World speed reading champion Anne Jones read all 607 pages of the last Harry Potter book in just 47 minutes.
Saddam Hussein wrote a Romantic Novel.
Rooster is simply a male chicken.
The word "mortgage" comes from a French word that means "death contract".
Golf courses cover 4% of North America.
You are required to show up to vote in Australia. If you don't you'll face a fine.
The Chinese smoking population is higher than the entire population of the U.S.
Cats sweat through their paws.
347 000 Tweets are sent every minute.
The first Friday of June is National Donut Day in the U.S.
Gary Indiana is the murder capital of the U.S. – probably the world.
Iguanas koalas and Komodo dragons all have two penises.
A snail takes 33 hours to crawl one mile.
Canada has more lakes than the rest of the world's lakes combined.
File-sharing is an official religion in Sweden. It holds CTRL+C and CTRL+V as sacred symbols.
If you feed a seagull Alka-Seltzer its stomach will explode.
There are more people speaking French in Africa than in France.
In 2013 an Italian man under house arrest asked to go to prison to escape his wife.
In Bangladesh kids as young as 15 can be jailed for cheating on their finals.
Many nursing homes in Germany have fake bus stops to collect residents with dementia who try to leave.
People who endure more than 45-minute commute are 40% more likely to divorce.
The Catholic Church once put a dead Pope on trial.
The U.S. uses less water now than it did in 1970.
A man received the heart of a suicide victim married his widow and years later killed himself on the same way his donor did.
The script of the movie "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" took just 6 days to write.
A group of frogs is called an army.
Will Smith Nicolas Cage Tom Cruise Johnny Depp and Leo DiCaprio were offered the part of Neo in "The Matrix" movie before Keanu Reeves.
Twitter is more addictive than cigarettes and alcohol according to a study.
Grapes explode when you put them in the microwave.
In every episode of Seinfeld there is a Superman somewhere.
Some lizards squirt blood out of their eyes as protection against predators.
Rich people in China hire body doubles to serve their prison sentence.
Mariah Carey's legs are insured for US$1 billion.
India's "Go Air" airline only hires female flight attendants because they are lighter so they save up to US$500 000 per year in fuel.
Mr. T's gold collection is worth over US$120 000.
The very first bomb dropped by the Allies on Berlin during World War II Killed the only elephant in the Berlin Zoo.
In the beginning Starbucks only sold roasted whole coffee beans.
1 in 10 000 people has their internal organs reversed or "mirrored" from their normal positions.
Your heartbeat changes and mimics the music you listen to.
The pineapple is actually a berry.
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