The average life of a taste bud is 10 days.
Benjamin Franklin attempted to abolish slavery already in 1790.
In 2011 a woman bought a "non-visible" piece of art for $10 000.
Philematologyis the science of kissing.
In 2010 the country of Ghana in Africa banned the sale of second hand underwear.
Hara kiri is an impolite way of saying the Japanese word seppuku which means literally belly splitting.
A Jewish sect Neturei Karta supports Palestine and calls for a peaceful dismantling of the State of Israel.
Men can lactate too but only under extreme circumstances.
The original story from “Tales of 1001 Arabian Nights” begins “Aladdin was a little Chinese boy.”
One quarter of the bones in your body are in your feet.
Facebook, Skype and Twitter are all banned in China.
Your heart beats over 100 000 times per day.
Some sloths remain hanging from branches even after death.
There are more than 100 types of cancers; any part of the body can be affected.
Canada has the third largest oil reserves of any country in the world after Saudi Arabia and Venezuela.
In the Netherlands there are dozens of public facilities where you can bring recreational drugs including marijuana cocaine and ecstasy to test if they are safe.
The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket.
A cesium atom in an atomic clock beats 9 192 631 770 times a second.
The height of the Eiffel Tower varies by 5.9 inches (15 cm) due to temperature changes.
There are 45 miles of nerves in the skin of a human being.
Prostitutes in Spain have to wear reflective vests like highway workers to reduce accidents.
Women can get pregnant even 5 to 8 days after having sex.
US$1 in every US$5 paid in taxes in the U.S. goes to defense.
Crack cocaine is considered the most addictive form of cocaine.
When you tie a noose the rope is wrapped twelve times around because it’s the same length as a persons head.
When you sneeze all your bodily functions stop even your heart.
The population of Jews in the world is similar to the margin of error in the Chinese census.
Oysters can change from one gender to another and back again depending on which is best for mating.
In London it is illegal to die in the Houses of Parliament.
Many species of owls have special feathers for flying silently.
A blue whale's tongue can weigh as much as an elephant.
The Simpson's co-creator Sam Simon died of terminal cancer and left most of his fortune to animal charities and feeding the hungry.
Ever wonder where the phrase two bits came from? Some coins used in the American colonies before the Revolutionary War were Spanish dollars which could be cut into pieces or bits. Since two pieces equaled one-fourth dollar the expression two bits came into being as a name for 25 cents.
Teddy bears were named after U.S. President Theodore 'Teddy' Roosevelt.
The International Space Station is about the size of a football field.
In 1961 Robert F Kennedy said the U.S. would have a black president within 40 years.
Anise is the scent on the artificial rabbit that is used in greyhound races.
The World's Oldest Dress was found in Egypt and it is 5 000 years old.
Snakes have flexible jaws which allow them to eat prey bigger than their head.
A 10-Year-Old Goldfish Had a 45-Minute Surgery To Remove A Tumor in 2014.
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