known as the "Crossbow Cannibal", killed three women and ate parts of them in 2010.
You can't kill yourself by holding your breath.
Sweden has the highest percentage of internet users, at 75% of their population.
Myspace has about 110 million registered users.
At the first modern Olympic games, winners were actually awarded silver medals.
In Norway, it's called Help! We're Flying!
The first computer mouse was made out of wood.
Mindy Kaling's real name is Vera Mindy Chokalingam.
A space suit costs about $11 million dollars.
There are over 100,000 rapes in the U.S. per year.
King Tut's parents were brother and sister.
Lady Gaga has more Facebook fans than Barack Obama.
The country with the highest murder rate, as of 2012, is Honduras, in Central America.
Heart cancer is very rare, because the cells in your heart stop dividing early in life.
Most of Canada's prime ministers have been lawyers.
Steven Wright, known as the Suffolk Strangler, killed five prostitutes in 2006.
You will get paid $500 by Facebook if you can hack into their website.
The world population is expected to be 15 billion by 2080.
Every year, about 98 % of the atoms in the human body are replaced.
In 1518, the people of Strasbourg in Alsace were struck with a "dancing plague". They danced for one month straight, and many died from heart attacks, and strokes.
Finger pulling is a competitive sport in Germany.
The word “sacrament” is from the Latin sacramentum, or “solemn oath.”
Starch is what controls the penetration of ink in the paper.
Hillary Clinton is the only US first lady elected to political office.
Two-thirds of American Internet users shop online.
The Roman dictator Julius Caesar engineered a 3-way division of power called the triumvirate.
A tarantula's venom is comparable to a bee sting for humans.
Organized crime is the largest business in the world after foreign exchange and oil.
Until 1993 in North Carolina, a man could legally rape his wife.
She even skinned off some of her daughter's skin for one doll.
In France, it was called, Is There a Pilot on this Plane? and in Germany, The Incredible Trip on a Crazy Airplane.
The weight of the concrete in the Burj Khalifa is equivalent to 100,000 elephants.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is the NBA's all-time leading scorer, with a total of 38,387 points.
Nicki Minaj’s full name is Onika Tanya Maraj.
Eminem wanted to be a comic-book artist when he was younger.
In 1947, the Ken Arnold reported seeing nine strange flying objects. He described them as winged objects that skipped through water. This is where the term "flying suacer" came from.
Jack O'Lanterns started with the legend of Stingy Jack. Jack trapped the Devil, and let him go on the condition that Jack would go to heaven. He never did go to heaven,and spent eternity walking earth,with a carved out turnip to light his way.
It is thought that man has lost its protective fur because man's ancestors were partly aquatic.
Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands is part of the 10 wealthiest women in the world.
The Nine Inch Nails album, "The Downward Spiral", was later recorded in that same house.
After finding a 36,000 year old bison preserved in ice, Alaskan professor R. Dale Guthrie and his team ate some of its flesh.
Cinnamon can help reduce blood clots, controls blood sugar, and improves insulin sensitivity.
There is only one species of spiders that are vegan.
"Doom 2" was released the same year that Kurt Cobain shot himself with a shotgun.
Salvador Dali claims that he got his idea for the painting of clocks when he saw Camembert cheese melting in the sun.
In Judaism, you don't need to be Jewish to get into the "Next World" (Heaven).
So is Justin Bieber.
The name of the Taj Mahal means "crown of palaces."
He got the license when he was 65.
When they found out about his crime of molesting and murdering a 10 year old girl named Kate, her murderer's inmates tattooed "Katie's Revenge" on his forehead.
On average, you breathe about 5 million times a year.
The oldest surviving car was recently sold for $4.6 million.
Jack the Ripper murdered 11 women in London in the late 1800's. He has never been identified.
She bathed once every 3 months.
The "57" on Heinz ketchup bottles actually refers to the number of types of pickles the company used to have.
Since the survivors had cameras around them all the time, the aerial shots were filmed with body doubles to make it look for picturesque.
Running out of gas can allow small particles of dirt and rust that are at the bottom of the gas tank to get past the fuel filter and into the injectors.
Obama worked in a Baskin-Robbins ice cream shop as a teen.
The Satere-Mawe tribe in the Amazon will gather bullet ants, and drug them.When the ants awaken, they are trapped in a glove, and become extremely aggressive. Boys must wear the gloves and dance.
Rabbits can't sweat either.
Samsung actually released many consoles in South Korea under different names, like Game Boy, Genesis and Nintendo 64.
Hercules' first labor: kill the Nemean Lion.
The only three US presidents to receive the Nobel Peace Prize were Woodrow Wilson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Barack Obama.
The laws about wearing a seatbelt still vary all around the world.
Shakespeare wrote 37 plays and 154 sonnets.
Napoleon was once attacked by a pack of wild rabbits.
Church websites are often created by volunteers who have minimal experience with online security.
In Staffordshire, England, there is a sculpture that has an inscription reading DOUOSVAVVM. Although the Shepherd’s Monument was constructed back in the 18th century, the letters found therein were never solved.
Engineers used a traditional Japanese building technique known as shinbashira to build the Tokyo Sky Tree, relying on one central column to counterbalance seismic waves.
A male ostrich can roar like a lion.
In 2013, consumers spent about $ 21.33 billion on video games, hardware and accessories.
A elementary school teacher wanted to make dolls that looked real. In the 1920's, she cut off her students' hair.
Vatican city is an absolute monarchy.
The New Zealand Tree Nettle is one of the only plants in the world that has killed a human because he walked on it.
Sasquatch, or Bigfoot, is a creature that lives in the snowy mountainous regions of the United States and Canada. Part gorilla, part man, there have been multiple sightings and photographs taken of this mysterious beast.
Skunk Cabbage is a huge, foul smelling plant. It's odour smells like a skunk.
Six out of the last 12 U.S. Presidents were left-handed.
Human sweat doesn't smell.
Often children are forced by their parents to practice the dangerous practices involved in the Mourning of Muharram.
81. The chemical release of dopamine is often what gives us pleasure. Apparently, there is a similar release of dopamine when you eat, as when you listen to music.
It costs $8 million.
A tablespoon of a neutron star would weigh about ten billion tons.
Humans have about the same number of hair on our body as a chimpanzee.
Many Latin American cultures celebrate New Years Eve by eating 12 grapes at the stroke of midnight.
The Diary of Anne Frank was edited by her father, because she talked about things her father was embarrassed to read, including her period, and her father's love of fart jokes.
Timothy McVeigh detonated a truck bomb in front of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in 1995.
While recording the voice for the genie, Steven Spielberg would call Robin Williams to make jokes for his cast and crew's morale, because it was such a sad film.
In the 17th century, the Sultan of Turkey had all his concubines drowned and replaced with new ones.
For the bedroom scene in The Godfather, a real horse head was used.
Loki was the Norse god of mischief and death. He liked to invent horrible ways to harm the other gods.
In Pokemon, Psychic types are weak to Bug, Ghost and Dark types because these basic fears can manipulate the mind.
Israel has 45% of its citizens with a post-secondary education.
Obama applied to be in a pin-up calendar while at Harvard, but was rejected.
For the first seasons of "Survivor", the aerial shots of the contestants were actually fake!
In the midst of legal battles over repeated rape allegations, Bill Cosby pressed on with his "Far From Finished" comedy tour.
Thomas Edison and W K L Dickson introduced the film camera in 1894.
Chuck Norris’ first name is actually Carlos.
They also have four noses.
Usually, a corn cob will have an even number of rows. Often 16 rows.
The female praying mantis initiates the copulation by ripping the male's head off.
Caffeine is the most popular drug in the world.
If you put a small amount of liquor on a scorpion, it will go crazy and sting itself to death.
Ra was the supreme god, son of Nut. Egyptian Pharaohs claimed descent form him.
He though it was only a rubber bat.
95% of the Nauru population is overweight.
It's illegal in New Zealand for airport security to use any device that can produce images of someone without their clothes on.
After killing himself, investigators found a sign next to Andrew Kehoe's farm that read, "Criminals are made, not born."
The most expensive fruit in the worldis the Japanese Yubari cantaloupe.
Mozart’s two children didn’t have children of their own.
Mosaic was the first popular web browser which was released in 1993.
If you are out-of-range of your car, you can press the remote key 256 times before it will stop working.
Bill Gates dropped out of Harvard two years into his program.
The oldest piece of chewing gum in the world is over 9,000 years old.
Dali's parents thought that he was the reincarnation of his brother, also named Salvador.
There are passengers in the bus as Carrie is being splashed, and in the next scene the bus is completely empty.
Hercules had to fight and conquer the Amazons, so that he could steal the golden belt.
Las Vegas, Nevada has the most hotel rooms in any other city.
The design of the Playstation 2 is based on an old Atari computer, The Falcon 030 Microbox.
The Beatles' longest song is "Hey Jude".
The term actually began as "socca", turned into "socker" and finally, "soccer".
"Kanye" (as in Kanye West) means “the only one” in Swahili.
Similarly, every human's tongue is different.
Andrew Kehoe killed 43 people, including 38 children, in his bombing.
The glue on Israeli postage stamps is certified kosher.
So far, 211 people from15 countries have visited the International Space Station.
The other show with Howard Cosell only lasted from 1975 to 1976.
Jim Jones exercised a strict practice on his sect, not allowing any of his followers to leave.
It ended up being limited by DC Comics and Warner Bros. making demands to the developers.
Over 100,000 Ford Fiesta's are bought each year in the UK.
Ginger can help reduce muscle pain.
The term "Opera" comes from the Latin work "opus" which means "work".
Gabriel Garcia Marquez refuses to let his novel, One Hundred Years of Solitude, to become a movie.
19 people can fit into a Smart Car.
The photograph was examined by Kodak and scrutinised by detectives from the Cumbrian police, who were unable to explain it. Jim Templeton died in 2011 without learning the true identity of the ‘Solway spaceman’. The image remains one of the most perplexing in the history of anomalous photography.
Stereoblindness affects 5-10 % of the population: it is the inability to see depth.
Steve Jobs' car never had a license plate.
In the 16th-century, Canadian women drank a potion with ground up beaver testicles that was said to provide contraception.
Cerberus was a Greek monster. He was a huge three-headed dog. He was owned by Hades, god of the dead, who used the fearsome hound to guard the entrance to the underworld.
Approximately $15 million Americans have food allergies.
In the 1920's in Germany, the Hinterkafeck family was murdered at their farm. The murderer went into the house after killing the family, ate their food, and then left. Almost 100 years later, the crime has never been solved.
Urine doesn't contain any bacteria.
Deus Ex was released in 2000, and is set in 2052.
No one knows exactly what happened to them, but a box containing two small human skeletons was found near the White Tower in the 17th century and is believed to be the bones of the princes.
Louis XVI was described as a martyr by Pope Pius Vi.
in 1929, Princeton researchers turned a live cat into a telephone.
When looked at from outer space, the Las Vegas strip is the brightest place in the world.
Ben Pridmore is the world champion memorizer. He memorized 96 historical events in 5 minutes.
There isn't a single piece of wreckage that has been located from there missing airplanes.
Until 1936, the jump ball in basketball took place at the center court after every single basket was made.
Kryptos is a sculpture that was created by Jim Sanborn. Inscribed with multiple signs and numbers, it was meant to show that everything can be decoded with the use of clues. Of the four inscription sections that were included, only the first three have been cracked.
Rahan Arshad beat and killed his wife and three children in a jealous rage.
The earth and rubble excavated to build the Panama Canal was enough to bury Manhattan.
Before the stethoscope was invented, doctors had to press their ear directly against their patient's chest.
Adam Lanza, a 20 year old , entered Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012.
Horus was the son of Osiris and Isis. Her had the head of a hawk, and was the god of the day.
The biggest hotel in the world is the Izmailov Hotel in Russia. It accommodates 7,500 people.
The first hard drive was created in 1979.
Louis XVI is a famous absolute monarch who reigned in France.
If you chew gum while peeling an onion, you won't cry!
In the mysterious Easter Islands, a set of signs have been discovered, called the Rongorongo. These glyphs have never been deciphered.
King George the First of England was actually German.
In the 2000 presidential election, Al Gore won the popular vote, but George W. Bush won the electoral college.
Michael Jordan's nickname in high school was "Magic", after Magic Johnson.
The catfish has over 27,000 taste buds.
William Shakespeare is the first person to record the words: amazement, bedroom, blanket, gossip, champion and addiction (among many others).
Al Capone's empire was fuelled by illegal alcohol, gambling and prostitution.
The Palm Islands were completed in 2008, and are made of 210 million cubicmeters of rock, sand and limestone.
The issues with computerized engine systems is that they can flag your car's check engine light and even cause it to stall.
Two million domain names are registered every month.
In Italy, it's considered a crime to tell a man that he has no balls.
People who experience depression and sadness are much more likely to spend money.
Ostriches can run faster than horses.
There are 1 billion cars being driven right now, around the world.
The numbers we used, called Arabic numerals, were actually invented by Indian mathematicians.
Sugar is proven to be just as addictive as many drugs.
In 1935, Detroit won the NFL, the World Series and the Stanley Cup.
1/3 of the world's airports are in the U.S.
While practicing on the set of the Hunger Hames,Jennifer Lawrence kicked Josh Hutcherson in the head.
Lobsters don't die because of old age, they only die because of environmental causes.
The Ukraine's population is decreasing by .8% annually.
A Spider's blood color is light blue.
Her name came from the paleontologist's favorite song, "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds", by the Beatles.
Every 3 minutes, a food allergy reaction send someone to the ER.
By 2050, the Ukraine is expected to lose about 30% of its population.
If you pedaled on a bike for three years without stopping, you could make it to the moon.
The longest recorded flight of a chicken is 13 seconds.
In Chinese Buddhist funerals, all the mourners must wear white.
In 1927, several cars in Camden New Jersey were found with windows shattered by bullets.
The Akashi Kaikyo Bridge is the longest suspension bridge in the world.
“Blank Space” overtook “Shake It Off” for the top spot.
Pitbull was featured on the album version of Jennifer Lopez’s “Booty”.
Honolulu is the only place in the U.S. that has a royal palace.
After an Indonesian Tidong wedding, the bride and groom are not allowed to use the bathroom for three days and nights after the wedding.
Both were later released.
Your ears never stop growing.
Starfish don't have brains.
Thalia was the Greek muse of comedy.
Camel's humps are used as fat storage.
The Empire State Building in New York City was built with over 10 million bricks.
With Lernean Hydra's nine heads, every time one head was cut, two would grow in its place. Hercules' sliced off all the heads, and then had the wounds sealed with a torch.
The first seatbelts were installed in the 1950s.
He had originally auditioned for the role of Nate Archibald, but the network thought that he was way too scary looking.
This knocked him out and ended in a concussion.
Planets' distances are measured by bouncing radar signals off them and timing how long the signals take to get there and back.
In Poland, you always applaud when the plane lands.
In Germany, when celebrating Halloween, you must hide all your knives in the house.
The Smoking Fetish is the feeling of being aroused by the sight of someone smoking.
The expression "To win something hands down" originated from a jockey who won a race without whipping his horse, or pulling on the reins.
Solar flares can reach up to 10 million degrees Celsius.
In ancient Egypt, servants were covered in honey so that flies would stay away from the pharaoh.
Nintendo owns the rights to two parody movies of Mario called "Super Hornio Brothers: and :Super Hornio Brothers 2".
A lock of Elvis Presley's hair sold for $115,120 USD.
The average British car is parked 90% of the time.
The Nazca civilization created fascinating geoglyphs on the face of the Earth. They include everything from spiders, monkeys, and sharks, all incredibly precise.
Richard's role in the fate of his two nephews – popularly known as ‘The princes in the Tower’ – remains a subject of mystery. The twelve-year-old Edward and his nine-year-old brother, Richard of Shrewsbury, the sons of King Edward IV, were lodged in the Tower of London by their uncle, Richard, at the time of their disappearance in 1483.
Butterflies taste with their feet.
98% of Japanese are cremated after death.
Steinbeck's novel, The Grapes of Wrath, was actually banned and burned in many libraries in the U.S.
Agostino planned to create a sculpture of Hercules, but abandoned his project.
In 1935 a writer named Dudley Nichols refused to accept the Oscar for his movie The Informer because the Writers Guild was on strike against the movie studios.
The average game player has been playing games for 14 years.
If you reach 25 without getting married in Germany, you will be received with a garland of socks from your house until the venue of your birthday party.
The chairman of ABC, Lloyd Braun, was fired for green-lighting the pilot.
When plants recognize their sibling they will compete less with them for resources.
Obama's name means "one who is blessed" in Sawhili.
Afraid that it would be too difficult for her to stand for a long time, he has his sister dress in his mother's clothes.
After dissecting a cadaver, Leonardo replaced the muscles with strings to see how the human body worked.
Most smokers take up smoking in their mid teens, before the legal age to purchase them.
In the 19th century, coffins with a safety feature to alert the outside world from inside the coffin that the person was still alive were invented, because so many people were buried alive by mistake.
Grain fed beef contains more than twice as much omega-3s than grass fed beef.
15of the world's top 25 hotels are in Las Vegas.
The day after Martin Luther King was assassinated, James Brown televised his concert in Boston to try to stop rioting. It worked.
In 1930, female flight attendants had to weigh less than 115 pounds.
The human body contains enough iron to make a two inch nail.
