75% of the artificial vanilla produced in the world is used for ice cream and as a flavoring for chocolate.
The airplane Buddy Holly died in was the “American Pie” (Thus the name of the Don McLean song).
Cost of raising a medium-sized dog to the age of 11: £4000
Google's first tweet ever was "I'm feeling lucky" written in binary code.
Hitler had a portrait of Henry Ford behind his desk regarding him as an "inspiration".
Construction workers in Brazil cemented a car on a pavement after its driver refused to move it.
Toilets were found in many ancient Egyptian tombs.
The Egyptian Kahun Papyrus (1850 B.C.) suggests crocodile feces either for preventing conception or as an abortifacient.
Norman Borlaug an agricultural scientist developed new strains of crops which yielded 4 times as much food . He is said to have saved the lives of over a billion people making him one of the most influential men in human history.
Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogery- chwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch is the official name of a village in Wales.
Bill Gates aimed to become a millionaire by the age of 30. However he became a billionaire at 31.
The world's widest avenue is the "9th of July" in Argentina with 14 lanes plus 4 lanes of parallel streets.
In an analysis of 200000 ostriches over 80 years not one tried to bury its head in the sand.
The airplane Buddy Holly died in the “American Pie.” (Thus the name of the Don McLean song.)
In Finland when someone earns their Ph.D. they are given a top hat and a sword.
More than a third of the world's smokers are Chinese.
There are more Facebook users from the U.S. than U.S. citizens that voted in the last election.
You can tell a turtle’s gender by the noise it makes. Males grunt, females hiss.
Your brain generates 25 watts of power while you’re awake. This amount of energy is enough to illuminate a lightbulb.
300 workers 18 038 pieces of wrought iron and 2.5 million rivets were needed to build the Eiffel Tower.
Elvis had a twin brother named Garon who died at birth which is why Elvis middle name was Aron.
There are 2 pets for every 3 people in the U.S.
The African nation of Mozambique has an AK-47 assault rifle on its flag.
Pope Francis used to work as a bar bouncer in Buenos Aires Argentina.
There's an organization that parachutes copies of the Bible into North Korea.
Coconuts kill about 150 people each year. That’s more than sharks.
In WW2 the U.S. and New Zealand secretly tested 3 700 "tsunami bombs" designed to destroy coastal cities.
In 2012 divers discovered a 2 000-year-old Roman shipwreck that was so well preserved even the food was intact in its storage jars.
Global warming could drive to extinction as many as 1 in 6 animal and plant species.
A puppy is born blind, deaf, and toothless.
California has more than 130 000 people in prison.
Edward VIII King of the UK in 1936 was a Nazi sympathiser and later argued that bombing England could bring peace by ending WW2.
Apiphobia is the fear of bees.
Both ancient Egyptian and Greek medicine recognized obesity as a medical disorder.
“Canada” is an Indian word meaning “Big Village”.
In 2010 General Electric made over US$14 billion in profits but paid US$0 in taxes in the U.S.
Mars had an oxygen-rich atmosphere around 4 billion years ago.
Tomatoes have more genes than humans.
Abraham Lincoln has no confirmed living descendants. The last one a great-grandson died in 1985.
Two-thirds of the world’s eggplant is grown in New Jersey.
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