Heroin was initially used to treat people addicted to morphine.
British soldiers in WW1 had a tea ration of six pints a day.
During the 7th century B.C. ancient Roman "vestal virgins" were required to keep their hymens intact as proof of virginity until age 30 or they would be buried alive.
51% of Italians can't afford a vacation.
Goats and sheep are seasonal breeders.
In the UK accents change noticeably about every 25 miles (40km).
There are more cars than people in Los Angeles.
Japan has just 2 gun-related homicides per year
Icelanders consume more Coca-Cola per Capita than any other nation.
If you attempted to count the stars in a galaxy at a rate of one every second it would take around 3 000 years to count them all.
Left-handed people process things faster than righties while playing computer games or sports.
The male praying mantis cannot copulate while its head is attached to its body. The female initiates sex by ripping the male’s head off.
The inhabitants of ancient Rome had a sewer goddess a toilet god and a god of excrement.
The scientific name of the red fox is Vulpes vulpes.
LSD was legal in California until 1966.
When you sneeze all your bodily functions stop even your heart.
Google has found GPA's and test scores to be "worthless as criteria for hiring"; they have teams where 14% of their employees haven't gone to college.
3 Olympic swimming pools can hold all the gold ever mined in the world.
The British coined the term "Soccer" in the late 1800s not America.
Ancient Greek democracy lasted for only 185 years
Coca-Cola contained Coca (whose active ingredient is cocaine) from 1885 to 1903.
Polar bears are the world’s largest land predators.
During the Cold War the U.S. seriously considered dropping an atomic bomb on the Moon to show off its military superiority.
NASA scientists have discovered stars that are cool enough to touch.
China has more internet users on mobile devices than on PCs.
Vending machines kill 13 people per year.
In Japan there's a train that "floats" above the tracks by magnetism reaching 500 km/h (311 mph).
In April 2013 someone hacked Associated Press' Twitter account and tweeted that 2 bombs had exploded at the White House. The stock market crashed within seconds.
Susan Lucci is the daughter of Phyllis Diller.
Abraham Lincoln was a licensed bartender.
Every 40 seconds someone commits suicide.
All blue eyed people can be traced back to one person who lived near the Black Sea almost 10 000 years ago.
Hydrogen gas is the least dense substance in the world at 0.08988g/cc. Hydrogen solid is the most dense substance in the world at 70.6g/cc.
The most sensitive cluster of nerves is at the base of the spine.
Scientists have developed a way of charging mobile phones using urine.
Caesar salad has nothing to do with any of the Caesars. It was first concocted in a bar in Tijuana Mexico in the 1920′s.
It is believed that Shakespeare was 46 around the time that the King James Version of the Bible was written. In Psalms 46 the 46th word from the first word is shake and the 46th word from the last word is spear.
Leonardo da Vinci could write with one hand and draw with the other at the same time.
The smallest living dog in terms of length is a chihuahua who measured 15.2 cm (6 in).
Leif Erikson is regarded as the first European to land in North America nearly 500 years before Columbus.
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