Dynamite is made with peanuts.
When Benjamin Franklin invented his own harmonica it became so popular in Europe that Mozart and Beethoven composed music for it.
Chocolate can sicken and even kill dogs.
In WW2 the U.S. and New Zealand secretly tested 3 700 "tsunami bombs" designed to destroy coastal cities.
Thousands of Americans migrated to the USSR in the 1930s during the Great Depression.
If London's Big Ben was built today it would cost about US$222 000.
Voting is mandatory in Brazil.
When Montenegro became independent from Yugoslavia its Internet domain name went from .yu to .me.
Google's first tweet ever was "I'm feeling lucky" written in binary code.
The Statue Of Liberty Was Inspired By The Roman Pagan Goddess Libertas.
Flamingos are pink because shrimp is one of their main sources of food.
When young abalones feed on red seaweed their shells turn red.
In 1961 MIT student Steve Russell created SPACEWARS the first interactive computer game on a Digital PDP-1 (Programmed Data Processor-1) mainframe computer. Limited by the computer technology of the time ASCII text characters were the ‘graphics’ and people could only play the game on a device that took up the floorspace of a small house.
Carnivorous animals will not eat another animal that has been hit by a lightning strike.
24k Gold melts at 1063°C or 1945°F.
The World's Most Popular Fruit is the TOMATO.
Elvis had a twin brother named Garon who died at birth which is why Elvis middle name was Aron.
A housefly will regurgitate its food and eat it again.
US debt is 10 times larger than all the US$ in circulation.
Believing You've Slept Well Even If You Haven't Improves Performance.
80%of all written paragraphs in English feature the word "the."
In Ancient Rome the punishment for killing one's father was the death penalty consisting of being sewn up in a sack along with a viper a dog and a cock.
It costs approximately $10,000 to train a federally certified search and rescue dog.
A creep is a metallurgical term for when something that is normally very strong bends because of gravity. This happens to many metals at high temperatures where they won’t melt but they will creep.
Like fingerprints everyone’s tongue print is different!
Swedish scientist Svante Arrhenius was the first to claim that fossil fuel combustion may eventually result in enhanced global warming already in 1896.
GPS is owned and controlled by the U.S. Government. It can be 'switched off' at any time.
When Gmail was introduced by Google with an unbelievable 1GB free storage in 2004 Hotmail only offered 2MB.
In Germany it is illegal to run out of fuel on highways.
The longest common English word without vowels is "rhythms".
In the U.S Frisbees outsell footballs baseballs and basketballs combined.
There are no laws against public nudity in Spain.
Coffee doesn't taste like it smells because saliva wipes out half of the flavor.
YouTube has a production space in Los Angeles that is free to use if you have 10 000 subscribers.
Steve Jobs denied paternity on his first child Lisa claiming he was sterile.
The original torch of the Statue of Liberty replaced in 1984 by a new copper torch covered in 24k gold leaf.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange appeared on an episode of The Simpsons. He recorded his lines over the phone from the Ecuadorian embassy in Britain where he has been granted asylum.
Humans can inflate balloons with their ears.
Saudi Arabia a member of the U.N. Human Rights Council punished 2 000 people with the death penalty since 1985.
A man who survived the sinking of a ship in 1871 was finally able to overcome his fears and decided to sail again in 1912: he died in the sinking of the Titanic.
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