Some people say that when the black bands on the Woolybear caterpillar are wide a cold winter is coming.
During the 70s a suicide jumper from the Golden Gate Bridge left a note that read "I'm going to walk to the bridge. If one person smiles at me on the way I will not jump."
The practice of burying the dead may date back 350 000 years.
There's a hotline film makers can call for science advice with the goal of helping film makers incorporate accurate science into their films .
It was once against the law to have a pet dog in a city in Iceland.
While sudden heart attacks during sex are rare 75% of them happen to men who are cheating on their wives.
During WW1 the Belgian King personally led the army the Queen served as a nurse and the 14-year-old Prince enlisted as a private.
There are an average of 178 sesame seeds on a McDonald’s Big Mac bun.
The water in a blue whale's mouth weighs as much as its entire body.
Starting 2015 all New York residents must recycle their old electronics like PCs and TVs or face a US$100 fine.
The cities of Aachen Regensburg Frankfurt-am-Main Nuremberg Weimar Bonn and Berlin have all been capitals of Germany.
Ancient Rome in 150 CE had less income inequality than the U.S. today.
95% of all data in the world is still stored on paper. Most of it is never looked at again.
There is a sect offshoot of Christianity that believes Jesus is currently living in China as a Chinese woman.
Men with attractive wives report higher levels of satisfaction with their marriages a study says.
Hallucinatory 'voices' seem to be shaped by local culture. In the U.S. the voices are harsh and threatening while those heard by schizophrenics in Africa and India tend to be more benign and playful.
In South India people roll over food leftovers served to Brahmins in the belief that all troubles and ailments will be cured.
People who work 11 hours or more a day are 67% more likely to have a heart attack than those with an 8-hour work day according to a study.
Average number of people airborne over the US any given hour: 61 000.
The flea can jump up to 200 times its own height. This is equal to a man jumping the Empire State Building in New York.
Japan has 5.52 million vending machines.
There's a zipline connecting Spain and Portugal. It's 2 365 ft (720 m) and 60 seconds long.
The vehicle with the highest mileage covered a total of 2 850 000 miles (4 586 630 km).
When hippos are upset, their sweat turns red.
Multiplying 21978 by 4 reverses the order of the numbers: 87912.
The Bible contains plenty of puns funny names humorous imagery sarcasm and irony.
The Nullarbor Plain of Australia covers 100 000 square miles (160 900 km) without a tree.
The deepest living animal ever found is a "devil worm" living 2.2. miles (3.6 kilometers) below.
At rest your brain uses one-fifth of a calorie per minute.
Ailurophobia is the fear of cats.
Most dust particles in your house are made from dead skin!
The dumbest dog in the world is the Afghan hounds.
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.
James Cameron was homeless when writing the movie "The Terminator " and sold the rights for US$1 on the condition he could direct it.
During a visit to Egypt in 2012 Hillary Clinton was pelted with tomatoes and shoes while the protesters chanted "Monica Monica".
The Black Death reduced the population of Europe by one third in the period from 1347 to 1351.
For every ‘normal’ webpage there are five porn pages.
The scientific term for French kissing is cataglottism.
Every year nearly four million cats are eaten in China as a delicacy.
In the U.S Frisbees outsell footballs baseballs and basketballs combined.
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