Panda researchers have to wear panda costumes to work with cubs.
About 55% of all movies are rated R.
Orville Wright was involved in the first aircraft accident. His passenger a Frenchman was killed.
If Walmart were a country it would be China's sixth-largest export market.
New Zealand is the fastest country in the world to start a business: just one day.
The very first bomb that the Allies dropped on Berlin in World War Two hit an elephant.
Fewer than half the world's cultures engage in romantic kissing a study found.
There are over 3 million shipwrecks on the ocean floor according to the U.N.
Hitler led the first public anti-smoking campaign in modern history.
Many Tibetan monks sleep upright.
In 2013 the world's 7th richest person Brazilian Eike Batista lost his US$30 billion fortune and now owes US$1 billion.
Mount Everest has about 200 dead bodies on it which are now landmarks on the way to the top.
More people in the world are suffering from obesity than from hunger.
In 1923 a jockey suffered a fatal heart attack but his horse finished and won the race making him the first and only jockey to win a race after death.
8 people were crushed to death and 2000 people injured following the funeral procession of Eva Peron in Argentina.
By the time an average child leaves school in the U.S. he has seen 40 000 murders on TV.
A month before 9/11 President George W. Bush was handed a memo titled: "Bin Laden Determined To Strike in US" saying it would be by hijacking planes possibly targeting NYC.
During the Christmas season almost 28 LEGO sets are sold every second.
In France a five year old child can buy an alcoholic drink in a bar
People say “Bless you” when you sneeze because when you sneeze your heart stops for a mili-second.
Women were first allowed to participate in the Olympic Games in 1900.
Alexander the Great once held a drinking contest among his soldiers. When it was over 42 people had died from alcohol poisoning.
Men are struck by lightning five times more often than women.
The company that owned the WTC had scheduled a meeting for 9/11/2001 on Tower 1 to discuss what to do in the event of a terrorist attack but rescheduled the night before because someone couldn't attend.
The average American spends about 38 hours a year stuck in traffic.
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100 000 mobile phones are dropped down the toilet in Britain every year.
Cats from lions and tigers right down to domestic felines cannot taste anything sweet.
If you keep your eyes open by force when you sneeze you might pop an eyeball out.
During a visit to Egypt in 2012 Hillary Clinton was pelted with tomatoes and shoes while the protesters chanted "Monica Monica".
The record for the longest period without sleep is 11 days.
Men were the first to wear high heels around the 1600s. Women began wearing them to look more masculine.
Contrary to popular belief suicide rates during the Christmas holiday are low. The highest rates are during the spring.
The plastic things on the end of shoelaces are called aglets.
Every year more than 2500 left-handed people are killed from using right-handed products.
The only mammals to undergo menopause are elephants, humpback whales and human females.
The Irish deer is the largest deer to have ever existed. It went into extinction approximately 7,700 years ago.
Google intends to scan all known existing 129 million unique books before 2020.
The word ‘ejaculation’ comes from the Latin word meaning ‘throwing out’.
There's a town in Spain where 700 people share the surname "Japon" as they are descendants of 17th-century samurais who stayed there after an embassy returned to Japan.
WW2 Flight Sergeant Nicholas Alkemade survived a fall from 18 000 feet (5 500 m) without a parachute suffering only a sprained leg.
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