Pope Francis was the first public personality in Argentina to sign a petition for justice in the 1994 AMIA terrorist attack.
There's only one all-white humpback whale known in the world.
In 1891 London built a structure designed to surpass the Eiffel Tower in height. It was unsteady never completed and demolished in 1907.
Benjamin Franklin made 8 voyages across the Atlantic Ocean and was the first to map the Gulf Stream.
Most elephants weigh less than the tongue of a blue whale.
Airplane food isn't very tasty because our sense of smell and taste decrease from 20 to 50 percent.
Four empires collapsed after WWI: Ottoman Austro-Hungarian German and Russian.
In Dorset Minnesota a 3-year-old boy was elected as mayor .
Annual growth of WWW traffic is 314 000%
Seattle’s Fremont Bridge rises up and down more than any drawbridge in the world.
After Christianity the largest religious affiliation in the U.S. is Judaism.
Israel is the only country in the world to draft women into Military service.
Nepal is the only country that has a non-rectangular flag. It is also asymmetrical.
If you announce your goals to others you are less likely to make them happen because you lose motivation studies confirmed.
Agrizoophobia is the fear of wild animals.
During a revolt at the Auschwitz Concentration Camp a member of the SS was stabbed then burned alive in a crematorium oven.
37% of the web is PORN
A human baby has over 60 more bones than an adult.
Humans and dogs first became best friends 30 000 years ago.
Who’s that playing the piano on the “Mad About You” theme? Paul Reiser himself.
November 28 2012 was the most peaceful day New York City ever had—not a single violent crime was reported.
The German WW1 officer that recommended Hitler for an Iron Cross was Jewish. He was later arrested then released by the SS once they discovered his identity.
Norway's first aircraft hijacking was resolved after the hijacker surrendered his weapon in exchange for more beer.
95% of the spiders in your house have never been outside.
The first fossilized specimen of Australopithecus afarenisis was named Lucy after the paleontologists’ favorite song “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds ” by the Beatles.
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During WW2 India produced the largest volunteer Army in world history: over 2.5 million men. At least 38 Indians received the Victoria Cross or the George Cross.
There are more than 10 million bricks in the Empire State Building.
In Hartford Connecticut it is illegal for a husband to kiss his wife on Sundays.
The Titanic's chief baker "fortified" himself with alcohol and thus survived the freezing water for 2 hours until he was rescued.
The paint on the Eiffel Tower weighs as much as 10 elephants.
Demand for quinoa in Western nations has pushed up prices so much that poorer people in Peru and Bolivia where quinoa is from can no longer afford their staple crop.
The lack of physical activity is one of the leading causes of preventable death worldwide.
The 2011 earthquake near Japan increased the Earth's rotation speed shortening the day by 1.8 microseconds.
In 1989 the U.S. military blared AC/DC music at General Noriega's compound in Panama for 2 continuous days. The dictator surrendered.
In the U.S. there's an official Rock Paper Scissors League.
600 000 hacking attempts are made to Facebook accounts every day.
Elvis Presley's manager Colonel Tom Parker used to sell both 'I love Elvis' and 'I hate Elvis' badges at his concerts.
Steve Jobs was awarded 141 new patents since his death.
In 1977 3 men attempted to steal Elvis Presley's remains for ransom. That's why his body was moved to Graceland where they are monitored by security.
Sylvester Stallone was so poor he had to sell his dog for $50. A week later he sold the script for Rocky and bought him back for $3 000.
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