Approximately 100 people die each year when they are stepped on by cows.
Up until 2008 the Santa Barbara Zoo had a giraffe named Gemina that had a permanent 90-degree bend in her neck caused by fused vertebrae.
In “Silence of the Lambs” Hannibal Lector (Anthony Hopkins) never blinks.
Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobiais the fear of long words.
More than 600 women dressed as men in order to fight in the American Civil War.
McDonald's Big Mac is used as an economic index to compare purchasing power between currencies and countries.
The Lut Desert in Iran is the hottest place on earth.
In most watch advertisements the time displayed on a watch is 10:10.
The most common name in Italy is Mario Rossi.
Hitler's plan for Moscow was to kill all its residents and cover it with an artificial lake.
There's a nightclub inside a prison in Venezuela.
1 in 25 U.S. teenagers has attempted suicide.
Larry Lewis ran the 100-yard dash in 17.8 seconds in 1969 thereby setting a new world’s record for runners in the 100-years-or-older class. He was 101.
Steven Spielberg completed his degree course 33 years after dropping out by submitting Schindler's List as his final project.
The average North American will eat 35 000 cookies during their life span.
Almost a third of the world's languages are spoken only in Africa.
Established writers and artists are 18 times more likely to commit suicide than the general population.
It’s illegal to spit on the sidewalk in Norfolk Virginia.
Two-thirds of the world’s eggplant is grown in New Jersey.
There are virtually no differences in brain anatomy between people with autism and those without.
Sweden has the largest scale model of the solar system in the world. It is in the scale of 1:20 million and stretches 950 km across the country.
If you put a drop of liquor on a scorpion it will instantly go mad and sting itself to death.
Elephants are the only mammals besides humans to have chins.
Babies are born without knee caps. They don’t appear until the child reaches 2-6 years of age.
Cats can become addicted to tuna and refuse to eat anything else becoming what's known as 'tuna junkies.'
6 months is what it takes to make an episode
Nelson Mandela married the widow of Mozambique's President.
Mexico is the world's fattest country.
The richest man in India Mukesh Ambani built a home valued at US$1 billion. It's a 27-story building with 3 helipads a 6-floor car park a staff of 600 a 4-storey hanging garden and a cinema.
Every year since 1966 the town of Gavle Sweden erects a giant straw goat for Christmas and almost every year vandals burn it.
A moth has no stomach.
In 1962 the U.S. blew up a hydrogen bomb in space that was 100 times more powerful than Hiroshima.
The Eiffel Tower was going to be demolished in 1909 but was saved because it was repurposed as a giant radio antenna.
“Lassie” was played by a group of male dogs; the main one was named Pal.
Norway will be the first country to turn off FM radio in 2017 and switch completely to digital.
The estimated value of the cash bonds and jewellery carried by The Titanic's passengers was US$6 000 000.
Parents of new babies miss out on 6 months worth of sleep in the first 2 years of their child's life.
In China women who remain unmarried in their late 20s and beyond are called "Sheng nu" which means "leftover women."
Martin Luther King Jr.'s last public speech foretold his death.
TV show "16 and pregnant" and spin-offs may have prevented about 20 000 teen pregnancies in 2010 a study says.
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