In 1992, her airplane was found. However, her remains have still never been found. Some speculate that she worked as a CIA agent.
On average, right handed people live 9 years longer than left handed people.
In 1902,most cars could barely drive 45 mph.
The Universide may not have a centre, or an edge.
The brightest stars in the night sky are not actually stars, but the planets Jupiter, Venus, Mars and Mercury.
Larry Page of Google is the tenth most powerful person in the world.
For hannukah, menorahs burn through 44 candles, addin a candle every 8 nights, plus the "shamash", a candle used to light the others.
They were first known as "The Silver Beetles".
Shift workers have a higher rate of chronic illnesses.
A lack of sleep can lessen your ability to create new memories.
Bloodhounds can follow a scent that is four days old.
Venus Williams has been ranked no. 1 in the WTA rankings for 17 weeks.
The New Zealand Tree Nettle has large needles that, upon contact, emit a poisonous toxin.
Teotihuacan was the Aztec home to 2,200 structures built in stone and plaster.
The Nintendo Wii's motion control technology was actually presented to Microsoft and Sony before Nintendo.
Some explanations for spontaneous human combustion is static electricity, concentrated gas and high levels of alcohol in the blood. Non have been proven.
Winnie-the-Pooh was banned in the U.S., Turkey and the U.K.
Formula One teams use an exhaust pipe coating that was first created for nuclear reactors.
The Joker was supposed to be killed off in the first issue of Batman.
The regular consumption of olive oil helps to reduce the risk of heart failure by 30%.
The bronze lion outside of the MGM Grand Hotel in LasVega is the largest bronze sculpture in the U.S.
Austrian citizens have the most vacation time out of any other country.
The crime rate in the U.S. is lower than in the U.K.
The first performance of Puccini's opera, Madama Butterfly, was a huge flop.
Morgan Freeman has a private pilot’s license.
The Beatles earned $90,000 for a 35 minute show in Minneapolis in 1965.
Justin Bieber can juggle.
We estimate that the universe is about 15 billion years old.
The Roman Catholic Church executed William Tyndale in 1536 for translating the Bible into English.
Lady Gaga wrote Born This Way in 10 minutes.
Dandelion root can be used to make a brewed drink that tastes like coffee.
When confronted, he made stabbing motions in Jerry's direction.
Computer programmer is the number one growing profession in the world.
Perseus killed the Gorgon Medusa by cutting her head off, while looking only at her reflection in mirror.
The future of the Universe could all bank on the amount of dark matter there is in it.
Saturn's rings orbit the planet around its equator.
Doug Engelbart made the first computer mouse in 1964.
Scientists believe that it's because they don't have bones, but cartilage.
At its height in 117 CE, the Roman Empire was the most extensive political and social structure in western civilization.
At age 6, Mozart played in front of royal courts.
Slugs have 3,000 teeth.
Every hour,91% of adults in the world have their mobile phone within arm's reach every hour of the day.
On February 2, people in Pennsylvania gather to observe a groundhog emerging from its hole. If the groundhog sees its shadow, there will be 6 more weeks of winter.
Juan Catalan spent 5 months in jail before being released. The "Curb Your Enthusiasm" footage filmed a Dodgers games, and showed that Catalan was at the game and had an alibi for the crime.
The male subject is Wood's 62 year-old dentist.
Alexandre Dumas actually hired a ghost writer to help him write The Three Musketeers.
Cynthia Nixon doesn’t have pierced ears, and would have to wear clip-ons to play Miranda.
The actress Sharon Tate was murdered by the followers of Charles Manson, with the word "Pig" written in her blood on the house's front door.
Mars’s volcano Olympus Mons is the biggest in the solar system.
This is because there wasn't enough texture memory in the game.
The show didn't even have a script at the time.
The Bermuda Triangle is an expanse of the ocean between Miami, Puerto Rico and Bermuda. Within this area, instruments break down and many ships have dissapeared.
The Philippines has competed in the most summer Olympics without winning a gold medal.
Charles Manson was convicted to life in prison in 1969.
Most cars only need about half an ounce of gas to get started. That's half a shot glass.
In 1859, Wagner wrote an essay that criticized the music of Jewish composers.
The Milky Way galaxy is spinning our sun and all its other stars at around 100 million km per hour.
At the 2008 Beijing games, China won 100 medals.
The U.S. has the most citizens imprisoned.
There were 122,000 murders committed in Asia in 2015.
In Europe, there are more men who smoke, than women (46% men smoke ; 26 % of women smoke).
Hercules' fifth labor: clean the Augean Stables.
Sleep is just as important as diet and exercise.
The Taj Mahal has 28 different varieties of precious and semi-precious stones on it's exterior facade.
Some people are allergic to their own eyelash mites.
Demi Lovato has been preforming since she was 5.
A thimble meant that you would have bad luck in love.
There are 2 million pounds of something buried fort feet below ground in this hole, and it is thought that pirates have left a treasure in it.
Angela Merkel loves football, and once saw star player Bastian Schweinsteiger naked by mistake.
A duck's quack doesn't echo. No one knows why.
In the beginning of the 1900's, the Australian and Canadian governments removed Aboriginal children from their parents and placed them in state schools that would teach them to reject their own culture and language.
The expression "To win something hands down" originated from a jockey.
Robinson Crusoe is considered to be the first British novel.
The shroud of Turin is an ancient cloth that still has the imprint of a human face on it. Many believe it to be the face of Jesus Christ.
In Alien, Ripley was meant to be a male character.
Bill Gates' first business was Traff-O-Data, a company that created machines which recorded the number of cars passing a given point on a road.
The ball crossed the net 643 times in a 1984 women's match in the longest recorded point in tennis.
Native Americans planted corn, beans and squash all together.
It is illegal to sneeze or burp in a church in Nebraska, U.S.
There is a car in Germany that can be controlled by the driver's thoughts alone.
In an alternate version of the first script for Twilight, Edward was a vampire hunter.
Elaine's father in "Seinfeld" was supposed to be a recurring character, but the cast was too afraid of the actor.
Anna Mae Dickinson survived the sinking of the Titanic and the Hindenburg explosion.
Because it is so cold at Mount Everest, the dead bodies there are preserved. Often, it is too dangerous to retrieve the bodies.
Worldwide, the video game industry is valued at 70 billion dollars.
And the final version was created by Munch in 1910 because the other works turned out to be so popular.
The first Macintosh case was created in 1982, and had 47 signatures of each Macintosh member.
Siberia is where you can find 25% of the world's forests.
The oldest tree in the world is called Methuselah.
Salvador (the elder) died exactly 9 months before Salvador Dali was born.
There is only one Kosher butcher in Cuba.
Plutonium was first weighed in 1942 by University of Chicago scientists Glenn Seaborg and his colleagues.
Michael Jackson loved Mexican food.
He was replaced by Iggy Azalea on the single.
The so called "Hero Rat" can detect tuberculosis.
Picasso's father taught him to paint. When Picasso was 13, his father gave up his own painting, thinking that Picasso was much better than him.
5 out of every 6 internet pages are porn related.
During the battle of Stalingrad, a railway station went from being under Soviet control to being under German control fourteen times in six hours.
In 1972, Vesna Vulovic survived a 33,330 feet drop from an airplane.
In 1770, at the age of fifteen, King Louis XVI married the 14 year old Marie Antoinette.
Ronal Reagan was a lifeguard in high school.
Another way to get rid of earworms is to listen to another song that you don't mind getting stuck in your head.
The International Space Station flies at 7.71 km per second.
There are 4 people per square mile in Mongolia.
Valdimir's wife,Vera, stopped him from burning his drafts of Lolita.
The Trans-Siberian Railroad is 8,851 kilometers long.
The International Space Station weighs almost 1 million pounds.
Balder was the Norse god of peace and joy. He was murdered by the wicked god Loki.
Guam has the most roads made out of coral.
Catnip can have an affect on lions and tigers.
In 1911, when the Mona Lisa was stolen from the Louvre, the police took in Picasso's friend, Guillaume Apollinaire.
The Breakfast Club was supposed to have sequels every ten years.
Charles Manson believed that there was a hidden message in the Beatles' song "Helter Skelter".
Beijing's pollution is on average at 500 ppm.
Steinbeck's dog apparently ate the first manuscript of his novel.
The family later put the heroin in his Halloween candy to protect the uncle.
Countries didn't develop laws until the late 18th century.
Justin Bieber is a supporter of President Obama.
Regular exercise is one of the best ways to reduce the risk of heart disease.
They were both 7 ft 7 inches tall.
David Bowie came out as bisexual in 1972.
It is thought that throwing your baby from a temple in India will bless the child.
John Lennon claims that the only songs that he wrote that were based on real experiences were "Help!" and "Strawberry Fields Forever".
If you want to cheer for multiple singers, you should yell "bravi".
The building of the International Space Station involved 100,000 people.
The record in removing and replacing a car's engine was achieved in1985 on a Ford Escort.
No one really knows how Red got her nickname in "Orange is the New Black".
Las Vegas has a black book of people who are banned in any casino in the city.
The Cerberus was later returned to the underworld peacefully.
The shortest war in history was between England and Zanzibar, in 1896, and lasted 38 minutes.
The men's long jump world record has only been broken once since 1969.
Both companies rejected the idea.
The first printed Bible was printed under the supervision of the Catholic Church. It was printed by Johannes Gutenberg.
Steinbeck actually received death threats, and the FBI put him under surveillance.
Hewlett Packard was invented in1939.
The tallest tree in the world is somewhere in Redwood National Park in California.
The reason we mishear lyrics is because expectations have a very powerful role in our hearing.
The average computer user blinks 7 times a minute.
The Roman Emperor Commodus ordered disabled people to fight one another to the death in the Colosseum.
The original, created in 1888, was only 70 cm.
The most expensive pizza in the world costs $12,000.
From 1912 to 1948, the Olympic Games awarded medals for artworks inspired by sports.
The Trans-Siberian Railroad, completed in 1904, connects Moscow and Eastern Russia with Japan, China and Mongolia.
A man had a brain injury, and awoke with a significant loss of memory and hearing, but a sudden ability to play the piano.
In 1932, there was a cash shortage in Washington state, and bank notes were made out of wood for a short time.
Rosemary West's first murder was her stepdaughter, Charmaine West, who she murdered and hid in the coal cellar.
A Chinese delicacy is shark fin soup.
After 10 years, Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck split in 2015
In the U.S., Pinball was illegal for over 30 years.
It's the most expensive book in the world.
Cinnamon is a potent antioxidant.
Neutron stars undergo a compression when they lose their empty atomic space.
Franz Kafka asked a friend to burn all of this work.
Every ball used in Major League baseball is actually dirty.
41% of gamers also play games on their smartphones.
Vlad the Impaler also ate his ennemies blood by soaking it with bread and eating it.
You must be a born citizen of the U.S. and a citizen for at least 14 years before you can run for President.
She then survived the bombing of Pearl Harbor and the terrorist attacks of September 11.
The baseball player Jen Griffey Jr. hit 630 homeruns and had a chocolate named after him (Junior).
The Mourning of Muharram takes place every year, where groups of Shia Muslims will do body whipping with special chains, with razors and knives attached to them.
Woody Harrelson's dad was an assassin.
Aztec emperor Montezuma's nephew, Cuitlahac, name meant “plenty of excrement.”
The best-selling car in the UK is the Ford Fiesta.
Einstein's theory of relativity suggest that gravity actually bends space time into endless curves.
Camels have three eyelids to protect their eyes from the sand.
The Trans-Siberian Railroad was especially challenging to build because engineers had to build a railway that would operate in minus 20 degrees Celsius weather.
Jake Gyllenhaal got his driving lessons from Paul Newman.
Some of human DNA has genes from retroviruses.
The first hard drive could hold 5 MB of data.
After their death, pharaohs were buried in tombs with their living servants, pets, and many wives.
When Space Invaders was released, it was so popular in Japan that there was a temporary shortage of the 100-yen coin.
Natalie Portman has had her articles published in two scientific journals.
Most satellites fly in low orbits, 300 km from the earth.
Marge Simpson's hair was originally designed to hide rabbit ears. This can be seen in the Simpson's arcade game.
"Boy eggs" are thought to relieve joint pain.
Three other houses were affected. They collected several pounds of beans.
There were many scenes in Braveheart that had to be re-shot because extras were wearing wristwatches.
Bacteria in the gut help with digestion.
Cosby even joked at his Ontario show, "You have to be careful about drinking around me.”
Information can be processed in the brain as quickly as 120 meters per second.
The first opera houses were lit with candles. With little ventilation, mixed with sweat and perfume, it was a smelly place to be.
Eyelash mites live on old skin cells.
The White Pass and the Yukon Route Railroad used 450 tons of explosives to blast through Canada's coastal mountains.
Flat asphalt roads were introduced by cyclists.
Charles Manson was the leader of the Manson Family, a commune that he formed in the late 1960s.
The Catholic Church is the largest single denomination in Christianity.
The largest map in any video game is 62,394 square miles.
The total weight of aluminum used on the Burj Khalifa is equivalent to the weight of five A380 aircrafts.
Hipparchus was the first astronomer to try to work out how far the Sun is from Earth.
The largest speeding ticket was $1,000,000 dollars.
Scuba divers send postcards from a mailbox that is 33 feet underwater, off the coast of Japan.
The announcer in Super Smash Bros. was the announcer for "Bill Nye, The Science Guy".
Another Friends fact: Marcel the monkey is actually a female.
The light that you are seeing when you look at Andromeda existed before mankind existed.
Dandelion's are entirely edible.
According to Buddhism, the Purpose of Life is to find liberation from the cycle of birth and death, which is the cause of human suffering.
Loren Bouchard, the creator of "Bob's Burgers", initially had the idea of creating a show about a family of cannibals who run a restaurant.
It weighed almost 900 pounds.
The bedroom in the Exorcist was refrigerated, and kept at between 30 and 40 degrees below zero.
During the Great Depression, people would sew flour sacks to make clothing because money was so tight.
Google uses an estimated 15 billion kWh of electricity per year, more than most countries.
La Tomatina is the biggest tomato fight in the world, and takes place in Bunol, Spain.
Tom Hanks’ asteroid is named “12818 tomhanks”.
Fingernails grow nearly 4 times faster than toenails.
This is the title of the French version.
The midwife left Picasso. It was his Uncle, who was smoking a cigar, and happened to blow smoke into Picasso's face. At this, Picasso grimaced and screamed.
In the Japanese version of Wario Land II, a penguin throws beer at Wario.
Planet of the Apes is one of the only G-rated movies to have nudity in it.
The U.S. has the highest crime rate in the world.
In The Arabian Nights, Aladdin was actually initially Chinese.
She also had to sneeze in this form of birth control. Needless to say, this practice was ineffective.
Spain has the lowest population density in all of Europe.
Twelve years later, Graham shot himself in the exact same way, and on the same day, that her first husband, Terry Cottle did.
The "phloem" in a tree is a thin layer under bark that is the food delivery system.
Kendrick Lamar wrote his self-esteem anthem “i” while struggling with depression.
The molestation and rape of children by Catholic priests in the U.S. resulted in more than $3.3 billion in settlements over the past 15 years.
French men have the third longest life span in the world.
Apple, Microsoft, HP and Google all started their development in a garage.
Giant Hogweed plants grow up to 8 feet tall.
Chameleons can change colours in 20 seconds.
Rahan Arshad tried to blame his murdered wife on the murders of his children, but it was later proven that he has in fact killed his entire family.
Ernest Hemingway once declared Twain's Huckleberry Finn to be the best American novel.
The mask used in "Halloween" is a Captain Kirk mask, painted white.
Elvis Presley played 837 consecutive sold out shows in Las Vegas.
The alien robots used in the Transformers film series are so huge, that if all robot parts were laid out end to end, they would stretch from one side of California to the other.
One in five adults around the world are illiterate.
Colin Farrell says that Marilyn Monroe was the first woman he fell in love with.
Mormons aren't allowed to drink tea, coffee, or alcohol.
The longest NFL football career is less than 5 years.
Every day, 165,000 cares are produced.
The U.S. President's address is 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, DC 20500.
The Dani tribe will smear ashes and clay on their faces to show grief at a funeral.
In Brazil, the film was called Tighten up Your Seatbelt, the Pilot's Gone!
Adolf Hitler was a vegetarian.
Osiris was the God of the underworld. He is the brother and husband of Isis (those Greeks weren't the only to perform incest).
The clavier is an old fashioned keyboard instrument.
44% of Japan's population has a post-secondary education.
Happiness and emotional vitality help to lower the risk of heart disease.
While living in Indonesia, Obama had a pet ape called Tata.
Writer Ken Keeler created a mathematical theorem called the "Futurama theorem" to be used for an episode of "Futurama".
Three days after your death, the enzymes that used to digest food will begin to digest you.
Kazunori Yamauchi has been racing professionally since 2009.
Hercules and his men fought and killed King Diomedes and fed the king to his own horses.
Byzantium had an excellent harbour and fishing ports.
The novel is called "Grey's Anatomy: Notes from the Nurse's Station (Overheard at the Emerald City Bar)"
In China, a rhino horn, used for medicinal purposes, is worth about $ 250,000 USD.
Frederick Valentich was an experienced pilot who disappeared when flying a plane.The radio beacon aboard the planenever activated.
In the Yanomami tribe, when someone dies, his body is burned, the ash and bone powder is mixed into a soup, and the tribe people drink the soup.
