Uranus has only two seasons:Summer and Winter.
LSD was legal in California until 1966.
Women blink 19 times per minute compared to 11 for men.
if you die in Amsterdam without any friends or family left to attend your funeral a poet will write a poem for you and recite it at your funeral.
Mark Zuckerberg receives a US$ 1 salary as CEO of Facebook.
If you die homeless or with no money in New York City you are buried by prisoners on Hart Island in a mass grave: up to 1000 per grave for children and 50 for adults.
Elwood Edwards did the voice for the AOL sound files (i.e. “You’ve got Mail!”).
Hot water can freeze faster than cold water in some circumstances.
A bear fought in the Polish Army in WW2. He carried shells to the front line and was taught to salute.
An average human loses about 200 head hairs per day.
In 1986 a volcanic lake in Cameroon Africa burped a C02 gas cloud that killed 1 746 people in minutes.
Einstein had an illegitimate daughter born in 1902.
Christmas was once illegal in England.
President Obama has read every Harry Potter book.
If you cut off a snail’s eye, it will grow a new one.
The coldest place on Earth is a high ridge in Antarctica where temperatures can dip below -133°F (-93.2°C).
Kissing can cause tooth decay.
The U.S. has 19 aircraft carriers compared to the rest of the world's 12 aircraft carriers combined.
In the 16th and 17th centuries Europeans including royalty priests and scientists routinely ingested remedies containing human bones blood and fat as medicine for everything from headaches to epilepsy.
A blue whale is larger than a basketball court.
New Yorkers drink almost 7 times more coffee than other cities in the US.
Dogs and elephants are the only animals that seem to instinctively understand pointing.
More than 100 000 babies are born addicted to cocaine each year in the U.S. due to their mothers' use of the drug during pregnancy.
Lawn darts are illegal in Canada.
There's a moon named Cupid that orbits Uranus.
Netherlands is the only country with a national dog.
In the U.S Frisbees outsell footballs baseballs and basketballs combined.
It is estimated that only 2% of all humans have green eyes making it the rarest eye colour.
Cats are revered animals in Islam because Prophet Muhammad loved them.
27 000 trees are felled each day for toilet paper.
A snail takes 33 hours to crawl one mile.
Horses cannot throw up.
The only real person to be a Pez head was Betsy Ross.
Norway's public Universities are free for students from anywhere in the world.
Cocaine raises dopamine levels by 250% compared to 100% from sex and 50% from food.
It's impossible to sneeze while sleeping.
Goldfish can't close their eyes as they have no eyelids.
Sleeping less than 7 hours each night reduces your life expectancy.
Bacteria the tiniest free-living cells are so small that a single drop of liquid contains as many as 50 million of them.
In 1492 the Catholic monarchs of Spain issued a decree banning all Jews from Spain. Sultan Bayezid a Muslim sent the Ottoman navy to Spain to rescue the Jews from Spanish persecution.
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