When the car radio was introduced some states wanted to ban it arguing that it could distract drivers and cause accidents.
The height of the Eiffel Tower varies by 5.9 inches (15 cm) due to temperature changes.
An average person spends 6 years of his life dreaming.
Medical errors are the 6th leading cause of the death in the U.S.
In some European countries children are given gifts on December 6 rather than in Christmas Day.
You cannot snore and dream at the same time.
Groaking is to watch people eating in hopes that they will offer you some.
Ancient Greeks and Romans often bought slaves with salt.
Unspayed females dogs only go into heat twice a year.
African-Americans are twice as likely to be shot in the U.S.
Women can fly airplanes in Saudi Arabia but can't drive cars.
In Japan KFC is a typical feast of Christmas Eve.
The modern British army has more horses than tanks.
Cheetahs were trained by man for hunting as long as 3000 BC.
Gopher snakes in Arizona are not poisonous but when frightened they may hiss and shake their tails like rattlesnakes.
The country of Liberia in Africa was established by U.S. citizens as a colony for former African-American slaves and their free black descendants.
There are over 500 000 slaves in Mauritania today.
The script of the movie "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" took just 6 days to write.
Coffee is most effective if consumed between 9:30 am and 11:30 am.
The average American/Canadian will eat about 11.9 pounds of cereal per year!
25 million Bibles were printed in 2011 compared to 208 million IKEA catalogs.
Dolphins can communicate with one another over a telephone and appear to know who they are talking to.
To escape the grip of a crocodile’s jaw, push your thumb into its eyeballs-it will let you go instantly.
A scientist in Antarctica got a date through Tinder with a girl camping just 45 minutes away.
Hyenas regularly eat the faeces of other animals.
Larry Lewis ran the 100-yard dash in 17.8 seconds in 1969 thereby setting a new world’s record for runners in the 100-years-or-older class. He was 101.
There are over 210 breeds of goats in the world.
Worldwide sales of cocaine earn more than Microsoft McDonald's and Kellogg's combined.
There are Potato Chips Dipped in Milk Chocolate.
In 1913 Hitler Stalin Trotsky Tito and Freud all lived within a few miles of each other in Vienna with some of them being regulars at the same coffeehouses.
1 in 3 people feels more dissatisfied with their lives after visiting Facebook according to a study.
Eagles can live in captivity for up to 46 years.
It is estimated that about 600 000 people die in China each year from issues related to overwork.
In 2005 MySpace was in talks to buy Facebook but rejected Mark Zuckerberg's asking price of US$75 million as too expensive.
A snail takes 33 hours to crawl one mile.
In 1600 a volcano eruption in Peru caused a famine that killed about 2 million people in Russia.
Tigers are the only predators known to regularly prey on adult bears.
The most common name in Italy is Mario Rossi.
When awake the human brain produces enough electricity to power a small light bulb.
Stockholm the capital of Sweden is built on 14 islands and the city centre is virtually situated on the water.
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