US$1 in every US$5 paid in taxes in the U.S. goes to defense.
40%of minors having an abortion report that neither of their parents knew about the abortion.
Daniel Boone hated coonskin caps.
The Statue of Liberty wears a size 879 shoe.
Before being an actor Bruce Willis worked as a private investigator.
Baby whales can gain up to 200 pounds per day.
The first alarm clock could only ring at 4am.
23% of all photocopier faults worldwide are caused by people sitting on them and photocopying their butts.
Scientists estimate that the moon's width has shrunk by about 600 feet (182 meters) since the rocky body first formed.
Illegal immigration from Mexico to the U.S. has decreased by 80% since 2000.
At the Wife Carrying World Championships in Finland first prize is the wife's weight in beer.
The word "Scientist"first appeared in 1833.
If Thai policemen break the law they are forced to wear a Hello Kitty armband.
The key to happiness is spending your money on experiences rather than possessions according to studies.
Most toilets flush in E flat.
Laughing 100 times is equivalent to 15 minutes of exercise on a stationary bicycle.
Sharks have an astounding sense of smell so powerful that they can detect a single drop of blood in an Olympic-sized pool.
A secretary once told Steve Jobs she was late for work because her car wouldn't start. That afternoon Jobs threw her a set of keys for a brand new Jaguar saying: "Here don't be late anymore."
In 1983 the first mobile phones went on sale in the U.S. at almost $4 000 each.
The most children born to one woman is 69.
Fingernails grow nearly 4 times faster than toenails!
Around 6% of people have narcissistic personality disorder. They have a strong sense of self-importance and lack empathy.
A Virginia law requires all bathtubs to be kept inside the house
In the early 1940s the FCC assigned television’s Channel 1 to mobile services (like two-way radios in taxis) but did not re-number the other channel assignments.
Cats can hear ultrasound.
Swearing on the Bible is forbidden by the Bible.
It is estimated that millions of trees are planted by forgetful squirrels.
You don't like the original version of a song because it's better. You like it because it's the one you heard first.
The "eye for an eye" principle is not interpreted literally in Judaism but as a proportional monetary compensation.
A cesium atom in an atomic clock beats 9 192 631 770 times a second.
Taller women are more likely to get cancer according to a study.
Elwood Edwards did the voice for the AOL sound files (i.e. “You’ve got Mail!”).
When Zuckerberg created Facebook in 2004 he bragged about people trusting his site with personal information. "Dumb f*cks" he called them.
Spaniard double agent Joan Pujol Garcia had the rare distinction of receiving an Iron Cross from the Germans and an MBE from the British during WW2.
More people in the world are suffering from obesity than from hunger.
Elvis Presley failed a music class in High School.
The Queen of the UK is the legal owner of one-sixth of the Earth's land surface.
In 1961 MIT student Steve Russell created SPACEWARS the first interactive computer game on a Digital PDP-1 (Programmed Data Processor-1) mainframe computer. Limited by the computer technology of the time ASCII text characters were the ‘graphics’ and people could only play the game on a device that took up the floorspace of a small house.
About seven million cars are junked each year in the U.S.
Ten percent of the Russian government’s income comes from the sale of vodka.
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