Your mind "rewrites" monotonous speech of boring people to make it sound more interesting.
Canada has the third largest oil reserves of any country in the world after Saudi Arabia and Venezuela.
Most streets in Japan have no name.
64% of Americans don't believe global warming will seriously affect their way of life.
It's scientifically proven: being in love makes you a less productive person.
China Overtook The U.S. As The World's Largest Economy in 2014.
Ommatophobia is the fear of eyes.
When the movie "Clue" was shown in theaters in 1985 each theater was given 1 of 3 possible endings.
By 2023 the average US$1 000 laptop will be just as fast as the human brain according to Ray Kurzweil.
Every minute 2 million searches are performed on Google.
Italy is home to the largest number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites with 50.
In the border between Egypt and Sudan there are795 sq miles (2 060 km2) of land unclaimed by neither.
Cats can hear ultrasound.
All the dirt from the foundation to build the World Trade Center in NYC was dumped into the Hudson River to form the community now known as Battery City Park.
During the American Civil War Generals were 50% more likely to die in combat than Privates.
Everyday more money is printed for Monopoly sets than for the U.S. Treasury.
Oprah Winfrey and Elvis Presley are distant cousins.
In 1999 it was reported in the UK that over 3 000 people were hospitalized after tripping over a laundry basket.
The Japanese who survived the Titanic crash was called a coward in his country for not dying with the other passengers.
Reindeer like to eat bananas.
India has more population than the entire Western Hemisphere of Earth.
The Simpson's co-creator Sam Simon died of terminal cancer and left most of his fortune to animal charities and feeding the hungry.
Dinosaurs are not technically extinct since birds are considered by science as a type of dinosaur.
Steve Jobs is buried in an unmarked grave.
Australia's Highway 1 is the world's longest national highway. With about 14 500 km (9 000 mi) it circumnavigates the entire country.
The oldest plant ever to be regenerated has been grown in Russia from 32 000-year-old seeds.
In 2013 a man bought a house next to his ex-wife just to install a giant middle finger statue for her to see every day.
In their first year of life baby blue whales gain 200 pounds (91 kg) every day.
There were ancient stone tablets in Japan's 2011 tsunami struck areas with inscriptions "Do not build your homes below this point!".
Golf courses cover 4% of North America.
The Mount Everest grows 0.1576 inches (4mm) each year.
The first Russian child to receive the vaccine against smallpox was called "Vaccinov " given a pension and observed all his life.
Killing someone to prevent the theft of property is legal in Texas.
Koalas never drink water. They get fluids from the eucalyptus leaves they eat.
Dogs have only recently been able to watch TV since they need about 70 images per second which older TVs couldn't deliver.
Facebook tracks which sites you visit even AFTER you have signed out.
A cat inherited a fortune of US$13 million from its owner in Italy.
The Titanic is the only ocean liner to ever be sunk by an iceberg.
Certain frogs can be frozen solid then thawed and survive.
Around 6% of people have narcissistic personality disorder. They have a strong sense of self-importance and lack empathy.
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