A Slave in America in 1850 would cost over US$12 000 in 2013 dollars.
Scientists have created glow-in-the-dark cats by inserting the jellyfish protein that codes for bioluminescence into their genome.
Louisiana’s capital building is the tallest one of any U.S. state.
The word 'censorship' is censored in China.
Pepsi originally contained pepsin thus the name.
Facebook tracks which sites you visit even AFTER you have signed out.
In the USA ransom payments to kidnappers are tax-deductible.
The movie Gravity was more expensive than the Indian Mars mission.
There are no clocks in Las Vegas gambling casinos.
Nelson Mandela co-authored a book with Fidel Castro.
Large parts of Canada have less gravity than the rest of Earth. The phenomenon was discovered in the 1960s.
Scientists want to introduce global warming on Mars to make life habitable for colonization.
When Zuckerberg created Facebook in 2004 he bragged about people trusting his site with personal information. "Dumb f*cks" he called them.
Almonds are members of the peach family.
President Obama calls UK's PM David Cameron "bro".
Canada has more lakes than the rest of the world's lakes combined.
The Greek language has 4 words for love. Agape: Charitable love; Eros: Sexual love; Philia: Love between friends; and Storge: Family love.
In 2010 Nicaragua accidentally invaded Costa Rica because of a mistake in Google Maps.
Austrian physicist Friedrich Hasenohrl published the basic equation E = mc2 a year before Einstein did.
Aurophobia is the fear of gold.
In the course of an average lifetime you will while sleeping eat 70 assorted insects and 10 spiders.
A woodchuck breathes only 10 times in hibernation.
Dumbledore isn’t only the Headmaster of Hogwarts; in fact a dumbledore is an old English term for a type of bee.
Parasitic and host plants have a dialogue by sharing genetic information with one another.
A python can swallow a rabbit whole and may eat as many as 150 mice in a six-month period.
You have about 70 000 thoughts a day.
Mail-order marriages are less likely to end in divorce than marriages overall in the U.S. a study found.
The dark side of the Moon is actually turquoise.
Ever wonder where the phrase two bits came from? Some coins used in the American colonies before the Revolutionary War were Spanish dollars which could be cut into pieces or bits. Since two pieces equaled one-fourth dollar the expression two bits came into being as a name for 25 cents.
The honey bee has been around for 30 million years.
In 2002 a 15-year-old boy inspired by 9/11 stole an airplane and flew it into a skyscraper in Tampa Florida. He was the only death.
Newton invented/discovered calculus in about the same amount of time the average student learns it.
At least 400 descendants of Nazis have converted to Judaism and moved to Israel.
Crack cocaine is considered the most addictive form of cocaine.
Vladimir The Great Prince of Kiev considered converting to Christianity or Islam. He sent envoys to study both religions but upon hearing that Islam forbade alcohol he got baptized.
Drug lord Pablo Escobar had so much cash that rats ate almost $1 billion of his money each year.
Many Fish can taste without even opening their mouths.
The man who ordered the grounding of all aircraft in the U.S. on 9/11 was on his first day on the job.
Ugandan dictator Idi Amin's official title was "His Excellency President for Life Field Marshal Al Hadji Doctor Idi Amin Dada VC DSO MC Lord of All the Beasts of the Earth and Fishes of the Seas and Conqueror of the British Empire in Africa in General and Uganda in Particular."
According to astronauts space smells like seared steak hot metal and welding fumes.
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