The country code for Russia is “007″.
In 1913 Argentina was the world's 10th wealthiest nation per capita. Now it's the 54th.
During World War II, Americans tried to train bats to drop bombs.
Mars has a flag. It was designed by a NASA engineer.
People who endure more than 45-minute commute are 40% more likely to divorce.
The elephant is the only mammal that can’t jump!
123 - 45 - 67 + 89 = 100.123 + 4 - 5 + 67 - 89 = 100.123 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 + 8 - 9 = 100.1 + 23 - 4 + 5 + 6 + 78 - 9 = 100.
The CIA spent US$20 million in the 60s training cats to spy on the Soviets. The first spy cat was hit by a taxi.
There is only one pink bottlenose dolphin which has been discovered, in an inland lake in Louisiana, USA.
There's a luxury bomb shelter buried three feet under Flushing Meadows Park in Queens NYC.
The highest race horse speed ever recorded was 43.97 mph (70.76 km/h).
Al Pacino was the first "face" on Facebook.
Scientists have developed a way of charging mobile phones using urine.
After the fall of the Roman Empire the technology to make concrete was lost for 1000 years.
The wood frog and other animals have the ability to freeze solid during winter thaw in the spring and remain perfectly healthy.
During London's "Great Smog" of 1952 between 4 000 and 12 000 people died in a few days due to air pollution.
Over 20 000 people die of Cancer every day.
If you go blind in one eye you only lose about one fifth of your vision but all your sense of depth.
Papaphobia is the fear of the Pope.
Octopuses are eaten alive in Korea.
In Japan 90% of mobile phones are waterproof because youngsters use them even in the shower.
By 2023 the average US$1 000 laptop will be just as fast as the human brain according to Ray Kurzweil.
The Irish surname prefix "Mac" means "son of " while "O" means "descendant of."
Humans killed at least 2.8 million whales in the 20th century.
A giraffe has the same number of bones in its neck as a man.
All prisoners in Norway have internet in their cells.
Antarctica is the only continent without reptiles.
Rainbows are actually Circular. We don't typically see a full circle rainbow because the Earth's horizon blocks the lower part.
Daniel Radcliffe who played Harry Potter was allergic to Harry Potter glasses.
It's estimated 1.5 million people are "missing missing" in the U.S.; people who have disappeared but haven't been reported as missing.
McDonalds' Caesar salad is more fattening than their hamburger.
The average person spends 3 months of its lifetime sitting on the toilet.
Humans and dogs first became best friends 30 000 years ago.
When Steve Jobs accused Bill Gates of stealing from Apple Gates said "I think it's more like we both had this rich neighbor named Xerox and I broke into his house to steal the TV set and found out that you had already stolen it."
In 2013 two physicist managed to"tie" water into knots.
The skeleton of Jeremy Bentham is present at all important meetings of the University of London
There are over 500 000 alcohol-related deaths in Russia each year.
China has mobile "execution vans" to enforce the death penalty without moving to a proper execution ground.
Speed dating was invented by a Rabbi in 1999.
You can tell a turtle’s gender by the noise it makes. Males grunt, females hiss.
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