Over 90% of women who learn that they are carrying a baby with Down Syndrome will choose abortion over keeping their baby.
In 2011 a monkey was arrested in Pakistan for crossing the border with India.
Powerful acids in snakes' stomachs mean they will explode if given Alka-Seltzer.
Horses can’t vomit.
The international telephone dialing code for Antarctica is 672.
More than 86 000 people are injured by tripping over their cats and dogs every year in the U.S.
The stripes on each tiger are unique like human fingerprints.
Parents of new babies miss out on 6 months worth of sleep in the first 2 years of their child's life.
Every year the average meat-eating American ingests more than enough blood to fill a soda can.
In Japanese there are at least 20 different ways to say "sorry."
One of the assassins of Archduke Franz Ferdinand threw a grenade but missed the car. He swallowed cyanide and jumped to the River Miljacka. The cyanide was expired and did not work and the river was only 10cm deep. He was captured seconds later.
149 - 0 is the highest score ever made in a Soccer game
When Hitler informed the Czech president of the imminent invasion of his country he suffered a heart attack and had to be kept awake to sign his surrender.
The Death Penalty is legal in 32 U.S. states.
Ovarian cancer is linked to the use of Johnson and Johnson's talc-based Baby Powder.
Many nursing homes in Germany have fake bus stops to collect residents with dementia who try to leave.
In 1825 Upper Peru became Bolivia.
A whale’s heart beats only nine times a minute.
Unspayed females dogs only go into heat twice a year.
60%of South Korean families use professionals to find a name for their babies.
The Titanic was the first ship to use the SOS signal.
Only female mosquitoes bite.
There are virtually no differences in brain anatomy between people with autism and those without.
Shakespeare invented the words “assassination” and “bump.”
Anise is the scent on the artificial rabbit that is used in greyhound races.
More than a third of single Italian men between the ages of 30 and 35 live with their parents.
The Italian mafia accounts for 7% of Italy's GDP.
The population of Jews in the world is similar to the margin of error in the Chinese census.
100 years ago most Americans used to spend 43% of each day working just to get food. Now it's just 7%.
40% of McDonald’s profits come from the sales of Happy Meals.
There are no penguins in the Arctic.
Twitter's bird is called Larry.
The average person will accidentally eat just under a pound of insects every year.
Every day more money is printed for monopoly than the US Treasury.
A creep is a metallurgical term for when something that is normally very strong bends because of gravity. This happens to many metals at high temperatures where they won’t melt but they will creep.
Every time a woodpecker's beak hits a tree its head is subject to 1 000 times the force of gravity.
Brazil's Capital Brasilia looks like an aeroplane from above.
Fireflies are also known as lightning bugs.
A group of pandas is called an "embarrassment."
The population of Germany is in decline. It has fallen by 2 million in the last decade.
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