A fierce gust of wind blew 45 year old Vittorio Luise’s car into a rover near Naples Italy in 1980. He managed to break a window climb out and swim to shore–where a tree blew over and killed him.
The year 2015 will be one second longer than usual because of the slowing of the Earth's rotation.
No one knows what Christopher Columbus looked like. No authentic contemporary portraits of him were found. Most just reconstructed his appearance from written descriptions.
Phil Collins divorced his second wife by fax.
In Britain a woman was given 20 months in jail for creating fake Facebook profiles to send abusive messages to herself.
One drop of the Beaked Sea Snake venom can kill 3 adult men.
Over 30% of cancer could be prevented by avoiding tobacco and alcohol having a healthy diet and physical activity.
Cost of raising a medium-sized dog to the age of 11: £4000
In 2006 an Australian man tried to sell New Zealand on Ebay. The starting price was AU$0.01 and managed to reach AU$3000 before Ebay closed the auction.
In Germany it is illegal to run out of fuel on highways.
Most new cars fake engine noise through speakers. They are quite silent otherwise.
The woman who rented her garage to Larry Page and Sergey Brin in 1998 when they were creating Google later became the CEO of YouTube .
The longest kiss ever recorded lasted 58 hours 35 minutes and 58 seconds.
Peanuts are not nuts. They are legumes.
The moon is moving away from us by 3.78 cm (1.48 in) a year.
More than 60% of Bolivia's citizens are indigenous predominantly Quechua and Aymara.
In Bhutan marijuana was only ever used to feed pigs before the advent of TV.
Steve Jobs was dyslexic.
In 31 states of the U.S. Rapists can legally sue for child custody if the rape results in pregnancy.
Apple headquarters' employees earn an average of US$125 000 a year.
Samsung makes about 30% of the A8 chips that go into Apple's iPhone 6.
Bill Gates pays over US$1 million per year in property taxes for his house.
Listerine was invented in 1879 as a surgical antiseptic and later sold as a floor cleaner and a cure for gonorrhea.
‘Jaws’ is the most common name for a goldfish.
Cats urine glows under a black light.
Starfish don't have brains. Special cells on their skin gather information about their surroundings.
Japan consists of over 6 800 islands.
It takes 8.5 minutes for light to get from the sun to earth.
The only dog that doesn’t have a pink tongue is the chow.
The last words Abraham Lincoln heard were "you sockdologizing old man-trap " a punchline from the play "Our American Cousin."
Between 1974 and 1983 up to 30 000 people went "missing" in Argentina. Most were killed by the military junta running the country.
There are Victoria's Secret models from every continent except Antarctica.
A housefly will regurgitate its food and eat it again.
The King of Norway is 73rd in line to the British throne.
It is illegal for U.S. citizens to eat penguins.
68%of women say they would have an affair if they knew they could get away with it.
2 000 pounds of space dust and other space debris fall on the Earth everyday.
A cat’s jaw cannot move sideways.
40%of schizophrenics are left-handed despite being only 10% of the world's population.
Paris Syndrome is a psychological disorder mainly suffered by Japanese people caused after realizing Paris isn't what they expected.
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