Birth of a Nation was the first movie to get a sequel, 1916's Fall of a Nation.
Child killer and rapist Pedro Lopez was convicted in 1983 for killing 110 young girls. He confessed to killing 300 girls.
Daniel Craig is the first actor to play James Bond who was born after the Bond series started.
A regular pencil can write about 50,000 English words.
48 % of all gamers are women.
Thaipusam piercings are often carried out with spears.
Catholics believe that he pope is the successor of Saint Peter, which Christ appointed as the first head of His church.
There are billions of known galaxies in space.
Charles Manson murdered a series of people to help precipitate the race war, including the actress Sharon Tate.
Adolf Hitler had only one testicle.
Paul brought in George Harrison and Ringo Starr.
Gunther was not originally a speaking part — the actor, James Michael Tyler, got the role because he worked in a coffee shop and knew how to work an espresso machine.
You have more bacteria in your mouth, than in your butthole.
Joseph Niepce developed the world's first photographic image in 1827.
Groudhog Day dates back to 1886.
High school students who study music at school report to have the lowest use of drugs.
The Virgo Cluster is made up of 1000 galaxies.
The British Prime Minister's address is 10 Downing Street, London, SW1A 2AA.
The average person will spend about 2 weeks of their life waiting for the light to change from red to green.
The Tokyo Sky Tree is an earthquake resistant design similar to that used in pagoda temples.
Every minute, your heart pumps 1.5 gallons of blood.
During this time, he saved 77 lives.
In Canada, there is a giant hole in the ground that no one can reach. On Oak Island, the hole is so deep and there is so much flooding that it can't be excavated.
You produce about 25, 000 quarts of saliva in a lifetime.
The Marfa lights were a series of lights seen in Texas. Floating in the air, and sometimes moving rapidly in different directions, these lights have been recorded in videos and photos, and remain unexplained.
When Argus was killed, Hera put his eyes in the tail of the peacock, her favorite bird.
The absolute monarchies in Russia were governed by Tars, often called tsarist autocracies.
In 1982, Ozzy Osbourne bit the head off a real bat during a concert.
Coined in 1993, the "Mozart effect" is the theory that listening to Mozart's music will make you smarter.
Her name is Katie.
It is 7 minutes and 15 seconds long.
Steve Buscemi started out as a firefighter in New York.
The construction of the International Space Station involved 15 nations.
More people die from choking on pen caps every year than by being struck by lightning.
The U.S. has about 16,000 tanks.
There is a Japanese saying, "A duck comes along carrying a leek", which signifies a happy convenience.
That baseball was his 700th homerun.
Over 75 % of people who read this, will try to lick their elbow.
Vladimir Nabokov wrote Lolita while travelling in the U.S.
By the age of 3, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart learned to play a clavier.
Of course, people can vote multiple times for their favorite American Idol.
The first American to have indoor plumbing was Henry Wadsworth Longfellow in 1840.
The first handwritten novel since the invention of the printing press took 12 years to complete.
Steven Spielberg’s personal net worth is estimated at $3.0 billion!
Koko the gorilla, famous for speaking sign language, was once asked what happens to gorillas after death. Her response? "Comfortable hole, bye."
Apparently people living in India are the world's biggest readers, spending about 10.7 hours a week reading.
Pope Francis takes public transportation and cooks his own meals.
This explains why the character has horns, even though he is a turtle.
Planet Uranus was discovered by William Herschel, who wanted to name the planet George.
Picasso completed his first painting at the age of 9.
There are over 1million earthquakes a year.
George Lucas wanted to be a race car driver when he was young.
In Niger, the fertiility rate is 7.1 children per women, which is the highest in the world.
There are over 1,450 different species of bacteria living inside of your belly button.
In Austria, competitive finger pulling is a serious sport.
The Great Wall of China was constructed in 204 BC.
Edvard Munch's famous painting, The Scream, isn't unique. There are actually five different versions of the painting.
Horses run on their toes.
Vladimir Putin used a dog to intimidate Angela Merkel during a diplomatic meeting.
Detroit has seen a 20% increase in burglaries and a 42% rise in property destruction.
Lining the Great Wall of China are shrines and tributes to figures from Chinese history.
After watching The Godfather, members of the Patriarca crime family started "philosophizing", and improved their grammar.
While shooting the music video for “Shake If Off,” producers played heavy metal to prevent anyone from hearing the song before it was release.
The character of Abed in "Community" is actually based off of a real actor named Abed Gheith.
In the 1970's, Angela Merkel was asked to join the East German secret police. She refused.
All the bacteria in the human body weighs about 4 pounds.
Sarah Jessica Parker was the only one with a lause in her Sex and the City contract saying no nudity on screen.
Women blink nearly twice as much as men do.
Noah Webster spent 25 years writing his first dictionary.
It would take 288 years for one person to spend one night in every hotel room in Las Vegas.
The 62 richest people in the world own as much as the poorest 3.6 billion.
David Prouse (the man inside the Darth Vader suit) spoke all of his lines in the first movie.
Saudi Arabia has no running rivers.
There was also rooster on board.
The VW Jetta is named after Jet streams.
The on-board computer in Saab's have the pong game in them.
The celebration of Burns Night, which commemorates the life of legendary Scots poet Robert Burns, involves eating haggis (sheep intestine).
Hercules' fourth labor: capture the Erymanthian Boar.
Elvis Presley’s daughter, Lisa Marie, married Michael Jackson in 1994.
In a week, about 1 in 5 Americans tune into religious talk radio, TV or listen to Christian rock music.
Brand new baseballs that come from the factory have a sheen on them that is harder to grip.
There are some plants that, when being eaten by caterpillars, will send a chemical signal so that wasps will come and attack the caterpillars.
Mozart's nickname was Wolfie.
When ladybugs get scared, they squirt a smelly liquid from their knees.
The diameter of a basketball is half the diameter of a basketball hoop.
After winning the men's decathlon at the 1976 Olympics, Bruce Jenner was drafted by the NBA's Kansas City Kings.
Every minute, 10 hours worth of videos are uploaded unto YouTube.
He has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
The cigarettes smoked by the boys in Stand by Me were made from cabbage leaves.
Newborns sleep between 14 to 17 hours a day.
In the 16th and 17th century, rich Europeans would eat dead bodies, thinking they could cure them of sicknesses.
The moons that orbit Uranus are named after some of Shakespeare's characters: Miranda, Ariel, Titania, Oberon and Umbriel.
The a mustard plant's cells are crushed and damaged, two components in the plant mix and produce that spicy taste!
The world’s first computer which was named the Z1, was invented by Konrad Zuse in 1936.
Obama is a smoker.
Ted Kaczynski's bombings were meant to attack the "worldwide industrial system", often targeting universities and airlines.
They met on the set of "Daredevil" in 2003.
Kiribati, comprised of multiple small islands, falls in all four of the Earth's hemispheres.
More people are allergic to cow's milk than any other food.
In Western North America, there is a plant called the Camas whose bulb can be eaten, and resembles a potato.
Miyamoto has revealed that the Koopalings are not Bowser's children.
Angela Merkel's hidden talent: cooking.
While on the set of Armageddon, Ben Affleck asked the director Michael Bay why NASA would send a group of inexperienced drill crew to space. Bay told Affleck to shut up.
When printing was invented, each letter was kept in cases.
Areas of the brain that are used while listening to music: auditory, emotional, motor, and creative.
In a federal republic, officials are elected, but individual states have a lot of power.
In the UK, the original fine for a automobile related offence was 5 shillings.
It's impossible for you to open the emergency doors when the airplane is flying due to the cabin pressure.
A 20 oz. bottle of Coca Cola has more sugar than a large Cinnamon bun.
Vampire bats very rarely bite humans.
Marilyn Monroe's bra in Some Like It Hot was sold for $14,000.
So many people have died climbing Mount Everest, the bodies are used as landmarks.
Approximately a third of the Great Wall of China is no longer standing.
King Minos kept the Minotaur hidden in a maze to frighten his enemies.
Apollinaire accused Picasso, so he was later brought in.
Suriname is almost completely covered in jungle.
Vincent Van Gogh once swallowed his own paint.
Of these fires, one broke out from inside a mattress. Anotherer, between the covers of a closed book.
The youngest author ever is Dorothy Straight.
Saddam Hussein was given the key to the city of Detroit.
The Palm islands are made up of 100 million cubic meters of rock and sand.
Princess Anne, the daughter of Queen Elizabeth II, competed at the 1976 Olympics.
Apparently, Alexander the Great smelled great (according to Plutarch).
Beethoven wrote only one opera in his entire career, called Fidelio.
Dust from Africa can travel all the way to Florida.
Sacraments are Catholic symbols that connect the visible and invisible dimensions.
About 1 in every 8 couples met their spouse on the internet.
In the U.S., there is about an equal number of men and women who smoke cigarettes (men 35 % ; women 22 %).
Knees bent, heels together, one ankle in front of the other, they would stand this way for the duration of the song!
Amazon started out as a printed book seller company.
Kazunori Yamauchi is the creator of the Gran Turismo videogames.
A crocodile can't chew.
Obama collects Spider-Man comics.
Wicca was introduced in the 1950's, but has roots in European fertility cults.
The richest woman in the world was Mrs Hetty Green Wilks, who left an estate of $95 million in a will that was found in a tin box with pieces of soap.
The world's oldest chewing gum is 9000 years old.
This racing game was released three months before the first Sonic game was released.
Ares, the Greek god of war, was a feminist - he always bows down to his sister Athena.
John Wayne Gacy was convicted of murdering 33 young men and boys between 1972 and 1978.
In colonial America, people would bake Halloween cake with objects hidden inside to tell the future.
The multi-player mode in Goldeneye was actually an afterthought.
The largest recorded snowflake is 15 inches wide and 8 inches thick.
The Celsius scale makes more sense than the Fahrenheit scale for temperature measuring.
The duckbill platypus can store six hundred worms in the pouches of its cheeks.
In 2013, Warren Buffet made about $37 million a day.
You can get "chills" or goosebumps from listening to all sorts of types of music. It's not the type, but how much you're into the song.
Cremation coffins often have plastic handles.
BMW's in South Africa can have flame flowers in them to prevent theft.
Vladimir Putin has two daughters, but the Russian media has never published any pictures of them.
Adolf Hitler would later admire this essay, titled "Jewry in Music".
Libya is 99% desert.
She had to wear an eye patch and had to have two operations.
Plants have the ability to recognize their siblings.
When they filmed X-Men, neither Patrick Stewart, nor Ian McKellan, knew how to play chess.
Castrated males, known as "castrati", would sing the soprano, mezzo and alto parts.
In 2011, Vladimir Putin allegedly discovered ancient Greek vases while scuba diving (it was staged).
If you fell into a black hole, you would stretch like spaghetti.
In Apocalypse Now, Laurence Fishburne liedto get the part. He said he was 17 years old, but inreality, he was only 14.
No tarantula bite is deadly to humans.
Before alarm clocks existed, people were hired to shoot peas using straws at worker's windows, to wake them up.
The towers in the Sony Playstation 2 splash screen actually represent games.
Earth is the only planet not named after a god.
Fried reindeer is eaten in Sweden and Norway.
Since the end of World War II, the taller of the two main party candidates have won the U.S. presidential election 75% of the time.
One galaxy cluster could have 30 galaxies in it.
In the U.S., as many as 42% of adults have switched religions.
Converting to Islam required three main things: a statement of faith, proclaiming there is only one God, and that Muhammad is God's prophet, and converting freely.
The red color of Mars is due to oxidized iron in its soil.
Zubora and Gabora are the blacksmiths in Majora's mask.
Richard's role in the fate of his two nephews – popularly known as ‘The princes in the Tower’ – remains a subject of mystery. The twelve-year-old Edward and his nine-year-old brother, Richard of Shrewsbury, the sons of King Edward IV, were lodged in the Tower of London by their uncle, Richard, at the time of their disappearance in 1483.
The selling price? $139 million.
J.R.R. Tolkien typed the entire Lord of The Rings trilogy with only two fingers.
Mozart's music teacher was his father.
The original dashboard would keep mud from splattering the driver as the horse you run.
Lisa Kudrow was originally cast as Roz in Frasier, but she was fired just before the first shoot.
The first car accident occurred in 1769 in Paris.
Some lions mate over 50 times a day.
Fox liked the show, except for the cannibalism part.
At the end of Mozart's life, he believed that he was being poisoned, and composed his last Requiem for himself.
The most expensive hotel room in the world costs $83,2000 a night, at Hotel President Wilson in Geneva.
The Muslim scholar Ibn Sina developed the work of the ancient Greeks in both medicine and philosophy.
A group of twelve or more cows is called a flink.
Iron Man's computer, J.A.R.V.I.S., stands for "Just a Rather Very Intelligent System".
All the scenes that take place inside The Matrix are tinted green.
The seeds that Johnny Appleseed planted were meant to make alcohol, not to be eaten as a fruit.
The ancient Greeks had a form of birth control that involved having a woman hold her breath and making her squat.
Pope John Paul II traveled to more than 129 different countries.
90% of drivers sing behind the wheel.
Queen Elizabeth of Britain is part of the 10 wealthiest women in the world.
Mozart could listen to music once and then write it down, without any mistakes.
In Medieval times, animals were put on trial and often sentenced to death.
During World War II, Audrey Hepburn was a courier for the resistance in Holland.
The Tokyo Sky Tree was completed in 2012, and has a concrete center column separate from the surrounding steel framing.
In 1909, Picasso and artist Georges Braque founded the cubist art movement.
There is a loophole in Californian law that can allow you to get away with not having a license plate.
Nolan Gould, who plays the simple-minded character Luke in "Modern Family", is actually a real life genius.
The wealthiest 1% of the population won the same as the entire population's wealth combined.
It was the Catholic Church that added chapters and numbered verses to the Bible.
The largest speeding ticket was given to a Swedish man who was caught driving 180 mph in Switzerland, where fines are proportional to income.
We can see the Andromeda Galaxy with the naked eye.
The first book written by an African American to win a Pulitzer Prize is called Annie Allen.
The extremely wealthy have about $7.6 trillion in off-shore accounts.
The "Middle Way", the best path towards liberation according to Buddhism, is under a fig tree that Buddha found enlightenment.
The food you eat can affect your IQ. Food with artificial flavors and preservatives can lower your IQ.
Nicotine has been found in every part of the body of a smoker, including breast milk.
In the UK, women can't be charged with rape, but only with sexual assault.
If stuck in a traffic jam in China, someone will pick you up on a motorcycle, while your car is driven home.
During the prohibition in the U.S., people would modify their cars so that they could outrun police cars.
In medieval times people were killed for being witches. Some argue that over 600,000 women died because of these accusations.
For the rest of the day, the Williamson's witnessed random fires start in their house. They had to leave their home.
The actors would be on their knees while "swimming".
Dried fruit have 30-80 % less vitamin and antioxidants than regular fruit.
Stonehenge is one of England's biggest mysteries. No one understands how the structure was built such a long time ago. But more importantly, noone understands why it was built.
Taylor Lautner was a junior world karate champion.
Mario was Popeye, Pauline was Olive Oyl, and Donkey Kong was Bluto.
Teotihuacan is an Aztec name that means "the place where men become Gods."
Barack Obama's mask outsold Mitt Romney masks 60 to 40 percent.
Islam is the second-largest faith community, after Christianity.
U.S. President Bill Clinton’s inauguration in January 1997 was the first to be webcast.
Warren Buffet's main source of wealth is Berkshire Hathaway.
During the French revolution, the corpse of King Henry IV was exhumed and destroyed.
In France, it's illegal to publish photographs of a person in handcuffs if hasn't yet been convicted of a crime.
When the T-Rex breaks into the car in Jurassic Park, the children's screams are real - it wasn't supposed to break the glass!
A Dromedary camel has one hump and a Bactrian camel two humps.
Hemp paper is made using marijuana leaves.
New Zealand has more sheep than people.
The film, Halloween, is the story of a serial killer, Michael Myers. The low budget movie used a mask of William Shatner for the killer.
Beetles taste like apples.
Almost every president has had a dog that lived in the White House with them.
The secret service's code name for Obama is "Renegade".
The two most commonly sold items in grocery stores are breakfast cereals and soda.
During the Thaipusam religious holiday, Hindus declare their devotion by piercing different body parts.
Honey never spoils.
Dolphins sleep with one eye open.
Bill Gates earned an honorary degree from Harvard in 2007, thirty some years after dropping out.
On average, dogs have better eyesight than humans.
Quetzalcoatl was the Aztec god of learning. He helped to create the universe and humankind and later invented agriculture and the calendar.
Medusa, that ugly snake-haired woman who turns men into stone with her stare, wasn't the only ugly one. She actually had two snake-haired sisters, Stheno and Euryale.
It only took 10 years to build the Trans-Siberian Railroad.
The first U.S. movies released on VHS were MASH, The Sound of Music, and Patton, in 1977.
Marge Simpson was originally supposed to have bunny ears hidden under her hair.
During his inauguration, Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter walked the parade route. It has become a tradition ever since for presidents to walk the route.
Cameron Diaz broke her nose in a surfing accident in 2003.
Vincent van Gogh's painting, The Starry Night, is of the french town, Saint-Remy-de-Provence.
You can tell the sex of a horse by its teeth. Most males have 40, females have 36.
