The first product to have a bar code was Wrigley’s gum.
In 1960 two of The Beatles got deported from Germany for lighting a condom on fire.
The Earth's magnetic field has been steadily weakening over the past 180 years specially around Brazil and Argentina.
"Sphenopalatine ganglioneuralgia"is the scientific term for brain freeze.
An Octopus doesn't have 8 arms but 6 arms and 2 legs.
1 IN 8 American workers has been employed by McDonald's.
The U.S. has more Spanish speakers than Spain.
All dolphins have a different whistle.
Elephants are scared of bees.
The CIA operation to invade Cuba and take down Castro was dubbed "Operation Castration."
Male bees will try to attract sex partners with orchid fragrance.
About 60 million Reichmarks equivalent to £125m today was generated for the Nazi state by slave labour at Auschwitz during the Holocaust.
Coconuts kill about 150 people each year. That’s more than sharks.
Earth is the only planet not named after a god.
In Japanese there are at least 20 different ways to say "sorry."
A chicken with red ear lobes will produce brown eggs, and a chicken with white ear lobes will produce white eggs.
Mewtwo is a clone of the Pokémon Mew, yet it comes before Mew in the Pokédex.
In Japan the leading cause of death for men aged 20 to 44 is suicide.
Alcohol kills one person every 10 seconds worldwide.
Someone in the U.S. needs blood every two seconds.
A chinese man sued his wife for being too ugly and the Court agreed awarding him US$115 000.
Charles Richter who invented the Richter Scale was a nudist.
Only 5% of dogs experience dental decay compared with 90% of children.
The Mount Everest grows 0.1576 inches (4mm) each year.
Every day nearly 4000 teens in the U.S. smoke their first cigarette while 1 000 start smoking on a daily basis.
Some Fish like the Triggerfish can swim backward.
It takes one fifteen-to-twenty-year-old tree to produce seven hundred paper grocery bags.
There are more types of insects in one tropical rain forest tree than there are in the entire state of Vermont.
Paul McCartney recorded an ultrasonic whistle audible only to dogs at the end of "A Day in the Life".
There are almost 60 million dogs in the United States.
The Australian $5 to $100 notes are made of plastic.
Paraskevidekatriaphobia means fear of Friday the 13th which occurs one to three times a year.
Only two countries in the world are not allowed to sell Coca-Cola officially: North Korea and Cuba.
It's not 2013 in North Korea. The year is 102 counted after the birth of Kim Il-sung.
Because of a large orbital eccentricity Pluto was closer to the sun than Neptune between January 1979 and March 1999.
Most of the dust underneath your bed is actually your own dead skin.
Facebook tracks which sites you visit even AFTER you have signed out.
During WW1 Marie Curie attempted to donate her Gold Nobel Prize medals for the war effort but the French National Bank refused to accept them.
Phobias may be memories passed down through generations in DNA according to a new research.
The world's shortest scheduled airline flight lasts 2 minutes. It connects two islands in the UK.
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