There's a resort in Finland where you sleep in a glass igloo to watch the northern lights.
Written language was invented independently by the Egyptians Sumerians Chinese and Mayans.
Pepsi originally contained pepsin thus the name.
North Korea is officially not Communist anymore. Since 2009 its ideology is called "Juche".
NYC home owners can request that a tree be planted outside their homes for free.
For every 1 million tons of oil shipped about 1 ton is spilled.
Armenia became the first nation to adopt Christianity as a State Religion in the year 301.
Buzz Aldrin's mother's maiden name was Moon.
In 1933 Mickey Mouse an animated cartoon character received 800 000 fan letters.
The top 10% of American alcohol consumers ingest about 10 drinks per day.
The world's longest concert goes so slow it will last 639 years.
About 3 000 Euros are thrown into the Trevi fountain in Italy each day.
What is called a “French kiss” in the English speaking world is known as an “English kiss” in France.
In China it is mandatory that cosmetic products are tested on animals while in Europe it's prohibited.
Benjamin Franklin published a paper saying America's population growth was so fast it would surpass Britain in 100 years. This alarmed British leadership and was a factor in their oppression of the colonies.
Over 3 million people perished from war slavery and the mines in Hispaniola under the rule of Christopher Columbus.
Approximately 100 people die each year when they are stepped on by cows.
Coffee is the world's second most valuable traded commodity only behind petroleum.
The international telephone dialing code for Antarctica is 672.
It is estimated that about 600 000 people die in China each year from issues related to overwork.
The Pyramids of Giza were more ancient to the ancient Romans than Ancient Rome is ancient to us.
In 1977 we received a signal from deep space that lasted 72 seconds. We still don't know how or where it came from.
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.
Many Hot springs and public bathhouses in Japan ban customers with tattoos from entering.
Malaria is thought to be responsible for the death of about half of all people who ever lived.
The band Blink-182 incorporated under the name "Poo Poo Butt LLC." because of how funny it would be to have their accountants managers and attorneys having to say that over the phone every day.
Without your pinky finger you would lose about 50% of your hand strength.
Ancient Romans celebrated "Saturnalia" a festival in which slaves and their masters would switch places.
During WW1 the U.S. Government tried to rename hamburgers as "liberty sandwiches" to promote patriotism.
In Judaism finding someone a job that enables self-sufficiency is considered the highest form of charity.
Licence plates in the Canadian Northwest Territories are shaped like polar bears.
The CIA had a plot to use a depilatory chemical on Fidel Castro to cause his beard to fall out.
The Soviets drilled the world's deepest hole into the earth for 14 years: it's 12 262 metres (40 230 ft) deep.
A coward was originally a boy who took care of cows.
Witold Pilecki a Polish soldier volunteered to be imprisoned in Auschwitz in order to gather information escape and let the world know about the Holocaust.
"Stayin' Alive" has the optimum tempo for performing CPR on someone who has just suffered a heart attack.
Every Christmas one million letters are addressed to Santa Clausat his own postal code: "H0H 0H0 North Pole Canada."
There are about 22 000 man made objects orbiting around planet Earth.
Sweden and Norway formed a United Kingdom from 1814 to 1905.
The smallest known dinosaur was about four inches (10 cm) tall and weighed less than a chihuahua.
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