A whale’s heart beats only nine times a minute.
Pregnant women have about 50% more blood by week 20 of pregnancy than they did before they conceived.
It took 73 years to find the wreck of the Titanic.
If you were drafted during the American Civil War you could legally pay someone else $300 to go in your place.
The average human brain has about 100 billion nerve cells.
Jupiter has 67 moons Saturn has 62 Uranus 27 Neptune 14 Mars 2 and Earth just one.
8%of your body weight is in your blood.
Constipation-related health-care costs total US$6.9 billion per year in the U.S.
There's a limestone cliff with over 5 000 dinosaur footprints in Bolivia with many dating back 68 million years.
Every day of the year, 100 whales are killed by whale fisherman.
Martin Luther King Jr. had previously used his "dream" rhetoric many times before his famous speech in other lesser-known speeches.
Starfish do not have blood. Their blood is actually filtered sea water.
The Incas revered the coca plant as being sacred or magical.
The word "bride" comes from an old proto-germanic word meaning "to cook".
Susan Lucci is the daughter of Phyllis Diller.
In “Silence of the Lambs” Hannibal Lector (Anthony Hopkins) never blinks.
The World's Oldest Sperm was discovered in Antarctica: 50-million-year-old sperm cells from a worm.
Months that begin on a Sunday will always have a “Friday the 13th.”
Romantic love is biochemically indistinguishable from having a severe obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Only two countries in the world are not allowed to sell Coca-Cola officially: North Korea and Cuba.
Two dogs were among the Titanic survivors.
An elephant can smell water from 12 miles away.
Charlie Chaplin made his movie mocking Hitler with his own money because Hollywood was afraid of losing money if they took a stand.
Poveglia is an island in Italy that is so dangerously "haunted" that public access is not permitted.
Giraffes only need 5 to 30 minutes of sleep in a 24-hour period.
A light bulb that hasn't been turned off since 1901 still shines at a fire station in California.
The 3 most valuable brand names on earth: Marlboro Coca-Cola and Budweiser in that order.
There are 24 different dialects of English in the US.
The most goals scored in a World Cup's match was 10 by Hungary against El Salvador in 1982.
A jumbo jet uses 4 000 gallons of fuel to take off.
You have a better chance of getting accepted to Harvard University than getting a job at the Apple Store.
Humans and dogs are the only two species known to seek visual clues from another's eyes. And dogs only do it with humans.
North Korea is the world's only nation to currently have a US Navy ship captured.
Tuberculosis killed 1.5 million people worldwide in 2014 making it a larger cause of death than AIDS.
In Japan 90% of mobile phones are waterproof because youngsters use them even in the shower.
The thyroid cartilage is more commonly known as the adams apple.
One-fourth of the world’s population lives on less than $200 a year. Ninety million people survive on less than $75 a year.
There are more than 100 types of cancers; any part of the body can be affected.
Two-thirds of the world’s eggplant is grown in New Jersey.
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.
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