Poisoned milk killed Abraham Lincoln's mother when he was 9 years old.
Mexico is the world's fattest country.
There's a hotel in Bolivia made almost entirely of salt complete with salt beds and chairs.
The founder of Victoria's Secret Roy Raymond committed suicide by leaping off the Golden Gate Bridge in 1993.
Pandas can poop up to 40 times a day.
There are more cars than people in Los Angeles.
-40 degrees Fahrenheit is equal to -40 degrees Celsius.
Alexander the Great had heterochromia iridum: one of his eyes was blue and the other was brown.
Cleaning a cat's litter box can get you Toxoplasmosis if the cat is infected. While pregnant it can cause your baby to be born with cerebral palsy seizures and mental retardation.
The average ocean depth is 2.5 miles (4 km).
There is a Jellyfish that could be immortal.
During the Holocaust Jewish boxer Salamo Arouch was imprisoned at Auschwitz. He was forced to fight fellow prisoners; the losers were sent to the gas chambers or shot. He survived over 2 years and 200 fights until the camp was liberated.
There are Victoria's Secret models from every continent except Antarctica.
Swedish scientist Svante Arrhenius was the first to claim that fossil fuel combustion may eventually result in enhanced global warming already in 1896.
Half our brains can be removed by surgery with no apparent effect on personality or memory.
There's no physical description of Jesus in the Bible.
Light is what makes Beer go bad.
Pope Leo XIII carried a hip flask full of wine infused with cocaine.
The "Million Dollar Paranormal Challenge" is offered to anyone who can demonstrate a supernatural ability under agreed-upon scientific testing criteria. In 40 years no one ever won.
Marijuana has been legal for personal use in Alaska since 1975 and it's still legal today.
The word "mafia" is never mentioned in the film version of The Godfather because the actual mafia demanded it.
Facebook loses almost US$25 000for every minute it's down.
Dieting could force your brain to eat itself scientists say.
Male seahorses can get pregnant.
During WW1 a Hungarian man was shot in the frontal lobe making it impossible for him to fall asleep. He continued to live a full sleepless life.
Providing birth control to women at no cost substantially reduced unplanned pregnancies and cut abortion rates by 62% to 78% over the U.S. national rate a study found.
Recycling one glass jar saves enough energy to watch TV for 3 hours.
The surface of the human skin is 6.5 square feet (2m).
During WW2 the Oscars' statuettes were made of painted plaster due to a metal shortage.
The blue whale is the largest of all whales and is also considered the largest animal to have ever existed in the world.
Einstein never received a Nobel prize for relativity. it was actually for the photoelectric effect.
The original word for "bear" has been lost. Medieval people thought that saying the ferocious animal's name would summon it so they used a euphemism that meant "the brown one" ("bear").
In the original script "Rocky" ended with Rocky throwing the fight and opening a pet store for Adrian with the money he made.
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.
14% of Americans have skinny-dipped with a member of the opposite sex at least once.
Orcas (killer whales) kill sharks by torpedoing up into the shark’s stomach from underneath causing the shark to explode.
Insects outnumber humans 100 000 000 to one.
A single cigarette contains over 4 800 chemicals 69 of which are known to cause cancer.
A 10-Year-Old Accidentally Created in 2012 a New Molecule in Science Class: Tetranitratoxycarbon.
A cesium atom in an atomic clock beats 9 192 631 770 times a second.
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