Pluto takes 248 years to orbit the Sun.
The Sun is thought to have completed about 20 orbits during its lifetime and just 1/1250th of an orbit since the origin of humans.
Humans have caused 322 animal extinctions over the past 500 years.
South Africa is called the "Rainbow Nation" because it has 11 official languages.
In 2013 a girl survived ASIANA's Plane Crash only to be run over and killed by a responding fire truck.
A line of descendants of Aztec Emperor Moctezuma II was brought to Spain and became part of the Spanish nobility holding the title of "Duke of Moctezuma de Tultengo."
The highest place on Earth and closest to space is Mount Chimborazo in the Andes.
Every second the Sun sends to earth 10 times more neutrinos than the number of people on earth.
Angelina Jolie's breast cancer announcement doubled the number of women being tested in its first few months.
Mexican free-tailed bats sometimes fly up to two miles high to feed or to catch tail-winds that carry them over long distances at speeds of more than 60 miles per hour.
In western Iran there's a viper with a fake spider for a tail.
The population density of Manhattan is much lower today than it was 100 years ago and total population has fallen by about 25%.
Canada has fewer people than Tokyo's metropolitan area.
In 2011 a man killed his wife inside the Walmart she was working at. Rather than close the store they chose to just rope off the gore-splattered area while police investigated.
The first cloned dogs six Canadian Labradors started to work for South Korea's customs service as sniffers in 2009.
If the amount of water in your body is reduced by just 1% you’ll feel thirsty.
It is estimated that millions of trees are planted by forgetful squirrels.
“Rhythm” is the longest English word without a vowel.
In the Philippines MABUHAY means Hello.
10 000 shipping containers are lost at sea each year and 10% of those hold toxic chemicals which may leak into the ocean.
Between 1525 and 1866 12.5 million Africans were kidnaped and sold into slavery in the Americas.
Ancient Romans celebrated "Saturnalia" a festival in which slaves and their masters would switch places.
Every year residents of Naco Arizona join residents of Naco Mexico for a volleyball match at the fence that separates the U.S. and Mexico.
The battery of an Apple Macbook could save you from a gunshot: it's bulletproof.
The oldest house in the UK is nearly 6000 years old and has stone furniture that is still intact.
A cat has been the mayor of Talkeetna Alaska for 15 years.
Average number of people airborne over the US any given hour: 61 000.
If you eat a polar bear liver you'll die. Humans can't handle that much vitamin A.
The national anthem of Spain has no words.
Most of a sperm whale's head is filled with a fatty yellow tissue called "junk."
About 46 000 square miles of arable land turn to desert every year due to climate change and practices such as forest clear-cutting.
A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds.
In 2013 the world's 7th richest person Brazilian Eike Batista lost his US$30 billion fortune and now owes US$1 billion.
The world's smallest cat is called "Tinker Toy" and he's just 2.75 inches (7 cm) tall.
You cannot snore and dream at the same time.
Einstein was offered the presidency of Israel which he politely declined.
Lee Harvey Oswald’s cadaver tag sold at an auction for $6 600 in 1992.
Actor Richard Gere's middle name is Tiffany.
Gorbachev recorded an album of Russian romantic ballads in 2009.
Poisoned milk killed Abraham Lincoln's mother when he was 9 years old.
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