A chip of silicon a quarter-inch square has the capacity of the original 1949 ENIAC computer which occupied a city block.
The last words of Henry Royce co-founder of Rolls-Royce were actually: "I wish I'd spent more time in the office."
Sharks kill 12 people per yearwhile people kill 11 417 sharks per hour.
Giraffe are already extinct in at least seven countries in Africa.
There are about 1 500 active volcanoes in the world.
The original story from “Tales of 1001 Arabian Nights” begins “Aladdin was a little Chinese boy.”
1 out of every 21 New Yorkers is a millionaire.
1.3 million Earths could fit inside the sun an average-sized star.
At age 10 Mussolini was expelled from a religious boarding school in Italy for stabbing a classmate in the hand.
The American Kennel Club, the most influential dog club in the United States, was founded in 1884.
Isaac Newton's Principia Mathematica contained a simple calculation error that went unnoticed for 300 years.
Most of the world's fastest runners come from a single tribe in Kenya Africa called the "Kalenjins."
In late 19th-Century millions of American children learned in school that just one taste of alcohol could lead to blindness madness or even spontaneous combustion.
20%of women in the U.S. earn at least $5 000 more than their spouse.
The world's first underground park will be inaugurated in 2018 in New York.
It takes 3 000 cows to supply the NFL with enough leather for a year’s supply of footballs.
There is high-speed Internet on the moon: 19 MBPS.
Climbing the Mount Everest costs around US$65 000.
A dime has 118 ridges around the edge.
Frog-eating bats identify edible from poisonous frogs by listening to the mating calls of male frogs. Frogs counter by hiding and using short difficult to locate calls.
A lion in the wild usually makes no more than twenty kills a year.
Americans spent about US$61.4 billion on their pets in 2011.
The sentence “The quick brown fox jumps over a lazy dog.” uses every letter of the alphabet.
The CIA had a plot to use a depilatory chemical on Fidel Castro to cause his beard to fall out.
Facebook tracks which sites you visit even AFTER you have signed out.
You can't cry on space because your tears won't ever fall.
George Washington had his own brewhouse on the grounds of Mount Vernon.
Elephant scan get sunburned so they protect themselves with sand.
If you try to suppress a sneeze you can rupture a blood vessel in your head or neck and die.
Hong Kong holds the most Rolls Royce’s per capita.
30 000 dogs a day are slaughtered in China for meat and fur.
In 1900 all the world's mathematical knowledge could be written in about 80 books; today it would fill more than 100 000 books.
A newborn Chinese water deer is so small it can almost be held in the palm of the hand.
Camels chew in a figure 8 pattern.
The average North American will eat 35 000 cookies during their life span.
Google's first tweet ever was "I'm feeling lucky" written in binary code.
Cheese is the most stolen food in the world.
There are about 173 000 venomous species: from lizards to spiders and fish.
Iquitos Peru is the largest city in the world inaccessible by road. It's located deep in the Amazon rainforest and has over 400 000 people.
Sweat itself is odorless. It's the bacteria on the skin that mingles with it and produces body odor.
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