In India there is a vigilante group called the "Love Commandos" that offers protection from harassment to couples from different castes who fall in love.
Canada is the second largest country in the world right after Russia.
Mobile Phone Throwing is an official sport in Finland.
Mount Everest shrank one inch (2.5 cm) due to the 2015 earthquake in Nepal.
The first couple to be shown in bed together on prime time television were Fred and Wilma Flintstone.
Einstein Darwin Allan Poe & Saddam Hussein all married their first cousins.
Sharon Stone was the first Star Search spokes model.
60 000 plastic bags are being used in the U.S. every 5 seconds.
Greece has been in a state of default for half its modern history as a sovereign state.
Giraffes are kosher for eating according to Judaism.
Americans make up 5% of the world's population and yet produce 30% of the world's waste and use 25% of the world's resources.
The strongest muscle in the human body is the masseter (jaw muscle).
There are over 2700 types of snakes in the world and they live in deserts, forests, oceans, streams, lakes.
Koala bears aren't bears: They're marsupials.
North Koreans watched the 2014 World Cup on a 24-hour delay.
African elephants have the best sense of smell in the animal kingdom.
The iceberg that sank the Titanic began its journey somewhere around 1000 BCE.
There's a town in Spain where 700 people share the surname "Japon" as they are descendants of 17th-century samurais who stayed there after an embassy returned to Japan.
Elephants rarely get cancer because they have 40 copies of genes that code for the tumor suppressor protein p53—humans have two.
Every human spent about half an hour as a single cell.
A Beer Wave of 388 000 Gallons (or 1.4m L) flooded London in 1814 after a huge vat ruptured.
The Lut Desert in Iran is the hottest place on earth.
Butterflies and insects have their skeletons on the outside of their bodies called the exoskeleton. This protects the insect and keeps water inside their bodies so they don’t dry out.
A rodent’s teeth never stop growing.
A whale’s heart beats only nine times a minute.
Edison electrocuted an elephant in 1903 to prove Tesla's AC current was dangerous.
Former basketball superstar Michael Jordan is the most recognized face in the world more than the pope himself.
About half of Americans born at the turn of the 20th century had blue eyes. Today only about 1 in 6 Americans has them.
Louisiana’s capital building is the tallest one of any U.S. state.
On its one-year anniversary the NASA's Curiosity Rover sang the “Happy Birthday” tune to itself on Mars.
The average human brain has about 100 billion nerve cells.
Mexico has68 official languages.
The first great civilization in Mexico were the Olmec established from 1500 B.C. to 400 B.C.
Diabetic people have sweet urine.
Inventor Franz Reichelt died by jumping from the Eiffel Tower while testing a parachute of his own design.
99% of all mobile malware is targeted at Android users.
In Finland slot machines are monopolized by a non-profit company that gives all its earnings to charity.
When Charlie Chaplin received his honorary Oscar he got a 12-minute standing ovation the longest in Oscar history.
Anne Frank's father survived Auschwitz and died in 1980 of lung cancer.
California has built 23 prisons since 1980. In the same period the University of California system has opened just one new campus.
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