The State of New Jersey U.S.A. was originally called Lorraine and New Sweden.
There is a persistent storm at Lake Maracaibo Venezuela. Lightning storms occur for about 10 hours a night 140 to 160 nights a year for a total of about 1.2 million lightning discharges per year.
Japan has 5.52 million vending machines.
Gabriel Michael and Lucifer are the only angels named in the Bible.
In 1913 Hitler Stalin Trotsky Tito and Freud all lived within a few miles of each other in Vienna with some of them being regulars at the same coffeehouses.
Argentina's retired soccer player Diego Maradona has his own religion made by his fans.
Cats can hear ultrasound.
There are two credit cards for every person in the United States.
Elephants and chimpanzees can display behavior patterns similar to post-traumatic stress disorder and depression.
In the U.S. 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime.
Angel Falls in Venezuela is the world’s highest waterfall at 3 212 feet (979 m).
Michael Jackson bought the rights to most of The Beatles' music for US$47.5 million in 1985. It's now worth US$450 million.
Police officers in one state in India are given a slight pay upgrade for having a moustache.
The average divorcee takes almost 18 months to get over the split.
In 1818 the argentine pirate Hippolyte Bouchard attacked Monterey California. After an hour of combat Argentina's flag flew over it.
The most common name in world is Muhammad.
The Emperor Penguin is able to dive to depths of over 500m and stay under water for up to 27 minutes.
We have more brain cells as a newborn baby than we will ever have again.
Breathing the air of Beijing has the same health risks as smoking 21 cigarettes a day.
All snow crystals are hexagonal.
Negative emotions such as anxiety and depression can weaken your immune system.
Sherlock Holmes never said “Elementary my dear Watson”.
M&Ms were created in 1941 as a means for soldiers to enjoy chocolate without it melting.
A “2 by 4″ is really 1 1/2 by 3 1/2.
Moon landing conspiracy theories were proven wrong in 2011 when a NASA probe revealed high-resolution photos of the Apollo Moon landing sites.
No one born blind has ever developed schizophrenia.
Anne Frank wrote most of her diary in the form of letters to a person named "Kitty."
600 000 hacking attempts are made to Facebook accounts every day.
A squirrel cannot contract or carry the rabies virus.
The CIA had a secret office on the 25th floor of 7 World Trade Center another nearby building that collapsed after the 9/11 attacks.
2 000-year-old seeds were discovered in 1963 inside an ancient jar in Israel. They were planted in 2005 and a tree that had been extinct for over 1800 years sprouted.
Your heart can keep beating even if it is separated from the body because it has its own electrical impulse.
30 000 children took part of a "Children's Crusade" to capture Jerusalem in 1212 AD. Most died in the journey or were sold into slavery.
In Newfoundland Canada the Atlantic Ocean sometimes freezes so people play hockey on it.
Dolphins sleep with one eye open.
Al Capone’s business card said he was a used furniture dealer.
In 1949 the U.S. Military created a synthetic version of Marijuana called "Dimethylheptylpyran." Just 1 mg can have effects lasting for 3 days.
Humans spend a third of their life sleeping. That's about 25 years.
Brazil's government spent US$53 million in public funds for Pope Francis' visit of 2013.
Some parts of Antarctica have had no rain or snow for the last 2 million years.
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