In 1908 the Imperial Russian Olympic Team arrived in London 12 days too late for the games because they were not using the Gregorian calendar yet.
Most Romans avoided being cruel to slaves. They used bonuses and branding to improve productivity just like modern employers.
New Zealand bans all advertising on TV on Christmas Easter Good Friday and ANZAC Day.
Dolphins sleep with one eye open!
Whales can suffer from sunburns.
Former basketball superstar Michael Jordan is the most recognized face in the world more than the pope himself.
California uses inmates to fight forest fires. Prisoners take the jobs because it reduces their sentence gets them outside and pays better than typical prison jobs.
The Berlin Wall was torn down by mistakenly-empowered citizens after an East German spokesman misspoke at a press conference and mentioned immediate border crossing privileges for every citizen.
Every minute 1.8 million new "likes" are made on Facebook.
Dolphins have the longest memory in the animal kingdom.
You are more likely to die slipping in the bathtub getting struck by lightning or drowning in the bathtub than from Terrorism.
In Judaism there are4 differentNew Year days.
The probability of living 110 years or more is about 1 in 7 million.
During WW2 Nazi soldiers were fed massive quantities of methamphetamine for increased alertness and endurance.
Krubera Cave the deepest known cave on Earth has depth of 2 197 m (7 208 ft).
McDonald's is set to have fewer locations in 2016 for first time ever.
Every August 13this celebrated"Left-Handers Day"since 1996.
Alcohol Poisoning Kills 6 Americans Every Day.
When Gmail was introduced by Google with an unbelievable 1GB free storage in 2004 Hotmail only offered 2MB.
Proportional to their size cats have the largest eyes of all mammals.
Antarctica is the only continent on which no Lepidoptera have been found.
It's illegal to take Indian currency (rupees) out of India.
Yellowtail is the general name for loads of different species of fish that have yellow tails or a yellow body.
A beautiful face attracts more partners than a beautiful body according to a scientific survey.
In Russia it's now Illegal to tell kids Gay People Exist.
Bees have 5 eyes. There are 3 small eyes on the top of a bee’s head and 2 larger ones in front.
The Titanic could have been saved if it wasn't for a 30-second delay in giving the order to change course after spotting the iceberg.
A baby octopus is about the size of a flea when it is born.
Chinese Crested dogs can get acne.
The Basenji is the worlds only bark-less dog.
25% Russians die before reaching the age of 55 compared to just 1% in the U.S. and Vodka is to blame.
Octopuses are eaten alive in Korea.
Spain was neutral in WW1 and WW2 but experienced a civil war (1936-1939) which killed over 500 000 people.
The flamingo can only eat when its head is upside down.
"Stayin' Alive" has the optimum tempo for performing CPR on someone who has just suffered a heart attack.
A study found that fewer than 10% of people say they're not perfectionists in any area of life so perfectionism is a common trait.
There are no laws against public nudity in Spain.
Einstein had an illegitimate daughter born in 1902.
James Cameron was homeless when writing the movie "The Terminator " and sold the rights for US$1 on the condition he could direct it.
Canis lupus lupus is the scientific name for a grey wolf.
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