Brazil is the world's first country to ban tanning beds.
Recycling aluminium saves 95% of the energy cost of processing new aluminium.
Lobster was fed to slaves because it was considered a mark of poverty prior to the 20th century.
Robert Louis Stevenson wrote the 60 000-words-long "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" during a six-day cocaine high.
Daylight Saving Time is not observed in most of the state of Arizona and parts of Indiana.
A man who survived the sinking of a ship in 1871 was finally able to overcome his fears and decided to sail again in 1912: he died in the sinking of the Titanic.
Isaac Newton's Principia Mathematica contained a simple calculation error that went unnoticed for 300 years.
A group of hares is called a Husk.
Fish can drown in water.
1 in 40people in Scotland uses cocaine the highest rate in the world.
61% of school children in India have disease-causing germs on their hands.
Gopher snakes in Arizona are not poisonous but when frightened they may hiss and shake their tails like rattlesnakes.
In 2002 a 15-year-old boy inspired by 9/11 stole an airplane and flew it into a skyscraper in Tampa Florida. He was the only death.
Sloths take two weeks to digest their food.
Despite being one of the most famous painters in history only 15 paintings of Leonardo Da Vinci are known to exist.
An American urologist bought Napoleon’s penis for $40 000.
The Quran Islam's most sacred book means “recitation” in Arabic.
There are twice as many suicides as there are homicides in the U.S.
The largest taxi fleet in the world is found in Mexico City. The city boasts a fleet of over 60 000 taxis.
Black lemurs are thought to be the only primates besides humans to have blue eyes.
Almost a third of the world's languages are spoken only in Africa.
Killer whales are not whales at all, rather a species of dolphin.
In 2001 Argentina had 5 presidents in 10 days.
Apple's iPhone consumes US$0.25 worth of electricity per year if it's fully charged once a day.
Computer Keyboards can carry more than 200 times as many bacteria as a toilet seat.
Over 5 000 climbers have successfully reached Mount Everest's peak including a 13-year-old a blind person and a 73-year-old woman.
Women manage the money and pay the bills in 75% of all Americans households.
Richard Johnson the 9th Vice-President of the U.S. openly treated an African-American woman as his wife although legally she was his slave.
64% of Americans don't believe global warming will seriously affect their way of life.
You can’t kill yourself by holding your breath
Upon losing battles, apes will tend to masturbate.
54%of the Americans drink coffee every day.
Giraffes are the tallest animals in the world. Males can grow up to 18 feet (5.5 meters) tall.
George Washington died after his doctors removed 40% of his blood (80 ounces) over a 12-hour period to cure a throat infection.
There is a Poop Bank where you can get human feces by the bottle.
Sprite may be one of the best remedies for hangovers according to studies.
The movie "Borat" was a huge hit in Israel in part because Borat's "Kazakh" lines were all actually in Hebrew.
23% of all photocopier faults worldwide are caused by people sitting on them and photocopying their butts.
Debra Winger was the voice of E.T.
There's a small town in France called "La-mort-aux-Juifs " meaning "Death to Jews."
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