Russia & America are less than 4 km apart at the nearest point.
The population density of Manhattan is much lower today than it was 100 years ago and total population has fallen by about 25%.
There is a city in Norway called “Hell”
The brain treats rejection like physical pain according to scientists.
Starting 2015 all New York residents must recycle their old electronics like PCs and TVs or face a US$100 fine.
80%of all written paragraphs in English feature the word "the."
Due to precipitation for a few weeks K2 is taller than Mt. Everest.
In 2013 the world's 7th richest person Brazilian Eike Batista lost his US$30 billion fortune and now owes US$1 billion.
In 2001 the World Christian Encyclopedia counted 33 830 different Christian denominations.
Graca Machel is the only woman to have been first lady of two separate countries: Mozambique and South Africa.
The mask used by Michael Myers in the original film “Halloween” was actually a Captain Kirk mask painted white.
If you want to buy dollars in Argentina to travel abroad you need to send an application to the government declaring where when and why you are traveling.
The phrase “rule of thumb” is derived from an old English law which stated that you couldn’t beat your wife with anything wider than your thumb.
The World's oldest known creature a mollusc was 507 years old until scientists killed it by mistake.
The U.S. military has a 26-page manual on baking brownies and oatmeal cookies.
In 1990 Engineers digging a railway tunnel under the English Channel broke through the last dividing rock and joined Britain to mainland Europe for the first time since the Ice Age.
The most overdue library book was returned 288 years late.
A normal raindrop falls at about 7 miles per hour.
Fidel Castro has said that he saved ten working days a year by not bothering to shave.
The last surviving Civil War widow didn't pass away until 2008. She married an 86-year-old veteran when she was only 19.
Hitler led the first public anti-smoking campaign in modern history.
The average high school kid today has the same level of anxiety as the average psychiatric patient in the early 1950's.
Groaking is to watch people eating in hopes that they will offer you some.
Hong Kong holds the most Rolls Royce’s per capita.
Japan's birth rate is so low that adult diapers are sold more than baby diapers.
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Beans increase flatulence because they carry a type of sugar called "oligosaccharides" which are hard for bacteria to break down so they release gas in the process.
Mount Everest shrank one inch (2.5 cm) due to the 2015 earthquake in Nepal.
You can see underwater sea life coral reefs and wrecks using Google Maps.
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.
Teddy bears were named after U.S. President Theodore 'Teddy' Roosevelt.
Taller women are more likely to get cancer according to a study.
The Sagrada Familia church in Spain has been under construction for over 130 years and it's only expected to be complete by 2026.
14% of all facts and statistics are made up and 27% of people know that fact.
Sleeping less than 7 hours each night reduces your life expectancy.
In 1989 an innocent man was punished with the death penalty in Texas because the jury confused him for another with the same name looks and height.
Sprite may be one of the best remedies for hangovers according to studies.
There's a virus that attacks human DNA making people less intelligent impairing brain activity learning and memory.
Karoke means empty orchestra in Japanese.
Many Hot springs and public bathhouses in Japan ban customers with tattoos from entering.
Uranus' moons are named after characters from the works of Shakespeare and Alexander Pope.
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