A cat uses its whiskers to determine if a space is too small to squeeze through.
In 2013 two physicist managed to"tie" water into knots.
Wearing headphones for just an hour will increase the bacteria in your ear by 700 times.
Hara kiri is an impolite way of saying the Japanese word seppuku which means literally belly splitting.
Cats have over one hundred vocal sounds, while dogs only have about ten.
Global warming could drive to extinction as many as 1 in 6 animal and plant species.
If you commit suicide in Japan by jumping in front of a train the family of the deceased will be charged a disruption fee.
Bacteria the tiniest free-living cells are so small that a single drop of liquid contains as many as 50 million of them.
"Usnavi" is a personal name in Cuba after "US Navy" ships that visited the country in the 1970s.
The women of the Mursi tribe in Africa wear plates on their lips that can be as large as 5 inches (12 cm) in diameter.
Hackers cost the U.S. economy up to 500 000 jobs each year.
53%of all American workers make less than US$30 000 a year.
It is illegal to frown at cows in Bladworth Saskatchewan.
95% of people text things they could never say in person.
The birthday paradox says that in a group of just 23 people there's a 50% chance that at least two will have the same birthday.
80% of volcanic eruptions happen underwater.
India is expected to be the world's most populous country by 2050. With 1.6 billion people it will almost equal the U.S. and China's population combined.
1 in every 5 people in Greenland attempt suicide at some point in their lives.
Most lipstick contains fish scales.
Peter Hillary Sir Edmund Hillary's son climbed Mount Everest in 1990making the pair the first father and son to do so.
During WW1 the U.S. Government tried to rename hamburgers as "liberty sandwiches" to promote patriotism.
Alexander the Great once held a drinking contest among his soldiers. When it was over 42 people had died from alcohol poisoning.
In May 1948 Mt Ruapehu and Mt Ngauruhoe both in New Zealand erupted simultaneously.
Gary Indiana is the murder capital of the U.S. – probably the world.
The probability that you in any glass of water will find at least 1 molecule of water once drunk by Cleopatra is practically 100%.
Oil is cheaper than water in Venezuela and Saudi Arabia.
Buckingham Palace in England has over six hundred rooms.
Anise is the scent on the artificial rabbit that is used in greyhound races.
In 2015 the 4th most powerful supercomputer in the world took 40 minutes to simulate just one second of human brain activity.
Your lungs can hold up to 5 minutes worth of oxygen.
It would take less than 6 months to get to the Moon by car at 60mph (95km/h).
The first product to have a bar code was Wrigley’s gum.
In Kentucky it is illegal to carry ice-cream in your back pocket.
Today 2 500 Americans will try cocaine for the first time.
The Earth is smoother than a billiard ball if both were the same size.
Nelson Mandela Pope John Paul II and Whoopi Goldberg are Honorary Harlem Globetrotters.
The 100 richest people in the world earned enough money in 2012 to end global poverty 4 times.
The only thing left on Bill Gates' bucket list is not to die.
The U.S. has 19 aircraft carriers compared to the rest of the world's 12 aircraft carriers combined.
There are approximately3.04 trillion trees on earth.
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