During his entire life Vincent Van Gogh sold exactly one painting “Red Vineyard at Arles”.
Horseshoe crab blood is worth US$15 000/L due to its ability to detect bacteria.
French Toast Isn't French. Joseph French advertised the modern toast but forgot to add the apostrophe.
If you attempted to count the stars in a galaxy at a rate of one every second it would take around 3 000 years to count them all.
A human baby has over 60 more bones than an adult.
Recycling one aluminum can saves enough energy to listen to a full album on your iPod.
One-third of first heart attacks are fatal and another third result in permanent damage to the heart.
Nuclear power prevented an average of over 1.8 million deaths between 1971-2009 as a result of lower air pollution from reduced coal usage according to NASA.
Over 80% of women wear the wrong bra size.
A line of descendants of Aztec Emperor Moctezuma II was brought to Spain and became part of the Spanish nobility holding the title of "Duke of Moctezuma de Tultengo."
Research shows that if you're afraid of spiders you're more likely to find one in your bedroom.
It is illegal to hunt camels in the state of Arizona.
Koalas never drink water. They get fluids from the eucalyptus leaves they eat.
3.2 million people visit the Statue of Liberty every year.
A group of giraffes is called a tower.
In Ancient Egypt men could take time off of work to care for menstruating wives and daughters.
Crack cocaine is considered the most addictive form of cocaine.
Einstein's great breakthroughs came from visual experiments performed in his head rather than the lab.
Nike's slogan "Just do it" was inspired by the last words of a man about to be executed.
If London's Big Ben was built today it would cost about US$222 000.
North Korea is officially not Communist anymore. Since 2009 its ideology is called "Juche".
The weird bright dots you see floating when you look at the sky are your white blood cells.
99% of all mobile malware is targeted at Android users.
Many butterflies can taste with their feet to find out whether the leaf they sit on is good to lay eggs on to be their caterpillars’ food or not.
A castrated male reindeer is called a bull.
A female swine or a sow will always have a even number of teats or nipples usually twelve.
Chinese Crested dogs can get acne.
After the Treaty of Versailles French Marshal Ferdinand Foch said "This is not a peace. It is an armistice for twenty years." Exactly 20 years and 65 days later WW2 broke out.
There's a hill in New Zealand called Taumata-whakatangihanga-koauau-o-tamatea-turi-pukakapiki-maunga-horo-nuku-pokai-whenua-kitanatahu.
You can start a fire with ice.
Human saliva contains a painkiller called opiorphin that is six times more powerful than morphine.
Four planet Earths would be required to sustain the levels of consumption of the U.S.
If you commit suicide in Japan by jumping in front of a train the family of the deceased will be charged a disruption fee.
One survey reports that 33 percent of dog owners admit they talk to their dogs on the phone or leave messages on answering machines while they are away.
Canada is the World's Most Educated Country: over half its residents have college degrees.
Human pollution has caused the average length of polar bears' penises to shrink.
In the border between Egypt and Sudan there are795 sq miles (2 060 km2) of land unclaimed by neither.
Cows moo in accents specific to their region just like humans.
In Japan Ronald McDonald is called Donald McDonald due to a lack of a clear "r" sound in Japanese.
The area where military personnel socializes and eat is called a "mess".
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