Homosexuality was still classified as an illness in Sweden in 1979. Swedes protested by calling in sick to work claiming they "felt gay".
A blue whale's heart can be as large as a car.
There's a "DUMB Starbucks" where every product has the word "dumb" in front of it.
Every human spent about half an hour as a single cell.
A Penny costs 2.4 cents to manufacture.
Starfish have eight eyes – one at the end of each leg.
Chocolate has an anti-bacterial effect on the mouth and protects against tooth decay.
Phil Collins divorced his second wife by fax.
A rodents teeth never stop growing. They are worn down by the animal’s constant gnawing on bark leaves and other vegetables.
51% of people surveyed in the U.S. say Abortion should be legal in all or most cases.
Dr. Seuss pronounced his name “soyce”.
The Eisenhower interstate system requires that one mile in every five must be straight in case of war or emergency they could be used as airstrips.
Flamingo tongues were a delicacy in ancient Rome.
Magellanic penguins always return to same mate after solo journeys totalling 200 000 miles.
Sharon Stone was the first Star Search spokes model.
The rulers of the first Feudal state of Eastern Europe the Khazars converted en masse to Judaism in the 8th Century.
Cows emit more methane than the oil industry and are a huge factor in global warming.
The cheetah is the only cat that can’t retract its claws.
95% of the underwater world remains unexplored.
In 1977 Argentina sent a pregnant mother to Antarctica in an effort to claim a portion of the continent. The boy became the first human known to be born in Antarctica.
After Hurricane Katrina Cuba offered medical aid and Venezuela gasoline plus US$5 million. The U.S. rejected them all.
Cockroaches raised in space become quicker stronger faster and tougher than cockroaches on Earth.
Most household dust is made of dead skin cells.
Stalin didn't start learning Russian until he was 8. His mother tongue was Georgian.
Crucifixion is still an official form of death penalty in Sudan.
The Bible was Isaac Newton's greatest passion writing more about religion than science and mathematics.
North Koreans watched the 2014 World Cup on a 24-hour delay.
When the first prototype of Apple's iPod was shown to Steve Jobs he dropped it in an aquarium and used the air bubbles to prove there was empty space and it could be made smaller.
Facebook, Skype and Twitter are all banned in China.
A word or sentence that is the same front and back (racecar kayak) is called a “palindrome”.
Humans killed at least 2.8 million whales in the 20th century.
90% of US$ bills carry traces of cocaine.
The highest race horse speed ever recorded was 43.97 mph (70.76 km/h).
Before the mid-19th century dentures were commonly made with teeth pulled from the mouths of dead soldiers.
A grasshopper can leap 20 times the length of its own body.
Ten percent of the Russian government’s income comes from the sale of vodka.
Farts have been clocked at a speed of 10 feet per second (7 mph).
Several people have been murdered for unfriending someone on Facebook.
If you went out into space you would explode before you suffocated because there’s no air pressure.
53% of the people on the Titanic could have survived using the lifeboats. Only 31% did.
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