The smell of chocolate increases theta brain waves which triggers relaxation.
Abraham Lincoln was estranged from his father and didn't attend his funeral.
An astronaut threw a boomerang while visiting the International Space Station and it returned to him even in the absence of gravity.
92% of all new sold cars in Brazil use ethanol as fuel which is produced from sugar cane.
Smoking makes breasts sag faster than normal by breaking down a protein in the skin called elastin which gives youthful skin its elastic appearance and supports the breast.
In 2013 a Zoo in China angered visitors by trying to pass off a Tibetan mastiff dog as a lion.
The zorilla is the smelliest animal on the planet. It’s anal glands can be smelled from half a mile away.
If there are two full moons in the same month the second one is called blue moon.
There are no penguins in the Arctic.
Sand from the Sahara is blown by the wind all the way to the Amazon recharging its minerals. The desert literally fertilizes the rainforest.
The slogan on New Hampshire license plates is “Live Free or Die.” These license plates are manufactured by prisoners in the state prison in Concord.
More than 1 000 different languages are spoken on the continent of Africa.
According to the Bible David was offered the King's daughter if he came back with 100 foreskins of slain enemies. He came back with 200.
In Cleveland Ohio it’s illegal to catch mice without a hunting license.
During a severe windstorm or rainstorm the Empire State Building sways several feet to either side.
Most Romans avoided being cruel to slaves. They used bonuses and branding to improve productivity just like modern employers.
There's a breed of bacteria that lives in hairspray.
The Mount Everest grows 0.1576 inches (4mm) each year.
The average dog can run about 19 mph.
Scientists want to introduce global warming on Mars to make life habitable for colonization.
Each of us generates about 3.5 pounds of rubbish a day most of it paper.
The heart symbol was first used to denote love in the 1250. Prior to that it represented foliage.
A fake prehistoric rock art of a caveman with a shopping trolley was hung on the walls of the British Museum by art prankster Banksy in 2005. Days went by before anyone noticed it.
The Golden Temple in India feeds a vegetarian meal to over 100 000 people a day regardless of race religion and class.
Women spend nearly one year of their lives deciding what to wear.
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In the 16th and 17th centuries Europeans including royalty priests and scientists routinely ingested remedies containing human bones blood and fat as medicine for everything from headaches to epilepsy.
20%of Poland's population died in WW2 the highest percentage of any nation.
If you want to buy dollars in Argentina to travel abroad you need to send an application to the government declaring where when and why you are traveling.
There's a 'Rent a Mourner' service in the UK to fill your funeral with fake friends.
Will Smith Nicolas Cage Tom Cruise Johnny Depp and Leo DiCaprio were offered the part of Neo in "The Matrix" movie before Keanu Reeves.
In Korea and Japan there is a Cat Cafe where you can go to drink coffee and hang out with cats for hours.
When notified of his selection for the Nobel Martin Luther King Jr. announced he would turn over the prize money to the furtherance of the civil rights movement.
There's a massive abandoned supercollider in Texas.
Abraham Lincoln is the only U.S. president to have obtained a patent.
During WW2 Canada gave out buttons to people who tried to enlist but were refused due to medical reasons to show their willingness to fight.
David Cameron Paul Gascoigne Kylie Minogue Conan O’Brien and Jon Hamm Mad Men’s Don Draper are great fans.
Koalas have human-like fingerprints.
The Statue of Liberty's face was said to be modeled after the sculptor's mother Charlotte.
Left-handed people are affected by post-traumatic stress far more than those who are right-handed a research revealed.
There are 100 divorces every hour in the U.S.
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