When giraffes age, their fur darkens.
When scientist Niels Bohr won the Nobel Prize in 1922 the Carlsberg brewery gave him a perpetual supply of beer piped into his house.
Today 2 500 Americans will try cocaine for the first time.
Animals avoid power lines because they see frightening ultraviolet flashes that are invisible to humans.
Happy as a clam is from the expression happy as a clam at high tide. Clams are only harvested when the tide is out.
Every year 1 000 letters arrive in Jerusalem Israel addressed to God.
The Gulf War cost each American US$306 while Vietnam was US$2 204 per person. The Korean War cost US$2 266 and WW2 US$20 388 per person.
Experts at Intel say that micro processor speed will double every 18 months for at least the next 10 years.
Australian Rules football was originally designed to give cricketers something to play during the off season.
GPS is owned and controlled by the U.S. Government. It can be 'switched off' at any time.
A lion’s roar can be heard from five miles away.
In 2014 a student in Taiwan went blind after keeping her contact lenses in for 6 months. A microscopic bug ate her eyeballs.
100 acres of Pizza are served in the U.S. every day.
Mr. T's gold collection is worth over US$120 000.
Between 25% and 33% of the population sneeze when exposed to light.
An earthquake on Dec. 16 1811 caused parts of the Mississippi River to flow backwards.
Bulgarians are known to be the biggest yogurt eaters in the world.
More people are killed each year from bees than from snakes.
The average high school kid today has the same level of anxiety as the average psychiatric patient in the early 1950's.
Nepal is the only country that doesn’t have a rectangular flag.
Between 10 and 20 volcanoes are erupting somewhere on Earth every day.
The U.S. government spent US$1.1 million on puppets from 2009 to 2013.
Antarctica is the only continent on which no Lepidoptera have been found.
All champagne is produced in the Champagne region in France. Otherwise it is called sparkling wine.
When sharks take a bite their eyes roll back and their teeth jut out.
James Cameron sought Hollywood funding for the movie "Titanic" not because he wanted to make the movie but because he wanted to dive to the shipwreck.
"He kept us out of war" was Woodrow Wilson' slogan for the 1916 election. About a month after he took office the U.S. declared war on Germany.
Robert Louis Stevenson wrote the 60 000-words-long "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" during a six-day cocaine high.
Since 1976 when the death penalty was reinstated by the U.S. Supreme Court 1 394 people have been executed (as of December 2014).
No matter where you stand in Michigan you are never more than 85 miles from a Great Lake.
149 - 0 is the highest score ever made in a Soccer game
Spiders can walk on water and breathe under it too.
Marriage started shifting from arranged to love-based marriages in the 18th Century.
Metallica is the first and only band to play on all seven continents.
Shakira was rejected from the school choir because the teacher thought she sounded like a goat.
The only mammals to undergo menopause are elephants, humpback whales and human females.
Los Angeles’ full name is “El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de los Angeles de Porciuncula”.
When opossums are playing ‘possum they are not “playing.” They actually pass out from sheer terror.
Harry Potter's author J.K. Rowling lost her billionaire status because she donated so much of her money to charity.
Christopher Columbus once punished a man found guilty of stealing corn by having his ears and nose cut off and then selling him into slavery.
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