The highest blood alcohol content ever recorded was .91% more than twice the typical lethal limit and eleven times more than legally drunk.
Only two countries in the world are not allowed to sell Coca-Cola officially: North Korea and Cuba.
Agrizoophobia is the fear of wild animals.
Hewlett-Packard’s name was decided in a coin toss.
Every day nearly 4000 teens in the U.S. smoke their first cigarette while 1 000 start smoking on a daily basis.
Leonardo Da Vinci's Mona Lisa became the world's most famous painting after it was stolen from the Louvre in 1911.
Facebook Twitter and The New York Times have been blocked in China since 2009.
McDonald's first menu items were hot dogs not hamburgers.
If you go blind in one eye you only lose about one fifth of your vision but all your sense of depth.
Hitler planned to collect thousands of Jewish artifacts to build a "Museum of An Extinct Race" after the war.
70% of all animals in the jungle rely on figs for their survival.
Australia's National Science Agency claims to have invented the technology behind Wi-Fi and has sued companies using the technology without a license.
Recycling can take an aluminum can back on a grocery store shelf within 60 days.
As passengers on Earth we are all carried around the sun at a mean velocity of 66 600 mph (107 182 km/h).
Concentration camps were first used by the British during the Second Anglo-Boer War.
Almost 20% of Rio de Janeiro's males are gay or bisexual.
The Pentagon has a plan for combating a zombie apocalypse.
More people are killed each year by bees than snakes.
Mailing an entire building has been illegal in the U.S. since 1916 when a man mailed a 40 000-ton brick house across Utah to avoid high freight rates.
Sleep deprivation affects the brain in multiple ways that can impair judgment and slow reaction.
The number “four” is considered unlucky in Japan because it is pronounced the same as “death”.
Arabic is an official language in Israel along with Hebrew.
In 2000 Spain's Paralympic basketball team had to return their gold medals after nearly all of their players were found to have no disability.
Microsoft pays you to use Bing instead of Google.
In Panama there's a valley where trees have square trunks.
The world's biggest family lives together in India: a man with 39 wives and 94 children.
Ancient Rome had a 4-story-tall shopping mall with 150 shops and offices.
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.
At the ocean's deepest point the water pressure is the equivalent of having 50 jumbo jets piled on top of you.
Goats were the first animals domesticated by man in 10,000 B.C.
Nelson Mandela lost his son to AIDS.
The word "volcano" originally comes from the name of the Roman god of fire Vulcan.
The fastest ascent from base camp to the summit of Mount Everest took just 8 hours and 10 minutes.
Elvis Presley had a twin brother that died at birth.
It takes about 142.18 licks to reach the center of a Tootsie pop.
Women speak about 20 000 words a day. That's 13 000 more than the average man.
Elephant brains can weigh as much as 5 KG (11 LB) more than the brain of any other land animal.
Coca-Cola would be green if colouring weren’t added to it.
The world’s longest snake (by reliable documentation) is the reticulated python with a maximum length of perhaps 30 feet.
The world's first labour strike was held on the site of a pyramid.
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