There are no 24 hours in a day. It has 23 hours 56 minutes and 4 seconds the time it takes the earth to rotate on its axis.
None of The Beatles Could Read Music.
In 132 AD a Chinese inventor built a seismograph which at the moment of an earthquake expelled a copper ball out of the mouth of a dragon and into the mouth of a frog.
Brazil is the world's first country to ban tanning beds.
Over 300 languages are spoken in London one of the most diverse cities in the world.
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.
1 in 5 people in France has experienced depression making it the most depressed country in the world.
Music triggers activity in the same brain structure that releases the "pleasure chemical" dopamine during sex and eating.
On average 2 newborns will be given to the wrong parents every day.
Four of Freud's sisters died during the Holocaust in Nazi concentration camps.
The first arrest for Marijuana possession and selling in the U.S. occurred in Denver Colorado on October 2 1937.
Alligators cannot move backwards.
There's a village in India that produces most bouncers and bodyguards of New Delhi's nightclubs.
Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women.
Honey is the only food that will never rot it can last 3000 years.
The Marshall Islands won't exist if we warm the planet 2 degrees.
The poverty line in America was designed assuming every family had a housewife who was a skillful cook.
A day's worth of Twitter posts would fill a 10-million-page book.
Only two countries in the world are not allowed to sell Coca-Cola officially: North Korea and Cuba.
Disneyland opened in 1955.
George Washington is the only U.S. president to have received 100% of the electoral votes.
The averageFacebook U S. user spends 40 minutes a day on the site.
Children's Day is celebrated in India on November 14th 9 months after Valentine's Day.
In Norway stripping counts as an art form for tax purposes.
There are twice as many suicides as there are homicides in the U.S.
Left-handed people are affected by post-traumatic stress far more than those who are right-handed a research revealed.
Snakes don't have eyelids.
Premature babies are more likely to be left-handed many studies suggest.
Animals avoid power lines because they see frightening ultraviolet flashes that are invisible to humans.
Norway was originally called "Nordweg" meaning the "Northern Way."
A lightning bolt generates temperatures five times hotter than those found on the sun’s surface.
A large group of goats is called a herd.
Shakira was rejected from the school choir because the teacher thought she sounded like a goat.
All 50 states are listed across the top of the Lincoln Memorial on the back of the $5 bill.
"Sahara" means "desert" in Arabic so the "Sahara Desert"is the "Desert Desert."
Most of Antarctica is covered in ice: less than 1% is permanently ice-free.
Martin Luther King Jr.'s last public speech foretold his death.
During WW2 a Japanese Consul saved 6 000 Jews from the Holocaust by writing them all Visas to Japan even after the government told him not to.
The “Like” button on Facebook was originally going to be called “Awesome”.
Mount Everest is pronounced "Eve-rest" not "Ever-est" as it is named after George Everest.
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