A duck’s quack doesn’t echo and no one knows why.
Banging your head against a wall burns 150 calories an hour.
A man left Havana in a hot air balloon in 1856 and has been missing ever since.
In 2003 Leonardo Da Vinci's machines were built and tested according to his original designs for a documentary. Some were successful and others proved to be impractical.
In Japan 685 kids were rushed to hospitals in 1997 after an intense Pokemon episode that caused dizziness vomiting and seizures.
Moon dust smells like gunpowder according to astronauts.
In Colorado medical marijuana dispensaries outnumber Starbucks locations 3 to 1.
Goldfish can see infrared radiation that is invisible to us.
Truck driving is the most dangerous occupation by accidental deaths (799 in 2001).
Many expensive Perfumes contain whale poop.
The word "soccer" originated as a slang abbreviation of the word "association"
The first Credit Card was created because of the embarrassment of a man who had to pay for dinner but forgot his wallet.
Milhouse Van Houten's middle name is Mussolini
The mortality rate of a Black Mamba snake bite is almost 100%.
Michael Jackson bought the rights to most of The Beatles' music for US$47.5 million in 1985. It's now worth US$450 million.
There's a breed of bacteria that lives in hairspray.
Texas is also the only state that is allowed to fly its state flag at the same height as the U.S. flag.
Despite a population of over a billion China has only about 200 family names.
There's a Twitter account that narrates WW2 in "real-time."
In Catalonia (Spain) a smiley-faced piece of wood called "Shitting Log" poops out the presents in Christmas.
96 elephants are killed every day in Africa.
An average human scalp has 100 000 hairs.
In 1963 Albert Heineken created a beer bottle that could also be used as a brick to build sustainable housing in impoverished countries.
Animals react to social pressure much as humans do a study concluded.
"Sphenopalatine ganglioneuralgia"is the scientific term for brain freeze.
According to Genesis 1:20-22 the chicken came before the egg.
The last surviving WW1 Veteran was a woman. She was a waitress at an air base.
In Germany there's a specific word for analyzing and learning to live with the past in particular the Holocaust: "Vergangenheitsbewaltigung."
Babies are born with no bacteria in their bodies.
svangerskabsforebyggende middel is a Danish word for "condom."
Humans use a total of 72 different muscles in speech.
$283 200 is the absolute highest amount of money you can win on Jeopardy.
No other country in Europe has as many volcanoes as Italy: the peninsula stands on a fault line.
Dumbledore isn’t only the Headmaster of Hogwarts; in fact a dumbledore is an old English term for a type of bee.
Einstein was a slow learner as a child and spoke very slowly.
Every time a woodpecker's beak hits a tree its head is subject to 1 000 times the force of gravity.
Chewing gum is banned in Singapore.
Changing the US$1 bill for a US$1 coin would save US$4.4 billion in 30 years.
The official name of Spain is the "Kingdom of Spain."
A strawberry isn't an actual berry but a banana is.
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