The Vulcan salute used by Mr. Spock on Star Trek was taken from the Priestly Blessing of Judaism.
Dolphins and whales give birth with the tail first instead of the head.
There's a river in Australia called the"Never Never River."
In 1945 a rooster named Mike lived 18 months without a head.
During the American Civil War it was necessary to print out money in a hurry so the Treasury released paper bills with designated values of fractions of a dollar.
In 1944 by a huge coincidence a crossword puzzle was printed with answers all containing D-Day operation "code names" which sent MI-5 into a panic thinking their invasion plans had been discovered.
In 1945 Eisenhower predicted that people would try to deny the holocaust so he urged the press to come.
J.K. Rowling chose the unusual name ‘Hermione’ so young girls wouldn’t be teased for being nerdy!
Bees have five eyes.
In 1944 a 14-year-old African-American was executed in the U.S. after a quick 2-hour trial with little evidence.
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 1 billion cars currently in use on earth.
Goat’s milk is higher in calcium, vitamin A and niacin than cow’s milk.
Iceland consumes more Coca-Cola per capita than any other nation.
A housefly will regurgitate its food and eat it again.
Cats have 32 muscles that control the outer ear while humans have only 6.
The giant red star Betelgeuse has a diameter larger than that of the Earth’s orbit around the sun.
About 100 elephants are being killed every day for their ivory.
A rodent’s teeth never stop growing.
People with blue eyes have a higher alcohol tolerance.
6%of the world's population has an Internet addiction.
Polar bears can eat as many as 86 penguins in a single sitting.
A sheep, a duck and a rooster were the first passengers in a hot air balloon.
If you farted consistently for 6 years and 9 months enough gas is produced to create the energy of an atomic bomb.
In one of the last battles of WW2 American and German soldiers fought together as allies against an SS division to defend an Austrian castle.
Breast cancer is one of the most survivable types of cancers over a five year period.
In 1893 an amendment was proposed to rename the U.S. into the "United States of the Earth".
Amphibious is based upon Greek words that mean living a double life and amphibians live in both land and water.
It is impossible to sneeze with your eyes open
About 20 million Americans live in mobile homes.
The average thickness of ice in Antarctica is about 1 mile (1.6 km) .
During WW1 a Hungarian man was shot in the frontal lobe making it impossible for him to fall asleep. He continued to live a full sleepless life.
A fierce gust of wind blew 45 year old Vittorio Luise’s car into a rover near Naples Italy in 1980. He managed to break a window climb out and swim to shore–where a tree blew over and killed him.
The Great Wall of China is not visible from space but China's air pollution is.
The swan has over 25,000 feathers on its body.
There's a moon named Cupid that orbits Uranus.
In the U.S. a sentence of life in prison without parole was given for trying to sell US$10 of marijuana to an undercover officer.
The first man-made object in space was the German V2 rocket.
Yellowtail is the general name for loads of different species of fish that have yellow tails or a yellow body.
The farthest distance from Earth an astronaut has ever traveled was during the Apollo 13 emergency.
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