Sweden banned spanking and other corporal punishments of children in 1979.
The first sailing boats were invented in Egypt.
There are over 3 million shipwrecks on the ocean floor according to the U.N.
A Burkini is a type of swimsuit for Muslim women which covers the whole body except the face the hands and the feet.
For Valentine's Day a poll found men spend an average of US$154 on fiances while they spend US$136 on wives.
Bikinis and tampons invented by men.
In 1977 we received a signal from deep space that lasted 72 seconds. We still don't know how or where it came from.
A pound of houseflies contains more protein than a pound of beef
Rabbits often sleep with their eyes open.
The inventor of the cruise control was blind.
China’s largest city is Shanghai.
A 2013 survey found 7% of Americans believe the moon landing was a hoax.
There is a French company that you can hire to kidnap you. They charge US$1600.
If the Statue of Liberty was built today it would cost about US$1.2 million.
Dalmatians are completely white at birth.
Every day your heart creates enough energy to drive a truck for 20 miles (32 km).
Obese drivers are 78% more likely to die in a car crash.
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.
Spain was neutral in WW1 and WW2 but experienced a civil war (1936-1939) which killed over 500 000 people.
King Charles XIV of Sweden had a tattoo that read "Death to Kings"
KitKats' year production could stretch around the London Underground more than 350 times.
In 1967 the Nigerian Civil War ground to a halt for two days because both sides wanted to watch soccer player Pele in an exhibition match.
Cancers are primarily an environmental disease with 90 - 95% of cases attributed to environmental factors and 5 - 10% due to genetics.
In rich countries obesity is more common among the less educated but in poor countries obesity is more common among the highly educated.
Humans have been hunter-gatherers for 99% of their history.
Hawaii is the only coffee producing state.
The movie industry relocated from New York to LA to escape from Thomas Edison's patents.
There's a village in India that produces most bouncers and bodyguards of New Delhi's nightclubs.
In 2013 Yuichiro Miura an 80-year-old Japanese became the oldest person to make it to the top of Mount Everest and down.
The ice sheet of Antarctica has been in existence for at least 40 million years.
The Beetham Tower has 47 floors.
Heavily hunted animals live in Chernobyl because it is safer where there are no humans.
A tapir has the largest penis-to-body ratio of any animal.
The average high school kid today has the same level of anxiety as the average psychiatric patient in the early 1950's.
Bob Dylan didn't speak to anyone for a week after Elvis Presley died.
98% of all murders and rapes are by a close family member or friend of the victim.
Dreamt is the only English word that ends in the letters amt
North Korea holds elections every 5 years in which the ballots list only one candidate.
The average talker sprays about 300 microscopic saliva droplets per minute about 2.5 droplets per word.
The “dot” over the letter “i” is called a tittle.
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