A snail can have 25 000 teeth.
Skunks can accurately spray their smelly fluid as far as ten feet.
Long-term mobile phone use significantly increases the risk of brain tumours a study found.
Chocolate is the only edible substance to melt around 93° F just below human body temperature. That's why chocolate melts in your mouth.
The West first learned of the giant panda in 1869 when a French missionary received a skin from a hunter.
There's a family that lives on Liberty Island home of the Statue of Liberty.
In “Silence of the Lambs” Hannibal Lector (Anthony Hopkins) never blinks.
The Tyrannosaurus Rex went extinct 65 million years ago.
Inherited genes account for just 25% of the chance of being left-handed a study found.
Leonardo Da Vinci designed an armored car a scythed chariot a pile driver a pulley a lagoon dredge and a flying ship.
Pandas eat bamboo largely because they have no umami taste receptors. Meat tastes bland to them.
The average American eats 25 pounds (11.3 KG) of candy each year.
1.1 million people died during the four and a half years of Auschwitz's existence.
In 2010 Nicaragua accidentally invaded Costa Rica because of a mistake in Google Maps.
15 million blood cells are destroyed in the human body every second.
Alfred Hitchcock filmed a documentary about the Holocaust in 1945. It was hidden until 1984.
Cenosillicaphobia is the fear of an empty beer glass.
Most new cars fake engine noise through speakers. They are quite silent otherwise.
Your brain uses 20% of the total oxygen and blood in your body.
There is a gypsy tribe in India that celebrates death as one of the happiest events in their lives while treating births with great grief.
The world's oceans contain nearly 20 million tons of gold.
A single elephant tooth can weigh as much as 9 pounds.
Canada's official phone number is 1-800-O-CANADA.
You would have to walk for seven hours straight to burn off a Big Mac with a Super Sized Coke and French Fries.
Cherophobia is the fear of fun.
The past-tense of the English word “dare” is “durst”
The record for the longest period without sleep is 11 days.
In Argentina political parties have their own brands of beer.
Noctule bats fly before sunset, whereas Pipistrelles appear soon after sunset.
The Death Penalty is legal in 32 U.S. states.
No U.S. president has been elected after being divorced except for Ronald Reagan.
Women spend over 4 years (in total)of their lives menstruating.
Groaking is to watch people eating in hopes that they will offer you some.
Harry Potter's author J.K. Rowling lost her billionaire status because she donated so much of her money to charity.
In Italy there is a submerged bronze statue of Jesus Christ of 2.5 metres tall.
Nike's slogan "Just do it" was inspired by the last words of a man about to be executed.
The late King Olav V of Norway used public transportation and always paid the tickets.
A British teacher in Sudan was arrested because she allowed her primary school class to name a teddy bear "Muhammad".
Snakes don't have eyelids.
Pteronophobia is the fear of being tickled by feathers!
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