Desertification threatens the livelihoods of more than 1 billion people in 110 countries the U.N. says.
Most of a sperm whale's head is filled with a fatty yellow tissue called "junk."
Drug possession and trafficking are punished in Singapore with the death penalty.
The glue on Israeli postage is certified kosher.
The average garden variety caterpillar has 248 muscles in its head.
Humans are 50% heavier and four inches taller in the past 100 years than they have been throughout most of human history.
Money isn’t made out of paper; it’s made out of cotton.
Female pandas are fertile only up to 3 days a year.
Steve Jobs turned down a partial liver transplant from now Apple-CEO Tim Cook 2 years before dying of cancer.
Napoleon wasn't short. He was actually above the average Frenchman.
400-quarter pounders can be made from 1 cow.
In 1998 all 11 members of a soccer team in Africa were killed by lightning while leaving the other team unhurt.
Bill Gates' Foundation spends more on global health each year than the World Health Organization of the United Nations.
Annual growth of WWW traffic is 314 000%
65% of smartphone users download zero apps per month.
The Beetham Tower has 47 floors.
The first CD pressed in the US was Bruce Springsteen’s “Born in the USA”.
The U.S. is currently in it's longest period of not having a president die in office.
Only half of a dolphin’s brain sleeps at a time. The other awake half makes the dolphin come up for air when needed to prevent drowning.
79% of pet owners sleep with their pets.
Billy Graham personally preached Christianism to over 200 million people.
In May 1948 Mt Ruapehu and Mt Ngauruhoe both in New Zealand erupted simultaneously.
In 2010 some schools in southern California banned a dictionary for including a definition of oral sex.
Scarlett Johansson voiced Mandy in the Spongebob Movie.
Elephants rarely get cancer because they have 40 copies of genes that code for the tumor suppressor protein p53—humans have two.
Anne Frank's father was an officer in the German army during World War I.
Between 25% and 33% of the population sneeze when exposed to light.
There's no physical description of Jesus in the Bible.
Grey whales always mate in a threesome: two males to one female.
The World's most valuable brands areApple Microsoft and Google.
Dogs have 13 blood types horses have 8 cows have 9 while Humans only have 4.
Orville Wright was involved in the first aircraft accident. His passenger a Frenchman was killed.
Thousands of marine creatures die by mistakenly swallowing plastic bags that resemble jellyfish.
Sweden has the largest scale model of the solar system in the world. It is in the scale of 1:20 million and stretches 950 km across the country.
Bin Laden’s death was announced on 1st May 2011. Hitler’s death was announced on 1st May 1945.
In 2005 a man named Ronald MacDonald actually robbed a Wendy's.
The price of cocaine went down by 51% in Europe since 1990.
8.2% of people in Norway eat tacos every single Friday.
Everyday more money is printed for Monopoly sets than for the U.S. Treasury.
The CIA had a secret office on the 25th floor of 7 World Trade Center another nearby building that collapsed after the 9/11 attacks.
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