1 in every 4 Americans has appeared someway or another on television.
The shortest British monarch was Charles I who was 4 feet 9 inches.
Poor women in the U.S. have a higher rate of obesity than wealthier women.
The birth rate for twins has increased 76% since 1980.
Buzz Aldrin's mother's maiden name was Moon.
The human eye can distinguish about 10 million different colors.
Children's Day is celebrated in India on November 14th 9 months after Valentine's Day.
Dolphins sleep with one eye open.
Louis XIX was King of France for just 20 minutes.
The iceberg that sank the Titanic began its journey somewhere around 1000 BCE.
By 2023 the average US$1 000 laptop will be just as fast as the human brain according to Ray Kurzweil.
When Twister was introduced in 1966 critics denounced the game as "sex in a box".
1 in every 8 deaths on earth are linked to air pollution a study says.
Chocolate has an anti-bacterial effect on the mouth and protects against tooth decay.
A day's worth of Twitter posts would fill a 10-million-page book.
If you sneeze too hard you can fracture a rib.
Facebook tracks which sites you visit even AFTER you have signed out.
Anne Frank is on YouTube. She was captured on film while leaning out of her window to get a good look of a wedding.
Several people have been murdered for unfriending someone on Facebook.
One-third of first heart attacks are fatal and another third result in permanent damage to the heart.
The Amazon River discharges 5 times as much water as any other river on the planet.
Marco Hort has the world record for fitting 264 straws in his mouth at once!
The first Frenchman known to visit Japan was imprisoned tortured and killed because he tried to promote Christianity.
Urine was used in Ancient Rome to wash clothes.
Benjamin Franklin never patented any of his inventions. He reasoned that "we should be glad of an opportunity to serve others by any invention of ours; and this we should do freely and generously."
A whale’s heart beats only nine times a minute.
A Giraffe's legs alone are taller than most humans: about 6 feet (1.81 m).
Religious practices like prayer and attending services is associated with lower levels of psychological distress.
The mask used by Michael Myers in the original “Halloween” was a Captain Kirk mask painted white.
"Gone with the Wind" is the highest grossing movie of all time when adjusted for inflation.
Steve Jobs believed that his vegan diet would eliminate the need of showering.
40%of adult Americans have always slept on the same side of the bed.
"Apollo 13" "Armageddon" and "Around the World in 80 Days" are among the movies NASA keeps aboard the International Space Station.
Male rabbits are called “bucks,” females are “does.”
The Spanish flu caused about a third of total military deaths in WW1.
California was the first U.S. state that banned Marijuana a century ago.
The time traveling machine in the movie "Back to the Future" was originally supposed to be a refrigerator.
Some dogs can smell dead bodies under water!
India is the world's largest democracy with 1.2 billion people.
In WW2 the U.S. and New Zealand secretly tested 3 700 "tsunami bombs" designed to destroy coastal cities.
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