A Boeing 747s wingspan is longer than the Wright brother’s first flight.
The average dog can run about 19 mph.
A dik-dik is a tiny antelope that lives in East Africa, Namibia and Angola.
According to NASA it would cost about US$18 000 to send a letter to Mars.
Rats multiply so quickly that in 18 months two rats could have over a million descendants.
During the American Civil War it was necessary to print out money in a hurry so the Treasury released paper bills with designated values of fractions of a dollar.
Ancient Babylonians did math in base 60 instead of base 10. That's why we have 60 seconds in a minute and 360 degrees in a circle.
It's illegal for drug companies to advertise directly to consumers almost everywhere in the world except in the U.S. and New Zealand.
Most elephants weigh less than the tongue of a blue whale.
Atheism is punished with the death penalty in 13 countries.
Women who snore during pregnancy are more likely to have smaller babies according to a study.
Cats have +100 sounds in their vocal repertoire while dogs have only 10.
The word "Dinosaur" comes from the ancient Greek and means "terrible lizard".
There's a nuclear bomb lost somewhere off the coast of Georgia.
The world's largest pyramid is not in Egypt but in Mexico.
Apple's iPhone has higher sales than everything Microsoft has to offer.
In New York State it is illegal to but any alcohol on Sundays before noon.
Italy is the largest producer of wine in the world.
Dolphins can communicate with one another over a telephone and appear to know who they are talking to.
"Tinku" is a festival in Bolivia where people beat each other for 2 or 3 days straight.
Cancer causes more deaths than AIDS tuberculosis and malaria combined.
Every cigarette you smoke reduces your expected life span by 11 minutes.
Sharks have an astounding sense of smell so powerful that they can detect a single drop of blood in an Olympic-sized pool.
Over 16 000 religious festivals across Spain are said to involve animal cruelty. About 60 000 animals die every year on them.
Switzerland is the only country with a square flag.
In 132 AD a Chinese inventor built a seismograph which at the moment of an earthquake expelled a copper ball out of the mouth of a dragon and into the mouth of a frog.
The number of Chinese killed by the Japanese during WW2 is greater than the number of Jews killed in the Holocaust.
Ancient Greek democracy lasted for only 185 years
Approximately 75% of human feces is made of water.
Liposuctioned human fat can be recycled as fuel.
In England in the 1880′s pants was considered a dirty word.
A word or sentence that is the same front and back (racecar kayak) is called a “palindrome”.
Who’s that playing the piano on the “Mad About You” theme? Paul Reiser himself.
Penguins have an organ near the eye that filters salt from the water out of their system.
Fortune cookies are not a traditional Chinese custom. They were invented in early 1900 in San Francisco.
”Judge Judy” has a $25 000 000 salary while Supreme Court Justice Ginsberg has a $190 100 salary.
YouTube star Grumpy Cat earned more money than Oscar-Winning Actress Gwyneth Paltrow in 2014.
The Irish deer is the largest deer to have ever existed. It went into extinction approximately 7,700 years ago.
Elvis Presley's manager Colonel Tom Parker used to sell both 'I love Elvis' and 'I hate Elvis' badges at his concerts.
Couples who spend less on their wedding tend to have longer-lasting marriages.
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