The executive producer of "Arrested Development" had a no-mustache policy.
The word "wednesday" comes from the old word, "odin's day".
Civil War General Joseph Hooker brought prostitutes during wartime to keep his soldiers satisfied.
A dying person will lose their senses in this order: sight, hearing, touch, smell and taste.
Chac was the Mayan god of agriculture. He would bring mankind rain and would use his tail and fangs to protect planted fields.
During the opening credits, Jessica Parker’s name was shown with the World Trade Center towers behind it.
When DB Cooper hijacked a Boeing 727 along with $200,000, he proceeded to jump out of the plane with a parachute. He was never found.
Pope Francis is the first pope born outside of Europe in over 1,000 years.
Regular exercise helps to boost the immune system.
Countries in the world which still have absolute power include Swaziland, Brunei, Bahrain, Oman, Qatar and Saudi Arabia.
People are encouraged to stay inside in Beijing because the pollution is so bad.
Until 2012, Starbucks used cochineal extract as red food colouring.
You must be at least 35 years old before you can run for President.
In 1578, 121 colonists arrived on Roanoke Island in North Carolina. Tensions with the native population and a food shortage made the colony return to England for help. Upon his return seven years later, the colony had dissapeared, with no signs of death or warfare.
The super mushrooms in Mario are based on a mushroom called "amanita muscaria".
This made filming scenes with Robin's dogs very difficult.
One third of the plant life on the island of Socotra near Yemen can't be found anywhere else on earth.
There are more people killed by flying champagne corks that poisonous spider bites each year.
A stack of a billion dollar bills weighs more than 15 military tanks.
Leonardo was homeschooled and never had a formal education.
David Beckham is a close friend of actor Tom Cruise.
The first movie ever released was entitled, Birth of a Nation, released in 1915.
Spacecrafts have life support systems that provide oxygen, so that astronauts can breathe on them.
U.S. President Ulysses S. Grant was once arrested for speeding in a horse and buggy.
The actress who played Moaning Myrtle in Harry Potter was 37 years old at the time of filming, even though she was meant to play a high school student.
Geryon guarded his herd with the help of a giant and a vicious two-headed dog. Hercules killed Geryon, the giant, and the dog.
Most galaxies have a huge black hole in the middle of it.
Young beavers stay with their parents for the first two years of their lives.
Some footage from the show "Curb Your Enthusiasm" actually served as proof in a murder investigation.
There are no pain receptors in the brain. This means that you can't actually feel pain in your brain.
You burn more calories eating celery than the amount of calories contained in celery.
Consumption of the Spurge Laurel plant will cause major internal bleeding and organ failure.
A ball of solid steel will bounce higher than one made entirely of glass.
There may be 20 trillion galaxies in the Universe.
"The Biggest Loser" claims 5 successful marriages.
The astrologist and tarot reader, Pilar Abel, is convinced that she is Dali's daughter.
The British T.V. show Top Gear is the most watched show in the world.
The word "Alaska" is the only state name that can be typed in a straight row on the keyboard.
The Beatles' first single was "Love Me Do", released in 1962.
One officer even attested that the sewer man had a third eye. The remains of the man were never discovered.
Human s and dolphins are the only animals that copulate for pleasure.
Jim Jones, the founder and leader of the Peoples Temple, fled California in 1974 with his followers.
Elton John's real name is Reginald Dwight.
If improperly prepared, puffer fish can kill you.
Travelling can make you more creative.
New York drifts about an inch farther from London every year.
100 years before astronomers did.
The Ying Yang Twins recorded a verse for Ariana Grande’s song “Problem”.
The first book written in the U.S. is called The Bay Psalm Book.
"The Daily Show" was first hosted by Craig Kilborn in 1996.
A few other working titles for Friends: Once Upon a Time in the West Village or Six of One.
Babe Ruth set Baseball's home run in 1921.
54 % of Americans drink at least 1 cup of coffee a day.
He also voiced Mr. Krabs from Spongebob.
The heaviest tree in the world is also the heaviest single organism.
The longest tunnel on the Trans-Siberian Railroad is 2 kilometers long.
We may now know it forever in our hearts as Friends, but it was almost called Insomnia Café, Friends Like Us, Across the Hall.
Mario and Paarthurnax are actually voiced by the same actor, Charles Martinet.
In 1967, Australia's prime minister, Harold Holt, went missing while swimming at Cheviot Beach. He was never found.
Police later found the signs of a man living in the sewers, along with mutilated chickens.
Miranda Lambert bought Carrie Underwood a motorcycle as a thank you for dueting on “Somethin’ Bad.”
Months that begin on a Sunday always have a Friday the 13th in them.
Only 11 goalies have scored a goal in the history of NHL.
Buddhism is the 4th largest religion, after Christianity, Islam and Hinduism.
A cup of portabella mushrooms has more potassium than a banana.
Male ostriches can roar like lions.
Since 1996, the U.S. presidential candidate whose face sells the most Halloween masks has won the election.
Less than 1% of the world's population has been to Antarctica.
The fastest train in the world is a French train, which travels at 357 miles per hour.
Babies are born without kneecaps.
The famous coconut scene in Monty Python and the Holy Grail was actually done out of necessity, the team couldn't afford horses.
Every month, about 6,000 computer viruses are released.
Marendra Modi of India is the ninth most powerful person in the world.
Hercules' second labor: kill the Lernean Hydra.
Traditional Chinese medicine uses a bear's bile to cure headaches, liver trouble and vision problems.
If you are a Buddhist, you may need to be reincarnated multiple times before reaching Nirvana.
The Great Fire of London of 1666 destroyed over 13,500 houses, but only killed 8 people!
The oldest tree is 4,843 years old.
Mr. Allen Swift drove his 1928 Rolls-Royce Roadster for 82 years.
There is a Superman character hidden somewhere in each Seinfeld episode.
The silhouette on the NBA logo is the Laker Jerry West.
Demi Moore was cross-eyed as a child.
The construction, maintenance and surveillance of the Great Wall of China were duties given to convicted criminals during the Qin dynasty.
80% of the cars registered in Albania are Mercedes-Benz.
Every human life starts with an egg.
Most bats don't feed on blood, but on fruits and insects.
Shakespeare wrote about 10% of the most quoted lines ever written in English.
Sound travels 15 times faster through steel than through the air.
Leonardo never left a defining image of himself.
Collectively, all English citizens waste about 960 million hours in traffic per year.
An Empire is when one country has power over several countries.
The tea bag was introduced in 1908 by Thomas Sullivan in New York.
The Drake Equation was proposed by astronomer Frank Drake to work out how many civilizations there could be in our galaxy.
If your unmarried by the age of 30 in Germany, you must clean your friend's doorknobs with toothbrushes.
The Duchess of Northumberland created the poisonous plant garden for children - knowing that they'd like the gruesome details.
A majority of U.S. adults (55%) continue to say that abortion should be legal.
In about 5 billion years, the Sun will run out of fuel.
These rich Europeans even ate whatever was left of Egyptian mummies.
Grant Wood's American Gothic was meant to show the ideals of rural America.
Leonardo was actually an accomplished musician, before being a painter. He played the lyre.
With the thinning of a lot of our body hair, goosebumps now just make our skin look weird.
Your heart can keep beating even if it is separated from your body.
Until 1937, the referee would toss a jump ball after every basket in basketball.
This explains why people actually enjoy listening to sad music.
Your stomach produces a new layer of mucus every two weeks - otherwise it will digest itself.
Steven Wright would knock his victim's out with heroine before strangling them.
Justin Timberlake's mom was Ryan Gosling's legal guardian.
Amelia Earhart was an american pilot. In 1937, her plane disappeared over the central Pacific Ocean.
In Poland, Halloween is celebrated by walking through the forest, praying.
People who drink diet soda are 60 % more likely to develop type-11 diabetes, than those who have the same amount of regular soda.
In 1986, NASA found what they thought might be fossils of microscopic living things in a rock from Mars.
This explains the names Sitting Bull and Running Water.
Vincent van Gogh was a patient at the psychiatric hospital in the French town, Saint-Remy-de-Provence.
It cost about $100 million in lost commercial revenue.
Frequent jetlag can actually impair your memory.
In the game Mega Man, Dr. Light and Dr. Wily's full names are Thomas Light and Albert Wily.
Carved pumpkins were initially done with turnips.
Symbolics.com is the first and oldest registered domain name. It was registered in 1985.
Earth take 365.24219 days to orbit the Sun.
The pilot episode of "Lost" cost $12 million dollars.
"Assassin's Creed" was originally created as a spin-off of "Prince of Persia."
The constellation Andromeda is as far as the human eye can see.
Alice in Wonderland was originally banned from China because it had talking animals.
Winston Churchill smoked 15 cigars a day.
Orcas kill sharks by torpedoing up into the shark's stomach from underneath. This causes the shark to explode.
Your heart beats over 100,000 times in a day.
The most painful Initiation Ritual takes place with the Satere-Mawe tribe of the Amazon, where to become a man, you wear gloves filled with bullet ants.
Afghanistan produces 95% of the world's opium.
Western Electric introduced systems of mobile communications which culminated in the cellular telephone.
Einstein declined the offer to become President of Israel.
William G. Morgan invented volleyball in 1895.
15,000 ships use the Panama Canal every year.
Shift workers have a higher rate of chronic illnesses.
In scenes of New York's skyline, the Two Towers of the World Trade Center are missing.
The engineers who developed the IBM PC were known as the "Dirty Dozen".
In a desert in Mexico, there's a strange place called the "Zone of Silence". There, you can 't pick up any T.V. or radio signals.
Saturn's moon, Titan, has evidence of organic chemicals (life) in its atmosphere.
This is to make it look like the scenes are taking place on a computer screen.
Travelling is known to help improve problem-solving skills.
The factory is in Belfast, Ireland.
In1967, an unidentified object crashed into a Nova Scotia harbor, destroying several boats.
During the chariot scene in 'Ben Hur' a small red car can be seen in the distance.
Taylor Swift started playing the guitar when she was 12.
In just one night in Chicago, there were 7 people killed, and 18 wounded.
She had no acting experience when she got the part in The Mask.
By the end 2012, there were about 17 billion devices, including computers, tablets and mobile, connected to the Internet.
Marylin Manson's real name is Brian Hugh Warner.
Christopher Walken traveled with the circus when he was 15.
There are more Maltese living abroad than in the country itself.
Barack Obama’s presidential limousine is known as “The Beast”.
Mario appears in over a 120 video games.
There are 1 billion Catholics in the world.
In 44 BC, conspirators assassinated Julius Caesar on the Ides of March.
Google.com is named after the number googol - a one, followed by a hundred zeros.
New cars have a small arrow beside the gas pump icon.
Only 38% of Americans eat breakfast every day.
The flea can jump 350 times its body length.
The U.S. is the only developed country without a legally required paid vacation.
She also went to Harvard.
Buddhism teaches that that the "Middle Way" is the best path towards liberation.
A 7 inch long skeleton that resembled a human body was discovered in Chili. Although it was declared human, the skeleton's mutations and origins remain a mystery.
Kafka's The Trial, The Castle and Amerika were all published against his will.
Apparently, Colbert's father had always wanted to. It was an astronaut who convinced him to finally do it.
Steinbeck's novel, The Grapes of Wrath, was deemed to be "a pack of lies" and "communist propaganda".
Students from the university of South Carolina witnessed a man wearing a suit dissapear into the sewer.
The top 12 languages make up the vast majority of all speakers.
"The Biggest Loser" has had more successful marriages that "The Bachelor" and "The Bachelorette" combined.
The world's smallest book is called Teeny Ted from Turnip Town.
The brain is the fattest organ in the human body, consisting of 60% fat.
A closely related species to the Camas plant is the Death Camas, which is highly poisonous.
Trick candles (candles that can't be blown out)have magnesium in the wick.
The Australian Gympie-Gympie tree is the world's most dangerous tree.
The munchkins in The Wizard of Oz were paid $50a week for a six day work week.
There are approximately 1.06 billion instant messaging accounts worldwide.
One of the first T.V. shows in the U.S. was called "The Television Ghost", aired in 19331.
Blueberries are actually purple!
Emma Watson takes break-dancing classes.
It was too heavy, so he played with the basketball's inflatable rubber inside.
When he invented it, he tried to use a basketball.
The developer's of Kirby's Dreamland 2 hid a drawing of a naked woman in the level Red Canyon 5-5.
If you are snoring, you are not dreaming.
Locusts are considered kosher in Judaism.
Tom Hanks had an asteroid named after him.
He was named after different relatives and saints.
In 1908, a huge ball of fire came out of the sky and destroyed Tunguska in Siberia. There is no evidence that this was a meteor.
George Eads and Jorja Fox thought ‘CSI: Crime Scene Investigation’ were trying to hold up shooting to negotiate for a higher pay when they fired and then rehired them in 2004.
In 1665, Kongeloven of Denmark and Norway ordered his people to follow his absolute monarchy.
The White Pass and the Yukon Route Railroad in Canada was built in 1900, and climbs almost 278 meters.
Artemis, the daughter of Zeus, was a violent murderer. She often exercised cruel rituals on mankind.
Urea, a major component in urine, is added to flavor cigarettes.
The Olympians were all immortal.
David Cameron is the eighth most powerful person in the world.
A theory about the Mona Lisa's smile is that she was secretly pregnant.
In the 12th season, her name was shown with the Empire State Building in the background instead.
McDonald's was a big investor in Chipotle, investing about $360 million into the company.
Gulliver's Travels described the size and orbit speed of the moons circling Mars.
A broken clock is right two times a day.
If you invested $1,000 in Berkshire Hathaway in 1964, it would be worth $10.5 million dollars today.
He had to create special scaffolds so that he could be close enough to the ceiling to paint it.
In real life, Tom Hanks is one inch too tall to be an astronaut.
The word "queue" is the only word that is still pronounced the same way if you remove the last four letters.
Angela Merkel was afraid of heights as a child.
He was a lion tamer.
Children who study music are actually more likely to do well in all their studies.
Stephen Griffiths was found out by security cameras, showing him killing a woman with a crossbow, and dragging her body down the corridor.
The Vatican is the smallest sovereign state in the world.
Mark Twain was born two month early. He was sick and frail until the age of 7.
"Boy eggs" are hard boiled eggs, boiled in the urine of young boys. They are eaten in China.
When Smith said, "What the hell is that smell", it was actually improvised - he was referring to the smell of rotting shrimp on the lake bed.
The Mexican telecommunications tycoon Carlos Slim is the second richest man in the world.
During the first season of the show, each cast member earned $22,500 per episode. By the end of the series they each made a $1 million per episode.
In 1487, in Tenochtitlan, 20,000 people were sacrificed in the name of the Aztec gods.
Mozart died at age 36, almost completely broke.
The largest country with no farms is Singapore.
Donkeys can't see all four of their feet at one time.
Running in the rain will make you get twice as wet as if you just stand still!
Elephants are the only mammal that can't jump.
89 %of people who travel experience a decrease in stress within a day of their trip.
The village of Hinton St. George celebrates Punkie Night, rather than halloween. Children march through the streets begging for money - not candy.
Tom Cruise was paid $75 Million for his role in Mission Impossible 2.
The first automobile offence was issued to the petrol engine pioneer John Henry Knight in 1895 for driving without a license.
In China, people eat live octopus and silkworms.
Queen Elizabeth was a mechanic in the English military.
If the amount of water in your body is reduced by just 1%, you'll feel thirsty.
Zeus would take on the form of different animals to seduce women - he turned himself into an eagle, a goat, a swan, and even an ant.
91 % of Suriname's land is covered in jungle.
"Upper case" letters were stored in the top case, and "lower case" letters were stored in the smaller case, below.
Passat is the german word for Trade wind.
Hong Kong is the city with the most Rolls Royce's per capita.
He broke nine vertebrae, dislocated his shoulder and injured his ankle.
Spacecrafts have charcoal in them to filter out smells.
Superman was originally bald.
Greece is the only country that has participated in every Olympic game under its own flag.
The Taj Mahal is actually a mausoleum, with the emporor Shah Jahan's wife's remains buried in it.
For astronauts to go to the bathroom, they sit on a device which sucks away the waste.
The Akashi Kaikyo Bridge in Japan took over 2 million workers and 10 years to construct.
Memories that are triggered by scent have a stronger emotional connection.
They also eat about 2 billion pounds of chocolate a year.
Extremely tiny and semi-transparent, you can see eyelash mites under a microscope.
Canada is the most educated population in the world.
The thieves that committed the great train robbery in England played Monopoly after their crime, with real money.
In "Arrested Development", David Cross, the creator, had to fight to keep Tobias' mustache on the show.
The first discovered fossil of mankind's ancestor, the Australopithecus Afarenisis, was named Lucy.
One cold morning, the film crew arrived on set to find snow in the room.
The Sheepshead fish have teeth that look human, because they eat clams and crabs with hard shells.
Obama has read every Harry Potter book.
The writers of "Grey's Anatomy" created a novel based on the show that's full of gossip.
If you live in the U.S., you're more likely to date Taylor Swift than to die from the Bird Flu.
In the Bahamas, there is an underwater rock formation that is perfectly symmetrical. Some say it is what's left of a long lost civilization.
Bialik has a Ph.D. in neuroscience.
The snow covered hedge maze from The Shining was actually created on a sound-stage, with no air conditioning, in the middle of the summer.
Boot-throwing is a national sport in Finland.
