The number “four” is considered unlucky in Japan because it is pronounced the same as “death”.
After the Titanic sank the families of the band members were billed By White Star Line for the cost of the uniforms worn as the band members died.
Later school start times improve sleep and daytime functioning in adolescents a study says.
George Washington had his own brewhouse on the grounds of Mount Vernon.
The national anthem of Greece has 158 verses.
You cannot snore and dream at the same time.
Male bees die after having sex.
The pathologist who made Einstein body's autopsy stole his brain and kept it in a jar for 20 years.
Bob Marley was buried with his red Gibson guitar a Bible open to Psalms 23 and a bud of marijuana.
Most household dust is made of dead skin cells.
Women's hearts beat faster than men's.
There's a 'Rent a Mourner' service in the UK to fill your funeral with fake friends.
Americans spent about US$61.4 billion on their pets in 2011.
The original 2014 World Cup's ball was produced in Pakistan.
Facebook is estimated to spend US$30 million a month on hosting alone.
On August 10 2015 NASA astronauts ate food that had been grown in space for the first time.
Residents of Churchill Canada leave their cars unlocked to offer an escape for pedestrians who might encounter Polar Bears.
You have about 70 000 thoughts a day.
The placement of the eyes of a donkey enables them to see all four of their legs at all times.
$10 If you have $10 in your pocket and no debts you are wealthier than 25% of Americans.
The Amazon represents more than half of the Earth's rainforests.
Ancient Egypt King Tutankhamun died at the age of 18.
In 1949 forecasting the relentless march of science Popular Mechanics said computers in the future may weigh no more than 5 tons.
When the "Elephant Whisperer" Lawrence Anthony died a herd of elephants arrived at his house to mourn him.
American Airlines saved $40 000 in 1987 by eliminating one olive from each salad served in first-class.
When Gmail was introduced by Google with an unbelievable 1GB free storage in 2004 Hotmail only offered 2MB.
41 new species are discovered by scientists every single day.
In 2015 the 4th most powerful supercomputer in the world took 40 minutes to simulate just one second of human brain activity.
A literal translation of a standard traffic sign in China: “Give large space to the festive dog that makes sport in the roadway.”
3 Olympic swimming pools can hold all the gold ever mined in the world.
Bart's name is an anagram of BRAT. His full name is Bartholomew Jojo Simpson.
The radioactive substance Americanium – 241 is used in many smoke detectors.
The glue on Israeli postage is certified kosher.
An eerie prophecy attributed to Nostradamus regarding the 9/11 attacks was in fact fabricated by a college student in 1997 to show how easily such prophecies can be misused.
The Roman Empire was not the largest empire in history. It was only the 28th largest.
A panda fur is worth between US$60 000 and US$100 000 on the illegal trade market.
Twitter bought Vine for US$30 million several months before it was even officially released.
The Earth seen from the moon also goes through phases.
Didaskaleinophobia is the fear of going to school.
A Marijuana-derived compound forces cancer cells to freeze and prevents them from spreading.
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