Michael Jackson bought the rights to most of The Beatles' music for US$47.5 million in 1985. It's now worth US$450 million.
Alcohol doesn't make you forget anything. When you get blackout drunk the brain temporarily loses the ability to create memories.
In the UK you can never be more than 70 miles away from the sea.
North Korea has its own operating system called Red Star OS.
In 1984 a Canadian farmer began renting advertising space on his cows.
On average soccer players run as far as 9.5 miles in a single match.
Moose have very poor vision. Some have even tried to mate with cars.
Termites have been known to eat food twice as fast when heavy metal music is playing.
There is a Jellyfish that could be immortal.
African elephants can distinguish human languages genders and ages associated with danger.
Lizards can self-amputate their tails for protection. It grows back after a few months.
Even thinking about a favorite food triggered release of dopamine a feel-good hormone also produced during sex and drug use.
In the Land of the Pharaohs of Egypt beer was the national currency.
Exercise like walking can reduce breast cancer risk by 25%.
About one-third of designated drivers have at least one drink while carrying the title.
Washing dishes by hand use almost 7 times the amount of water as a modern dishwasher.
Eigengrau (“brain gray”) is the color your eyes see in total darkness.
There were over 10 million koalas before British settlers arrived in Australia. Now there are around 43 000 in the wild.
Sex change surgeries are free under Brazil's public health system since 2008.
China has the most goats in the world, they have over 170 Million.
Blue whales can get a tan.
"Apollo 13" "Armageddon" and "Around the World in 80 Days" are among the movies NASA keeps aboard the International Space Station.
The crack of a whip is actually a tiny sonic boom since the tip breaks the sound barrier.
The city of "New Amsterdam" was given to the Duke of York in 1664 as an 18th birthday present from his father. He renamed the city as "New York."
The lifespan of a squirrel is about nine years.
There are species of ants that enslave other ants.
One of the only vertebrate species that can't yawn is the giraffe.
In California and 3 other U.S. states "Ladies' Night" are against the law because they are gender discrimination.
The U.S. bought Alaska for 2 cents an acre from Russia.
Half of the pilots surveyed in the UK admitted to having fallen asleep while flying a passenger plane.
Hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia is the fear of the number 666.
Skunks can accurately spray their smelly fluid as far as ten feet.
Because Gmail first launched on April 1st of 2004 many people thought it was an April Fools' Day prank.
Death penalty trials are 20 times more expensive than trials seeking a sentence of life in prison without parole.
If you look carefully at the picture of Mona Lisa you will notice a bridge in the background.
The technology behind smartphones relies on up to 250 000 separate patents.
To our eyes in space the sun would appear white not yellow.
Believing You've Slept Well Even If You Haven't Improves Performance.
The NAZIs considered Native Americans to be part of the Aryan race.
Australia exports camels to Saudi Arabia.
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