9 million people are in prisons around world and a quarter of them are in the U.S.
The first Frenchman known to visit Japan was imprisoned tortured and killed because he tried to promote Christianity.
Researchers found 1 458 new species of bacteria in belly buttons.
Outside the USA Ireland is the largest software producing country in the world.
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.
Google is offering US$20 million to any private team that can land on the moon by New Year's Eve of 2016.
More people in the world are suffering from obesity than from hunger.
During WW2 Japan received Jewish refugees and rejected the resulting Nazi German protests.
On average 12 newborns will be given to the wrong parents daily.
Breathing the air of Beijing has the same health risks as smoking 21 cigarettes a day.
Signs that a circling shark will attack: it will hunch its back lower its pectoral fins and swim in zigzag motions.
No one has ever seen a giraffe swimming.
As passengers on Earth we are all carried around the sun at a mean velocity of 66 600 mph (107 182 km/h).
A snail can sleep for 3 years.
The only thing left on Bill Gates' bucket list is not to die.
The birth rate for twins has increased 76% since 1980.
Earth Texas is the only place on Earth named "Earth."
Joggers live on average six years longer.
The skeleton of Jeremy Bentham is present at all important meetings of the University of London
FIFA has more member countries than the U.N.
Most married couples are happiest in their third year of marriage.
In ancient Greece “idiot” meant a private citizen or layman.
Einstein Failed his University Entrance Exam and had to reapply a year later.
A baby is born on its predicted due date just 4% of the time.
A rat can last longer without water than a camel.
In Ancient Egypt killing a cat even accidentally incurred the death penalty.
Honking your car horn except in an emergency is illegal in NYC.
Cats have three eyelids.
There's a building project in Berlin Germany where they want to build a Christian church a mosque and a synagogue all in one.
The world's oceans contain nearly 20 million tons of gold.
Couples who live together before engagement have a higher divorce rates than those who wait.
The World's Oldest Dress was found in Egypt and it is 5 000 years old.
The richest man in India Mukesh Ambani built a home valued at US$1 billion. It's a 27-story building with 3 helipads a 6-floor car park a staff of 600 a 4-storey hanging garden and a cinema.
During a severe windstorm or rainstorm the Empire State Building sways several feet to either side.
Car wrecks are the number one cause of death for Americans under 35.
There are about 3 million first dates every day worldwide..
In 1913 Argentina was the world's 10th wealthiest nation per capita. Now it's the 54th.
About 153 000 people will die on your birthday.
Birds don’t urinate.
Steve Jobs is buried in an unmarked grave.
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