Mongolia is the largest landlocked country.
70% of all animals in the jungle rely on figs for their survival.
A giraffe's spots are like human fingerprints: no two individual giraffes have exactly the same pattern.
Your stomach produces a new layer of mucus every two weeks so that it doesn’t digest itself.
Traveling to every single stop of the New York City subway (without leaving the transit system) would take at least 21 hours and 49 minutes.
There are more living organisms in a teaspoonful of soil than there are people on earth.
Taurophobia is the fear of bulls.
Scientists have discovered that monkeys are susceptible to optical illusions just like humans.
In 1962 the U.S. blew up a hydrogen bomb in space that was 100 times more powerful than Hiroshima.
Farts have been clocked at a speed of 10 feet per second (7 mph).
More people are afraid of open spaces (kenophobia) than of tight spaces (claustrophobia).
The male gypsy moth can “smell” the virgin female gypsy moth from 1.8 miles away (pretty good trick).
The creator of the iPod first offered the idea to Philips and RealNetworks but they failed to see its potential.
Martin Luther King Jr.'s last public speech foretold his death.
95% of all data in the world is still stored on paper. Most of it is never looked at again.
In 1999 the U.S. government paid the Zapruder family US$16 million for the film of JFK's assassination.
The Catholic Church once put a dead Pope on trial.
A dog’s shoulder blades are unattached to the rest of the skeleton to allow greater flexibility for running.
A full-loaded supertanker traveling at normal speed takes at least 20 minutes to stop.
Barack Obama's late father was a senior economist for the Kenyan government.
The Horse Head used in the movie "The Godfather" was real.
A snail takes 33 hours to crawl one mile.
Abraham Lincoln's son Robert was saved from a train accident by Edwin Booth brother of his father's killer John Wilkes Booth.
In Victoria Australia only a licensed electrician is allowed to change a light bulb.
Italy's PM Benito Mussolini tortured his enemies by forcing them to swallow massive doses of castor oil.
On average a hedgehog’s heart beats 300 times a minute.
There's a microwaveable Burrito Vending Machine at a gas station in Hollywood California.
Argentina was the first country in Latin Americato legalize same-sex marriage in 2010.
A snail can sleep for 3 years.
The groundwater of 90% of Chinese cities is polluted.
It is illegal to spay or neuter your dog in Norway except under very specific circumstances.
Fox owns the rights to The Simpsons until 2082.
Eskimos use refrigerators to stop their food from freezing.
Mississippi didn't ratify the 13th Amendment abolishing slavery until 2013.
Venezuela's name comes from the Italian word "Veneziola" (little Venice). Explorer Amerigo Vespucci saw native stilt houses built in Lake Maracaibo reminding him of Venice.
The majority of women seeking an abortion are not teenagers: 58% are in their 20s and 6 in 10 already have a child at home.
All the dirt from the foundation to build the World Trade Center in NYC was dumped into the Hudson River to form the community now known as Battery City Park.
In London it is illegal to die in the Houses of Parliament.
Just 7% of people in China are religious making it the least religious country in world. Thailand has the most with 94%.
Desertification threatens the livelihoods of more than 1 billion people in 110 countries the U.N. says.
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