A former king of Sweden Eric of Pomerania became a pirate after he lost the throne.
Women spend over 4 years (in total)of their lives menstruating.
Mars has the tallest known mountain on a planet of our Solar System with a height of 22 km (14 mi).
Google has a version of their site translated into the language of the Klingons from Star Trek.
70%of all the emails sent are spam.
A 20-month-old baby became the youngest professional soccer player ever after being signed up by a Belgian club.
Hannibal had only one eye after getting a disease while attacking Rome.
Russia's notorious murderer Vladimir Nikolayev ate some of his victim's body then gave the rest of the meat to a friend whose wife served it to his family thinking it was a kangaroo.
The only real person to be a Pez head was Betsy Ross.
The ‘Golden Arches’ of fast food chain McDonalds is more recognized worldwide than the religious cross of Christianity.
Some worms will eat themselves if they can’t find any food!
British people say "Happy Christmas" because in the 19th century the word "merry" also meant "intoxicated" so they wanted to separate it from public insobriety.
During his time as a Congressman and later as U.S. President John F Kennedy donated all of his salary to charity.
In Japan watermelons are squared. It’s easier to stack them that way.
We all have tiny mites living in our eyelashes.
There are 177 147 ways to tie a tie according to mathematicians.
A ‘jiffy’ is a unit of time for 1/100th of a second.
Earthworms have 5 hearts.
Only female mosquito’s’ bite and most are attracted to the color blue twice as much as to any other color.
Albert Einstein's eyes remain in a safe box in NYC.
The most dogs ever owned by one person were 5,000 Mastiffs owned by Kubla Khan.
In 2014 there are about 350 000 tweets and 382 000 Facebook likes every minute.
Elephants don’t drink through their trunks like a straw.
Fireflies are also known as lightning bugs.
Gustave Eiffel the man who designed the Eiffel Tower was also behind the design for the Statue of Liberty's spine.
Dartboards are made out of horse hairs.
The strongest muscle in the human body is the masseter (jaw muscle).
The airplane Buddy Holly died in the “American Pie.” (Thus the name of the Don McLean song.)
The original story from “Tales of 1001 Arabian Nights” begins “Aladdin was a little Chinese boy.”
3.4 million people die each year from water-related causes.
When George Washington passed away in 1799 Britain's entire Royal Navy lowered its flags at half mast.
The largest recorded earthquake in the U.S. was a magnitude 9.2 that struck Prince William Sound Alaska in 1964.
On Earth the International Space Station weighs 925 000 pounds more than 11 full semi trucks. In space it weighs almost nothing.
The five worst cities in the U.S. for air pollution are all in California.
Taurophobia is the fear of bulls.
Gelatin is derived from collagen a protein collected from animal skin.
French speaking residents of Belgium are called Walloons.
A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds.
George Washington grew marijuana in his garden.
51% of Americans fear snakes most than any other thing in the world.
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