In Italy 17 is considered an unlucky number. In Japan 4 is considered an unlucky number.
Despite a population of over a billion China has only about 200 family names.
The longest common English word without vowels is "rhythms".
Before the Holocaust Hitler gave the U.S. Great Britain and many other nations a chance to take in Jewish refugees. They refused.
The highest recorded body temperature in a human being was a fever of 115.7°F (46.5°C).
Giraffes have no vocal cords.
”Judge Judy” has a $25 000 000 salary while Supreme Court Justice Ginsberg has a $190 100 salary.
In 1892 over 200 people left Australia to create "New Australia " a utopian socialist settlement in Paraguay.
When you donate your body to science it can get used as a crash test dummy for medical training forensic research or to save a life through organ transplants.
A lack of exercise is now causing as many deaths as smoking across the world a study suggests.
The average human will shed 40 pounds of skin in a lifetime.
Ancient Rome had a 4-story-tall shopping mall with 150 shops and offices.
1 in 7 of American adults who have a tattoo regret it.
Elvis Presley was just 22 years old when he paid US$102 500 for Graceland the Memphis mansion that served as his home base for two decades.
We are born with over 270 bones and die with 206.
Mars is populated entirely by robots. Seven to be precise.
Kim II-Sung founder of North Korea was born on the day the Titanic sank.
Your heart will pump nearly 1.5 million barrels of blood during your lifetime enough to fill 200 train tank cars.
The worlds oldest piece of chewing gum is 9000 years old!
Christmas was illegal in the U.S. until 1836 as it was considered an Ancient Pagan Holiday.
Legalizing marijuana would generate $8.7 billion in federal and state tax revenue per year.
There are approximately 1 600 pizza restaurants in New York City.
"Pistanthrophobia" is the fear of trusting people due to bad past experiences.
There are Victoria's Secret models from every continent except Antarctica.
Between 100 and 300 tons of cosmic dust enter the Earth's atmosphere every day.
The dinosaur noises in the "Jurassic Park" movie were made from recordings of tortoise sex.
Netherlands is the only country with a national dog.
Japan has 5.52 million vending machines.
Judaism believes in another Torah (Bible) that Moses passed down orally in an unbroken chain from generation to generation for 1 400 years.
A pregnant goldfish is called a twit.
Humans have caused 322 animal extinctions over the past 500 years.
London's Big Ben clock tower is leaning much like the Tower of Pisa.
The Bible is available in 2 454 languages.
The mortality rate of a Black Mamba snake bite is almost 100%.
Family Guy's creator had a ticket for a 9/11 plane but came 10 minutes late.
The pyramids were built by paid laborers. Not slaves. That's a myth by Herodotus the Greek historian.
The record for the longest period without sleep is 11 days.
Kissing can cause tooth decay.
Jackals have one more pair of chromosomes than dogs or wolves.
Female harp seals get in groups to have their babies one mating season is over.
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