In 1973 China proposed to give 10 million Chinese women to the U.S. to boost the U.S. population.
There are 28 million cancer survivors worldwide.
The cheetah is the only cat that can’t retract its claws.
Up until 2008 the Santa Barbara Zoo had a giraffe named Gemina that had a permanent 90-degree bend in her neck caused by fused vertebrae.
Christmas was illegal in the U.S. until 1836 as it was considered an Ancient Pagan Holiday.
Elvis Presley was just 22 years old when he paid US$102 500 for Graceland the Memphis mansion that served as his home base for two decades.
Babies remain calm twice as long when listening to a song as they do when listening to speech according to a study.
Smoking can lead to impotence in men.
Novelist Stephen King said that Professor Umbridge from the Harry Potter series is the "greatest make-believe villain to come along since Hannibal Lecter."
The CIA had a secret office on the 25th floor of 7 World Trade Center another nearby building that collapsed after the 9/11 attacks.
In 1949 the U.S. Military created a synthetic version of Marijuana called "Dimethylheptylpyran." Just 1 mg can have effects lasting for 3 days.
Golf courses cover 4% of North America.
Many American Civil War soldiers had "nostalgia" listed as their cause of death meaning homesickness.
More than 45 million turkeys are cooked and eaten in the US at Thanksgiving.
Newborn babies can only see in black and white for a few months.
The smallest wage gap between men and women is to be found in New Zealand: under 5%.
The U.S. government spent US$1.1 million on puppets from 2009 to 2013.
Animals avoid power lines because they see frightening ultraviolet flashes that are invisible to humans.
99% of the solar system mass is concentrated in the sun.
It’s against the law to burp or sneeze in a church in Nebraska USA.
Vending machines kill 13 people per year.
Scientists have developed a way of charging mobile phones using urine.
A nanometre is about as much as your nails grows every second.
Columbia University is the second largest landowner in New York City after the Catholic Church.
In 2001 Pope John Paul II entered and prayed in a mosque and even kissed the Qur'an to improve relations with Islam.
To be a London black cab driver one is expected to know over 25 000 roads and 50 000 points of interest and pass a test called "The Knowledge."
Martin Luther King Jr. was a huge Star Trek fan.
Applying hemorrhoid cream to your chest and waist can make you look more muscular.
Jellyfish like salt water. A rainy season often reduces the jellyfish population by putting more fresh water into normally salty waters where they live.
In Japan, it is completely acceptable to name your child ‘Buttocks’ or ‘Prostitute’.
A 10-Year-Old Accidentally Created in 2012 a New Molecule in Science Class: Tetranitratoxycarbon.
The oldest plant ever to be regenerated has been grown in Russia from 32 000-year-old seeds.
Anne Frank Martin Luther King Jr. and Barbara Walters were all born in the same year.
If you lift a kangaroo’s tail off the ground it can’t hop – they use their tails for balance.
"Tinku" is a festival in Bolivia where people beat each other for 2 or 3 days straight.
Einstein was famous for having a bad memory.He could not remember names dates and phone numbers.
In 1969 NASA possessed the technology to land on the moon but not the technology to fake the moon landings.
Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories an hour.
Contact lenses were first proposed by Leonardo Da Vinci in 1508.
Water constitutes only 0.07% of the earth by mass or 0.4% of the earth by volume.
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