North Korea is outsourcing its forced labor camps to work in Siberia.
California consumes more bottled water than any other product.
It's not 2013 in North Korea. The year is 102 counted after the birth of Kim Il-sung.
Ancient Romans used a sponge on a stick to clean themselves after pooping and shared it with everyone.
A Muslim family that saved Jews during the Holocaust was later saved by Israel during the genocide in Bosnia and converted to Judaism.
There's a resort in Finland where you sleep in a glass igloo to watch the northern lights.
"Science" and "shit" both come from the ancient word "skheid " meaning to "separate" or "divide."
The "Doggone Project" in Germany works recycling deceased pets into fertilizer.
The King James Bible has inspired the lyrics of more pop songs than any other book.
The airplane Buddy Holly died in the “American Pie.” (Thus the name of the Don McLean song.)
Ears and Nose never stop growing.
Without your pinky finger you would lose about 50% of your hand strength.
The world's oldest university in continuous operation is the University of Bologna in Italy founded in 1088.
The man who ordered the grounding of all aircraft in the U.S. on 9/11 was on his first day on the job.
Blue whales have large enough aortas (the main blood vessel) for a human to crawl through.
The phrase “rule of thumb” is derived from an old English law which stated that you couldn’t beat your wife with anything wider than your thumb.
A grasshopper can leap 20 times the length of its own body.
The surface of the Earth is about 60% water and 10% ice.
The average temperature in Mars is -81°F (-63°C).
First novel ever written on a typewriter: Tom Sawyer
Broccoli and cauliflower are the only vegetables that are flowers.
Contact lenses were first proposed by Leonardo Da Vinci in 1508.
In 1989 it took Danny Elfman just two days to compose the show’s famous theme tune.
Some lizards squirt blood out of their eyes as protection against predators.
Ommatophobia is the fear of eyes.
The common basilisk is also known as the "Jesus Christ Lizard" for its ability to run on the surface of water.
In 2005 MySpace was in talks to buy Facebook but rejected Mark Zuckerberg's asking price of US$75 million as too expensive.
There is no solid proof of who built the Taj Mahal.
One of the widest freeways in the world is the Katy Freeway part of the Interstate 10 in Texas with up to 26 lanes across.
The average garden variety caterpillar has 248 muscles in its head.
In a tradition dating to the begining of the Westminster system of government the bench in the middle of a Westminster parliarment is two and a half sword lengths long. This was so the government and oppositon couldn’t have a go at each other if it all got a bit heated
The World's oldest known creature a mollusc was 507 years old until scientists killed it by mistake.
The highest place on Earth and closest to space is Mount Chimborazo in the Andes.
There are more cars than people in Los Angeles.
A crocodile can’t move its tongue and cannot chew. Its digestive juices are so strong that it can digest a steel nail.
The most expensive First Class suites in the Titanic were to have cost up to £870 (£75 156 today).
Cats sweat through their paws.
Tasmania Australia has the cleanest air in the inhabited world.
During WW2 two polish doctors saved 8 000 Jews from the Holocaust by faking a typhus epidemic that stopped the Nazis entering their town.
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