“Lassie” was played by a group of male dogs; the main one was named Pal.
Warren Beatty and Shirley MacLaine are brother and sister.
It takes approximately 400 cacao beans to make one pound (450 gr.) of chocolate.
The swan has over 25,000 feathers on its body.
The phrase “rule of thumb” is derived from an old English law which stated that you couldn’t beat your wife with anything wider than your thumb.
Benjamin Franklin was the fifth in a series of the youngest son of the youngest son.
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.
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.
A man’s beard grows fastest when he anticipates sex.
In an average life time human skin completely replaces itself 900 times.
There is an average of 61 000 people airborne over the US at any given moment.
In the 1980s the Statue of Liberty was found to suffer galvanic corrosion meaning it had turned into a giant battery due to its paint and metal being exposed to salt water.
Morgan Freeman didn't appear in a movie until age 34 and didn't get a big role until he was 52 with Driving Miss Daisy and Glory.
Every piece of plastic ever made still exists.
Your lungs can hold up to 5 minutes worth of oxygen.
Whatsapp is cited in nearly half of all Italian divorce proceedings.
25 % of adult Americans believe in Reincarnation.
Earth is the only place in the Solar System where water can be present in its three states: solid liquid and vapour.
The U.S. Civil War had a Balloon Corps established by Abraham Lincoln.
A crocodile can’t move its tongue and cannot chew. Its digestive juices are so strong that it can digest a steel nail.
In Victoria Australia only a licensed electrician is allowed to change a light bulb.
Pepsi originally contained pepsin thus the name.
Kokura Japan was the original target of the atomic bomb that landed in Nagasaki.
Greece has been in a state of default for half its modern history as a sovereign state.
About 1 million Japanese men are estimated to be locking themselves in their bedrooms for years creating social and health problems a condition called "Hikikomori."
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In 2013 a fake tweet temporarily wiped out US$130 billion off the stock market.
Two F16 pilots went on a suicide mission to stop Flight 93 on 9/11. In the end the flight's passengers took the plane down.
When Columbus "discovered" the Americas the continent was already inhabited by 90 million people which was a third of the world's population.
The third country in space after The U.S. and the USSR was Canada which was considered to have the most advanced space program in 1962.
Sex change surgeries are free under Brazil's public health system since 2008.
In 2015 Astronaut Chris Had field released the first album of songs recorded entirely in space.
In 1913 Hitler Stalin Trotsky Tito and Freud all lived within a few miles of each other in Vienna with some of them being regulars at the same coffeehouses.
North Korea is the world's only nation to currently have a US Navy ship captured.
A reservoir of water 3 times the volume of all the oceans is located deep beneath the Earth's surface.
A snail takes 33 hours to crawl one mile.
Koalas Iguanas Komodo dragons and most marsupials have a bifurcated penis.
The inventor of the heart stent approached numerous companies for funding and was rejected. It was funded by the owner of Fuddrucker's restaurant whom he met by chance on a golf course.
Insects outnumber humans 100 000 000 to one.
The World's oldest known creature a mollusc was 507 years old until scientists killed it by mistake.
Thanks to his Internet popularity the child from the "Success Kid" meme made enough money to fund his dad's kidney transplant.
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