Spaniard double agent Joan Pujol Garcia had the rare distinction of receiving an Iron Cross from the Germans and an MBE from the British during WW2.
In 2013 two physicist managed to"tie" water into knots.
Honey bees can distinguish human faces.
Nerve impulses to and from the brain travel as fast as 170 miles (274 km) per hour.
The people of France eat more cheese than any other country in the world.
The Automated Teller Machine (ATM) was introduced in England in 1965.
African-Americans are twice as likely to be shot in the U.S.
Women can fly airplanes in Saudi Arabia but can't drive cars.
The word "mortgage" comes from a French word that means "death contract".
Vegetarians are 19% less likely to die from heart disease a study found.
Abraham Lincoln actually hated to be called "Abe."
A cat has been the mayor of Talkeetna Alaska for 15 years.
Hitler suffered chronic flatulence and took 28 different drugs to fight it.
8.2% of people in Norway eat tacos every single Friday.
Goats and octopus’ pupils of their eyes are rectangular.
The shortest complete sentence in the English language is "Go".
A Slave in America in 1850 would cost over US$12 000 in 2013 dollars.
It takes a sloth two weeks to digest the food it eats.
About 200 Christmas trees catch fire every year in the U.S.
Heavily hunted animals live in Chernobyl because it is safer where there are no humans.
The longest kiss ever recorded lasted 58 hours 35 minutes and 58 seconds.
Kleenex tissues were originally used as filters in gas masks.
Every person including identical twins has a unique eye & tongue print along with their finger print.
The world's most expensive musical instrument a Stradivarius violin was sold in 2011 for US$15.9 million.
The plastic things on the end of shoelaces are called aglets.
At the nearest point Russia and America are less than 4 km apart.
Relative to size the strongest muscle in the body is the tongue.
Ben Guggenheim heir to mining magnate Meyer Guggenheim dressed in his finest suit had a glass of brandy and smoked a cigar as the Titanic sank.
The attack on the World Trade Center on 9/11 resulted in the largest loss of life by a foreign attack on American soil.
Only 2% of women describe themselves as beautiful.
Google Maps' Street view includes 360-degree views of the Mount Everest base camp.
The only Jewish descendants spared by the Nazis where those with grandparents who converted to Christianity before the founding of the German Empire (1871).
Flamingos can only eat with their heads upside down.
1 in 5 top 100 country songs will refer to alcohol.
Aurophobia is the fear of gold.
There's an ongoing decrease in the pH of the Earth's oceans: they are 30% more acidic than in 1751.
The feeling of Certainty can be triggered without the need for facts or reasoning using electric stimulation over a specific part of the brain.
15%of American adults do not use the Internet.
Norway is ranked as the country least likely to be affected by climate change. Chad is the most vulnerable.
Before the eraser bread was used to remove pencil marks.
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