Pope Francis was the first public personality in Argentina to sign a petition for justice in the 1994 AMIA terrorist attack.
Astronauts in space can't tell if their bladders are full. They are trained to relieve themselves every two hours.
The average raindrop falls at 7 miles per hour.
Theodore Roosevelt had a pet bear while in office.
Some sloths remain hanging from branches even after death.
The "Doggone Project" in Germany works recycling deceased pets into fertilizer.
Sweden's Volvo made the three-point seatbelt design patent open and available to other car manufacturers for free in the interest of safety. It saves one life every 6 minutes.
Christianity was the main religion in Egypt between the Fourth and Sixth Centuries.
In the U.S. it costs US$245 000 to raise a child before college.
The second-largest lake in Bolivia is called Lake Poopo. It's not a freshwater lake.
Christmas trees usually grow for about 15 years before they are sold.
During Islam's Golden Age scientists were paid the equivalent of what pro athletes are paid today.
More than 2 500 left-handed people are killed every year by using equipment meant for right-handed people.
Moon landing conspiracy theories were proven wrong in 2011 when a NASA probe revealed high-resolution photos of the Apollo Moon landing sites.
The "smell of rain" is caused by a bacteria called actinomycetes.
8%of Americans sleep naked.
There's high-speed Internet on the way up to Mount Everest.
New Yorkers drink almost 7 times more coffee than other cities in the US.
The “dot” over the letter “i” is called a tittle.
Goats are quite agile creatures and in some cases they can jump over 5 feet.
The Russian mayor of Megion west Siberia banned excuses.
In 2011 a man was arrested in Sweden for splitting an atom in his kitchen.
Michigan was the first state to have roadside picnic tables.
Termites have been known to eat food twice as fast when heavy metal music is playing.
Not a single engineer out of the 30 made it off the Titanic: they stayed and kept the power on so others could escape.
Polar bears can eat as many as 86 penguins in a single sitting.
The city of Venice stands on about 120 small islands.
The Big Bang Theory was actually first theorized by a Catholic priest.
Female polar bears normally start having baby cubs at the age of four or five.
More people are killed each year from bees than from snakes.
Gorbachev recorded an album of Russian romantic ballads in 2009.
Led Zeppelin got their name from a fellow musician who said their band would go down like a "lead balloon."
68%of women say they would have an affair if they knew they could get away with it.
The chemical element Uranium discovered in 1789 was named after the newly discovered planet Uranus.
Rain contains vitamin B12.
1.1 million people died during the four and a half years of Auschwitz's existence.
If London's Big Ben was built today it would cost about US$222 000.
51% of people surveyed in the U.S. say Abortion should be legal in all or most cases.
Recycling one aluminum can saves enough energy to listen to a full album on your iPod.
The national anthem of Greece has 158 verses.
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