11 % of the world is left handed.
Up until the 1960's, tobacco companies created commercials that argued smoking had positive health benefits.
About 50% of people who visit the doctor for physical issues actually suffer from psychological ones.
In "The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker", the Phantom Ganon's sword translates to "Zubora Gabora".
Humans have the largest brain to body size.
Sharks and rays are the only animals that don't get cancer.
There are about 100,000 miles of blood vessels in an adult human body.
The rocks used to build the Palm Islands were taken from the United Arabe Emirates. The materials could build a wall that would go around the world three times.
Taylor Swift became the first female artist to replace herself at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
A stimulating environment for a child can give the child a 25% greater ability to learn.
The stangest part of the Valentich story is that just before he disappeared, he reported that he was looking at a UFO.
Listening to music while you exercise can improve your performance.
The City of Atlantis is known as a mythological place ruled by Neptune, where mermaids and mermen live.
Thaipusam is mainly observed in countries with Tamil communities, like India, Sri Lanka, and Malaysia.
High omega ratios in food promote heart disease and cancer.
He went to jail for two years.
Every year, deer will kill more people than snakes, scorpions, wasps, bees, bears, wolves, sharks and spiders combined.
Las Vegas is also known as Hawaii's 9th island, because it has such a big Hawaiian population.
Four of the 21 most expensive paintings sold at an auction are by van Gogh.
The fourth most powerful person in the world is Pope Francis, of the Roman Catholic Church.
Isaac Newton acted as an undercover investigator and nabbed 28 coin counterfeiters.
They cost between 50 and 90 dollars.
In China, you can pay 38 pounds to have someone else drive your car through a traffic jam.
The first was in 1979, and the last, in 2013.
One ball went into a crater, and another sailed for miles and miles.
Jupiter’s moon Europa may have oceans of water beneath its dry surface.
The fastest time for removing a car's engine and replacing it is 42 seconds.
Sony bought the design patent when Atari went bankrupt.
At the end of World War II, South Korea banned Japanese cultural imports. So, the Master System was distributed by Samsung under the name Gam*Boy.
The first rockets were made 1,000 years ago in China.
If you could drive 60 mph, straight, you could reach the moon in about six months.
Blackbird, a Native American man, was buried sitting on his favorite horse.
When the foundation of the tower of Pisa was built in 1173, it never settled evenly.
Spiders are not able to chew.
Leonardo also invented the scissors.
There's a heart-shaped coral reef in Australia.
The car of the future will drive itself (with the help of computers).
Some of the watchtowers of the Great Wall of China stand 980 meters above sea level.
In the U.S., about 87% of cars use seatbelts.
Ingestion of the Death Camas plant result in immediate organ failure, blood disturbance, and death.
In 1667, Jean-Baptiste transfused two pints of blood from a sheep to a young man.
There are two parody movies of Mario called "Super Hornio Brothers: and :Super Hornio Brothers 2". Both are pornographic.
The Harry Potter books are apparently the most banned books in the U.S.
Xavier University in Louisiana is the only historically Black and Catholic University in the U.S.
On the day of the video shoot for “Hideaway” Kiesza broke a rib.
Pride and Prejudice was first titled First Impressions.
The character of Moriarty from Sherlock Holmes was based on a real person, described as the "Napoleon of Crime".
Do the depths of our oceans hide undiscovered species of animal such as the great ‘sea serpent’ that was sighted by the captain and crew of HMS Daedalus near the island of St Helena in 1848?
The American version of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone is called Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone.
Tiger Woods is a Buddhist.
There were many monsters in Greek mythology. Argus was a monster with one hundred eyes, located all over his body. Hera employed him as a guard. He was killed by Hermes.
Actual Civil War veterans attended the premier of Gone with the Wind.
When Zeus realized how powerful his daughter, Athena, was, he killed her by eating her alive.
These mushrooms make the person who eats them feel like they are growing in size.
The Famadihana is a traditional festival which is celebrated in both urban and rural areas of Madasgacar.
Coconut oil can improve heart health.
In the 15th century, the Romanian ruler Vlad the Impaler murdered 20,000 Ottoman Turks by impaling them on long, sharp poles.
China didn't win a single Olympic medal until 1984.
The Cook Islands is a dependent of New Zealand.
.If Facebook was a country, it would have had the 3rd largest population in the world.
In 1954, the U.S. Air Force spotted two satellites orbiting Earth. One of the satellites is unexplainable, and some say it is 13,000 years old.
In the world, there are about 12 newborns given to the wrong parents every day.
Steven Spielberg almost made a sequel to E.T.: The Extraterrestrials, called "Nocturnal Fears".
In Buddhism, Nirvana is a state of achievement through enlightenment.
A day in Mercury lasts about 59 days on earth.
There are no clocks in Las Vegas casinos.
At a jet plane's speed of 1,000 km per hour, the length of the plane becomes one atom shorter than its original length.
Carbon and oxygen, other elements in the human body, were created about 7 billion years ago.
Atlanta has the world's busiest airport.
The burning feeling caused by contact with a Gympie-Gympie tree can persist for up to two years.
During the 17th century, women were not allowed to sing onstage.
Set was the Egyptian god of darkness and evil. He was the brother and enemy of Osiris.
Some worms will eat themselves if they can’t find any food.
Bees are the least dangerous when they're swarming. They're creating a new hive, so there aren't any babies to protect.
Palm trees grew at the North Pole about 55 million years ago.
Caffeine started out as an insecticide.
If the brain doesn't have oxygen for 5to 10 minutes, it can have permanent brain damage.
The International Space Station has two bathrooms, a gymnasium and a 360-degree bay window.
The name Wendy didn't exist before it appeared in the book Peter Pan.
The moon's dark patches are lava flows from ancient volcanoes.
Dead bodies can still get goosebumps.
The Aqueduct of Segovia's arches are each 9 meters high, and was completed in AD 50.
Adding lemon to green tea boosts the levels of antioxidants in it by 13 times.
Women often take longer to make decisions than men.
Actually, Mark Twain's real name is Samuel Clemens.
My Big Fat Greek Wedding made over $250 million dollars.
99% of Warren Buffett's wealth was earned after he turned 50.
This is because the population is so big, and cremation saves space.
Pope Francis rejected the papal apartment and lives amongst his fellow priests.
In 2014, to celebrate Vladimir Putin's 62nd birthday, there was an art display of the 12 labours of Putin (a reference to Hercules).
Paul Cezanne dies alone from pneumonia in 1906. He was surrounded by unsold paintings and unpaid bills.
The Codex Leicester is a manuscript with Leonardo's studies on the movement of water.
It is twice as likely that people with mental illnesses will be victims of violent crimes, rather than becoming criminals.
The world's biggest flower can grow wider than a car tire.
The 32 canvases represent the 32 different types of soup that Campbell's sold.
Hercules' third labor: capture the Cerynian Hind.
Taylor Swift had her first kiss at age 15.
The Sirens were giant, winged creatures with the heads of women. They lived on rocks on the sea, where their beautiful singing hypnotized sailors, making them crash their boats.
The Cyclopes were huge monsters, each with a single eye in the middle of their foreheads.
23 % of photocopier fault in the world are due to people sitting on them to photocopy their butts.
The 100-yen coin was the coin most commonly used for arcade machines.
Monica and Joey were initially going to be the main romance story.
The average 100 US dollar bill will circulate for about 9 year.s
Almost all the monsters in Greek mythology have the same mother! Her name is Echidna - she is a sister of Medusa, and her children include the three-headed dog, the sphinx, and dragons.
The Dvorak keyboard is 20 times faster than the Qwerty keyboard.
Caffeine is consumed in coffee, tea, cocoa, and drinks.
Over 100 artificial satellites are now launched into space every year.
Cigarettes contain arsenic, formaldehyde, lead, hydrogen cyanide, and almost 50 other carcinogens.
Amenti was a resting place for the dead. Here, souls were judged by Osiris.
There were 315 words in Webster's 1996 Dictionary that were spelled incorrectly.
Leaving the U.S. with more than $5.00 in pennies is a crime.
A hedge hog's heart beats 300 times a minute.
Deer can't eat hay.
Elvis Presley had a reading chair in his bathroom.
Giant tortoises grow during their whole lifetime.
One-party dominated states allow multiple parties, but only one party has complete control.
Nu was the name of the chaos from which the Egyptian world was created. Nu is known, in many ways, as God.
The more games you play, the more towers are added to the splash screen.
The British Monarchy still exists today.
Mongolia is the least densely populated place in the world.
Christians make up 92% of Congress in the U.S.
Worried about computer viruses? You're three times more likely to get a virus from a church website than from a porn website.
Corn provides a structure for beans to climb, beans provide nitrogen to the soil, and squash prevents weeds from growing!
After a decision has been made, women tend to stick theirs, whereas men can be more fickle.
During the Ming dynasty, the Great Wall of China was renovated with watchtowers, battlements and cannons.
In constitutional monarchies, the monarch doesn't have military power and rarely makes government decisions.
Alan Shephard hit two gold balls won the moon.
Ethiopia follows a calendar that is 7 years behind the rest of us.
She is also a natural blonde and dyed her hair red for the role.
In a dictatorship, one person has absolute control.
An A-bomb involves nuclear reactions and should be called a nuclear bomb.
The Maldives is the most likely place to disappear under the ocean.
Exposure to second hand smoke causes about 600000 deaths every year.
Kim Jong Il, the dictator in North Korea, wrote six operas.
The Japanese Yubari cantaloupe once sold for $23,500.
On average, smokers die about 13 years earlier than non-smokers.
As a child, Jim Carrey would wear tap shoes to bed.
According to NASA, there are 52 computers controlling the International Space Station.
Genghis Khan killed 40 million people across Asia and Europe.
Nintendo lost the license to the Popeye game, and Donkey Kong was created.
Security systems that utilize motion detectors won't function properly if walls and floors are too hot.
The face in the Leonardo Da Vinci's "Mona Lisa" has no eyebrows.
In the Czech Republic, it's customary to smack women with a special whip during easter.
In the U.S., Christians make up 71% of the general public.
Carbonated mixers speed up the alcohol's rate of absorption into the bloodstream.
With “Birthday” Katy Perry wanted her song to sound like ’90s Mariah Carey.
The brightest light on a hotel can be found in Las Vegas.
For Doctor Strangelove, the set designers used a phto of a B-52 bomber to recreate the cockpit.
Catch-22 was originally called Catch-18.
In 1912, an orphanage in Paris had a raffle to raise money. The prizes were the orphans.
This The Prophet Mohamed is the world's largest book.
An adult human is made up of about 7,000,000,000,000,000,00,000,000,000 atoms.
In 2010, the skull of King Henry IV was found in the attic of a tax collector.
The Dani tribe in New Guinea has members that will cut off their fingers to show greif at a funeral ceremony.
Vampire bats are also kind - they will adopt baby bats' whose mother has died.
The game's developers justified the lack of the towers by saying that terrorists had attacked the world trade center earlier in the game's story.
After Mr. Heckler's farm broke out into fire, the fire department put it out. After leaving, 28 more fires broke out at his farm.
In 1995, Bill Gates bought the Codex Leicester for $30 million.
Tom Horn was executed by hanging in 1903.
59 % of Americans play videogames.
Africa has a count of 135,000 murders in 2015.
In 1947, the body of Elizabeth Short was found cut in two in a Los Angeles parking lot. An actress, known as the Black Dahlia, the crime was never solved.
Fish and shellfish allergies are also usually lifelong.
Strawberries, raspberries and blackberries aren't actually berries.
So many lives were lost during the construction of the Great Wall of China that mourners would cross the Wall with a rooster, with the belief that this would help guide the soul away.
The engineers who developed the IBM PC were known as the "Dirty Dozen".
The music video for Selena Gomez’s “The Heart Wants What It Wants” was filmed a year before its release.
Nathanael West's novel The Day of the Locust, has a character named Homer Simpson. The novel was written in 1939.
Homer Simpson’s birthday is May 12th 1956.
In Greek mythology, there were nine muses, goddesses who inspired the arts and sciences. Their father was Zeus, and their mother was Mnemosyne, who represented memory.
Peter the Great beheaded his wife’s lover, then forced her to keep her lover’s head in a jar of alcohol in her bedroom.
Spacecrafts have two outer coverings, which protect them against space objects that crash into them.
Several U.S. presidents have swum naked in the White House pool.
The tallest tree in the world is named Hyperion.
King Louis XVI was only 20 when he came into power in France, and faced enormous debt.
Michelangelo finally began work on his David sculpture in 1501.
To do this, Wood wanted his mother to pose as the female farmer.
Odysseus filled his sailors' ears with wax, allowing them to sail past the Sirens unharmed.
The International Space Station cost $100 billion to build.
In Egyptian mythology, there were many gods, goddesses, and sacred places. Aaru was the Egyptian underworld for the blessed dead.
Primitive societies do not have laws, but live by custom.
Some believe that Catholic Saint's bodies never decay.
Often emotional attachments are the reason for the choice of your favourite songs.
There is a highly structured police interrogation technique called the Reid Technique of Interrogation.
Amancio Ortego is the owner of Zara.
Charlotte's Web was banned in Kansas.
In all the important meetings at the University of London, the skeleton of Jeremy Bentham is present.
Sherlock Holmes has been in more films and television than any other human character in literature.
The average 21 year old has exchanged 250,000 e-mails, instant and text messages.
The size of a human egg is just 0.2mm across.
He had eight brothers and sisters
Boredom is brought on by a lack of change of stimulation.
In colonial America, pregnant women didn’t receive painkillers during child brith because the pain was considered God’s punishment for Eve comitting the original sin.
The line up scene in The Usual Suspects was supposed to have been a serious take.
Olympic gold medals are actually mostly made of silver.
Mario's original name was Mr. Video Game.
The Museum of Modern Art arranged the canvases chronologically, in the order the soups were introduced.
Xi Jinping is considered the fifth most powerful person in the world.
The consumption of Red Tide algae causes paralysis, and anesthetizes the respiratory pathways upon exposure.
Each of the locks along the Panama Canal can fill with 52 million gallons of water.
Puerto Rico is dependent of the Unites States. They govern themselves, but the U.S. offers protection and support.
In Detroit in 1970, 5 year old Kevin Toston died of a heroin overdose after finding his uncle's stash.
When an infrared beam is used in a motion detector, it will pick up a person's body temperature of 98.6 degrees compared to the cooler walls and floor.
When Bill Gates was young, he hacked his prep school computer and wrote the class scheduling so he would be in a mostly female class.
India has the most diverse population in the world.
The Burj Khalifa was completed in 2010 and is the tallest building in the world.
When figs are pollinated by a certain type of wasp, the fig's flower trasps the wasp and digests it with its enzymes.
The computers in the office sets on "The Office" actually had internet, so cast members would just check their email when in the background of scenes.
The inventor of the television would not let his children watch T.V.
Your car's fuel gauge actually says with side your gas tank is on.
Soviet biologist Ilya Ivanovich Ivanov tried to impregnate a chimpanzee with human sperm. This attempt failed.
Aphrodite was also known as the goddess of peace, equality and justice. She is often shown as being armored.
While Hitler was in prison, he wrote to Mercedes-Benz begging for a car loan.
The world's first motor racing circuit opened in Australia, in 1907.
Running low of gas frequently can be very detrimental to the car.
In 2012, a postman came to a house and thought that a corpse on the steps was part of the halloween decorations.
The lyrics to Katy Perry’s song “This Is How We Do” reference La Super Rica, a popular taco place in Santa Barbara.
When it was completed in 2004, Taipei 101 had the world's fastest elevators, and was the world's tallest structure.
Every human on earth can comfortably fit in the state of Texas.
Halloween masks were first worn by pagans during a holiday called Samhain, to scare off evil spirits.
On average, half of all false teeth have some form of radioactivity.
About 9 out of 10 Americans don't eat enough potassium.
Orlando Bloom is afraid of pigs.
In his college dorm room.
Tim Allen was arrested in 1978 for possession of 1.4 pounds of cocaine.
Leonardo could draw forward with one hand and at the same time, write backwards with the other.
Apparently, James Cameron would nail cellphones to the wall if they rang while filming Avatar.
In 1978, 909 of Jim Jones's followers were found dead with cyanide poisoning.
Apples belong to the rose family.
The executive producer of "Arrested Development" had a no-mustache policy.
The brain can live for about 4 to 6 minutes without oxygen.
During World War II, the first bomb dropped by the Allies on Berlin killed their only elephant at the Berlin Zoo.
Your brain stops growing when you turn 18.
The great football player, Diego Maradona, once took a drug test with a fake plastic reproductive organ filled with clean urine.
In 1652, the builders of the convent where the painting is displayed, cut into the bottom of the mural, cutting off Jesus' feet.
There are now over 1 million members of criminal gangs in the U.S.
Jennifer Lopez was the first artist to have a movie and an album hit number one in the same week.
Obama doesn't drink coffee and almost never drinks alcohol.
Netta Fornario travelled to Lona Island to write. There, she claimed to be possessed by spirits.
Drinking coffee everyday can reduce mortality by 15 % in women.
The Drake Equation thinks that there could be and millions of civilizations in our galaxy.
Clio was the Greek muse of history.
In Japan, drivers over 75 years old must show an elderly car sticker on the back of their vehicle.
Absolute monarchies were the most common forms of gvoernment for thousands of years.
