The citrus soda 7-UP was created in 1929; ’7′ was selected after the original 7-ounce containers and ‘UP’ for the direction of the bubbles.
In 2015 a 4-year-old searching for fossils found 100 Million-Year-Old Dinosaur Bones.
Oysters can change from one gender to another and back again depending on which is best for mating.
In 2010 General Electric made over US$14 billion in profits but paid US$0 in taxes in the U.S.
Chameleons can move their eyes in two directions at the same time.
Women were first allowed to participate in the Olympic Games in 1900.
You are more likely to die slipping in the bathtub getting struck by lightning or drowning in the bathtub than from Terrorism.
The first soccer game televised was a friendly match between Arsenal's first and second team in 1937.
Mariah Carey's legs are insured for US$1 billion.
One-fourth of the world’s population lives on less than $200 a year. Ninety million people survive on less than $75 a year.
The Quran Islam's most sacred book means “recitation” in Arabic.
There are at least 97 people called "LOL" in the U.S.
Every minute 1.8 million new "likes" are made on Facebook.
Some 5 500 WW2 bombs are discovered in Germany every year and defused an average of 15 per day.
The slowest fish is the sea horse, which moves along at about 0.01 mph (0.016 km/h).
Steve Jobs believed that his vegan diet would eliminate the need of showering.
The groundwater of 90% of Chinese cities is polluted.
A "GAY BOMB" was once proposed at the Pentagon to turn the enemy gay.
1 billion people still defecate in the open in the absence of a toilet.
Panphobia is the fear of everything… which is a pretty unlucky phobia to have.
Men are less promiscuous when women are scarce.
The pyramids were built by paid laborers. Not slaves. That's a myth by Herodotus the Greek historian.
Cuba has one of the highest literacy rates in the world: 99.8%.
In an analysis of 200000 ostriches over 80 years not one tried to bury its head in the sand.
A syzygy occurs when three atronomical bodies line up.
Honey bees can distinguish human faces.
There are more skin cancer cases due to indoor tanning than lung cancer cases due to smoking.
There's a bridge between mainland China and Macau where cars switch from left to right-hand drive and vice versa.
12% of Americans think Joan of Arc was Noah's wife from the Bible.
The author of Jaws dedicated the last decade of his life to the preservation of sharks to make up for the mass hysteria he helped create.
It is illegal to hunt camels in the state of Arizona.
As many as 440 000 people die from preventable medical errors every year.
Giraffe hearts pump twice as hard as a cow’s to get blood to its brain.
The average American butt is 14.9 inches long.
An earthquake on Dec. 16 1811 caused parts of the Mississippi River to flow backwards.
On one episode of "Price Is Right " an elephant was offered as a "bonus prize." The contestant won insisted on the prize and a live elephant from Kenya had to be delivered to him.
In ancient Rome it was considered a sign of leadership to be born with a crooked nose.
Giraffes only need 5 to 30 minutes of sleep in a 24-hour period.
Venezuela's name comes from the Italian word "Veneziola" (little Venice). Explorer Amerigo Vespucci saw native stilt houses built in Lake Maracaibo reminding him of Venice.
Brad Pitt was banned from China for his role in the movie "7 Years in Tibet."
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