The King James Bible has inspired the lyrics of more pop songs than any other book.
On April Fool's day of 2007 Google sent an e-mail out to its employees warning that a python was loose in the facilities. It wasn't a joke.
People photocopying their buttocks are the cause of 23% of all photocopier faults worldwide.
“Ithyphallophobia” is a morbid fear of seeing thinking about or having an erect penis.
The third country in space after The U.S. and the USSR was Canada which was considered to have the most advanced space program in 1962.
In 1908 the Imperial Russian Olympic Team arrived in London 12 days too late for the games because they were not using the Gregorian calendar yet.
Cats have lived with people for only 7,000 years.
Only 5% of dogs experience dental decay compared with 90% of children.
An anteater is nearly 6 feet long, yet its mouth is only an inch wide.
At age 10 Mussolini was expelled from a religious boarding school in Italy for stabbing a classmate in the hand.
You are more likely to die as a drug dealer in Chicago than as a death row inmate in Texas.
Spiders are scared of ants due to the formic acid they contain.
In the 50s North Korea built Kijong-dong a “nice” city visible from the border to encourage South Koreans in. It's actually a ghost city.
In China it's illegal to use a wordplay or a pun in advertising or on television.
There is high-speed Internet on the moon: 19 MBPS.
38%of Christianity is projected to live in sub-Saharan Africa in 2050.
Gopher snakes in Arizona are not poisonous but when frightened they may hiss and shake their tails like rattlesnakes.
Women blink 19 times per minute compared to 11 for men.
The country of Liberia in Africa was established by U.S. citizens as a colony for former African-American slaves and their free black descendants.
Marco Hort has the world record for fitting 264 straws in his mouth at once!
After an 8.0 magnitude earthquake hit Mexico City in 1985 nearly all newborn babies survived a collapsed hospital for 7 days without nourishment water warmth or human contact.
Central Park costs about as much money as the entire state of Alaska .
Listerine was invented in 1879 as a surgical antiseptic and later sold as a floor cleaner and a cure for gonorrhea.
There are 1 792 steps in the Eiffel Tower
41% of children in Africa aged 5 to 14 are involved in child labour.
There's a beer brewed from bananas in Africa.
Martin Luther King Jr. was jailed 29 times.
Sharks kill 12 people per yearwhile people kill 11 417 sharks per hour.
Between 1525 and 1866 12.5 million Africans were kidnaped and sold into slavery in the Americas.
An Octopus doesn't have 8 arms but 6 arms and 2 legs.
Russia has over 8400 nuclear weapons more than any other country.
A man who survived the sinking of a ship in 1871 was finally able to overcome his fears and decided to sail again in 1912: he died in the sinking of the Titanic.
President Obama has read every Harry Potter book.
If you live in the U.S. you're never more than 115 miles (185 KM) away from a McDonald's.
Exposure to Secondhand smoke causes nearly 50 000 deaths each year in the U.S. alone.
The electric chair was invented by a dentist.
Harry Potter and author JK Rowling share the same birthday
Sharks can grow a new set of teeth in 8 days.
"Under Pressure" was written by David Bowie and Queen during a 24-hour wine and cocaine marathon.
The Simpsons hold the Guinness Record for Longest Running Prime time Animated Television Series and Most Guest Stars Featured in a Television Series.
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