The average number of readers of any given published scientific paper is said to be 0.6.
The movie industry relocated from New York to LA to escape from Thomas Edison's patents.
A lightning bolt generates temperatures five times hotter than those found on the sun’s surface.
The February of 1865 is the only month in recorded history not to have a full moon.
Poor women in the U.S. have a higher rate of obesity than wealthier women.
Google intends to scan all known existing 129 million unique books before 2020.
The youngest soldier to serve during WW1 was only 8 years old.
The longest recorded flight of a chicken is 13 seconds
More than 90% of the Nicaraguan people are Roman Catholic.
The average divorcee takes almost 18 months to get over the split.
Venezuela's name comes from the Italian word "Veneziola" (little Venice). Explorer Amerigo Vespucci saw native stilt houses built in Lake Maracaibo reminding him of Venice.
Ancient Romans celebrated "Saturnalia" a festival in which slaves and their masters would switch places.
Most dust particles in your house are made from dead skin!
1089 x 9 = 9801.
There is no record of a human being attacked by a healthy wolf.
If London's Big Ben was built today it would cost about US$222 000.
Mars is about half the size of the Earth.
The last time somebody died from a spider bite in Australia was in 1981.
Shakespeare invented the words “assassination” and “bump.”
China has 4 megacities of over 10 million people the most of any country.
Sitting for more than three hours a day can cut two years off a person's life expectancy.
Japan suffers 1 500 earthquakes every year.
In western Iran there's a viper with a fake spider for a tail.
Snakes don't have eyelids.
Only about 9% of marijuana users become clinically dependent according to a study.
It's been over 30 years since we had a cooler-than-average month.
During WW2 India produced the largest volunteer Army in world history: over 2.5 million men. At least 38 Indians received the Victoria Cross or the George Cross.
Bob Marley was buried with his red Gibson guitar a Bible open to Psalms 23 and a bud of marijuana.
John Lennon admitted he used to be cruel to his woman and hit her as a youngster.
M&Ms were created in 1941 as a means for soldiers to enjoy chocolate without it melting.
When the movie "Clue" was shown in theaters in 1985 each theater was given 1 of 3 possible endings.
In New York State it is illegal to but any alcohol on Sundays before noon.
Google got its name by accident. The founders misspelled "googol" which refers to the number 1 followed by 100 zeroes.
Revenue from digital music downloads and subscriptions outpaced CD sales in the U.S. for the first time in 2014.
Amphibious is based upon Greek words that mean living a double life and amphibians live in both land and water.
As late as 1985 doctors believed babies didn't feel pain and conducted surgeries with no anesthesia.
There's a river in Australia called the"Never Never River."
North Koreans watched the 2014 World Cup on a 24-hour delay.
Sound travels 15 times faster through steel than through the air.
A herd of unicorns is called a blessing.
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