Nelson Mandela slept on a thin mat on a stone floor for most of his 27 years in prison.
Many Tibetan monks sleep upright.
Scarlett Johansson voiced Mandy in the Spongebob Movie.
Al Pacino was the first "face" on Facebook.
A healthy (non-colorblind) human eye can distinguish between 500 shades of gray.
One tiger alone killed 430 people in Nepal and India in the 19th century.
The 1556 Shaanxi earthquake in China was the deadliest earthquake on record with 830 000 deaths.
Nearly three percent of the ice in Antarctic glaciers is penguin urine.
There is a version of the Bible translated into Hawaiian Pidgin called 'Da Jesus Book'.
Italy has the eighth-largest economy in the world.
Nintendo had a chain of sex hotels in the 1950s.
Pandas have one of the highest bite forces of any carnivore.
Octopus wrestling was a popular sport in the 1960s. A diver would fight an octopus in shallow water and drag it to the surface.
The most expensive First Class suites in the Titanic were to have cost up to £870 (£75 156 today).
In 1973 the crew of Skylab 4 staged the first strike in space. They requested time off to "look out the window and think."
20%of Poland's population died in WW2 the highest percentage of any nation.
40%of the earth's land is in 6 countries.
Women think about their appearance 9 times a day a UK survey found.
The highest point in Pennsylvania is lower than the lowest point in Colorado.
Every year about 98% of atoms in your body are replaced.
Ancient Romans ran cold aqueduct water in pipes through their houses in an early form of air conditioning.
The moon is moving away from us by 3.78 cm (1.48 in) a year.
Over 80 000 people graduated from McDonald's Hamburger University with a bachelor's degree in hamburgerology.
The bonobo monkeys use sex (and/or sexual favors) to placate members of their social group instead of grooming. They are one of the few species of animals (humans being another) that have sex out of season and for fun.
The starfish is the only animal capable of turning its stomach inside-out.
It takes approximately 400 cacao beans to make one pound (450 gr.) of chocolate.
Baby Chicks are smarter than Baby Humans .
YouTube star Grumpy Cat earned more money than Oscar-Winning Actress Gwyneth Paltrow in 2014.
The “Like” button on Facebook was originally going to be called “Awesome”.
An elephant can smell water from 12 miles away.
During a revolt at the Auschwitz Concentration Camp a member of the SS was stabbed then burned alive in a crematorium oven.
Suriphobia is the fear of mice.
If Pinokio says “My Noes Will Grow Now”, it would cause a paradox. Details here.
It is impossible to sneeze with the eyes open.
The youngest soldier to serve during WW1 was only 8 years old.
The weeks before Christmas is the most popular time for couples to break up according to data analyzed from Facebook.
Ethernet is a registered trademark of Xerox Unix is a registered trademark of AT&T.
There is no record of a human being attacked by a healthy wolf.
There's a hotline film makers can call for science advice with the goal of helping film makers incorporate accurate science into their films .
More than 1 000 different languages are spoken on the continent of Africa.
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