Astronauts on the International Space Station witness around 15 sunrises and 15 sunsets every day.
A rhinoceros horn is made of compacted hair.
The longest recorded flight of a chicken is 13 seconds
The average woman in New York spends 19 minutes primping and 7 minutes deciding what to wear each day.
The shortest complete sentence in the English language is "Go".
Flies jump backwards during takeoff.
In 1492 the Catholic monarchs of Spain issued a decree banning all Jews from Spain. Sultan Bayezid a Muslim sent the Ottoman navy to Spain to rescue the Jews from Spanish persecution.
90%of the world's fresh water is in Antarctica.
One of the smallest dinosaurs discovered had the size of a chicken and ate insects.
Butte County South Dakota is the geographical center of the U.S.
U.S. Soldier John R. McKinney held off over 100 Japanese soldiers single-handedly in WW2.
In Bhutan marijuana was only ever used to feed pigs before the advent of TV.
Women speak about 20 000 words a day. That's 13 000 more than the average man.
Plants and warm-blooded animals closer to the equator tend to be darker.
August 2014 was the warmest August ever recorded globally.
The Soviet Union had transferred over 150 nuclear weapons to Cuba by the time of the Cuban Missile Crisis.
A group of finches is called a Charm.
The first CD pressed in the US was Bruce Springsteen’s “Born in the USA”.
Estimates for the total number of people killed in wars throughout all of human history range from 150 million to 1 billion.
In Jamaica sex between men is punishable with up to 10 years' imprisonment. But lesbian action is allowed.
It takes 3,000 cows to supply the NFL with enough leather for a year’s supply of footballs.
Microwaving food does not diminish the nutrients. When done right it's actually one of the most nutritionally sound methods in food preparation.
Napoleon wasn't short. He was actually above the average Frenchman.
Eating probiotic yoghurt could boost male fertility a study found.
A heartbroken Argentine farmer spent decades cultivating a guitar-shaped forest to honor his late wife.
The average life of a taste bud is 10 days.
Breast cancer is one of the most survivable types of cancers over a five year period.
There is a limit of 12 minutes of commercials per hour of television in the UK.
The revolution that transformed Brazil into a republic was so uneventful that the few witnesses present didn't know it happened and the dethroned Emperor didn't even care.
The stripes on each tiger are unique like human fingerprints.
Many Fish can taste without even opening their mouths.
There's a restaurant built into a grotto in Italy.
When Gmail was introduced by Google with an unbelievable 1GB free storage in 2004 Hotmail only offered 2MB.
Chameleons can move their eyes in two directions at the same time.
When young abalones feed on red seaweed their shells turn red.
A city in Texas renamed itself to "DISH Texas" in order to receive free Dish Satellite service for 10 years.
Legalizing marijuana would generate $8.7 billion in federal and state tax revenue per year.
The city of Lusail host of the 2022 FIFA World Cup Final game does not exist yet.
In 2013 an Italian man under house arrest asked to go to prison to escape his wife.
One of Bolivia's oldest silver mines has claimed the lives of an estimated 8 million people in the past 500 years. It is known as the "Mountain that eats men" and is still mined with pick and shovel today.
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