The late King Olav V of Norway used public transportation and always paid the tickets.
By the end of 1993 there were only 623 websites on the World Wide Web.
Christopher Columbus once punished a man found guilty of stealing corn by having his ears and nose cut off and then selling him into slavery.
The first thing ever bought and sold across the Internet was a bag of marijuana around 1971.
The lighter was invented before the match.
There's high-speed Internet on the way up to Mount Everest.
Centenarians are the fastest-growing demographic in the UK.
In Korea and Japan there is a Cat Cafe where you can go to drink coffee and hang out with cats for hours.
A pound of houseflies contains more protein than a pound of beef
Taking cocaine increases the chance of having a heart attack within the hour by 2 400%.
10% of US electricity is made from dismantled atomic bombs.
The first Credit Card was created because of the embarrassment of a man who had to pay for dinner but forgot his wallet.
Because of the salt content of the Dead Sea it is difficult to dive below its surface.
Roman Gladiators rarely fought to the death or against animals and were considered celebrities of their time.
In order to discover that penguins sleep more deeply in the afternoon scientists crept up on sleeping penguins at different times of the day and poked them with a stick until they woke up.
When Heinz ketchup leaves the bottle it travels at a rate of 25 miles per year.
Cockroaches get lonely and even become ill if they are left alone for too long.
Spider silk is about 5 times stronger than steel of the same weight.
We all have tiny mites living in our eyelashes.
The British coined the term "Soccer" in the late 1800s not America.
There are no 24 hours in a day. It has 23 hours 56 minutes and 4 seconds the time it takes the earth to rotate on its axis.
In Italy it is illegal to make coffins out of anything except nutshells or wood.
The most dogs ever owned by one person were 5,000 Mastiffs owned by Kubla Khan.
Ancient Rome had a 4-story-tall shopping mall with 150 shops and offices.
It is illegal for U.S. citizens to eat penguins.
The first cloned dogs six Canadian Labradors started to work for South Korea's customs service as sniffers in 2009.
In a lifetime your brain's long-term memory can hold as many as 1 quadrillion (1 million billion) separate bits of information.
There are over 58 million dogs in the US
There's a family that lives on Liberty Island home of the Statue of Liberty.
There are 3,000 kinds of lice in the world.
When the "Elephant Whisperer" Lawrence Anthony died a herd of elephants arrived at his house to mourn him.
If you want to buy dollars in Argentina to travel abroad you need to send an application to the government declaring where when and why you are traveling.
Sea shells were once commonly used in many parts of the world as money.
Farting helps reduce high blood pressure and is good for your health.
A rodent’s teeth never stop growing.
Flamingos are pink because they eat shrimp.
As late as 1985 doctors believed babies didn't feel pain and conducted surgeries with no anesthesia.
The Statue of Liberty was meant to be a lighthouse but it proved to be useless as such.
The fear of animals is called zoophobia.
Polish midwife Stanislawa Leszczynska helped pregnant women in Auschwitz deliver over 3 000 babies.
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