Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories an hour.
During WW2 Canada gave out buttons to people who tried to enlist but were refused due to medical reasons to show their willingness to fight.
If you attempted to count the stars in a galaxy at a rate of one every second it would take around 3 000 years to count them all.
The Japanese who survived the Titanic crash was called a coward in his country for not dying with the other passengers.
92% of public baby changing tables tested in the UK carried traces of cocaine.
Cupcakes can be as addictive as cocaine.
Bill Gates bought Leonardo Da Vinci's Codex Leicester in 1994 for US$30 million. A few pages were used as screen saver on Windows 95.
Koalas never drink water. They get fluids from the eucalyptus leaves they eat.
A San Francisco Highway Patrol Officer called Kevin Briggs has talked approximately 200 people out of suicide on the Golden Gate Bridge since 1994.
The first song played on Armed Forces Radio during operation Desert Shield was “Rock the Casba” by the Clash.
Canada consumes more macaroni and cheese than any other nation in the world.
There are completely Black Chickens that have black plumage black legs and nails black tongue black meat and bones and even black organs.
In 2013 a man bought a house next to his ex-wife just to install a giant middle finger statue for her to see every day.
McDonald's is not the world's largest restaurant chain. Subway is.
NASA engineers asked Sally Ride the first American woman in space if 100 tampons was the right number for her 7-day trip to space.
The oldest plant ever to be regenerated has been grown in Russia from 32 000-year-old seeds.
A forfeited game in baseball is recorded as a 9-0 score. In football it is recorded as a 1-0 score.
Argentina was the first country in Latin Americato legalize same-sex marriage in 2010.
Canada has no weapons of mass destruction since 1984 and has signed treaties repudiating their possession.
Israel is so small you can run through it from west to east in 2 hours and from top to bottom in 9 days.
1 in every 5 couples has a sexless marriage having less than 10 encounters a year.
In January 2014 a woman was beaten to death in California over an accidental photobomb.
"Happy hours" are banned in Ireland.
The U.S. has 115 000 janitors 83 000 bartenders and 323 000 restaurant servers with bachelor's degrees.
The U.S. spends more money per person on healthcare than any other developed country yet its life expectancy is below average.
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Brazil was the only independent South American country to send ground troops to fight in WW2 with over 25 000 soldiers.
At least 1.1 million Jewish children were murdered during the Holocaust.
Harry Potter and author JK Rowling share the same birthday
There were over 10 million koalas before British settlers arrived in Australia. Now there are around 43 000 in the wild.
Louis XIX was King of France for just 20 minutes.
Life expectancy in Ancient Rome was from 20 to 30 years.
The “Like” button on Facebook was originally going to be called “Awesome”.
The average number of readers of any given published scientific paper is said to be 0.6.
US debt is 10 times larger than all the US$ in circulation.
In 2010 a 2-year-old boy from Indonesia Ardi Rizal made headlines for having a 40-a-day smoking habit.
It is impossible to drown and not die. Technically the term ‘drowning’ refers to the process of taking water into the lungs not to death caused by that process.
More than ten million cuddly toys have been sold and you can also buy notebooks lunchboxes bed spreads and clothes.
It snows metal on planet Venus.
If Walmart were a country it would be China's sixth-largest export market.
Most people who commit suicide do it on a Wednesday.
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