In 1972 a pocket of uranium in Africa was found to have undergone self-sustaining nuclear fission for hundreds of thousands of years making it the only known naturally formed nuclear reactor.
About 46 000 square miles of arable land turn to desert every year due to climate change and practices such as forest clear-cutting.
The company that owned the WTC had scheduled a meeting for 9/11/2001 on Tower 1 to discuss what to do in the event of a terrorist attack but rescheduled the night before because someone couldn't attend.
Humans killed at least 2.8 million whales in the 20th century.
In 1923 a jockey suffered a fatal heart attack but his horse finished and won the race making him the first and only jockey to win a race after death.
47%of Americans say they cannot cover a US$400 emergency expense without borrowing money or selling something.
There is only one gun shop in Mexico. 90% of the country's firearms are smuggled in from the USA.
There're more bacteria in your mouth than there are people in the world.
Hitler Only Had One Testicle
The CIA spent US$20 million in the 60s training cats to spy on the Soviets. The first spy cat was hit by a taxi.
Calvin Klein's "Obsession for Men" is spread in camera traps because it attracts wild cats and other animals.
The first Credit Card was created because of the embarrassment of a man who had to pay for dinner but forgot his wallet.
Scientists had to go 45 million years back in history to find the elephant’s oldest ancestor.
There's a resort in Finland where you sleep in a glass igloo to watch the northern lights.
In 1964 the FBI mailed Martin Luther King Jr. a letter accusing him of extramarital affairs and suggesting he should commit suicide.
8%of your body weight is in your blood.
If you were to put Saturn in water it would float.
A 10-Year-Old Accidentally Created in 2012 a New Molecule in Science Class: Tetranitratoxycarbon.
The AMIA Bombing of Argentina in 1994 was one of the largest terrorist attacks in South America killing 85 people.
Steve Jobs was adopted. His biological father was Abdulfattah Jandali a Syrian Muslim.
The slogan on New Hampshire license plates is “Live Free or Die.” These license plates are manufactured by prisoners in the state prison in Concord.
Parasitic and host plants have a dialogue by sharing genetic information with one another.
There are an estimated 400 million dogs in the world.
There are 24 different dialects of English in the US.
The weeks before Christmas is the most popular time for couples to break up according to data analyzed from Facebook.
Bayer famous for producing aspirin bought prisoners from Auschwitz to use as research subjects for testing new drugs.
Each year in America there are about 300 000 deaths that can be attributed to obesity.
Up to 80% of an average car is recyclable.
The more features your phone has the longer you spend in the toilet.
On August 10 2015 NASA astronauts ate food that had been grown in space for the first time.
Science Nobel Laureates U.S. Presidents and NASA astronauts were found to be overwhelmingly first-borns.
Ailurophobia is the fear of cats.
Cuba has one of the highest literacy rates in the world: 99.8%.
Possessing Bibles watching South Korean movies and distributing pornography may be punished with death in North Korea.
Four men in the history of boxing have been knocked out in the first eleven seconds of the first round.
London's Big Ben clock tower is leaning much like the Tower of Pisa.
Newborn dogs are born blind and deaf. Most puppies open their eyes and respond to noises after about two weeks.
Chewing gum is banned in Singapore.
The lighter was invented before the match.
Otto Frank was given Anne Frank's diary by Miep Gies one of the dutch citizens who helped hide the Franks.
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