Every cigarette you smoke reduces your expected life span by 11 minutes.
A tarantula spider can survive for more than two years without food.
Rats and horses can’t vomit.
A Death Row study found that ice cream and pie were the most popular desserts for a last meal followed by cake.
Moon dust smells like gunpowder according to astronauts.
"Usnavi" is a personal name in Cuba after "US Navy" ships that visited the country in the 1970s.
Shark corneas are being used in human eye transplants.
A creep is a metallurgical term for when something that is normally very strong bends because of gravity. This happens to many metals at high temperatures where they won’t melt but they will creep.
In the 1920's and early 1930's women dominated the screenwriting profession in Hollywood's movies.
Every year Finland increases in surface area by about 7 sq km (2.7 sq mi) per year because it is rebounding from the weight of ice-age glaciers and rising out of the sea.
Animals including pigs horses and even insects could be tried and convicted of crimes for several centuries across many parts of Europe.
Cephalacaudal recapitulation is the reason our extremities develop faster than the rest of us.
Couples who spend less on their wedding tend to have longer-lasting marriages.
Albert Einstein didn't like to wear socks.
Ferrets sleep around 20 hours a day.
The Aztecs sacrificed 1% of their population every year or about 250 000 people.
Queen Elizabeth I regarded herself as a paragon of cleanliness. She declared that she bathed once every three months whether she needed it or not
The song Jingle Bells was originally written for Thanksgiving.
Right-handed people tend to chew food on the right side while left-handed tend to chew on the left side.
99% of all mobile malware is targeted at Android users.
"Apollo 13" "Armageddon" and "Around the World in 80 Days" are among the movies NASA keeps aboard the International Space Station.
Clouds fly higher during the day than the night.
In Switzerland some people still regularly eat dog and cat meat. It's legal in the country.
Papaphobia is the fear of the Pope.
Scientists have developed a microparticle filled with oxygen that can be injected into the blood stream so we can live without breathing.
As a child Hitler wanted to be a priest.
The band Blink-182 incorporated under the name "Poo Poo Butt LLC." because of how funny it would be to have their accountants managers and attorneys having to say that over the phone every day.
Nigeria has more English speakers than the United Kingdom.
Nutella was invented during WW2 when an Italian pastry maker mixed hazelnuts into chocolate to extend his cocoa supply.
In France there’s a place called Y.
A group of rhinos are called a crash.
During WW2 the lights of Big Ben were dimmed so that German bombers could not use it for reference.
The sentence “The quick brown fox jumps over a lazy dog.” uses every letter of the alphabet.
By 1850 American slaves were worth US$1.3 billion one-fifth of the nation's wealth.
When scientist Niels Bohr won the Nobel Prize in 1922 the Carlsberg brewery gave him a perpetual supply of beer piped into his house.
Chocolate magnate Milton Hershey canceled his reservations for the Titanic due to last minute business matters.
99% of the solar system mass is concentrated in the sun.
Goldfish can't close their eyes as they have no eyelids.
Ounce by ounce Nutritious food costs up to 10 times more than junk food.
All of the bacteria in our body collectively weighs about 4 pounds.
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