Despite their walnut-sized brain octopuses are highly intelligent possibly more so than any other order of invertebrates.
The first novel ever written on a typewriter is Tom Sawyer.
North Korea uses a fax machine to send threats to South Korea.
Greek philosopher Chrysippus is said to have died of laughter after getting his donkey drunk trying to eat figs.
Plants can get Cancer.
Cat owners are 30% less likely to suffer a heart attack.
If Apple didn't hold US$181 billion overseas it would owe US$59 billion in U.S. taxes.
There is a French company that you can hire to kidnap you. They charge US$1600.
The San Francisco Cable cars are the only mobile National Monuments
The average car has 30 000 parts.
43%of the world's olive oil production is done in Spain.
In the last 4000 years no new animals have been domesticated.
Termites have been known to eat food twice as fast when heavy metal music is playing.
Since at least the time of Pythagoras in 500 BC no educated person believed the Earth was flat.
London has 72 billionaires the most of any city.
Amsterdam pays alcoholics in beer to clean streets: 5 cans of beer for a day's work plus €10 and tobacco.
Sailfish can leap out of the water and into the air at a speed of 50 miles (81 km) per hour.
Only 2% of women describe themselves as beautiful.
Young beavers stay with their parents for the first two years of their lives before going out on their own.
A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds.
Researchers are debating on adding Internet addiction to the list of mental disorders.
Dogs are as smart as a 2-year-old baby. They can learn and understand over 150 words.
In Hartford Connecticut it is illegal for a husband to kiss his wife on Sundays.
Capuchin Male Monkeys urinate on themselves to attract a mate.
Google's first tweet ever was "I'm feeling lucky" written in binary code.
If you search for "askew" in Google the content will tilt slightly to the right.
Global warming has raised the earth's average surface temperature about 1.5°F (0.8°C) since the Industrial Revolution.
92% of public baby changing tables tested in the UK carried traces of cocaine.
Iran sentences its citizens to the death penalty on cases of corruption.
There is a species of fungus called "Chorioactis" that only exists in Texas and rural Japan and is thought to have been in both places for 19 million years.
There's only one all-white humpback whale known in the world.
Pilots and flight attendants are twice as likely to get skin cancer melanoma from higher exposure to UV rays.
Benjamin Franklin attempted to abolish slavery already in 1790.
Gandhi never won the Nobel Peace Prize despite being nominated five times.
The Coco de Mer palm tree has the earth's largest fruit weighing 42 kg (92 lb) and seeds weighing 17 kg (37 lb).
According to Bill Gates by 2035 there will be almost no poor countries left in the world.
U.S. Soldier John R. McKinney held off over 100 Japanese soldiers single-handedly in WW2.
The oldest house in the UK is nearly 6000 years old and has stone furniture that is still intact.
More gold is recoverable from a ton of personal computers than from 17 tons of gold ore.
Winds in some places of Antarctica can reach 200 mph (320 km/h).
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