Earth is the only planet whose name in English is not derived from a Greco-Roman God.
The Big Five is a group of animals of Africa: cape buffalo, elephant, leopard, lion and rhino.
During WW1 the Belgian King personally led the army the Queen served as a nurse and the 14-year-old Prince enlisted as a private.
30 000 children took part of a "Children's Crusade" to capture Jerusalem in 1212 AD. Most died in the journey or were sold into slavery.
New Yorkers drink almost 7 times more coffee than other cities in the US.
35%of the world's population drives on the left side of the road.
Mr. Rogers is an ordained minister.
99% of Denmark's Jews survived the Holocaust because the Danish organized a massive evacuation to neutral Sweden.
The population density of Manhattan is much lower today than it was 100 years ago and total population has fallen by about 25%.
The national anthem of Spain has no words.
Australia has over 10 000 beaches. You could visit a new beach every day for over 27 years.
The Jerusalem syndrome is a group of psychological phenomena triggered by a visit to Jerusalem Israel.
Morphine derives its name from Morpheus the god of sleep and dreaming in Greek Mythology for its tendency to cause sleep.
The average high school kid today has the same level of anxiety as the average psychiatric patient in the early 1950's.
Sex burns 360 calories per hour.
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.
About seven million cars are junked each year in the U.S.
In one of the last battles of WW2 American and German soldiers fought together as allies against an SS division to defend an Austrian castle.
Doctors' sloppy handwriting kills more than 7 000 people annually.
Cows moo in accents specific to their region just like humans.
People eat insects – called “Entomophagy”(people eating bugs) – it has been practiced for centuries throughout Africa Australia Asia the Middle East and North Central and South America. Why? Because many bugs are both protein-rich and good sources of vitamins minerals and fats.
There is a pilgrimage site in Sri Lanka that is holy to four religions for a "sacred footprint": Hinduism Islam Buddhism and Christianity.
The Mimic Octopus can impersonate up to 15 marine species including Sea Snakes Stingrays Lionfishes and Jellyfishes.
Rio de Janeiro means "January River" and it was called that by mistake. A Portuguese explorer thought the bay was the mouth of a river.
The oldest recorded elephant lived for 82 years.
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In 1945 a rooster named Mike lived 18 months without a head.
Some cats have survived falls from over 32 stories (320 meters) onto concrete due largely to their “righting reflex.”
In Croatia, scientists discovered that lampposts were falling down because a chemical in the urine of male dogs was rotting the metal.
We are born with over 270 bones and die with 206.
If the U.S. can raise its 34.5% recycling rate to 75% it will be the CO2 equivalent of removing 50 million cars from the road.
Earth is the only place in the Solar System where water can be present in its three states: solid liquid and vapour.
Catnip is a natural cockroach repellent.
A man married a dog in India as atonement.
Over 100 000 people have applied for a one-way trip to colonize Mars in 2022.
98% of all murders and rapes are by a close family member or friend of the victim.
You can lead a cow upstairs but not downstairs.
Astronauts are not allowed to eat beans before they go into space because passing wind in a space suit damages them.
Our galaxy probably contains at least 2 billion planets like Earth.
Snakes don't have eyelids.
Fidel Castro has said that he saved ten working days a year by not bothering to shave.
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