Isis was the Goddess of motherhood and fertility.
In the city of Detroit this year, car theft is up 83%. and robberies are up 50%.
The Guinness Book of Records is the book that is most often stolen from public libraries in the U.S.
In China, you can send someone else to do prison time in your place (a substitute criminal) if you have enough money.
On average, technology users carry 2.9 devices on them at all times.
A smoker's blood contains less antioxidants.
Salvador Dali painted the most expensive surrealist painting in the world.
A Zedonk is a mix between a female donkey and male zebra.
One in every four cars are produced in China.
The Burj Khalifa in Dubai is 828 meters high, and the world's tallest free-standing structure in the world.
Food allergies have increased among children by about 50% between 1997 and 2011.
In ancient Japan, travelling masseuses were required, by law, to be blind.
The first banner advertisement on the internet was introduced in 1994.
The appendix helps the bacteria in your digestive system.
The dementors in Harry Potter are meant to describe J.K. Rowling's struggle with depression after her mother's death.
Ferrari produce a maximum of 14 cars a day.
Leonardo's other famous work, The Last Supper, originally included Jesus' feet.
Obama's nickname is "Bar".
Christian Scientists often refuse all traditional medical treatment.
French women have the longest life span in the world.
Mentu was the Egyptian god of war and the sun. He had the head of a falcon.
The Australian player Bernard Tomic lost a tennis match in 28 minutes.
Hercules' twelfth labor: capture Cerberus. Hercules was ordered to capture Cerberus, the three-headed guard dog of the underworld, without using weapons.
The tallest nation in the world is the Watusis of Burundi.
The most racially and ethnically diverse U.S. religious groups are Seventh-day Adventists, Muslims and Jehovah's Witnesses.
The Roman Empire began when Augustus Caesar became the first emperor of Rome in 31 BCE.
Constantinople, then Byzantium (and now Istanbul) was the capital of the Eastern part of the Roman Empire.
The word "Abracadabra" used to be written in a triangle formation to ward off evil spirits.
Andy Warhol's 1962 depiction of Campbell's Soup comes in a set of 32 canvases.
The three jewels of Buddhism are Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha.
It can be seen from airplanes, over 250 miles away.
The first electric traffic lights were installed in 1927.
The car is the most recycled product in the world.
Japanese samurais would cut off their own reproductive organs when in danger of being captured.
Miyamoto had intended Bowser to be an Ox.
Pecans and walnuts have more antioxidants than blueberries, cranberries and blackberries.
Hercules chased the wild boar up the mountain and into a snowdrift. He then captured it in a net.
Gautama Buddha is considered to be the founder of Buddhism.
About 70% of the olive oil being sold is not pure olive oil.
Spiders insert their poison fluid into their victims body until it decomposes, so they can suck on it.
Almost 50% of fountain soda drinks have fecal bacteria and E. coli in it.
Belly button lint is made of clothes fibers, hair and dead skin cells.
Ken Keeler has a PhD in mathematics.
Listening to music is one of the few activities that actually make you use of almost all areas of your brain.
The Tidong people believe that if you go to the bathroom in the three days after the wedding, the luck of the couple will be broken.
There is a theory that a yawn sends more oxygen to the brain, helping it cool down and wake up.
Steven Spielberg reused to be paid for his work on Schindler's List.
Ripe cranberries will bounce like rubber balls.
Julius Caesar refused to obey the command of the Senate, but instead led his troops across the Rubicon river, which started a civil war.
A pregnant goldfish is called a twit.
In 1970 George C. Scott refused the Best Actor Oscar for Patton.
Most healthy adult need between 7 to 9 hours of sleep per night.
The living parts of the tree are the leaves, root tips and phloem.
Green beans, eggplants and cucumbers are both fruit and vegetables.
Legend has it, Hoffa was killed and buried in the Giants stadium. But part of the stadiuam was dug up,and his remains weren't found.
Facebook reports over 1 billion registered users.
Certain vegetation can be called both a "fruit" and a "vegetable", like tomatoes.
There's an estimated 1,000 people living beneath Las Vegas in underground tunnels.
A Muslim woman retains her family name upon marriage, rather than taking the name of her husband.
The Men’s Underwear Index is an economic indicator to determine the end of economic slumps. Underwear is considered a non-essential product that is purchased in a economic turnaround.
Nutmeg is a hallucinogen if taken in large doses.
A typist's fingers travel at an average rate of 12.6 miles per day.
The number of heart attacks in the U.S. peaks on Christmas Day.
The silkworm consumes 86,000 times its own weight in 56 days.
Scientists were able to revive a flowering plant from the fossilized fruit that was found in the stomach of a ground squirrel, trapped in the ice 32,000 years ago.
Lightning bolts can actually shoot out of an erupting volcano.
The Gympie-Gympie tree contains toxins that, upon skin contact, give the burning sensation of hot acid.
Calliope was the Greek muse of epic poetry. Epic poetry was often long stories about noble subjects.
Mozart wrote half the symphonies he would write between the age of 8 and 19.
This is why their opening line is: "Live from New York, it's 'Saturday Night'".
Dr. Seuss pronounced his name so that it rhymed with “rejoice.”
Hydrogen, a major feature in the human body, was produced in the big bang, about 13.7 billion years ago.
If you awakened during a dream, you are much more likely to remember the dream.
Charles Dickens wrote A Christmas Carol in six weeks.
Puerto Ricans invented the coconut drink the Pina Colada.
When the pokemon Paras evolved into a Parasect, it's actually just being surrounded by the fungi growing on its back.
In 1961, Henri Matisse's painting Le Bateau was hung upside down for 46 days. at the Museum of Modern Art.
Buddhism was founded in the 6th century BC.
Famous Muslims in America include Janet Jackson and Muhammad Ali.
As of 2013, the most visited city in the world is Bangkok.
The Ottoman Empire’s Sultan Ibrahim the First forced 280 of his concubines to drown after only one of them was unfaithful.
A cup of coconut water has more potassium than a banana.
The fsatest recorded tennis serve went over 250 kilometers per hour.
As of 2012, The Beatles have sold over 2 billion albums.
The brutal Polyphemus, a Cyclops and a son of Poseidon, was blinded by Odysseus.
One for himself and one as part of the Jackson Five.
Gluten-free food products are about 242% more expensive than regular products.
Women were attacked in streets, churches, and other public places. He has never been found.
Lipstick contains fish scales.
Hercules' eleventh labor: take the golden apples of the Hesperides.The Hesperides were nymphs. They had a garden with golden apples, that was guarded by a dragon with a hundred heads.
Your teeth are as hard as rock.
In the U.S., over 300 000 deaths per year are associated with obesity.
Jehovah's Witnesses aren't allowed to receive blood transfusions.
She was finally convinced to sign up on the third ask.
It's impossible for humans to lick their elbow.
Beyoncé was going to record Meghan Trainor’s summer hit “All About That Bass.”
The Easter whip in the Czech Republic is a braided willow branch, that imbues the women with fertility.
Due to its enormous financial burden, short-cuts were taken in the completion of the Trans-Siberian Railroad, and work and maintenance of the railway continues today.
A third version, created in 1895 with pastels, was just sold privately for almost $120 million.
Worms taste like fried bacon.
They have also never played in the Super Bowl.
Her dead, naked body was later found. It was covered in scratches and her feet were cut.
The first speeding ticket was issued in 1902.
In 1876, a mysterious "rain shower" was reported in Kentucky.
The White Pass and the Yukon Route Railroad is just 32 kilometers.
Pablo Picasso's full name has 23 words: Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno María de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santísima Trinidad Martyr Patricio Clito Ruíz y Picasso.
Another version is in black and white on lithograph, also created in 1895.
Astronauts brought back 380 kg of Moon rock from the moon.
Military governments occur when the military takes over, and a leader is chosen from the military with no elections or parties.
Newborn babies are born with about 270 bones. The bone fuse together during development, so that an adult has only 206 bones.
The system of democracy was introduced 2 500 years ago in Athens, Greece.
The female lion does ninety percent of the hunting.
The amygdala in the brain is responsible for your ability to read someone's face, and their feelings.
Karl Marx was a contributing writer and correspondent for the New York Daily Tribune.
The shortest flight you can take flies from one small scottish island to another. It lasts 2 minutes.
When he was a child his favourite books included The Old Man and the Sea.
The spontaneous combustion of human flesh is one of the great mysteries of life.
Janet Yellen is considered the seventh most powerful person in the world.
Grigori Rasputin survived multiple attempts of murder in one day in 1916. He was shot, stabbed and poisoned, but survived.
To get rid of an earworm, studies have shown that listening to the entire song, all the way through, will help get rid of it.
From 336 to 323 BC, Byzantium was under control of the famous Greek general, Alexander the Great.
The meaning we create from song lyrics comes partly from what we hear, and partly from what our brain expects from the song.
In Mexico, it's tradition to have your face pushed into your birthday cake.
Viharas are the sacred places of Buddhists where they worship, meditate, and read scriptures.
In Peru, wearing yellow underwear on New Year's Day is considered to bring good luck.
A regular pencil will write a line that is 35 miles long.
Vincent Van Gogh once sliced off his ears.
The weight of the human brain is about 3 pounds.
Vladimir Putin has a black belt in judo.
Only 15 % of people come to Las Vegas to gamble. About 70 % of people will gamble during their visit.
The sequel would have shown that E.T. and his people were at war with another alien race.
In Japan, it is customary to have a celebration if you win a hole-in-one.
Britney Spears has starred on the sitcoms How I Met Your Mother and Will & Grace.
Broccoli and broccolini are not from the same plant family.
Michelangelo is the most famous Catholic artist in history, having created the Pieta, and the sculptures of David and Moses.
The first novel ever written was called The Tale of Genji. It was written in 1007.
Mustard and wasabi are only spicy when their plants are crushed.
One of these demands was that Superman couldn't hit people.
Some say that it's due to the color of her hair. Others say that it's a reference to the red communists and her Russian background.
New keyless car fobs are very pricey - sometimes costing over $100 to replace.
Vladimir Nabokov wrote Lolita on little notecards.
Three Canadian prime ministers have lost their own seats during elections (Meighen, King and Campbell).
In the popular show "Breaking Bad", AMC would only allow the show's writers to use one "f" word per season.
Euterpe was the Greek muse of music.
The creators of "Freaks and Geeks" cast James Franco because they didn't think that he was good-looking, and he would fit the character of a small-town cool guy.
Less than seven hours later, Chapman would assassinate Lennon.
The Catholic Church has seven sacraments (baptism, penance, confirmation, holy orders, the Eucharist (Holy Communion), matrimony, and anointing of the sick).
In 2011, after the tsunami in Japan, many ground-dwelling spiders were forced tolive in the trees. Their webs covered entire forests.
Saint Vincent, an island in the Caribbean, once issued Michael Jackson stamps
A hunter was once killed after brushing against a New Zealand Tree Nettle, causing his nervous system to shut down through the affects of its venom.
Bill Gates scored 1590 out of 1600 on his SATs.
The character of Tina on the show was originally going to be a boy. She is still played by a male voice-actor, Dan Mintz.
Violence has become so intense in Chicago that the National Guard may need to be sent in.
The marble was then taken up by Antonio Rossellino, who also abandoned, finding marble too difficult a medium to work with.
In China, a groom must sing to his future wife in order to be let into her bridal room.
Bill Gate's house was designed using a Macintosh computer.
Every year, one out of every five people is a victim of a crime in the U.S.
Humans have five senses. Sharks have eight.
The first two "Screams" were created in 1893, with crayon on cardboard.
17 million people tuned in on a Friday night to watch the reality TV star and former Olympian come out as transgender.
The pet food company Ralston Purina recently introduced power chicken feed designed to help roosters build muscles for cockfighting.
Balls of lightnight are strange phenomena in the atmosphere that look like floating balls of electricity. They are so rare that they are very difficult to study and to understand.
Russia has about 21,000 tanks.
Judaism is one of the oldest religions in the world.
Colorado is the least fat state, with a 20% obesity rate.
Teotihuacan, in Mexico, is an entire city covering 20 square kilometers, built in 100 BC.
A month and a half later, Caitlyn Jenner made her debut in a Vanity Fair photo shoot.
The Trans-Siberian Railroad carries 30% of Russia's exports every year.
The longest official war lasted over 300 years, between the Netherlands and the Isles of Scilly.
It had dead people tell the stories of their own deaths.
He didn't know that his voice was being dubbed over with the voice of James Earl Jones.
A shrimp's heart is in its head.
Jack O'Lanterns started with the legend of Stingy Jack. Jack trapped the Devil, and let him go on the condition that Jack would go to heaven. He never did go to heaven,and spent eternity walking earth,with a carved out turnip to light his way.
Sterling silver is a mixture; about 92 % silver and 8 % copper.
Judaism arrived in India about 2500 years ago with no recorded instances of anti-semitism.
There are more than 50% of people in the world that have used a telephone.
A dolphin can hear underwater sounds from 15 miles away.
When you are awake, your brain produces enough electricity to power a small light bulb.
You don't wear shoes inside Buddhist temples, Viharas.
The Giant Hogweed is photosensitive, and releases a thick sap when it comes in contact with human skin.
O.J. Simpson was supposed to play the part of the Terminator.O.J. Simpson was supposed to play the part of the Terminator.
On November 25, all unmarried 25 year old women are given elaborate green and yellow hats, which they must wear all day.
At the age of 90.
Julius Caesar wrote about the Gallic Wars (in which he conquered the Gallic tribes) by referring to himself in the third person.
The lifespan of a squirrel is about nine years.
There was a coffin designed to resemble a lobster.
There are several tour operators within Dubai offering boat tours of the Palm.
The biggest map in any video game belongs to the Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall.
Bill Gates purchased Leonardo Da Vinci's Codex Leicester in 1994, for $30 million.
A fear of malaria spreading quickly subsided, since the spiders were eating almost all the mosquitoes in Japan.
Construction continued 100 years later. So, the leaning tower of Pisa was actually never straight!
Every four centuries, the western calendar misses three leap years.
Aphrodite was a feminist. She became the symbol of a group of civil authorities called the gynaikonomoi. These civic officials regulated women’s appearance, dress, and actions and ensured their proper treatment.
There have been three Olympic Games held in Countries that no longer exist.
A herb is specifically from a leaf plant.
Allergies to milk, soy and egg can disappear in adults.
The name of the movie was Party at Kitty and Stud's.
In Independence Day, the desert scene where Will Smith drags a unconscious alien was filmed on the saltfalts in Utah.
Albert Einstein's theory of Special Relativity show that all measurements are relative.
Obama's desk in his Senate office once belonged to Robert Kennedy.
Marijuana and hops are from the same plant family: cannabaceae.
There are 271 million people subscribed to mobile phones in the U.S.
Wearing headphones for an hour can increase your ear bacteria by 700 times.
The Taj Mahal is perfectly symmetrical.
Thousands of cows lived in these stables, which had not been cleaned in 30 years. Hercules was told to clean them completely in a single day. To do so he made two rivers flow into the stables.
She hit the ground at terminal velocity, the fastest you can fall.
In Russia, the whole household must sit down for a few minutes before a trip to ward against bad luck.
In Denmark, if you turn 25 without being married, people will throw cinnamon on you.
Stephen Griffiths not only killed three young women, but he actually ate his last victim raw.
Justin Timberlake's mom was Ryan Gosling's legal guardian.
One look from a Gorgon's eyes would turn a man to stone.
At the end of an opera, you should yell "bravo" for a man, and "brava" for a woman.
It's illegal to feed street pigeons in San Francisco, California.
This was in case his parents needed a good laugh in the middle of the night.
The human body creates about a litre of mucus every day.
For his painting Autumn Rhythm (Number 30), Jackson Pollock created the painting using sticks, towels and knives to drip his paint.
The oldest existing governing body operates in Althing in Iceland. It was established in 930 AD.
The first heart cell starts to beat as early as 4 weeks in the human foetus.
Tornadoes will usually spin in opposite directions above and below the Equator.
The earliest reference to infant baptism was by Irenaeus.
Some sand dunes actually make a barking sound.
In the UK, about 150,000 books are published every year.
You can buy Putinka Vodka and PuTin canned goods.
England didn't particiapte in the first three world cups.
Children who study music often have a larger vocabulary and more advanced reading skills.
After Christianity, the largest religious affiliation in the U.S. is Judaism.
The FBI estimates that there are about 40 serial killers in the U.S. at any given time.
One of the contestants on "The Amazing Race", Blake Mycoskie, later founded Toms shoes.
In 1793, Louis XVI was beheaded by guillotine after the French Revolution.
Mongolia and Russia use different sized gauges than in China, so when crossing the border on the Trans-Siberian Railroad, every carriage of the train has to be lifted and the bogies changed.
Josh Radnor, who plays Ted in "How I Met Your Mother", has a severe allergy to dogs.
Western Electric successfully brought sound to motion pictures.
Today, the average height for American men is 1,75m (5'7"), compared to 1,77 (5'8") for Swedes, and 1,78 (5'8.5") for the Dutch.
His work has also been translated into Klingon.
The U.S. has 25% of the world's incarcerated population.
The main theme song for "The Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword" is Zelda's lullaby played backwards.
If you invested $1,000 in Berkshire Hathaway in 1980, your investment would be worth $532,165 today.
Chromosome 1 is the biggest chromosome in the nucleus, containing about 10 billion atoms.
