Alexander the Great once held a drinking contest among his soldiers. When it was over 42 people had died from alcohol poisoning.
In York it is perfectly legal to shoot a Scotsman with a bow and arrow (except on Sundays)
It is forbidden for aircraft to fly over the Taj Mahal.
Neil Armstrong claims he said "one small step for *A* man" when he set foot on the moon and that audio analysis of the recording backs that up and it's been misquoted this entire time.
There are 177 147 ways to tie a tie according to mathematicians.
In 2012 divers discovered a 2 000-year-old Roman shipwreck that was so well preserved even the food was intact in its storage jars.
Almost half the world's credit card frauds happen in the U.S.
Crucifixion is still an official form of death penalty in Sudan.
In Cleveland Ohio it’s illegal to catch mice without a hunting license.
In Newfoundland Canada the Atlantic Ocean sometimes freezes so people play hockey on it.
Hitler Only Had One Testicle
It is impossible to sneeze with your eyes open
The sentence “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog ” uses every letter in the alphabet.
The toxin in puffer fish is 1200 times deadlier than cyanide.
Vegetables and fruits don't die the moment they are harvested. They respond to their environment for days.
Christian Atheists believe in the teachings of Christ but not that they were divinely inspired. They see Jesus as a humanitarian and philosopher rather than the "son of God."
Antarctica is the only continent on which no Lepidoptera have been found.
Armenia became the first nation to adopt Christianity as a State Religion in the year 301.
India is the world's largest democracy with 1.2 billion people.
The WW1 ended at 11 o'clock in the morning of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918.
Sharks are immune to cancer!
Elwood Edwards did the voice for the AOL sound files (i.e. “You’ve got Mail!”).
Titanic II will be a close replica of the Titanic and is set to sail in 2018.
Carolyn Shoemaker has discovered 32 comets and approximately 300 asteroids.
One in eight million people has progeria a disease that causes people to grow faster than they age.
In English four is the only digit that has the same number of letters as its value.
There are about 500 000 detectable earthquakes in the world each year. 100 000 of those can be felt and 100 of them cause damage.
Leonardo Da Vinci was the first to explain why the sky is blue.
The inhabitants of ancient Rome had a sewer goddess a toilet god and a god of excrement.
Caterpillars have about four thousand muscles. Humans by comparison have only about six hundred.
Cephalacaudal recapitulation is the reason our extremities develop faster than the rest of us.
In 1913 Argentina was the world's 10th wealthiest nation per capita. Now it's the 54th.
100million people in China live on less than US$1 per day.
In Judaism there's a blessing thanking God for having the ability to excrete.
Fur seals get miserably sick when they’re carried aboard ships.
1 in every 8 deaths on earth are linked to air pollution a study says.
Frogs cannot swallow without blinking.
Each year in America there are about 300 000 deaths that can be attributed to obesity.
21%of all New York City elementary students from all income levels are obese.
Astronauts in space can't tell if their bladders are full. They are trained to relieve themselves every two hours.
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