Residents of Churchill Canada leave their cars unlocked to offer an escape for pedestrians who might encounter Polar Bears.
In 1943 a fissure opened in a farmer's cornfield in Mexico growing into a five story tall volcano in only a week and up to 1 100 feet after a year.
8 of the 12 host cities for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil are among the 50 most violent cities in the world.
Of all the countries that celebrate an independence day 58 are independent of the UK 26 of France 21 of Russia and 21 of Spain.
Iran's largest airport had a Star of David embedded into its roof for 30 years until it was discovered through Google Earth.
About one million dogs are the primary beneficiary in their owners' wills in the U.S.
In western Iran there's a viper with a fake spider for a tail.
Apple Is Worth More Than The Entire Russian Stock Market.
The Big Five is a group of animals of Africa: cape buffalo, elephant, leopard, lion and rhino.
Sylvester Stallone was so poor he had to sell his dog for $50. A week later he sold the script for Rocky and bought him back for $3 000.
Human saliva has a boiling point three times that of regular water.
Changing the US$1 bill for a US$1 coin would save US$4.4 billion in 30 years.
Elephants know to come to humans for help (like if they've been poisoned) and can find us even over long distances.
U.S. Families living in extreme poverty with less than US$$2 per day has doubled to 1.5 million since 1996.
If you commit suicide in Japan by jumping in front of a train the family of the deceased will be charged a disruption fee.
Otto Frank was given Anne Frank's diary by Miep Gies one of the dutch citizens who helped hide the Franks.
95% of all data in the world is still stored on paper. Most of it is never looked at again.
More people commit suicide in New York City than are murdered.
Ants closely resemble human manners: When they wake they stretch & appear to yawn in a human manner before taking up the tasks of the day.
Shark corneas are being used in human eye transplants.
Nearly three percent of the ice in Antarctic glaciers is penguin urine.
Shorter women have shorter pregnancies a study found.
The U.S. has more Spanish speakers than Spain.
After two weeks of wear a pair of jeans will have grown a 1 000-strong colony of bacteria on the front 1 500–2 500 on the back and 10 000 on the crotch.
The oldest house in the UK is nearly 6000 years old and has stone furniture that is still intact.
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Pepsi originally contained pepsin thus the name.
In darkness most people eventually adjust to a 48-hour cycle: 36 hours of activity followed by 12 hours of sleep. The reasons are still unclear.
People who work 11 hours or more a day are 67% more likely to have a heart attack than those with an 8-hour work day according to a study.
After John F. Kennedy's WW2 PT boat was sunk he wrote a message on a coconut asking for help. It worked. Kennedy kept the coconut and it became a Presidential paperweight.
In an average life time human skin completely replaces itself 900 times.
8.6 million people in the U.S. live with a serious illness caused by smoking.
China is the world's largest supplier of Bibles.
The Vatican has its own soccer team.
In “Casablanca” Humphrey Bogart never said “Play it again Sam”.
The name Wendy was made up for the book Peter Pan there was never a recorded Wendy before!
Bart Simpsons' voice is played by a woman.
In Japan watermelons are squared. It’s easier to stack them that way.
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.
“Facebook Addiction Disorder” is a mental disorder identified by Psychologists.
On average, dogs have better eyesight than humans, although not as colourful.
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