NYC keeps train tracks free of ice by setting them on fire.
Lincoln's assassin was a famous actor and Lincoln himself was a fan of him.
There's a conspiracy theory saying the Titanic never sunk. Instead it was her sister ship the Olympic and it was an insurance scam.
La Paz Bolivia was the first South American city to get an electricity supply. It was powered by llama dung.
Ancient Egyptians shaved off their eyebrows to mourn the deaths of their cats.
Einstein was famous for having a bad memory.He could not remember names dates and phone numbers.
Bill Gates aimed to become a millionaire by the age of 30. However he became a billionaire at 31.
A kangaroo can't jump unless its tail is touching the ground.
Prostitution is illegal in Israel yet 12 000 women work in the sex trade along with roughly 1 000 men.
There is a "Gospel of Judas" not found in the Bible that speaks of Judas as the only one of Jesus' disciples who fully understood his teachings. He turned Jesus over to the Romans because Jesus asked him to.
Cocaine can be purchased for about US$5 per gram in Colombia while in the U.S. it sells for at least US$100.
Lincoln was the first major leader in the U.S. to feel that women should be allowed to vote.
Louisiana’s capital building is the tallest one of any U.S. state.
Graca Machel is the only woman to have been first lady of two separate countries: Mozambique and South Africa.
Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogery- chwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch is the official name of a village in Wales.
A completely blind chameleon will still take on the colours of its environment.
In Austria there’s a town called FUCKING
40%of minors having an abortion report that neither of their parents knew about the abortion.
George Washington had his own brewhouse on the grounds of Mount Vernon.
The average number of readers of any given published scientific paper is said to be 0.6.
The Atlantic Ocean is big enough to let every person in the US have their own cubic kilometer in it.
There is a butterfly in Africa with enough poison in its body to kill six cats!
Tigers can see 6 times better at night than humans.
Martin Luther King Jr. plagiarized a significant portion of his doctoral dissertation from one written by another student 3 years earlier.
Over 500 girls have been named Hermione since the first 'Harry Potter' movie came out.
Argentina has dropped 13 zeroes off their currency since 1970 a factor of ten trillion.
The most expensive First Class suites in the Titanic were to have cost up to £870 (£75 156 today).
10% of pregnancies end in miscarriage.
The male gypsy moth can “smell” the virgin female gypsy moth from 1.8 miles away (pretty good trick).
At its peak the Roman Empire comprised only 12% of the world's population.
In Italy it is illegal to make coffins out of anything except nutshells or wood.
The jars of Nutella sold in a year could cover The Great Wall of China 8 times.
You can change your language on Facebook to "Pirate."
Pope Paul VI claimed that animals can go to heaven.
Proportionally speaking the most destructive war in modern history was the War of the Triple Alliance which took the lives of over 60% of Paraguay's population leaving a woman/man ratio of 4 to 1.
The average salary in Cuba in 2013 was 471 pesos or US$20 a month.
A creep is a metallurgical term for when something that is normally very strong bends because of gravity. This happens to many metals at high temperatures where they won’t melt but they will creep.
The average human will shed 40 pounds of skin in a lifetime.
The U.S. military has a 26-page manual on baking brownies and oatmeal cookies.
In 1913 Argentina was the world's 10th wealthiest nation per capita. Now it's the 54th.
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