In 2009 a doctor in India removed 172 155 stones from a patient's left kidney during a three-hour surgery.
In 1961 MIT student Steve Russell created SPACEWARS the first interactive computer game on a Digital PDP-1 (Programmed Data Processor-1) mainframe computer. Limited by the computer technology of the time ASCII text characters were the ‘graphics’ and people could only play the game on a device that took up the floorspace of a small house.
Philophobia is the fear of falling in love.
The Horse Head used in the movie "The Godfather" was real.
Hannibal had only one eye after getting a disease while attacking Rome.
If your stomach acid got onto your skin it would burn a hole in it.
Gerald Ford was the only to have served as both U.S. President and Vice President without being elected to either position.
Brad Pitt was banned from China for his role in the movie "7 Years in Tibet."
No one knows who invented the fire hydrant because its patent was burned in a fire.
During WW2 Canada gave out buttons to people who tried to enlist but were refused due to medical reasons to show their willingness to fight.
Mars had an oxygen-rich atmosphere around 4 billion years ago.
1%of Germany's population is genetically immune to HIV.
Some male songbirds sing more than 2000 times each day.
If the Earth was smooth the ocean would cover the entire surface to a depth of 12 000 feet.
Martin Luther King Jr. had previously used his "dream" rhetoric many times before his famous speech in other lesser-known speeches.
For every 230 cars that are made 1 will be stolen.
Dogs have only recently been able to watch TV since they need about 70 images per second which older TVs couldn't deliver.
Babies are born without knee caps. They don’t appear until the child reaches 2-6 years of age.
The average person’s left hand does 56% of the typing.
1 out of every 8 Americans is from California.
Kate Middleton is credited with boosting the UK economy by £1 billion in 2012.
Facebook's founder Mark Zuckerberg donated US$1 billion to charity in 2013 making him the biggest charitable donor in the U.S.
29 days after the Titanic sank a movie about it was released. It featured an actress who was actually on the Titanic and survived.
The first webcam was created in Cambridge to check the status of a coffee pot.
In the Durango desert in Mexico there’s a creepy spot called the Zone of Silence. You can’t pick up clear TV or radio signals. And locals say fireballs sometimes appear in the sky.
There are 20 000 light bulbs on the Eiffel Tower.
On average 12 newborns will be given to the wrong parents daily.
The Statue of Liberty was intended for Egypt.
Crack cocaine is considered the most addictive form of cocaine.
Nearly three percent of the ice in Antarctic glaciers is penguin urine.
5%of Cubans have access to the open Internet.
More than half of the U.S. is now abnormally dry or officially in a drought.
Today 2 500 Americans will try cocaine for the first time.
A rodent’s teeth never stop growing.
Bibliomancy is the practice by some people of opening the Bible at random to be guided by whatever verse they see first.
The fear of animals is called zoophobia.
Scientists have developed a way of charging mobile phones using urine.
Almonds are members of the peach family.
The Atlantic Ocean is big enough to let every person in the US have their own cubic kilometer in it.
Pluto takes 248 years to orbit the Sun.
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