37%Of New Yorkers were born in another country.
Robert Louis Stevenson wrote the 60 000-words-long "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" during a six-day cocaine high.
During it’s lifetime an oyster changes its sex from male to female and back several times.
A raisin dropped in a glass of fresh champagne will bounce up and down continuously from the bottom of the glass to the top.
Al Capone’s business card said he was a used furniture dealer.
In 2005 a Nepalese couple became the first to marry on top of Mount Everest.
Any free moving liquid in outer space will form itself into a sphere because of its surface tension.
The strongest creatures on Earth are gonorrhea bacteria. They can pull 100 000 times their own body weight.
Rain has never been recorded in parts of Chile's Atacama Desert the driest place on Earth.
The U.S. Civil War had a Balloon Corps established by Abraham Lincoln.
90%of all meteorites ever found have come from Antarctica.
Fossil evidence suggests that fish have been on Earth for about 530 million years.
Catfish are the only animals that naturally have an odd number of whiskers.
A koala's brain is only 0.2% of its body weight.
A "butt" was a Medieval unit of measure for wine.
A rodents teeth never stop growing. They are worn down by the animal’s constant gnawing on bark leaves and other vegetables.
In 1999 the founders of Google actually tried to sell it to Excite for just US$1 million. Excite turned them down.
Arnold Schonberg suffered from triskaidecphobia the fear of the number 13. He died 13 minutes from midnight on Friday the 13th.
During WW2 the Japanese invaded Alaska and more Americans were killed or wounded defending Alaska than at Pearl Harbor.
68% of the people suffer from Phantom Vibration Syndrome the feeling that one's phone is vibrating when it's not.
89%of people in Sweden speak English.
Nelson Mandela co-authored a book with Fidel Castro.
Sharks can grow a new set of teeth in 8 days.
Nearly three percent of the ice in Antarctic glaciers is penguin urine.
The male praying mantis cannot copulate while its head is attached to its body. The female initiates sex by ripping the male’s head off.
Seattle’s Fremont Bridge rises up and down more than any drawbridge in the world.
A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds.
Advertising to children under the age of 12 is illegal in Norway and Sweden.
It's been over 30 years since we had a cooler-than-average month.
The birth rate for twins has increased 76% since 1980.
Birds don’t urinate.
The longest kiss ever recorded lasted 58 hours 35 minutes and 58 seconds.
Kuwait is about 60% male (highest in the world). Latvia is about 54% female (highest in the world).
Lincoln suffered depression and avoided carrying knives fearing he would use it on himself.
A rainbow can only occur when the sun is 40 degrees or less above the horizon.
Sunflowers can be used to clean up radioactive waste.
The country code for Russia is “007″.
2.6 million Kenyans practice the "sport" of naked night-running.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange appeared on an episode of The Simpsons. He recorded his lines over the phone from the Ecuadorian embassy in Britain where he has been granted asylum.
A cockroach will live nine days without its head before it starves to death.
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