The U.S. spends more money per person on healthcare than any other developed country yet its life expectancy is below average.
100 years ago most Americans used to spend 43% of each day working just to get food. Now it's just 7%.
In 2006 The FBI planted an informant pretending to be a radical Muslim in a mosque and the Muslims in the mosque reported him to the FBI.
70%of the oxygen we breathe are produced by the oceans.
There are 177 147 ways to tie a tie according to mathematicians.
The weird bright dots you see floating when you look at the sky are your white blood cells.
The Titanic is the only ocean liner to ever be sunk by an iceberg.
The original story from “Tales of 1001 Arabian Nights” begins “Aladdin was a little Chinese boy.”
The longest kiss ever recorded lasted 58 hours 35 minutes and 58 seconds.
Tanzania Africa has one of the world's highest rates of Albinism. Albinos are often hunted by witch doctors to make potions.
Between 100 and 300 tons of cosmic dust enter the Earth's atmosphere every day.
Dumbledore isn’t only the Headmaster of Hogwarts; in fact a dumbledore is an old English term for a type of bee.
A blind chameleon still changes colors to match his environment.
"Pistanthrophobia" is the fear of trusting people due to bad past experiences.
Germany was the first country ever to implement Daylight Saving Time in order to save energy during WW1.
In ancient times Chinese people feared pandas and described them as metal-devouring black-and-white "tapirs."
England is smaller than New England.
Cats can't see directly below their noses.
In Sweden parents are entitled to 480 days of paid parental leave when a child is born or adopted.
The U.S. spends US$30 per American per year of foreign aid on health which can buy enough measles vaccines for 120 children.
Each species of peacock spider has its own courtship dance.
During WW2 the Japanese invaded Alaska and more Americans were killed or wounded defending Alaska than at Pearl Harbor.
400-quarter pounders can be made from 1 cow.
Scientists have created glow-in-the-dark cats by inserting the jellyfish protein that codes for bioluminescence into their genome.
Nearly 700 million Chinese people drink contaminated water.
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.
India has more population than the entire Western Hemisphere of Earth.
8 people were crushed to death and 2000 people injured following the funeral procession of Eva Peron in Argentina.
Goats were the first animals to be used for milk by humans.
100 acres of Pizza are served in the U.S. every day.
There's a rare mental disorder where people imagine that they are decomposing dead or non-existent.
In 1989 Margaret Thatcher pleaded with Mikhail Gorbachev to keep the Berlin Wall up.
In Bangladesh kids as young as 15 can be jailed for cheating on their finals.
Ugandan dictator Idi Amin's official title was "His Excellency President for Life Field Marshal Al Hadji Doctor Idi Amin Dada VC DSO MC Lord of All the Beasts of the Earth and Fishes of the Seas and Conqueror of the British Empire in Africa in General and Uganda in Particular."
5%of Brits use Facebook while having sex according to a survey.
Breastfeeding a baby may reduce by 22% a woman's risk of developing Alzheimer's disease a study says.
Tiger Day is the last Sunday in September.
It costs 41 cents per year per American citizen for NASA's entire Curiosity program.
60%of South Korean families use professionals to find a name for their babies.
The tiger's stripes are not only found on their fur but also on their skin.
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