The Yanomami tribe believe that by ingesting the remains of a loved one, his spirit will live within them.
Papa New Guinea has the most languages spoken.
Leonardo was both ambidextrous and dyslexic.
It is physically impossible for pigs to look up at the sky!
A brain injury that leads to significant loss of memory and hearing, but a sudden ability to play the piano.is called Acquired Musical Savant Syndrome.
That "new car smell" is actually made up of 50 volatile organic compounds.
Hercules' eighth labour: capture the Horses of Diomedes. King Diomedes fed his blood-thirsty horses human flesh.
The Dreamcast is the easiest console to pirate games on.
Your heart is about the size of your hands clasped together.
The Romans used human urine as mouthwash.
Chris Brown has been on an episode of Sesame Street.
Abdul-Jabbar collects rugs.
John Lennon apparently changed the spelling to the "Beatles" because their music was influenced by Beat music.
The fastest dissapearing nation in the world is the Ukraine.
35 % of people who use personal ads for dating are actually married.
A theocracy is a one-party state ruled by religious leaders.
Money is not made from paper, but from a special blend of cotton and linen.
Ivan Sanderson has called certain oceanic ares "vile vortices", where there have been unexplained disappearances. There aretwelve in total, one of which is the Bermuda triangle.
La Tomatina is part of the annual Tomato Throwing Festival.
In 1975, animals had anxious behaviour in a chinese city, Haicheng, leading the town's popuation to evacuate.
More Americans voted for Taylor Hicks in "American Idol" than they did in the 1984 presidential election for Ronald Reagan.
Baby throwing has been practiced in India for over 500 years.
If you hold your remote car key to your head, it will double its range, because the human skull acts as an amplifier.
If you sleep less than 7 hours per night, you have an increased risk of diabetes and obesity.
"Picasso" is actually from his mother's maiden name.
When Picasso was born, the midwife thought that he was a stillborn.
Hercules scared them out of their nests with a rattle and then killed them with the poison arrows he had made from the Hydra's blood.
Clarence J. Brown III voices Dr, Cortex and Hades from the game "God of War".
The Rolls-Royce hood ornament is called "The Spirit of Ecstasy".
You are supposed to ride in the front seat of a taxi in Australia.
Every second, of every day, McDonald's sells about 75 hamburgers.
One of many feats in building the International Space Station is that just a small rip in a spacesuit can be fatal.
There is a mistake in the opening credits to Sex and the City.
The VW Polo is named after Polar Winds.
In 2012 the skeleton of the last Plantagenet king of England, Richard III, was unearthed from beneath a council car park on the site of Greyfriars in Leicester city centre. The dig that unearthed his remains was instigated by Philippa Langley of the Richard III Society as a direct result of a “strange feeling” she had when visiting the site.
Coconut oil boost the immune system and sparks the metabolism.
When Jerry R. Ehman working in Ohio Wesleyan University’s Perkins Observatory, picked up on a 72-second radio frequency from the constellation Sagittarius and was never able to get it again. To this day, no one is sure of the origin of the signal.
Al Capone's rule over Chicago ended when he served seven years in prison for tax evasion.
In reality, only eight Canadian prime ministers have been bilingual (although it's the law).
About half of all false teeth have some form of radioactivity.
Copernicus made all his theories about astronomy by studying ancient astronomy.
Brazil has more Catholics than Italy, France and Poland combined.
The journey the Sun takes to get around our galaxy is 100,000 light years long.
Minors can actually smoke tobacco freely.
The reason? Returning spirits might hurt themselves if the knives are left out.
The furthest galaxies are spreading away from our own at over 90% the speed of light!
The world murder rate for 2015 is 437,000.
Miley Cyrus first tried out for Hannah Montana at the age of 11.
"Soccer" actually comes from the abbreviation of "association", or "assoc" (as in Football Association).
Curcifixion is still an official death penalty in Sudan.
Between 42 and 55 percent of suspects confess to a crime during police investigation.
Cortana, Peach and Toad are also voiced by the same voice actor, Jen Taylor.
She didn't get the part, because she was considered too young.
Afghanistan is the world's largest opium producer.
The language of the aliens in District 9 was created by rubbing a pumpkin.
Jessica Alba is on the New York Times best-selling author list.
The Great Wall of China is actually a network of different walls.
The Taj Mahal is built from white marble, and appears pink in the morning, white in the day, and golden in the moonlight.
After defeating the Persians, Alexander the Great started to take on the Persian royal dress.
In Seattle, Washington, there is a Super Hero Crime Unit that legally fight crime.
Banging your head against a wall burns about 150 calories an hour.
Bruce Willis admits that he took drugs when he was a teenager.
The average 21 year old has spent 10,000 hours on a mobile phone.
Rodney James Alcala was a contestant on the reality TV show, the Dating Game, in 1978. Unknown to the bachelorettes, he had murdered four women in the U.S. before going on the show.
The world's biggest flower is found in the Indonesian rain forest.
Ben Pridmore memorized a shuffled deck of cards in 26 seconds.
The dark spots on the Sun are 2000degrees Celsius cooler than the rest of the Sun's surface.
Every year, there are about 12 million crimes committed in the U.S. alone.
Plutonium was the first man-made element.
Bill Gates became a millionaire at the age of 31.
Charles Hickson even passed a polygraph exam when telling his story.
Einstein's theory of Special Relativity includes time and speed, meaning that time and speed depend on where you measure them.
Apparently, "earworms" can occur when you just see a single word from the song, or even if an experience reminds you of the song.
Malta has the most citizens that live abroad.
Dunkin' Donuts in Korea has a doughnut that is garlic flavoured.
August Rodin's famous sculpture, The Thinker, actually started out as a very small sculpture.
In 1973, Nixon appointed his VP as Gerald Ford without him being voted for.
Ed Sheeran removed the "f" word from the studio version of “Don’t”.
Groucho Marx once said: "Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read."
"The Bachelor" has had two.
Construction of the Great Wall of China began in 475bBC, to protect China from the invading Huns.
Sure enough, one image of his youngest daughter Elizabeth clearly shows an enigmatic ‘figure’ floating behind her head. The ‘spaceman’ is dressed in a white suit that resembles those worn by NASA astronauts at the time.
Toto, the dog, was paid $125 a week.
In their song "Hey Jude", you can hear Paul McCartney saying "Oh f***ing hell" after making a mistake in the recording.
The biggest molecule in nature is in the human body. It's called chromosome 1.
A lot of the bacteria in the human body is actually beneficial to our health.
On January 25, people in Scotland play bagpipes and wear skirts.
Opposite sides of dice always add up to 7.
Baiju is a Chinese liquor that is now popular in the U.S. It apparently tastes like paint thinner.
If Michael Phelps was a country; he would be ahead of 97 nations.
Goosebumps occur when tiny muscles around the base of each hair tenses.
Pope Francis is the first pope from South America.
During World War II, the Oscars given out were made of wood instead of metal, because metal was so scarce.
The slab of marble that was used to create Michelangelo's David was originally used by another artist, Agostino di Duccio.
The oldest sovereign state in the world is Egypt.
According to Judaism, Giraffes are kosher.
During the moon landing, a mirror was left on the Moon’s surface to reflect a laser beam.
The International Space Station is 354 kilometers above Earth.
Cats often rub up against people and furniture to lay their scent and mark their territory.
So is the rapper, Common.
Pigs are immune to the poisonous effects of the Giant Hogweed.
The cigarette lighter was invented before the match.
Ounce for ounce, human bones are stronger than steel.
"Shabbat elevators" stop at every floor to avoid pressing buttons, since Jewish people can't do any work on Shabbat.
Four of the 21 most expensive paintings sold at an auction are by van Gogh.
It was promised that an Australian criminal would be forgiven of his crimes if he could escape from a special high security cell custom built for him.
One cow can be made into 400 Quarter Pounders at McDonald's.
A sneeze travels at 100 miles an hour.
Shortly after, they picked up "Girls", which was written by Lena Dunham, and in which she also acts.
Cameron Diaz was originally a model.
In India, couples will throw newborn babies off a temple that is 50 feet high and catch them in a cloth.
After the death of President Kennedy in 1963, U.S. networks aired four days of commercial-free coverage of his funeral events.
In 18 months, two rats can have over a million descendants.
Angela Merkel was a bartender in college.
There may be water underground on Mars.
If you use your car horn in the UK while stationary, you could be fined up 30 pounds!
Skunks can spray their smelly fluid as far as ten feet.
The unconscious mind tried to make connections with concepts that you will understand, so dreams are mostly symbolic.
In China, rhino horn is used to treat fevers.
The first heart pacemaker plugged into a wall socket.
In 2003, a Boeing 727 was stolen from an airport in Angola. The has never been found again.
Radishes are part of the same family as cabbage.
Hot dogs can stay intact for more than 20 years in a landfill.
The International Space Station has a complete area the size of a US football field.
Darrell Sheets also found a dead body wrapped in plastic in a storage unit. The police found out that it was the locker's owner who had killed his wife, and put her in the storage unit.
In 1926, the Ukrainian Head of State was assassinated with 5 shots from a revolver, in broad daylight.
In 2012, Red Bull and Monster had 80% of total energy drink sales.
The human body is full of atoms, but more importantly, full of empty space.
Over 90% of people involved in airplane crashes survive.
Mozart could write music before he could write words.
Free-range eggs have 1/3 less cholesterol than caged chicken eggs.
Bill Gates will leave $10 million dollars for each of his three children as an inheritance.
Canada is a parliamentary democracy.
Meet the Fockers was only aloud to go through with the title if they could prove that there was a family in the U.S. with the last name, "Focker".
Nicotine reaches the brain within 10 seconds that the smoke is inhaled.
Monaco is smaller than Central Park in New York City.
This group was called a "claque".
There are over 2.2 million people in U.S. prisons.
Martin Luther King Jr. was a huge Star Trek gan.
Carlos Slim is worth $77 billion.
Mozart had six children. Only two survived.
New car engines are now run by computers, handling fuel burning and emissions.
The three main gods worshiped by Hindus are Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva.
There are about 61,000 people flying over the U.S. at any given time.
In 2009, Florida opera conductor David Ott fell 14 feet into the orchestra.
The Georgia Guidestones located in Elbert Couty, remain a mystery. Written on the walls are 10 “new commandments” written in English, Swahili, Hindi, and many other languages. Know one knows who these stones were meant for, and what they mean.
Tobey Maguire has a fear of heights! He also played Spiderman...
The longest recorded point in tennis took 29 minutes.
In the U.S., exposure to second-hand smoke is the leading cause of about 50000 deaths.
Disney approached Dali to create a sequel to the film Fantasia. The project, Destino, was never completed.
The second most powerful person is German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
From 1958–1962, Mao Zedong killed 45 million people during China’s “Great Leap Forward”.
Rats can't throw up.
Laughing at a joke requires activity in 5 different areas of the brain.
The poison of the Gympie-Gympie tree actually stays viable for up to 20 years.
According to a study by the Economic Research Service, 27% of all food production in Western nations ends up in garbage cans.
When a member of the Dani tribe passes, his husband or wife will amputate a finger and bury it with his or her spouse.
Many sharks lay eggs, but hammerheads give birth to live babies that look like very small duplicates of their parents.
J.K Rowling thought of the names for the Hogwarts houses during a flight. She wrote them down on the back of an airplane sick bag!
Bill Gates reigns in as the sixth most powerful person in the world.
The country with the largest number of tanks is Russia.
More people are killed in the U.S. by firearms every year than there have been lost in both wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
A sixth human sense are the heat sensors in our skin.
In the dry lake of Racetrack, 700 pound stones slide across the surface of the ground. The stones also change directions and paths,making their movement difficult to explain.
Indonesia has the most volcanoes of any country in the world.
In Catholicism, there are patron saints for almost everything, including beekeepers (Saint Ambrose), headaches (Saint Bibiana) and coffee (Saint Drogo).
The brightest star in each constellation is called the Alpha Star, the next brightest Beta, and so on.
Queen Elizabeth was a mechanic when she was 18 years old.
Moon's surface has large dark patches called seas.
You are more likely to die from a falling coconut than a shark attack.
Defining the meaning of politics started with the Greeks.
In 1973, there were 1 million Catholic nuns. Today, there are about 710,000.
Seals used for their fur get extremely sick when taken aboard ships.
Other things that make a song popular? Lots of word repetition and simplicity.
Bill Gates was born William Henry Gates III.
Women are not allowed to become Roman Catholic priests.
A spice is from the seed, berry, stem, bark, root or bulb of a plant.
In December 1948, an unidentified man was found dead in Somerton Beach, located in Adelaide, Australia. Found in one of his pockets was a piece of paper with the words “Tamam Shud” written on it. The identity of the man and the meaning of the words still remain a mystery.
The U.S. leads in the number of people incarcerated.
The festival of Kanamara Matsuri in Japan has revellers dressed as penises, and eat penis shaped sweets.
Thousands of years ago, nomads lived in tribes with a tribal leader.
Only one American city won three major sports championships in one year: Detroit.
Iggy Azalea and Rita Ora’s collaboration “Black Widow” was written by Katy Perry.
He was number 4 in the state of Illinois.
Hercules had to follow the delicate deer with gold horns for a year before capturing it.
The Local Group is 7 million light years across.
A stereoblind man spent 67 years of his life without seeing depth, and was cured of this after watching the movie Hugo in 3-D.
Drinking up to 6 cups of coffee a day can reduce mortality by 10 % in men.
She was found not guilty for her crimes, due to insanity.
Kim Cattrall turned down the role of Samantha in Sex and the City twice.
Those chills can also be caused by the release of dopamine, at the peak moment of a song.
Over the last 150 years the average height of people in industrialised nations has increased 10 cm (about 4 inches).
The heaviest tree is the entire forest in Utah that is made of one single tree. It weighs 6,000,000 kg.
Pablo Picasso once said: "The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls."
In Finland, there are wife-carrying championships that date back to the 19th century.
Pandora was known for opening a box that would release all evil on humanity.
The first personal computer was created by Berkeley Enterprises.
Forbes most powerful people list is considered the go-to source in many places in the world.
It is the bacteria in the human body that makes sweat smell.
Buddhism, or "Bauddha Dharma", can be translated as "Religion of the Buddha" or "Way of Buddha".
Every year, 60 million cars are produced.
Picasso's painting, Le Reve,was to be sold by the casino magnate Steve Wynn in 2006.
Some 90,000 people helped to construct the Trans-Siberian Railroad.
Canada has more than 3 million lakes.
There are no English words in the dictionary that rhyme with the words "Orange", "Purple" and "Silver".
But Griffey was actually allergic to chocolate.
The Great Wall of China is 8,850 kilometers long, and was constructed over a period of 2,000 years.
An undernourished camel will not have a hump.
Cows produce more milk when they listen to relaxing music.
The average American spends about a year and a half of his or her lifetime watching T.V. commercials.
Vlad the Impaler was born in Transylvania, and inspired Bram Stoker’s Dracula.
Boredom is connected to humankind's innate curiosity.
Your bones are composed of 31 % water.
Samuel Clemens pen name comes from his work on a steamboat. Mark Twain means 12 feet, the safe depth of water for steamboats.
Obama plans to install a basketball court in the White House grounds.
The clip was watched 19.6 million times in 24 hours.
4 billion people in the world use a cell phone.
The crime rate in Vatican City is 133.6%, which means there are more annual offenses than there are people in the Vatican. Most of the crimes are committed by tourists.
The first known blood transfusion was performed as early as 1667.
The tallest basketball players to every play in the NBA were Manute Bol and Gheorghe Muresan.
Taking a vacation can lower your risk of heart problems.
The average person laughs ten times a day.
Another theory about the Mona Lisa, she was amused by clowns while Leonardo painted her.
We now think that Pluto is an escaped moon or an asteroid.
At birth, your brain was almost the same size as an adult brain and contains most of the brain cells in an adult brain.
Pure silver is too soft to be used in tableware.
John Lennon started a band in 1957 called The Quarry Men and later asked Paul McCartney to join.
Dark matter's gravity could stop the Universe from expanding.
Johnny Depp was allergic to chocolate as a child.
In 2014, there was a considerable rise in the baby name "Archer", named after the popular TV show.
Since the 12th Century, Judaism believes that scientific and philosophical findings outweigh religious beliefs.
They almost got back together in 1979, at Eric Clapton and Patti Boyd's wedding.
Lady Dais of the Han Dynasty is the most well-preserved ancient human ever discovered. To this day, scientists cannot understand how she was preserved.
The honey found in the tombs of Egyptian pharaohs was edible.
John Wayne Gacy claimed to have killed 45 people.
While competing at the 1976 Olympics, Princess Anne didn't have to undergo gender verification because of "royal courtesy".
The porpoise is the second most intelligent animal on the planet, after man.
Vladimir Putin is fluent in German.
Oysters provide more vitamin D than skim milk.
This later made his name synonymous with prostitutes.
Erato was the Greek muse of love poetry.
The longest Canadian federal election was 76 days.
Mozart wrote his last symphony in 1788.
A scratch from the thorn of a Himalayan Blackberry may result in serious eye injuries and major blood loss.
The 1974 film, Young Frankenstein, inspired the Aerosmith song "Walk this Way", which was about Igor.
Children who learn two languages before the age of five changes the structure of the brain.
In the U.S., there is 46.5% of American adults that are Protestant.
In his manuscript, the Codex Arundel, Leonardo wrote a long list of playful synonyms for the male reproductive organs.
