Bill Gates bought Leonardo Da Vinci's Codex Leicester in 1994 for US$30 million. A few pages were used as screen saver on Windows 95.
At a spending rate of $1 million a day it would take Bill Gates 218 years to spend all his money.
The world record for the most passengers on a commercial flight is 1 088 by El Al Israel's national airline.
35% of American workers said they would forgo a pay raise in exchange for having their boss fired.
Google's First Computer Storage Was Made From LEGO.
Rain contains vitamin B12.
The film "Birdman" was shot in just 30 days.
In the U.S. 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime.
The average cost of a night out in New York is US$82.
Didaskaleinophobia is the fear of going to school.
Author J. K. Rowling wrote the final chapter of the last Harry Potter book in 1990 7 years before the release of the first book.
Over 250 million Nokia 1100 devices were sold making it the bestselling electrical gadget in history.
Beer is claimed to help prevent cardiac disease and cognitive decline.
If you live in the U.S. you're never more than 115 miles (185 KM) away from a McDonald's.
Dolphins Recognize and Admire Themselves in Mirrors.
A nanometre is about as much as your nails grows every second.
The first time two men kissed on-screen was in 1927.
One giant panda usually needs between 2.5 to 4 square miles (10 million m2) of land to survive.
Facebook is estimated to spend US$30 million a month on hosting alone.
Listening to music while working out measurably improves physical performance.
The least corrupt countries in the world are New Zealand and Denmark according to the Corruptions Perception Index.
Elephants can differentiate between men and women and between different ethnicities when they hear a voice.
There's a bar in Ireland that opened in the year 900 A.D. and is still operational. It's called "Sean's Bar".
“Almost” is the longest word in the English language with all the letters in alphabetical order.
21%of all New York City elementary students from all income levels are obese.
The White House Correspondent's Dinner was men-only until 1962 when JFK refused to attend unless women did.
New Zealand's Ninety-Mile Beach is only 55 miles long.
Zebras are responsible for more injuries to U.S. zookeepers than any other animal.
A species of earthworm in Australia grows up to 10 feet in length.
7% OF AMERICANS CLAIM THEY NEVER BATHE.
Leonardo Da Vinci was the first to explain why the sky is blue.
An execution was staged there in the late 1990s North Korea hosts the World's Largest Stadium seating 150 000 people.
Mars has a flag. It was designed by a NASA engineer.
Two and a half time more Barbies are sold every year than babies are born in the U.S.
All US$ coins and bills in circulation today are worth US$1.2 trillion.
Rats and horses can’t vomit.
Bees can be trained to detect bombs.
Certain species of male butterflies produce scents that serve in attracting females during courtship.
Thanks to his Internet popularity the child from the "Success Kid" meme made enough money to fund his dad's kidney transplant.
Sean Connery wore a toupee in all of the James Bond movies because he started balding at age 21.
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