During Apartheid Glasgow renamed the street where the South African Consulate was located to "Nelson Mandela Place." Consular officials would be forced to look at his name when reading and addressing postal correspondence.

The population density of Manhattan is much lower today than it was 100 years ago and total population has fallen by about 25%.

Iguanas, koalas and komodo dragons all have two penises!


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14 billion pounds (6B Kg.) of garbage are dumped into the ocean every year. Most of it is plastic.

Unlike many mammals bears can see in color.

9 million combatants and 7 million civilians died as a result of WW1.

The 3 most valuable brand names on earth: Marlboro Coca-Cola and Budweiser in that order.

Vladimir The Great Prince of Kiev considered converting to Christianity or Islam. He sent envoys to study both religions but upon hearing that Islam forbade alcohol he got baptized.

There's a species of fish called "Slippery Dick".

All polar bears alive today can trace their ancestry back to one female brown bear who lived in Ireland 50 000 years ago.

Spider silk is about 5 times stronger than steel of the same weight.

It takes approximately 400 cacao beans to make one pound (450 gr.) of chocolate.

70% of all animals in the jungle rely on figs for their survival.

In the UK, it is illegal to eat mince pies on Christmas Day!

When scientist Niels Bohr won the Nobel Prize in 1922 the Carlsberg brewery gave him a perpetual supply of beer piped into his house.

WW1 transformed the U.S. into the largest military power in the world.

In 1936 American track star Jesse Owens beat a race horse over a 100-yard course. The horse was given a head start.

For much of the way the Lewis and Clark expedition was led by a woman Sacagawea a Shoshone Indian. That’s where that saying came from… Behind every successful man there is a woman with a road map.

Americans spent about US$61.4 billion on their pets in 2011.

As late as 1985 doctors believed babies didn't feel pain and conducted surgeries with no anesthesia.

Saudi Arabia a member of the U.N. Human Rights Council punished 2 000 people with the death penalty since 1985.

Most lifeboats launched off the Titanic were not filled to capacity.

The giant red star Betelgeuse has a diameter larger than that of the Earth’s orbit around the sun.

8.7%of Facebook users are fake.

Elwood Edwards did the voice for the AOL sound files (i.e. “You’ve got Mail!”).

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Bill Gates wrote rival Steve Jobs a letter as he was dying. He kept it by his bed.

The Statue of Liberty used to have a reddish brown color.

It’s against the law to burp or sneeze in a church in Nebraska USA.

China uses 45 billion chopsticks per year.

Every day 16% of the searches that occur are ones that Google has never seen before.

Apollo Creed from the movie Rocky was based on Muhammad Ali.

Dying is illegal in the Houses of Parliaments – This has been voted as the most ridiculous law by the British citizens.

KitKats' year production could stretch around the London Underground more than 350 times.

There are 20 000 light bulbs on the Eiffel Tower.

Research has shown that domestic cats never forgive. They fail to show signs of reconciliation like other animals do.

During Argentina's dictatorship opponents were pushed out of planes alive with weights attached to their feet so no bodies would be found as evidence.

With 81 million people Germany has the largest population in the European Union.

People with many friends live 3.7 years more than those who are isolated.

At latitude 60 degrees south you can sail all the way around the world.

The only 15-letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter is uncopyrightable.

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