Yucatan Mexico was named after a misunderstanding. Spaniards asked the locals what was the place called. They replied "Yucatan " which in their language means "I don't understand you."
24 rabbits that were introduced to Australia in 1859 had multiplied in number to over 2 million in ten years.
Penis enhancement surgery is free in Cuba.
During photosynthesis plants emit light called fluorescence that humans can't see.
In 2014 a burglar in Minnesota was caught after he logged into his Facebook account on the home's PC and forgot to log out.
On average 12 newborns will be given to the wrong parents daily.
A tiny amount of liquor on a scorpion will make it instantly go mad and sting itself to death.
Astronauts on the International Space Station exercise about 2 hours per day.
Antarctica is the only continent that does not have land areas below sea level.
The most dogs ever owned by one person were 5,000 Mastiffs owned by Kubla Khan.
In Alaska it is illegal to whisper in someone’s ear while they’re moose hunting.
US Dollar bills are made out of cotton and linen.
You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching TV.
Chile has a civilian town in Antarctica complete with a school hospital hostel post office Internet TV and mobile phone coverage.
There's high-speed Internet on the way up to Mount Everest.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange appeared on an episode of The Simpsons. He recorded his lines over the phone from the Ecuadorian embassy in Britain where he has been granted asylum.
There are no laws against public nudity in Spain.
There's a massive abandoned supercollider in Texas.
Freddie Mercury wrote "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" in 10 minutes as a tribute to Elvis Presley.
1 out of every 21 New Yorkers is a millionaire.
Norway is ranked as the country least likely to be affected by climate change. Chad is the most vulnerable.
In Cleveland Ohio it’s illegal to catch mice without a hunting license.
There are only four words in the English language which end in “dous”: tremendous horrendous stupendous and hazardous.
All totalled the sunlight that strikes Earth at any given moment weighs as much as an ocean liner.
From birth to toilet training a baby goes through an average of 8000 diaper changes.
In Alaska it is illegal to shoot at a moose from the window of an airplane or other flying vehicle.
A British teacher in Sudan was arrested because she allowed her primary school class to name a teddy bear "Muhammad".
There's one kosher butcher in Cuba. Fidel Castro personally allowed him to stay and serve 1 500 people practicing Judaism.
China has mobile "execution vans" to enforce the death penalty without moving to a proper execution ground.
In ancient Rome when a man testified in court he would swear on his testicles.
The blue whale is the largest of all whales and is also considered the largest animal to have ever existed in the world.
While you sleep your brain filters out noises that might wake you up if it doesn't think you're in danger.
The first couple to be shown in bed together on prime time television were Fred and Wilma Flintstone.
Each year, there are more than 40,000 toilet related injuries in the United States.
The breeding age for male goats is between 8-10 months.
In the U.S. Childhood Food Allergies Cost Nearly US$25 Billion Every Year.
London's "Big Ben" is not the tower. It's the bell inside it.
The original tapes of the Apollo 11 moon landing were erased and re-used by mistake.
A Blogger hired a woman to slap him every time he's on Facebook.
An estimated 80% of animals on Earth have six legs.
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