In 1894 Japan offered to buy the Philippines from Spain for 40 million pounds.
Benjamin Franklin wrote "Fart Proudly" a scientific essay about farts.
There is a starfish with 40 arms.
The World's Oldest Dress was found in Egypt and it is 5 000 years old.
The revolution that transformed Brazil into a republic was so uneventful that the few witnesses present didn't know it happened and the dethroned Emperor didn't even care.
Every year about a million girl fetuses are aborted and tens of thousands of girl babies are abandoned in China because of the country's one-child policy.
Baby cages hanging out the window were used in America in the 1920s.
98% of Japanese are cremated.
75% of all sesame seeds grown in Mexico end up on McDonald's hamburger buns.
You can't name your child "Matti" in Germany because it doesn't indicate gender.
Portions of Anne Frank's diary were removed because she described her intimate parts.
The San people of Southern Africa today use the same set of tools that were found in a Cave dating to 44 000 years ago.
The Lut Desert in Iran is the hottest place on earth.
In 2001 Argentina had 5 presidents in 10 days.
The value of Pi will be officially “rounded down” to 3.14 from 3.14159265359 on December 31 1999.
The sun is the most perfectly round natural object known in the universe.
Hamburgers got their name from Hamburg Germany.
More people are allergic to cow’s milk than any other food.
Elephants rarely get cancer because they have 40 copies of genes that code for the tumor suppressor protein p53—humans have two.
Calvin Klein's "Obsession for Men" is spread in camera traps because it attracts wild cats and other animals.
On average people who complain live longer. Releasing the tension increases immunity and boosts their health.
Most household dust is made of dead skin cells.
At the Wife Carrying World Championships in Finland first prize is the wife's weight in beer.
Two-thirds of the water used in the average home is used in the bathroom.
Hummingbirds are the only birds who can fly backwards.
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By 2020 China could have between 30 million and 40 million men who cannot find wives.
Hitler was saved from drowning by a priest when he was 4 years old.
Women think about their appearance 9 times a day a UK survey found.
Sweden and Norway formed a United Kingdom from 1814 to 1905.
Drinking caffeine in the evening delays our brain's release of melatonin and interrupts our circadian rhythm by as much as 40 minutes.
Earthworms have 5 hearts.
Koalas are excellent swimmers.
The U.S. has more people of Norwegian descent than Norway.
Michael Jordan makes more money from NIKE annually than all of the Nike factory workers in Malaysia combined.
Humans and dogs first became best friends 30 000 years ago.
Like fingerprints everyone’s tongue print is different!
A rare Apple-1 computer built in Steve Jobs' garage in the summer of 1976 was sold at an auction in 2014 for US$905 000.
The U.S. Government created a Twitter clone for Cubans in 2011.
Fat Man was the codename for the atomic bomb that was detonated over Nagasaki.
Lack of sleep can cause weight gain of 2 pounds (0.9 kg)in under a week.
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