Saddam Hussein used Whitney Houston's song "I will always love you" for his 2002 campaign.
A newly-discovered species of rust-eating bacteria will have consumed the wreck of the Titanic within 20 years.
Your tongue is the only muscle in your body that is attached at only one end.
Dik-diks weigh between three and six kilogrammes.
You can be fined up to $1 000 for whistling on Sunday in Salt Lake City Utah.
All the departure boards at NYC's Grand Central are exactly one minute wrong.
Hippos attract mates by urinating and defecating.
Insects outnumber humans 100 000 000 to one.
Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.
51% of Italians can't afford a vacation.
All of the 20 richest women in the world --except for #17-- inherited their money from either their husband or their father.
Spiders lobsters and snails have blue blood due to the presence of hemocyanin which contains copper.
There is more CO2 (carbon dioxide) in the atmosphere today than at any point in the last 800 000 years.
San Francisco was part of Mexico until the Mexican-American War in 1848.
Bill Gates'SAT score was 1590 out of 1600.
The last time somebody died from a spider bite in Australia was in 1981.
Four Japanese scientists measured the amount of friction between a shoe a banana skin and the floor: it's 0.07.
Ithyphallophobia is the fear of erections.
The Earth lost 40% of its wildlife in the past 40 years according to the WWF.
Male dogs will raise their legs while urinating to aim higher on a tree or lamppost because they want to leave a message that they are tall and intimidating. Some wild dogs in Africa try to run up tree trunks while they are urinating to appear to be very large.
College textbooks prices in the U.S. have risen faster than health-care housing and inflation.
An individual horse has a peak power output of 14.9 horsepower.
The World Trade Center's most famous survivor and president of its support group Tania Head was later found to be a fraud: she wasn't even in NYC on 9/11.
A man is 35% more likely to be diagnosed with prostate cancer than a woman is to be diagnosed with breast cancer.
The average man is 4-5 inches taller than the average woman.
In Uganda, 50% of the population is under 15 years of age.
During the 70s a suicide jumper from the Golden Gate Bridge left a note that read "I'm going to walk to the bridge. If one person smiles at me on the way I will not jump."
Smartphone users check Facebook 14 times a day.
Coffee is the world's second most valuable traded commodity only behind petroleum.
Every year life expectancy increases by 3 months.
Speed dating was invented by a Rabbi in 1999.
Young beavers stay with their parents for the first two years of their lives before going out on their own.
During Argentina's dictatorship opponents were pushed out of planes alive with weights attached to their feet so no bodies would be found as evidence.
Alexander the Great once held a drinking contest among his soldiers. When it was over 42 people had died from alcohol poisoning.
For 214 years until 2012 it was illegal in Paris France for women to wear trousers.
The average fox weighs 14 pounds.
The Marshall Islands won't exist if we warm the planet 2 degrees.
The averageFacebook U S. user spends 40 minutes a day on the site.
In North Korea only military and government officials can own motor vehicles.
A wind with a speed of 74 miles or more is designated a hurricane.
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