20% of the Earth's oxygen is produced by the Amazon rainforest.
In 1967 the Nigerian Civil War ground to a halt for two days because both sides wanted to watch soccer player Pele in an exhibition match.
North American oysters do not make pearls of any value.
Every year Finland increases in surface area by about 7 sq km (2.7 sq mi) per year because it is rebounding from the weight of ice-age glaciers and rising out of the sea.
About 165 000 cars are produced every day.
Our lungs and nasal passages have exquisitely tiny hairs called cilia that can "taste" bitter flavors.
Paraskavedekatriaphobia is the fear of Friday the 13th!
The average woman in the UK has 150 different hairstyles in her lifetime.
30% of businesses in the U.S. are owned by women.
A clean mouth has between1 000 and 100 000 bacteria on each tooth.
Someone paid $14 000 for the bra worn by Marilyn Monroe in the film ‘Some Like It Hot’.
In Norway stripping counts as an art form for tax purposes.
Research shows that if you're afraid of spiders you're more likely to find one in your bedroom.
Mel Blanc (the voice of Bugs Bunny) was allergic to carrots.
In the last 3 500 years there have been approximately 230 years of peace throughout the civilized world.
Water constitutes only 0.07% of the earth by mass or 0.4% of the earth by volume.
Some cats have survived falls from over 32 stories (320 meters) onto concrete due largely to their “righting reflex.”
There's an underground river 4 KM (2.4 mi) beneath the Amazon River in Brazil that might be as long but hundreds of times wider.
England is smaller than New England.
Mobile Phone Throwing is an official sport in Finland.
Los Angeles’s full name is “El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de los Angeles de Porciuncula.”
Steven Spielberg completed his degree course 33 years after dropping out by submitting Schindler's List as his final project.
The brain treats rejection like physical pain according to scientists.
A lightning bolt generates temperatures five times hotter than those found on the sun’s surface.
In Miami Florida roosting vultures have taken to snatching poodles from rooftop patios.
There is no scientific evidence that shaving or waxing will make your hair come back thicker.
Snakes can have two heads and fight each other for food.
90% of all creatures who live underwater below 1 500 feet are luminous.
A blind chameleon still changes colors to match his environment.
Ears and Nose never stop growing.
99% of all mobile malware is targeted at Android users.
When you donate your body to science it can get used as a crash test dummy for medical training forensic research or to save a life through organ transplants.
The Gulf War cost each American US$306 while Vietnam was US$2 204 per person. The Korean War cost US$2 266 and WW2 US$20 388 per person.
A cooling cap can prevent breast cancer patients facing chemotherapy from losing their hair.
By 2020 China could have between 30 million and 40 million men who cannot find wives.
Manhattan comes from a word in the Lenape language that means "Island of many hills".
The star that's closest to our sun Proxima Centauri is still much farther away than Pluto.
During his time as a Congressman and later as U.S. President John F Kennedy donated all of his salary to charity.
In 1989 the U.S. military blared AC/DC music at General Noriega's compound in Panama for 2 continuous days. The dictator surrendered.
More people commit suicide in New York City than are murdered.
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