Each year Americans throw out enough soda cans and bottles to reach the moon and back 20 times.
During WW1 the King of England the Tsar of Russia and the Emperor of Germany were all first cousins.
Cherophobia is the fear of being too happy because "something tragic" will happen.
When we think of Big Ben in London we think of the clock. Actually it’s the bell.
Four forward compartments could flood without risk of the Titanic sinking. Six did.
A ‘jiffy’ is a unit of time for 1/100th of a second.
Most married couples are happiest in their third year of marriage.
There are more than fifty different kinds of kangaroos.
Japan has 5.52 million vending machines.
In some European countries children are given gifts on December 6 rather than in Christmas Day.
When Zuckerberg created Facebook in 2004 he bragged about people trusting his site with personal information. "Dumb f*cks" he called them.
Tom Sawyer was the first novel written on a typewriter.
A literal translation of a standard traffic sign in China: “Give large space to the festive dog that makes sport in the roadway.”
JFK's application to Harvard was just 5 sentences long.
In 2005 a man named Ronald MacDonald actually robbed a Wendy's.
In Japan teachers and students come together to clean the classrooms and cafeteria.
There is a hotel in Sweden built entirely out of ice; it is rebuilt every year.
Australia claims to own the largest territory in Antarctica: 5.8 million sq km (2.2 million sq mi).
If a frog’s mouth is held open for too long the frog will suffocate.
Police officers in one state in India are given a slight pay upgrade for having a moustache.
Every 2 weeks on average someone jumps off the Golden Gate Bridge.
The life span of giant pandas in the wild is approximately 20 years.
The band Blink-182 incorporated under the name "Poo Poo Butt LLC." because of how funny it would be to have their accountants managers and attorneys having to say that over the phone every day.
Montpelier Vermont is the only state capital without a McDonalds.
A small child could swim through the veins of a blue whale.
The postage stamp of The Statue of Liberty depicts not the real statue in New York but the replica in Las Vegas.
Gleevec a cancer drug that costs US$70 000 in the U.S. per year cost just US$2 500 in India because it can't be patented there.
The first mobile phone call was made in 1973 by Martin Cooper a former Motorola inventor.
A cow gives nearly 200 000 glasses of milk in her lifetime.
Female polar bears normally start having baby cubs at the age of four or five.
Alexander the Great was simultaneously the King of Macedonia Pharaoh of Egypt King of Persia and King of Asia.
Earth is the only place in the Solar System where water can be present in its three states: solid liquid and vapour.
Graca Machel is the only woman to have been first lady of two separate countries: Mozambique and South Africa.
Women who snore during pregnancy are more likely to have smaller babies according to a study.
For the 4th consecutive year Google was named the best company to work for in the U.S. by Fortune Mag in 2014.
When Germany won the 2014 World Cup in Brazil it was the first time as a united country. The three previous times the soccer World Cup was won by West Germany.
All the departure boards at NYC's Grand Central are exactly one minute wrong.
Facebook earns an average of US$5.85 from every U.S. user.
A fierce gust of wind blew 45 year old Vittorio Luise’s car into a rover near Naples Italy in 1980. He managed to break a window climb out and swim to shore–where a tree blew over and killed him.
Ice melting in Antarctica has caused a small shift in gravity in the region.
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