The Spanish flu caused about a third of total military deaths in WW1.
In the U.S. the apples sold at stores can be up to a year old.
In Victoria Australia only a licensed electrician is allowed to change a light bulb.
Nutmeg is extremely poisonous if injected intravenously
The Pentagon has a plan for combating a zombie apocalypse.
People experience better sleep during the new moon and worse sleep during a full moon a study found.
Speed dating was invented by a Rabbi in 1999.
The blue whale is the largest of all whales and is also considered the largest animal to have ever existed in the world.
There's a direct descendant of Christopher Columbus alive today. He's a Spanish noble.
The skin is 64% water muscles and kidneys are 79% and even the bones are watery: 31%.
Joggers live on average six years longer.
If you lift a kangaroo’s tail off the ground it can’t hop – they use their tails for balance.
You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching television.
A Colombian woman was raised by monkeys after being kidnaped and abandoned in the jungle as a child.
68%of women say they would have an affair if they knew they could get away with it.
The average number of readers of any given published scientific paper is said to be 0.6.
Hannibal had only one eye after getting a disease while attacking Rome.
When two people kiss they exchange between 10 million and 1 billion bacteria.
1 665 steps are needed to climb all the way to the top of the Eiffel Tower.
Abraham Lincoln's son Robert was saved from a train accident by Edwin Booth brother of his father's killer John Wilkes Booth.
Paris was originally a Roman city called "Lutetia".
Chemotherapy is a by-product of the mustard gas used in WW1.
Dumbledore isn’t only the Headmaster of Hogwarts; in fact a dumbledore is an old English term for a type of bee.
The city of New York will pay for a one-way plane ticket for any homeless person if they have a guaranteed place to stay elsewhere.
Elvis Presley's manager Colonel Tom Parker used to sell both 'I love Elvis' and 'I hate Elvis' badges at his concerts.
New York gets 15 times as much snow as the South Pole.
A newborn baby has about one cup of blood in his body.
20 million 20-year-old trees are cut down in China every year to make chopsticks.
During WW1 a Hungarian man was shot in the frontal lobe making it impossible for him to fall asleep. He continued to live a full sleepless life.
90% of everything written in English uses just 1 000 words.
Every August 13this celebrated"Left-Handers Day"since 1996.
51% of people surveyed in the U.S. say Abortion should be legal in all or most cases.
Rats laugh when tickled.
Spiders lobsters and snails have blue blood due to the presence of hemocyanin which contains copper.
"101 Dalmatians" was based on a book that had a sequel called "The Starlight Barking" in which dogs could fly and meet an alien dog.
A man’s beard grows fastest when he anticipates sex.
When sharks take a bite their eyes roll back and their teeth jut out.
In 1945 a rooster named Mike lived 18 months without a head.
There were 240 pedestrian fatalities in New York City in 1994.
King Louis XIX ruled France for 15 minutes.
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