Nearly all of the gold on Earth came from meteorites that bombarded the planet over 200 million years after it formed.
You're more likely to get struck by lightning in Texas than find in-person voter fraud.
There is a city called Rome on every continent.
A wind with a speed of 74 miles or more is designated a hurricane.
The "99% effective" label on birth control pills means that 1 out of 100 women who use the pill in a year will get pregnant.
Goats are quite agile creatures and in some cases they can jump over 5 feet.
A small child could swim through the veins of a blue whale.
The original 2014 World Cup's ball was produced in Pakistan.
Cleveland spelled backwards is DNA level C.
Ugandan dictator Idi Amin's official title was "His Excellency President for Life Field Marshal Al Hadji Doctor Idi Amin Dada VC DSO MC Lord of All the Beasts of the Earth and Fishes of the Seas and Conqueror of the British Empire in Africa in General and Uganda in Particular."
From 1814 to 1830 the flag of the Kingdom of France was plain white.
No Egyptian president has left office without being arrested or dying so far until 2015.
At the ocean's deepest point the water pressure is the equivalent of having 50 jumbo jets piled on top of you.
A female ferret will die if it goes into heat and cannot find a mate.
The CIA spent US$20 million in the 60s training cats to spy on the Soviets. The first spy cat was hit by a taxi.
Only two countries in the world are not allowed to sell Coca-Cola officially: North Korea and Cuba.
There's a bar in Ireland that opened in the year 900 A.D. and is still operational. It's called "Sean's Bar".
In 2011 a small town in Spain on the brink of financial ruin bet on the world's biggest lottery and won.
There are two credit cards for every person in the United States.
99% of all mobile malware is targeted at Android users.
Ever wonder where the phrase two bits came from? Some coins used in the American colonies before the Revolutionary War were Spanish dollars which could be cut into pieces or bits. Since two pieces equaled one-fourth dollar the expression two bits came into being as a name for 25 cents.
Truck driving is the most dangerous occupation by accidental deaths (799 in 2001).
In space astronauts are unable to cry because there is no gravity and the tears won’t flow.
Pirates wore earrings because they believed it improved their eyesight.
6 months before the Challenger disaster a lone engineer told his superiors about the O-Ring problem and warned the result "would be a catastrophe of the highest order: loss of human life."
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Dogs have only recently been able to watch TV since they need about 70 images per second which older TVs couldn't deliver.
The hammerthrow is illegal as a high school sport in all states except Rhode Island.
The breeding age for male goats is between 8-10 months.
35% of American workers said they would forgo a pay raise in exchange for having their boss fired.
In Islam a man may divorce his wife three times taking her back up after the first two times.
Female koala’s have two vagina’s.
Bill Gates continued to fly coach until 1997 when his net worth was already US$36 billion.
In 2013 two physicist managed to"tie" water into knots.
King John I of France was proclaimed king five months before he was born. He only lived for five days.
The Titanic is the only ocean liner to ever be sunk by an iceberg.
In 2012 a Somali Islamist militant group offered a bounty of 10 camels for President Obama and 2 for information on Hillary Clinton.
The women of the Mursi tribe in Africa wear plates on their lips that can be as large as 5 inches (12 cm) in diameter.
A man in Nebraska is breeding red cows and sending them to Israel so that Jews build a Third Temple and "Jesus comes again".
Disneyland opened in 1955.
A rodent’s teeth never stop growing.
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