Air pollution causes lung cancer and is also linked to an increased risk for bladder cancer.
Samuel L. Jackson has said "motherf*cker" 171 times in 27 different movies.
The phrase “raining cats and dogs” originated in seventeenth-century England. During heavy rainstorms, many homeless animals would drown and float down the streets, giving the appearance that it had actually rained cats and dogs.
Sweat itself is odorless. It's the bacteria on the skin that mingles with it and produces body odor.
In Russia during times of economic disparity or high inflation teachers can be paid in Vodka.
Liposuctioned human fat can be recycled as fuel.
It takes a sloth two weeks to digest the food it eats.
The world’s termites outweigh the world’s humans 10 to 1.
The year 2010 was the warmest on record.
Half of all the world's pigs live in China.
Sudan has more pyramids than Egypt.
In the UK nearly 1 in 10 couples are ethnically mixed.
Earth is the only place in the Solar System where water can be present in its three states: solid liquid and vapour.
The citrus soda 7-UP was created in 1929; ’7′ was selected after the original 7-ounce containers and ‘UP’ for the direction of the bubbles.
Ants have colonised almost every landmass on Earth except for Antarctica and a few remote or inhospitable islands.
The tiger's stripes are not only found on their fur but also on their skin.
California has more than 130 000 people in prison.
Like fingerprints everyone’s tongue print is different.
Anne Frank's father survived Auschwitz and died in 1980 of lung cancer.
Caligynephobia is the fear of beautiful women.
Before the mid-19th century dentures were commonly made with teeth pulled from the mouths of dead soldiers.
British soldiers in WW1 had a tea ration of six pints a day.
John Adams 2nd president of the USA started smoking at the age of eight.
Ham radio operators got the term ham coined from the expression ham-fisted operators a term used to describe early radio users who sent Morse code (i.e pounded their fists).
Canis lupus lupus is the scientific name for a grey wolf.
The plastic things on the end of shoelaces are called aglets.
It was discovered on a space mission that a frog can throw up.
The U.S. has more Spanish speakers than Spain.
The world's shortest scheduled airline flight lasts 2 minutes. It connects two islands in the UK.
Three of Fidel Castro's sons are named after Alexander the Great: Alexis Alejandro and Alexander.
A grasshopper can leap 20 times the length of its own body.
A B-25 bomber crashed into the 79th floor of the Empire State Building on July 28 1945.
Pope Francis used to work as a bar bouncer in Buenos Aires Argentina.
During the American Civil War it was necessary to print out money in a hurry so the Treasury released paper bills with designated values of fractions of a dollar.
The thyroid cartilage is more commonly known as the adams apple.
You’re born with 300 bones but by the time you become an adult you only have 206.
England is smaller than New England.
Men spend almost a year of their lives staring at women a survey found.
All Pakistani passports bear the inscription "This passport is valid for all countries of the World except Israel."
Gorillas can catch human colds and other illnesses.
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