There are 10 times more bacterial cells in your body than body cells.
The most goals scored in a World Cup's match was 10 by Hungary against El Salvador in 1982.
A skunk’s smell can be detected by a human a mile away.
Today's British accent first appeared among London's upper class around the time of the American Revolution. Before that the British accent was similar to that of Americans.
Shorter women have shorter pregnancies a study found.
Jellyfish like salt water. A rainy season often reduces the jellyfish population by putting more fresh water into normally salty waters where they live.
Black cats are considered to bring good luck in Japan.
Of all the words in the English language the word ‘set’ has the most definitions!
During WW1 the Belgian King personally led the army the Queen served as a nurse and the 14-year-old Prince enlisted as a private.
The word "soccer" originated as a slang abbreviation of the word "association"
An adult elephant requires up to 300 kg of food and 160 litres of water per day.
India's "Go Air" airline only hires female flight attendants because they are lighter so they save up to US$500 000 per year in fuel.
Lizards can self-amputate their tails for protection. It grows back after a few months.
It's illegal for drug companies to advertise directly to consumers almost everywhere in the world except in the U.S. and New Zealand.
Floating cities above the clouds of Venus may be our best bet for becoming a two-planet species. Conditions there are so similar to Earth a human wouldn't need a pressurized suit the gravity is similar and transit times are shorter than to Mars.
7% OF AMERICANS CLAIM THEY NEVER BATHE.
Recycling one ton of paper saves 682.5 gallons of oil 7 000 gallons of water and 3.3 cubic yards of landfill space.
During photosynthesis plants emit light called fluorescence that humans can't see.
Greece has been in a state of default for half its modern history as a sovereign state.
At least 400 descendants of Nazis have converted to Judaism and moved to Israel.
Insects outnumber humans 100 000 000 to one.
A garden caterpillar has 248 muscles in its head.
Friends share more DNA than strangers.
In the U.K. it is legal for kids over 5 years old to drink alcohol at home or on other private premises.
Men are struck by lightning five times more often than women.
Samuel L. Jackson has said "motherf*cker" 171 times in 27 different movies.
Women's hearts beat faster than men's.
Charlie Chaplin once lost in a Charlie Chaplin look-alike contest.
Located within Italy San Marino is the world's oldest republic (301 A.D.) and holds the world's oldest continuous constitution.
Bill Gates was arrested in New Mexico in 1977 for jumping a red light and driving without a licence.
In 1963 a cat called "Felicette" became the first feline in space.
Illinois has the highest number of personalized license plates than any other state.
Degringolade means to fall and disintegrate.
When Steve Jobs accused Bill Gates of stealing from Apple Gates said "I think it's more like we both had this rich neighbor named Xerox and I broke into his house to steal the TV set and found out that you had already stolen it."
U.S. former presidents John Adams and Thomas Jefferson died within hours of each other on the 4th of July in 1826.
The U.S. government poisoned alcohol during Prohibition in the 20s and 30s killing over 10 000 people.
Only about 1 in every 10 000 people has "perfect pitch" the ability to identify a musical note just by hearing it with no reference note.
In the early 1940s the FCC assigned television’s Channel 1 to mobile services (like two-way radios in taxis) but did not re-number the other channel assignments.
American Airlines saved $40 000 in 1987 by eliminating one olive from each salad served in first-class.
Elephants rarely get cancer because they have 40 copies of genes that code for the tumor suppressor protein p53—humans have two.
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