A beautiful face attracts more partners than a beautiful body according to a scientific survey.
Truck driving is the most dangerous occupation by accidental deaths (799 in 2001).
10 000 shipping containers are lost at sea each year and 10% of those hold toxic chemicals which may leak into the ocean.
Greek philosopher Chrysippus is said to have died of laughter after getting his donkey drunk trying to eat figs.
123 - 45 - 67 + 89 = 100.123 + 4 - 5 + 67 - 89 = 100.123 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 + 8 - 9 = 100.1 + 23 - 4 + 5 + 6 + 78 - 9 = 100.
Dogs and cats only sweat from their footpads and nose.
An 11-Year-Old Girl Convinced Abraham Lincoln to Grow His Beard.
Tiger Day is the last Sunday in September.
The flag erected on the Moon during the historic Apollo 11 landing was purchased at a local Sears store for US$5.50.
Degringolade means to fall and disintegrate.
Coffee is most effective if consumed between 9:30 am and 11:30 am.
An average person’s yearly fast food intake will contain 12 pubic hairs.
Elephants can’t jump. Every other mammal can.
The blue whale can produce the loudest sound of any animal. At 188 decibels the noise can be detected over 800 km (500 mi) away.
England is smaller than New England.
Lobsters are considered to be the cockroaches of the sea.
There is a French company that you can hire to kidnap you. They charge US$1600.
6%of the world's population has an Internet addiction.
Honking your car horn except in an emergency is illegal in NYC.
Spider silk is about 5 times stronger than steel of the same weight.
There's only one all-white humpback whale known in the world.
Most Egyptians died by the time they were 30 about 300 years ago
Cats are revered animals in Islam because Prophet Muhammad loved them.
Satan was never named "Lucifer." The only use of the word Lucifer in the Bible was by Isaiah who was referring to the fall of Babylon not Satan.
On April 1 1974 black smoke was seen rising from Mount Edgecumbe a volcano in Alaska. When a Coast Guard pilot came closer to investigate he found 70 tires burning and the words "APRIL FOOL" spray painted into the snow.
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The original word for "bear" has been lost. Medieval people thought that saying the ferocious animal's name would summon it so they used a euphemism that meant "the brown one" ("bear").
Despite their massive size blue whales feed almost exclusively on krill tiny shrimp-like animals about the size of a jelly bean.
The founder of Victoria's Secret Roy Raymond committed suicide by leaping off the Golden Gate Bridge in 1993.
Hitler's First Love was a Jewish girl. lacking courage he never spoke to her.
Novelist Stephen King said that Professor Umbridge from the Harry Potter series is the "greatest make-believe villain to come along since Hannibal Lecter."
In 1994 a 75-pound bag of cocaine fell out of a plane and landed in the middle of a Florida crime watch meeting.
Right-handed people tend to chew food on the right side while left-handed tend to chew on the left side.
Later school start times improve sleep and daytime functioning in adolescents a study says.
Hitler never learned to drive. Yet he spearheaded the development of the Volkswagen car.
Google is developing a computer so smart it can program itself.
In Manhattan the apartment that's the furthest away from a subway station is just 0.8 miles (1.2 km) away.
Dogs have sweat glands in between their paws.
In the U.S. there's an official Rock Paper Scissors League.
In 1961 MIT student Steve Russell created SPACEWARS the first interactive computer game on a Digital PDP-1 (Programmed Data Processor-1) mainframe computer. Limited by the computer technology of the time ASCII text characters were the ‘graphics’ and people could only play the game on a device that took up the floorspace of a small house.
In 1945 a rooster named Mike lived 18 months without a head.
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