95% of the spiders in your house have never been outside.
Taurophobia is the fear of bulls.
A "butt" was a Medieval unit of measure for wine.
Flies jump backwards during takeoff.
100 pounds of chocolate are eaten in the U.S. every second.
Earth is the only known place where a fire can occur naturally.
It took 73 years to find the wreck of the Titanic.
In a lifetime the average human produces enough quarts of spit to fill 2 swimming pools.
During WW2 two polish doctors saved 8 000 Jews from the Holocaust by faking a typhus epidemic that stopped the Nazis entering their town.
Paul McCartney recorded an ultrasonic whistle audible only to dogs at the end of "A Day in the Life".
In 1967 the Nigerian Civil War ground to a halt for two days because both sides wanted to watch soccer player Pele in an exhibition match.
Crocodiles eat stones.
The country of Liberia in Africa was established by U.S. citizens as a colony for former African-American slaves and their free black descendants.
99% of all mobile malware is targeted at Android users.
The average person spends two weeks of his life Kissing.
The night before his execution a man in Georgia escaped from prison and later that night was beaten to death in a bar fight.
A Muslim family that saved Jews during the Holocaust was later saved by Israel during the genocide in Bosnia and converted to Judaism.
A giraffe's neck is too short to reach the ground so it has to awkwardly spread its front legs or kneel to reach the ground and drink water.
“Almost” is the longest word in the English language with all the letters in alphabetical order.
Small quantities of grapes and raisins can cause renal failure in dogs.
There is a French company that you can hire to kidnap you. They charge US$1600.
India has a Bill of Rights for cows.
There's a limestone cliff with over 5 000 dinosaur footprints in Bolivia with many dating back 68 million years.
Some moths never eat anything as adults because they don’t have mouths. They must live on the energy they stored as caterpillars.
FIFA has more member countries than the U.N.
The flea can jump 350 times its body length. It’s like a human jumping the length of a football field.
More people died in Auschwitz than the British and American losses of WW2 combined.
You is the second most spoken English word
Elvis Presley bought Franklin Roosevelt's presidential yacht the Potomac for US$55 000.
Steve Jobs turned down a partial liver transplant from now Apple-CEO Tim Cook 2 years before dying of cancer.
Every year 1 000 letters arrive in Jerusalem Israel addressed to God.
Amsterdam pays alcoholics in beer to clean streets: 5 cans of beer for a day's work plus €10 and tobacco.
It can take as long as 4 hours to hard-boil an ostrich egg.
Valentine's Day is also National Condom Day in the U.S.
The Church of Scientology runs a child labor camp in Australia.
One woman dies every hour in India because of dowry-related crimes.
There are 1 792 steps in the Eiffel Tower
Rape is reported every six minutes in the U.S.
Texas declared its independence from Mexico in 1836and became a Republic until it joined the U.S. in 1845.
The number “four” is considered unlucky in Japan because it is pronounced the same as “death”.
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