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.
Capuchin monkeys show biases against humans who deny help to others.
Pope Leo XIII carried a hip flask full of wine infused with cocaine.
Norman Borlaug an agricultural scientist developed new strains of crops which yielded 4 times as much food . He is said to have saved the lives of over a billion people making him one of the most influential men in human history.
Large parts of Canada have less gravity than the rest of Earth. The phenomenon was discovered in the 1960s.
After an 8.0 magnitude earthquake hit Mexico City in 1985 nearly all newborn babies survived a collapsed hospital for 7 days without nourishment water warmth or human contact.
The very first bomb that the Allies dropped on Berlin in World War Two hit an elephant.
The person who invented the Frisbee was cremated and made into frisbees after he died!
Sweden's Volvo made the three-point seatbelt design patent open and available to other car manufacturers for free in the interest of safety. It saves one life every 6 minutes.
$283 200 is the absolute highest amount of money you can win on Jeopardy.
YouTube star Grumpy Cat earned more money than Oscar-Winning Actress Gwyneth Paltrow in 2014.
By 2023 the average US$1 000 laptop will be just as fast as the human brain according to Ray Kurzweil.
In 2010 Finland became the first country in the world to make Internet access a legal right.
If you keep your eyes open by force when you sneeze you might pop an eyeball out.
There are 177 147 ways to tie a tie according to mathematicians.
1 out of every 21 New Yorkers is a millionaire.
Flowers can grow faster by listening to music.
In Italy the same voice actor will follow an American actor throughout their filmography and career.
Dogs have sweat glands in between their paws.
The last animal in the dictionary is the zyzzyva a tropical weevil.
The Eisenhower interstate system requires that one mile in every five must be straight in case of war or emergency they could be used as airstrips.
The first Google Doodle was dedicated to the Burning Man festival attended by Google founders in 1998.
James Cameron sought Hollywood funding for the movie "Titanic" not because he wanted to make the movie but because he wanted to dive to the shipwreck.
NASA has a list of accurate space technology terms that writers can use in Science Fiction stories.
95% of people text things they could never say in person.
A dragonfly has a lifespan of 24 hours.
North Koreans may only choose from 28 approved haircuts.
In the Arctic the sun sometimes appears to be square.
Possessing Bibles watching South Korean movies and distributing pornography may be punished with death in North Korea.
Table tennis is China's national sport.
New Yorkers drink almost 7 times more coffee than other cities in the US.
At latitude 60 degrees south you can sail all the way around the world.
Valentine's Day is also National Condom Day in the U.S.
If you live in the U.S. you're never more than 115 miles (185 KM) away from a McDonald's.
Any free moving liquid in outer space will form itself into a sphere because of its surface tension.
The founder of Victoria's Secret Roy Raymond committed suicide by leaping off the Golden Gate Bridge in 1993.
The Automated Teller Machine (ATM) was introduced in England in 1965.
The Hawaiian alphabet has only 12 letters.
Teddy Roosevelt volunteered for service in World War I ten years after having served as U.S. president.
71%of people in China measure success by the things they own making it the world's most materialistic country.
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