Nearly 6 000 people per year get hurt or die in the UK after tripping over their trousers or falling down stairs while pulling them up.
of all US$ cash is held overseas. 66%
There's a city in Brazil called "Nao-Me-Toque" meaning "Don't Touch Me."
After WW1 Finland Estonia Latvia Lithuania and Poland emerged as independent nations.
There's a volcano in Indonesia that spews blue flames.
The house fly hums in the middle octave key of F.
Honey is the only food that does not spoil. Honey found in the tombs of Egyptian pharaohs has been tasted by archaeologists and found edible.
An Olympic gold medal must contain 92.5 percent silver
The citrus soda 7-UP was created in 1929; ’7′ was selected after the original 7-ounce containers and ‘UP’ for the direction of the bubbles.
During his time as a Congressman and later as U.S. President John F Kennedy donated all of his salary to charity.
Time Travel depictions in films and TV are banned in China.
Salt Lake City has a law against carrying an unwrapped ukulele on the street.
One-fourth of the world’s population lives on less than $200 a year. Ninety million people survive on less than $75 a year.
Western Electric successfully brought sound to motion pictures and introduced systems of mobile communications which culminated in the cellular telephone.
Leonardo Da Vinci was homeschooled and lacked a formal education in Greek and Latin.
Alaska has a sand desert with dunes over 150 feet (45 m) high.
Scientists want to introduce global warming on Mars to make life habitable for colonization.
The founder of Match.com lost his girlfriend to a man she met on Match.com
The average ocean depth is 2.5 miles (4 km).
If you feed a seagull Alka-Seltzer its stomach will explode.
Stephen Hawking's son once added swear words to his dad's voice synthesizer as a prank.
Squirrels cannot see the colour red.
In 1895 Hampshire police handed out the first ever speeding ticket, fining a man for doing 6mph!
Sea otters hold hands when they sleep so they don't drift away from each other.
1 in every 8 deaths on earth are linked to air pollution a study says.
There is a species of fungus called "Chorioactis" that only exists in Texas and rural Japan and is thought to have been in both places for 19 million years.
The "cheerleader effect" the theory that girls look more attractive in groups is scientifically proven.
An enneahedron is solid with nine faces.
The world record for spitting a watermelon seed is 65 feet 4 inches.
Since 2007 an unfinished skyscraper in Caracas Venezuela has been re-appropriated by squatters into a vast 'vertical slum' which now includes grocery stores hairdressers and an unlicensed dentist.
Later school start times improve sleep and daytime functioning in adolescents a study says.
Justin Bieber has more followers on Twitter than Spain has people.
If you lift a kangaroo’s tail off the ground it can’t hop.
A man called Harold Hackett has put over 4800 messages in bottles into the ocean and has gotten 3000 responses back.
Men lie 6 times a day twice as often as women.
Each year there is one ton of cement poured for each man woman and child in the world.
Heavily hunted animals live in Chernobyl because it is safer where there are no humans.
The couch gag is actually a trick used by the writers to make the show longer or shorter.
The life span of giant pandas in the wild is approximately 20 years.
Mars is about half the size of the Earth.
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