There's a 'Rent a Mourner' service in the UK to fill your funeral with fake friends.
There is a food substitute intended to supply all daily nutritional needs known as "Soylent".
2 520 is the smallest number that can be exactly divided by all the numbers 1 to 10.
An average person produces about 25 000 quarts of saliva in a lifetime enough to fill two swimming pools.
The smell of a skunk can be detected by a human a mile away.
In Halden a high-security prison in Norway every cell has a flat screen TV an en-suite shower and fluffy white towels.
Cigar and pipe smoking is every bit as dangerous as cigarette smoking and possibly even more dangerous.
On average soccer players run as far as 9.5 miles in a single match.
Like fingerprints everyone’s tongue print is different.
Ancient Romans ran cold aqueduct water in pipes through their houses in an early form of air conditioning.
The giant red star Betelgeuse has a diameter larger than that of the Earth’s orbit around the sun.
More people are killed annually by donkeys than airplane crashes.
Barry Manilow didn't write his song called "I write the songs".
The Spanish flu caused about a third of total military deaths in WW1.
Men are less promiscuous when women are scarce.
A whale’s penis is called a dork.
Ancient Greek democracy lasted for only 185 years
There is a limit of 12 minutes of commercials per hour of television in the UK.
Jellyfish evaporate in the sun. They’re 98% water.
Headless cockroaches are capable of living for weeks. They die from starvation.
Norway has the world's highest gas prices at $10.12 a gallon of premium gas.
It costs 41 cents per year per American citizen for NASA's entire Curiosity program.
A new scientific method called 'toxineering' turns venoms into painkillers.
Holding a vibrator against a person's throat relaxes the vocal muscles thereby improving their voice quality.
Every day of the year, 100 whales are killed by whale fisherman.
More people died in Auschwitz than the British and American losses of WW2 combined.
The average person walks the equivalent of twice around the world in a lifetime.
Contrary to popular belief there are no wild tigers in Africa. Only in Asia.
The Soviet Union had transferred over 150 nuclear weapons to Cuba by the time of the Cuban Missile Crisis.
The average lead pencil will draw a line 35 miles long or write approximately 50 000 English words.
40% of all people who come to a party in your home snoop in your medicine cabinet
Potatoes have more chromosomes than humans.
A koi fish named "Hanako" lived for 225 years.
The Falkland Isles (pop. about 2000) has over 700000 sheep (350 per person).
Anyone who wishes to open a new store in France of more than 300 m2 must first gain permission from a government commission that includes other existing retailers.
Sending a man to the Moon and finding Osama Bin Laden cost the US government about the same amount of time and money: 10 years and $100 billion.
The Egyptian Kahun Papyrus (1850 B.C.) suggests crocodile feces either for preventing conception or as an abortifacient.
In Japan they use more paper for comics than for toilet paper.
1 in 3 Americans is obese.
There's a family that lives on Liberty Island home of the Statue of Liberty.
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