Russia is bigger than Pluto.
Giraffes are the tallest animals in the world. Males can grow up to 18 feet (5.5 meters) tall.
More than 2 500 left-handed people are killed every year by using equipment meant for right-handed people.
Researchers believe the first human case of HIV was in Kinshasa Congo around 1920.
The Jerusalem syndrome is a group of psychological phenomena triggered by a visit to Jerusalem Israel.
Paul McCartney recorded an ultrasonic whistle audible only to dogs at the end of "A Day in the Life".
When Menelik II emperor of Ethiopia felt unwell he would eat a few pages of the Bible.
At least 1 in 25 people sentenced to the death penalty in the U.S. are innocent.
6 months is what it takes to make an episode
On April 1 1974 black smoke was seen rising from Mount Edgecumbe a volcano in Alaska. When a Coast Guard pilot came closer to investigate he found 70 tires burning and the words "APRIL FOOL" spray painted into the snow.
Antarctica is the only continent without a time zone.
The flea can jump 350 times its body length. It’s like a human jumping the length of a football field.
People in Africa and Asia have to walk an average of 3.7 miles (6 KM) to collect water.
Lake Hillier in Australia is a bright pink color and scientists aren't sure why.
Students who chew gum have better math test scores than those who do not a study found.
China has more internet users on mobile devices than on PCs.
There are 106 people named Harry Potter in the U.S. according to the Census Bureau.
No Egyptian president has left office without being arrested or dying so far until 2015.
During WW2 Nazi soldiers were fed massive quantities of methamphetamine for increased alertness and endurance.
In the U.S. there's an official Rock Paper Scissors League.
African-Americans are twice as likely to be shot in the U.S.
A single sheeps fleece might well contain as many as 26 million fibres.
Couples who spend more money on their wedding have a higher divorce rates a study found.
The San Francisco Cable cars are the only mobile National Monuments
75% of the artificial vanilla produced in the world is used for ice cream and as a flavoring for chocolate.
The very first bomb that the Allies dropped on Berlin in World War Two hit an elephant.
The giant panda is actually a bear.
The Simpson's co-creator Sam Simon died of terminal cancer and left most of his fortune to animal charities and feeding the hungry.
92% of public baby changing tables tested in the UK carried traces of cocaine.
Gorillas can catch human colds and other illnesses.
The U.S. has more Spanish speakers than Spain.
In 1954 archaeologists excavating an 8th-century Viking settlement in Sweden found a Buddha statuette from India.
Germany's debt from WW1 was equivalent to 96 000 tons of gold.
Astronauts in space can't tell if their bladders are full. They are trained to relieve themselves every two hours.
Norway had a nationwide "butter crisis" in 2011: a single 250 g (8.8 oz) pack of butter would cost about US$50.
Starfish do not have blood. Their blood is actually filtered sea water.
It takes the average McDonald's employee 7 months to earn what a CEO makes in an hour.
Judas sold Jesus for the equivalent of 4 months' pay of a working man.
Cockroaches shed their skin.
Dogs are about as smart as a two or three-year-old child.
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