Before publishing "Don Quixote " Cervantes was captured and kept as slave for 5 years in Algiers. A ransom was paid by his parents.
Albert Einstein denounced segregation calling it a "disease of white people" and worked against racism in America.
13 of the 20 most polluted cities in world are just in India.
Cotton Candy was invented by a dentist.
The room of a WW1 French soldier is still untouched since 1918.
The British Empire at its height was larger than Africa and was even comparable in size to the Moon.
In 1849 David Atchison became President of the United States for just one day and he spent most of the day sleeping.
A housefly hums in the key of F.
All of the world's energy needs can be met with 1/10 000th of the light from the Sun that falls on Earth each day according to the inventor Ray Kurzweil.
The Mayans and Aztecs symbolised every tenth day with the dog, and those born under this sign were believed to have outstanding leadership skills.
A lethal dose of chocolate for a human being is about 22 lbs. or 40 Hershey bars.
Americans spend an average of US$1 092 on coffee each year.
The eruption of the Krakatoa volcano in Indonesia is believed to be the reason why the sky is red in Edvard Munch's painting "The Scream" set in Norway.
Only about .003 percent of the water on Earth can be used by humans.
Mars had an oxygen-rich atmosphere around 4 billion years ago.
82% of Americans believe in some kind of afterlife.
Abraham Lincoln actually hated to be called "Abe."
When the car radio was introduced some states wanted to ban it arguing that it could distract drivers and cause accidents.
North Korea is officially not Communist anymore. Since 2009 its ideology is called "Juche".
It is illegal to eat oranges while bathing in California.
Sea otters hold hands when they sleep so they don't drift away from each other.
A cat called "Dusty" produced 420 kittens during her breeding life a world record.
Nelson Mandela was banned from entering the U.S. and needed a special waiver until 2008.
The average age of a human fat cell is 10 years.
During WW1 a Hungarian man was shot in the frontal lobe making it impossible for him to fall asleep. He continued to live a full sleepless life.
1 in 5 Americans believes that the world will end in their lifetime.
Bamboo (the world’s tallest grass) can grow up to 90 cm in a day.
The average talker sprays about 300 microscopic saliva droplets per minute about 2.5 droplets per word.
The 1976 film “Rocky” was shot in 28 days.
Alligators can live up to 100 years.
Apple earns US$300 000 per minute.
Paul McCartney recorded an ultrasonic whistle audible only to dogs at the end of "A Day in the Life".
51% of Americans fear snakes most than any other thing in the world.
The average person spends two weeks of his life Kissing.
There are two credit cards for every person in the United States.
The women of the Mursi tribe in Africa wear plates on their lips that can be as large as 5 inches (12 cm) in diameter.
You have a better chance of getting accepted to Harvard University than getting a job at the Apple Store.
In 1977 we received a signal from deep space that lasted 72 seconds. We still don't know how or where it came from.
Hippos can run faster than humans!
Pandas eat bamboo largely because they have no umami taste receptors. Meat tastes bland to them.
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