There's a 'Rent a Mourner' service in the UK to fill your funeral with fake friends.
Every year Finland increases in surface area by about 7 sq km (2.7 sq mi) per year because it is rebounding from the weight of ice-age glaciers and rising out of the sea.
Richard Johnson the 9th Vice-President of the U.S. openly treated an African-American woman as his wife although legally she was his slave.
The “Like” button on Facebook was originally going to be called “Awesome”.
In 1986 Apple launched a clothing line.
Goats were the first animals domesticated by man in 10,000 B.C.
In 1962 the CIA told South Africa the location of Nelson Mandela leading to his arrest which put him in jail for 27 years.
Capuchin Male Monkeys urinate on themselves to attract a mate.
Chicken contains 266% more fat than it did 40 years ago.
The five worst cities in the U.S. for air pollution are all in California.
Red Wine Kills Cancer Cells.
After eating, a housefly regurgitates its food and then eats it again.
A chip of silicon a quarter-inch square has the capacity of the original 1949 ENIAC computer which occupied a city block.
Horses can sleep standing.
In 2006, 253 fish-species were listed as critically endangered.
Elephants can hear one another's trumpeting calls up to 5 miles (8 kilometers) away.
Without your pinky finger you would lose about 50% of your hand strength.
A Burkini is a type of swimsuit for Muslim women which covers the whole body except the face the hands and the feet.
Kim II-Sung founder of North Korea was born on the day the Titanic sank.
A man was jailed and fined US$1500 in Oregon U.S.A. for collecting rainwater because it is considered ‘property of the state'.
During the 70s a suicide jumper from the Golden Gate Bridge left a note that read "I'm going to walk to the bridge. If one person smiles at me on the way I will not jump."
Leonardo da Vinci could write with one hand and draw with the other at the same time.
In 1961 Robert F Kennedy said the U.S. would have a black president within 40 years.
The room of a WW1 French soldier is still untouched since 1918.
Smoking causes 1 in every 5 deaths in the U.S. every year.
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In ancient Rome when a man testified in court he would swear on his testicles.
The Mimic Octopus can impersonate up to 15 marine species including Sea Snakes Stingrays Lionfishes and Jellyfishes.
CT body scans expose the patient to the same amount of radiation as that experienced within a mile and a half of the Hiroshima atomic bomb.
Daniel Radcliffe's stunt double for the first 6 Harry Potter movies was paralyzed from an accident on set in the 7th movie.
1 In 4 Americans thinks the Sun goes around the Earth.
From 1814 to 1830 the flag of the Kingdom of France was plain white.
Bart's name is an anagram of BRAT. His full name is Bartholomew Jojo Simpson.
Instant Coffee was invented by a man called George Washington around 1910.
There are at least 97 people called "LOL" in the U.S.
Swedish scientist Svante Arrhenius was the first to claim that fossil fuel combustion may eventually result in enhanced global warming already in 1896.
Adolf Hitler was obsessed with America's Old West.
Any text you put into the status update box is sent to Facebook's servers even if you don't click the post button.
A garden caterpillar has 248 muscles in its head.
In the 1980s the Statue of Liberty was found to suffer galvanic corrosion meaning it had turned into a giant battery due to its paint and metal being exposed to salt water.
There are about a million ants per person. Ants are very social animals and will live in colonies that can contain almost 500 000 ants.
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