Kazunori Yamauchi helped develop the Nissan GT-R.
The word "almost" is the longest word in English that has all the letters in alphabetical order.
The singer once had a boa constrictor called “Muscles”.
634-meter tall, the Tokyo Sky Tree is built on unstable reclaimed ground.
If 33 million people held hands, it could make a circle around the equator.
Niger has the youngest population in the world.
As of 2013, according to the Internet Movie Database, the worst movie ever is Disaster Movie.
69-year-old Sonny Graham received a heart transplant from Terry Cottle, after he committed suicide. When Graham met Cottle's widowed wife, he fell in love and married her.
The last known person to be photographed with John Lennon was Mark David Chapman.
Dali once collaborated with Walt Disney.
Only 5% of Suriname's population live inland.
Toth was the Egyptian god of wisdom and magic. He wrote for the other gods.
For the bedroom scene in The Godfather, a real horse head was used.
In ancient Greek times, when there were no books, so poets had to carry their work in their memories.
About half the population have eyelash mites.
After the Big Bang, there was the creation of antimatter, the exact mirror of matter.
Every night, the money tossed in the Trevi Fountain in Rome is collected and donated to charities.
The film, A Nightmare on Elm Street, was based on real events.
His marriage to Lisa-Marie Presley lasted only 19 months
The idea is that a person would hear that song in a distorted way if he heard it from inside a dream.
Originally, the videogame Donkey Kong was meant to be a Popeye game.
After the Ukrainian Head of State was shot five times, a police witness walked to the gunman and said, "Is that enough?".
Some religious denominations refuse modern technology, like those who believe in the Amish religion.
In 1973, Charles Hickson and Calvin Parker arrived at a police station in the U.S. claiming to have been abducted by aliens. According to their report, the aliens had lobster-claws for hands.
A cat's urine glows under a black light.
The ending of Casablanca was shot on a very small set - the airplane is cardboard, and the airplane crew are little people.
The Minotaur was a monster with the head of a bull and the body of a man. He fed on humans.
At the age of 15, Margaret Foos showed her ability to blind read. Just by touching objects, she could read books and identity the colour of objects.
Mozart only gained fame after his death.
A sea turtle can weigh as much as a water buffalo.
Peanut and tree nut allergies are usually lifelong.
A year after his wife's disappearance, a Dutch crime writer wrote a book about a husband killing his wife.
Genghis Khan raped so many women that many Asians are actually biologically related to him.
Nicki Minaj broke the record for most Vevo views with the video for “Anaconda.”
Tom Hanks is a third cousin of Abraham Lincoln.
Vladimir Putin spent his childhood hunting rats in his apartment block.
Almost 70 % of American adults are either overweight or obese.
John F. Kennedy was the only Catholic president in American history.
Matt Damon had to lose 40 pounds for a movie role.
Phoebe and Chandler were originally supposed to be supporting characters, not part of the main six.
The Falkland Islands in the UK has about 350 sheep for every single person there.
Herman Melville's Moby Dick was first published without an epilogue because there was a a printer failure.
When U.S. president Nixon resigned in 1974, his appointed VP Ford became president. Which means that the U.S. was a dictatorship.
Anime also states that Farfetch'd are rare, because they are delicious.
The longest running political institution is the monarchy.
The average 21 year old has spent 5,000 hours playing video games.
"Federer" can be easily typed with only the left hand.
Nicki Minaj is afraid of heights.
You have several hundred million bacteria bacteria living inside of you.
Bladenboro fire: In North Carolina, Mrs. Williamson's dress spontaneously combusted.
Legend has it that the name "Beatles" is John Lennon's doing. Apprently he liked Buddy Holly's band, "The Crickets".
The lowest street-legal car, called the "Flatmobile", was built in England.
Contact with the Gympie-Gympie tree can lead to anaphylactic shock.
Timothy McVeigh's bomb killed 168 people in Oklahoma City.
Johnny Depp is afraid of clowns and spiders.
Ra was often shown as a lion, cat, or falcon, all sacred animals in ancient Egypt.
What was the world's more isolated tree, prior to 1973, was 250 miles from any other living tree.
Catnip was originally intended to be a natural bug repellant, but cats would rip up the plants.
England's Queen Anne outlived all 17 of her children.
On the American reality T.V. show "Storage Wars", Darrell Sheets once found drawings by Pablo Picasso, and a letter written by Abraham Lincoln in storage units.
Shakespeare's work has been translated into 80 languages.
The set pool of "The O.C." is actually only 4feetdeep.
Another working title: Under the Red, White and Blue.
The first coin-operated parking meter was installed in 1935in the U.S.
In Denmark, if you turn 30 and are still single, people will throw pepper on you.
It was called The Red Vineyard, and it was bought by another artist, Anna Boch.
In 2015, more Americans were killed by toddlers than by terrorists.
The Virgin Islands is a dependent territory on the U.S.
The ship was later found, with no one on the ship, everything in place, no signs of violence. The only thing missing was the Captain's journal.
The mortar used to bind the stones of the Great Wall of China is made from rice flour.
The books are about law, ironically enough.
Before his lethal injection in 1994, the serial killer John Wayne Gacy's last words were "Kiss my ass."
A human cell has 23 pairs of chromosomes in its nucleus.
After Pope Gregory IX claimed cats to be connected with the devil, cats throughout Europe were exterminated.
The act of juggling can change the brain structure in 7 days.
The Catholic Church is the body of churches that are in full communion with the Bishop in Rome.
He said that they pay would be "blood money".
Hercules' ninth labor: take the girdle of the Amazon Queen Hippolyte. He came in peace, but Hera told the Amazons that he meant war.
Gould graduated from high school at the age of 13.
In 323 BC, Alexander the Great fell ill after drinking some wine. He died two weeks later. No one knows exactly how or why.
Taylor Swift convinced Ed Sheeran to release the Pharrell-produced “Sing” as his lead single.
In Pokemon, Mew and Ditto are both genderless.
From the time Europeans arrived to what is now known as North America in the 1500's, until the 1900's, the Native American population dropped from approximately 12 million to barely 237,000.
John Wayne had an 18 inch neck.
The Himalayan mountains grow half an inch every year.
Upon eye contact, Giant Hogweed sap can cause permanent blindness.
John Lennon started a band in 1957 called The Quarry Men.
The "mere exposure effect" is the theory that people like songs if they are exposed to it a lot.
Vladimir Putin's grandfather was a cook for Vladimir Lenin and Joseph Stalin.
The countries with the lowest murder rate are Liechtenstein and Monaco, both with a count of zero.
Angela Merkel's husband, Joachim Sauer, hates publicity. The German media has named him "the Phantom of the Opera".
Andromeda is the closest galaxy after the Milky Way.
Modern swimsuits are designed so that they are faster through water than human skin.
She claims that her mother and he had an affair in 1956.
In the Netherlands, you sit in a circle for tea and cake to celebrate someone's birthday.
During the 1960s and 1970s, there was a murderer in San Francisco known as the Zodiac killer for the cryptic letters he sent to the police. Many of the letters were never cracked.
In 2008, a special diamond encrusted Rolls-Royce hood ornament was designed, and cost $200,000 dollars.
The Catholic Church's Vatican has diplomatic relations with almost every country in the world.
Superman 64was intended to be a free-roaming open world game.
France covers 12 different time zones.
If you try to hold back a sneeze, you can rupture a blood vessel.
Dandelion root is used in several soft drinks.
Bibles are illegal in Maldives.
Songs that get stuck in your head are called "earworms".
Cheap paper doesn't contain much starch. That's why when you read the morning newspaper, you might get ink residue on your hands and elbows.
There are no naturally blue foods.
In the last 70 years, almost 90 commercial airliners have gone missing.
Pandora was also the grandmother of the human race. After opening the box, she had a mortal daughter, Pyrrha, who would become the mother of all humanity.
When Irish immigrants moved to America, the jack o'lantern was made out of pumpkins, because they were cheaper than turnips.
The film, A History of Violence, was the last movie to be released on VHS.
In 1973,the world's most isolated tree, Arbre du Ténéré, was hit and destroyed by a drunk driver.
Almost 4 million Japanese golfers have golf insurance, paying about $65 dollars a year for a $3500 coverage, in case they ever get a hole-in-one.
Bob Dylan got his stage name from the poet Dylan Thomas.
The rulers of the first feudal state of Eastern Europe, the Khazars, converted to Judaism in the 8th century.
The Andromeda Galaxy is 2.2 million light years away.
His middle name was Joseph.
Emails existed before the World Wide Web.
Giant stars have burned all their hydrogen, and so fuse helium atoms to make carbon.
“Mrs. Winslow’s Soothing Syrup” a children's medicine used in the 19th century, had morphine in it.
Robin William was the voice of the genie in Aladdin.
Despite many urban myths, the Great Wall of China cannot be seen from space!
The "Futurama theorem" used for an episode of "Futurama" was actually real.
He worked on the opera for 11 years.
Vincent Van Gogh only sold one painting in his lifetime.
The Akashi Kaikyo Bridge connects Japan's mainland to the Awaji Island.
Sleeping is the best time for your brain to put together all the memories in your brain.
There is an estimated 350 million weekly views of Top Gear.
Travel has been shown to help people who suffer with depression.
The immune system of smokers is much weaker than that of non-smokers.
If man had more body hair, goosbumps would help to fluff up the coat of hair and making it a better insulator.
The most expensive car in the world costs $8.7 million.
Robert Goddard launched the first liquid-fuel rocket in 1926.
In the U.S., White evangelical Protestants are the least supportive of gay marriage.
Thriller spent 37 weeks at number one in the US Billboard chart.
Money spent on travelling makes you happier than money spent on material things.
Obama's father was an economist for the Kenyan government.
From September to March every year, an unexplained thundercloud, Hector the Convector, forms everyday on Tiwi Island in Australia.
What we call the "French Kiss" is known as the "English kiss" in France.
Garlic helps to prevent against different types of stomach, and colorectal cancers.
Divorced, widowed and separated people tend to have more sleeping problems.
Between 1525 and 1866, 12.5 million Africans were kidnapped and sold into slavery in the U. S., the Caribbean, and South America.
Your nose never stops growing.
Before Lisa became Phoebe on Friends, Ellen DeGeneres was offered the part.
In The 5th Element, the villain and the hero never meet.
Upon human contact, Giant Hogweed sap starts a chemical reaction that burns through the skin.
The Trans-Siberian Railroad travels through 87 towns and cities.
Alan Shephard’s 2 golf balls are still on the moon.
Starfish don't have brains.
25% of Americans only use their mobile device to use the Internet.
Constructed in 1632, the Taj Mahal in India is one of the greatest feats of engineering.
A person can live without food for about a month, but only about a week without water.
Only one member of Congress, Representative Kyrsten Sinema, claims no religious affiliation.
Dubai has the tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa.
In Medieval times, people who were accused of committing a crime would be forced to put their arm into a container of boiling water. If their arm would come out without any injuries, it was believed that God protected them and that they were innocent.
About 93 % of American homes watched the coverage.
The Beatles' last live performance was in 1966 in San Francisco.
When "Saturday Night Live" was first created, there was actually another showed called "Saturday Night Live with Howard Cosell".
Jessica Harrison has created a fashion trendthat makes eyelids look like lips.
Min is the name of the principle of physical life.
In Estonia, during Midsummer, young people go into the woods,build bonfires and jump over it.
Apparently, it's because listening to a song you've already heard before makes you feel smart, because you've already figured out the song.
In 2012,the fifth oldest tree in the world, The Senator, was burned down by a meth addict.
Gorillas sleep up to fourteen hours a day.
If you heat a diamond to 1405 degrees fahrenheit, it will turn into vapor.
Kneecaps develop in babies between the age of two and five.
An Australian bushranger escaped from prison so often that the government built a special cell to hold him.
In 2004, The Rolling Stone crowned the Beatles the best artists of all time.
54.5 million votes were cast for Ronald Reagan's victory.
Every human's finger print is different!
Aphrodite was known as the goddess of love and beauty.
The government investigation lead to no conclusions, as there was nothing left from the wreckage, This is the first time that a govenment has admitted seeing unidentified objects.
The gloves in a space suit have silicon rubber fingertips, which makes the astronaut feel some sense of touch.
Michael Jordan makes more money from Nike every year, than all Nike factory workers combined.
It might even reference Morgan Freeman's character in "The Shawshank Redemption", who smuggles contraband for his inmates.
Excessive stress can alter brain cells and brain structure.
The male praying mantis cannot copulate while its head is attached to its body.
In 2011, HBO fired Lena Dunham from a show called "Mildred Pierce" because apparently her acting was really bad.
Dali's portrait of his friend Paul Eluard sold for $ 22.4 million dollars, making it the most expensive surrealist painting in the world.
The key to a hit song is a repetitive chorus.
The sculpture was enlarged in 1904.
In the U.S., 220 million tons of old computers and other technological hardware are thrown out per year.
Georges Braque was the first person to have art displayed at the Louvre while he was alive.
1896 was the year of the first recorded road traffic death.
SETI, the Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence, is the program that analyzes radio signals from space for signs of life.
We call the moon's dark patches seas because people used to think that's what they were.
Dennis Nilsen would pick up men from bars or homeless people and murder them. It was his disposal of the bodies, in clogged toilets and waste areas that is what got him caught.
Goosebumps are a vestige from our evolutionary ancestors.
Canada has the most lakes in the world.
The cerebrum is the largest part of the brain, and makes up about 85% of the brain's weight.
John Steinbeck's famous book, Of Mice and Men, was first called Something that Happened.
Tea is said to have been discovered in 2737 BC by a Chinese emperor when some tea leaves accidentally blew into a pot of boiling water.
Hercules' seventh labor: capture the Cretan Bull. This savage bull was said to be crazy and breathe fire.
"CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" fired and then rehired their two main actors, George Eads and Jorja Fox in 2004.
An ordinary TNT bomb involves atomic reaction, and could be called an atomic bomb.
Hercules wrestled down the Cerberus wild heads.
Famadihana is the funerary tradition when the bones of ancestors are rewarpped in fresh cloth, and then you dance with the corpse around their tomb.
France is the most visited country in the world.
You're six times more likely to be killed by a pig than a shark.
Dogs are eaten in China.
Anubis was the son of Osiris. He guided souls to Amenti, where his father would judge them.He had the head of a jackal.
Four U.S. Presidents have been on the cover of sports illustrated: Kennedy. Ford, Reagan and Clinton.
On a beach in British Columbia, Canada, severed feet have been floating ashore for the past several years, with no proven explanation.
The first personal computer sold for $300 in 1950.
The Aqueduct of Segovia consists of 24,000 granite clocks, and was constructed without mortar.
Picasso's first word was "piz", short for "lapiz", the Spanish word for pencil.
What happened to SS Ourang fromMedan in Malaysia is one of the most curious mysteries in history. In 1947, an SOS message was sent that said the captain, and his crew, were dead. Even the telegrapher died during the transmission of the message.
If stuck in a traffic jam in China, someone will pick you up on a motorcycle, while your car is driven home.
The Roman Emperor Gaius made his favorite horse a senator.
Man is the only mammal that will willingly delay his sleep.
McCartney, Harrison and Starr played for the wedding. Lennon didn't attend.
Human hair is so fine on some parts of the body that it is almost invisible.
The Panama Canal was built in 1914.
Saturn’s rings are sets of thin rings of ice, dust and tiny rocks.
The smell of freshly cut grass is actually a plant distress call.
Humans actually have more than 5 senses.
Before the middle of the 19th century, dentures were often made with teeth taken from the mouths of dead soldiers.
The Ceveland Browns have never hosted a Super Bowl.
The announcer in Super Smash Bros.’ name is Pat Cashman, and he actually acted in some scenes of the show.
In 18th century operas, the lead singers would stand in ballet's third position.
All the royalties from Adolf Hitler's Mein Kampf go to the Bavarian government.
Actually, J.K. Rowling and Harry Potter have the same birthday: July 31.
Warren Buffett's net worth is bigger than the combined GDP of Ghana and Cambodia.
Several witnesses reported hearing shots and a sinister laughter.
No bullets were ever found at the scene, and no one was ever injured.
Chameleons can change colours in 20 seconds.
When the Mona Lisa was stolen in 1911, the empty space it left at the Louvre attracted more visitors than the painting had.
Leonardo da Vinci could write with one hand and draw with the other at the same time.
Americans receive less than two weeks of paid vacation.
The "feminist bookstore" in "Portlandia" is real! It's called "In Other Words".
The average British driver will spend 99 days stuck in traffic in their lifetime.
Adele and Leona Lewis went to the same school.
Iceland's Parliament was established in 930, and is the oldest parliament in the world.
The first opera written by a woman was called La liberazione di Ruggiero, written in 1625.
When flour companies heard about this, they made their bags more colourful.
One fast food hamburger contains meat from about 100 different cows.
No arrow could pierce the monster's hide, so Hercules beat the lion with his olive-wood club and then strangled it with his bare hands.
The Solar System has nine planets including Pluto.
Obama's favourite meal is his wife's shrimp linguini.
51% of U.S. households have a game console.
Niue's money is created in New Zealand.
In the 1960's and 70's, miles of the Great Wall of China were stripped of bricks to build civilian homes.
Odin was the supreme god of the Norse empire and was one of the creators of the world.
Dandelion flowers can be used to make wine.