If you were to take a taxicab from New York City to Los Angeles it would cost you $8 325.
Each Russian consumes 18 litres (4.8 US gal) of alcohol per year doubling what experts consider dangerous.
Nearly three percent of the ice in Antarctic glaciers is penguin urine.
The toothbrush was invented in China in 1498.
The sport of 'Ultimate Frisbee' is recognised by the International Olympic Committee.
Illegal immigration from Mexico to the U.S. has decreased by 80% since 2000.
You are required to show up to vote in Australia. If you don't you'll face a fine.
Spain had more unemployment in 2013 (27.2%) than the US had during the Great Depression (25%).
Musician Eddie Van Halen blamed guitar picks for giving him tongue cancer.
A cockroach can live several weeks with its head cut off.
Floating cities above the clouds of Venus may be our best bet for becoming a two-planet species. Conditions there are so similar to Earth a human wouldn't need a pressurized suit the gravity is similar and transit times are shorter than to Mars.
If you leave everything to the last minute… it will only take a minute.
Olympic Gold Medals only contain 1.34% of gold.
A man will ejaculate approximately 18 quarts of semen in his lifetime.
Led Zeppelin got their name from a fellow musician who said their band would go down like a "lead balloon."
If you travel across Russia you will cross seven time zones.
There are no words in the dictionary that rhyme with orange purple silver and month.
The first arrest for Marijuana possession and selling in the U.S. occurred in Denver Colorado on October 2 1937.
Rio de Janeiro means "January River" and it was called that by mistake. A Portuguese explorer thought the bay was the mouth of a river.
"LOL" was formally recognized in 2011's update of the Oxford English Dictionary.
In England the Speaker of the House is not allowed to speak.
The average person walks the equivalent of twice around the world in a lifetime.
The town of Docker River in Australia was once invaded by 6 000 camels that came in search of water.
About 8,000 Americans are injured by musical instruments each year.
In Bhutan marijuana was only ever used to feed pigs before the advent of TV.
The estimated value of the cash bonds and jewellery carried by The Titanic's passengers was US$6 000 000.
The World's Biggest Mall located in China is 99% empty.
1 in 5 Americans believes that the world will end in their lifetime.
Scientists finally concluded that the chicken came first not the egg because the protein which makes egg shells is only produced by hens.
During London's "Great Smog" of 1952 between 4 000 and 12 000 people died in a few days due to air pollution.
Alex an African grey parrot was the first and only non-human animal to ask an existential question: he asked what color he was.
There's a toilet-themed restaurant in Taiwan where food is served on miniature toilets.
In 2012 Humans generated over 49 million tons of electronic waste.
The great horned owl has no sense of smell.
Ancient Egypt King Tutankhamun died at the age of 18.
The average number of readers of any given published scientific paper is said to be 0.6.
There is enough gold in Earth's core to coat its entire surface to a depth of 1.5 feet.
In 2012 a court in Italy ruled that telling a man he has "no balls" is a crime punishable with a fine.
During a car crash 40% of drivers never even hit the brakes.
In 2013 an Italian man under house arrest asked to go to prison to escape his wife.
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