The word "Dinosaur" comes from the ancient Greek and means "terrible lizard".
Cats have over one hundred vocal sounds while dogs only have about ten.
Barack Obama's late father was a senior economist for the Kenyan government.
Paris was originally a Roman city called "Lutetia".
A man revived 5 rivers and brought water back to 1000 villages in India using native water-preservation techniques.
The Eiffel Tower is the most-visited paid monument in the world: 6.98 million people in 2011.
The creator of the iPod first offered the idea to Philips and RealNetworks but they failed to see its potential.
A WW1 homing pigeon saved 194 men by delivering a message despite losing a leg an eye and having been shot through the chest.
All Pakistani passports bear the inscription "This passport is valid for all countries of the World except Israel."
To escape the grip of a crocodile’s jaws push your thumbs into its eyeballs – it will let you go instantly.
Starting 2015 all New York residents must recycle their old electronics like PCs and TVs or face a US$100 fine.
Koalas hug treesto cool off on hot days.
Potatoes have more chromosomes than humans.
Dolphins Recognize and Admire Themselves in Mirrors.
While less than 5 percent of the world's population lives in the U.S. they consume almost 37% of the world's cocaine.
In 1986 a volcanic lake in Cameroon Africa burped a C02 gas cloud that killed 1 746 people in minutes.
The Romans used to make toothpaste from urine.
Every day nearly 4000 teens in the U.S. smoke their first cigarette while 1 000 start smoking on a daily basis.
In Spanish the word "esposas" means both "wives" and "handcuffs."
Malaria is thought to be responsible for the death of about half of all people who ever lived.
A member of the French Foreign Legion wounded while defending France can immediately apply for French citizenship as he is "French by spilled blood"
The southernmost active volcano on Earth is in Antarctica. It spews crystals and is very close to the U.S. Research Center.
A man rode his bike from Sweden to Mount Everest and then tried to summit. He turned around 300 feet from the top.
In the UK all horses ponies and donkeys must have a horse passport.
Hitler never learned to drive. Yet he spearheaded the development of the Volkswagen car.
The most goals scored in a World Cup's match was 10 by Hungary against El Salvador in 1982.
Golf courses cover 4% of North America.
The underwater portion of Liberty Island where the Statue of Liberty sits upon is part of New Jersey not New York.
While sudden heart attacks during sex are rare 75% of them happen to men who are cheating on their wives.
The brain treats rejection like physical pain according to scientists.
Australian koalas are in danger of extinction because over half of them have chlamydia.
Approximately 98% of software in China is pirated.
In 1989 the U.S. military blared AC/DC music at General Noriega's compound in Panama for 2 continuous days. The dictator surrendered.
"LOL" was formally recognized in 2011's update of the Oxford English Dictionary.
During WW1 a lone Portuguese soldier convinced the Germans that they were fighting against an entire unit.
The budget for the Movie "Titanic" was higher than the Titanic itself.
The Earth experiences 50 000 Earthquakes per year and is hit by Lightning 100 times a second.
The Vatican does not recognize the People's Republic of China as a legitimate state of China.
“Lassie” was played by a group of male dogs; the main one was named Pal.
35%of men from rural Brazil have had sex with an animal a study found.
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