In order to discover that penguins sleep more deeply in the afternoon scientists crept up on sleeping penguins at different times of the day and poked them with a stick until they woke up.
Dogs can see better when the light is low.
The Diary of Anne Frank is banned in Lebanon for "portraying Jews Israel or Zionism favorably".
The male goat is called a “buck” or “billy”.
60% of apps in the Apple App Store have never been downloaded.
C.S. Lewis Aldous Huxley and John F. Kennedy died on the same day.
More Monopoly money is printed in a year than real money throughout the world.
There is a waterfall in Antarctica that runs red as blood.
Providing birth control to women at no cost substantially reduced unplanned pregnancies and cut abortion rates by 62% to 78% over the U.S. national rate a study found.
The Atlantic Ocean is big enough to let every person in the US have their own cubic kilometer in it.
All the dirt from the foundation to build the World Trade Center in NYC was dumped into the Hudson River to form the community now known as Battery City Park.
In WW2 the U.S. and New Zealand secretly tested 3 700 "tsunami bombs" designed to destroy coastal cities.
Emus and kangaroos cannot walk backwards and are on the Australian coat of arms for that reason.
In space astronauts are unable to cry because there is no gravity and the tears won’t flow.
20%of women in the U.S. earn at least $5 000 more than their spouse.
British Pennies are used to adjust the time in London's Big Ben clock tower.
65% of smartphone users download zero apps per month.
If you travel across Russia you will cross seven time zones.
The movie Gravity was more expensive than the Indian Mars mission.
The World's most valuable brands areApple Microsoft and Google.
The International Space Station is about the size of a football field.
Leif Erikson is regarded as the first European to land in North America nearly 500 years before Columbus.
Bin Laden’s death was announced on 1st May 2011. Hitler’s death was announced on 1st May 1945.
Cupcakes can be as addictive as cocaine.
On average 12 newborns will be given to the wrong parents daily.
Fanta originated in Germany as a result of difficulties importing Coca-Cola syrup into Nazi Germany during WW2.
Elvis Presley failed a music class in High School.
For every grain of sand on every beach on Earth there are 10 000 stars in the universe.
Pteronophobia is the fear of being tickled by feathers!
Kissing someone is more sanitary than shaking hands if you want to avoid a cold.
All prisoners in Norway have internet in their cells.
In 2002 the comptroller of the City of New York estimated the impact of 9/11 on the city's wealth to be US$30.5 billion.
Giraffes only need to drink once every few days. Most of their water comes from all the plants they eat.
A dog's nose is the equivalent of a human fingerprint: each has a unique pattern.
There is a sect offshoot of Christianity that believes Jesus is currently living in China as a Chinese woman.
Christmas ham originally a pagan tradition was endorsed by the Catholic Church as a test of truthful conversion from Judaism.
It has been estimated it would take 70 cups of coffee to kill a 154-pound (70 kg) person.
On December 23 1947 Bell Telephone Laboratories in Murray Hill N.J. held a secret demonstration of the transistor which marked the foundation of modern electronics.
Men are less promiscuous when women are scarce.
Daniel Radcliffe's stunt double for the first 6 Harry Potter movies was paralyzed from an accident on set in the 7th movie.
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