New Zealand's native Maori make up only 15% of the population but over 50% of the imprisoned population.
Looking at cute animal pictures at work can make you more productive a study claims.
Elephant scan get sunburned so they protect themselves with sand.
There is a 1 in 4 chance that New York will have a white Christmas.
Great Britain was the first county to issue postage stamps. Hence the postage stamps of Britain are the only stamps in the world not to bear the name of the country of origin. However every stamp carries a relief image or a silhouette of the monarch’s head instead.
In 2009 an accused Florida man said his cat downloaded child porn not him.
Almost half the pigs in the world are kept by farmers in China.
The band Abba wore ridiculous outfits to avoid Sweden's taxes which allowed deductions for clothing if it wasn't meant to be used every day.
There's a massive abandoned supercollider in Texas.
In 1962 the CIA told South Africa the location of Nelson Mandela leading to his arrest which put him in jail for 27 years.
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."
In 1963 a cat called "Felicette" became the first feline in space.
The number “four” is considered unlucky in Japan because it is pronounced the same as “death”.
In Finland when someone earns their Ph.D. they are given a top hat and a sword.
The rulers of the first Feudal state of Eastern Europe the Khazars converted en masse to Judaism in the 8th Century.
Fortune cookies are not a traditional Chinese custom. They were invented in early 1900 in San Francisco.
Research has shown that domestic cats never forgive. They fail to show signs of reconciliation like other animals do.
For every US$1000 of music sold the average musician makes just US$23.40.
The highest race horse speed ever recorded was 43.97 mph (70.76 km/h).
The Sea Anemone looks like a flower but it's actually a carnivorous animal that eats small fish and shrimp.
1 In 4 Americans thinks the Sun goes around the Earth.
In the original script "Rocky" ended with Rocky throwing the fight and opening a pet store for Adrian with the money he made.
British people say "Happy Christmas" because in the 19th century the word "merry" also meant "intoxicated" so they wanted to separate it from public insobriety.
Bamboo (the world’s tallest grass) can grow up to 90 cm in a day.
Sudan has more pyramids than Egypt.
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The cost of college in the U.S. has gone up 500% since 1985.
99% of a Panda's diet consists of bamboo.
Four men in the history of boxing have been knocked out in the first eleven seconds of the first round.
Spider silk is about 5 times stronger than steel of the same weight.
Young elephants pandas koalas and hippos eat the feces of their mothers.
The scientific name of the red fox is Vulpes vulpes.
After an 8.0 magnitude earthquake hit Mexico City in 1985 nearly all newborn babies survived a collapsed hospital for 7 days without nourishment water warmth or human contact.
Moose have very poor vision. Some have even tried to mate with cars.
The soil on Mars is particularly good for growing asparagus.
In 2008 wine started flowing through taps in dozens of homes during a grape festival in Italy due to a technical error.
Women blink 19 times per minute compared to 11 for men.
1 665 steps are needed to climb all the way to the top of the Eiffel Tower.
The Mosque of Paris helped Jews escape the Nazis by giving them Muslim IDs during WW2.
An Ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.
When Hitler informed the Czech president of the imminent invasion of his country he suffered a heart attack and had to be kept awake to sign his surrender.
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