Elephants rarely get cancer because they have 40 copies of genes that code for the tumor suppressor protein p53—humans have two.
The CIA had a secret office on the 25th floor of 7 World Trade Center another nearby building that collapsed after the 9/11 attacks.
There are approximately 450 million goats around the world.
In 1984 a Canadian farmer began renting advertising space on his cows.
West Side Story was originally called East Side Story.
Ice melting in Antarctica has caused a small shift in gravity in the region.
All of the world's energy needs can be met with 1/10 000th of the light from the Sun that falls on Earth each day according to the inventor Ray Kurzweil.
In 1943 a fissure opened in a farmer's cornfield in Mexico growing into a five story tall volcano in only a week and up to 1 100 feet after a year.
Cats can hear ultrasound.
75%of people who marry partners from an affair eventually divorce.
Women who snore during pregnancy are more likely to have smaller babies according to a study.
King Harald of Norway vowed to remain unmarried for life unless he could marry his true love the daughter of a cloth merchant. She became the Queen of Norway.
Ancient Rome had a 4-story-tall shopping mall with 150 shops and offices.
There are more left-handed people with IQs over 140 than right-handed people a study found.
Unlike many mammals bears can see in color.
Dolphins and whales give birth with the tail first instead of the head.
13 of the 20 most polluted cities in world are just in India.
A fake prehistoric rock art of a caveman with a shopping trolley was hung on the walls of the British Museum by art prankster Banksy in 2005. Days went by before anyone noticed it.
in Turkmenistan car drivers are entitled to 120 Liters (31 gal.) of free petrol a month.
The American flags placed on the moon are now white due to radiation from the sun.
In Kentucky it is illegal to carry ice-cream in your back pocket.
Isaac Newton developed a sunlight phobia from staring at the sun.
More than 2 500 left-handed people are killed every year by using equipment meant for right-handed people.
A former slave ship captain wrote the song"Amazing Grace."
Men sweat up to twice as much as women.
Most lipstick contains fish scales.
A space suit costs US$12 million.
Brazil is the 5th largest country in the world.
When you sneeze all your bodily functions stop even your heart.
More Colombians die every year from American tobacco than Americans die from Colombian cocaine.
Catnip is a natural cockroach repellent.
When the D-Day forces landed Hitler was asleep. None of his generals dared send re-enforcements without his permission and no-one dared wake him.
Roman Gladiators rarely fought to the death or against animals and were considered celebrities of their time.
Sylvester Stallone was so poor he had to sell his dog for $50. A week later he sold the script for Rocky and bought him back for $3 000.
The Mosque of Paris helped Jews escape the Nazis by giving them Muslim IDs during WW2.
A man rode his bike from Sweden to Mount Everest and then tried to summit. He turned around 300 feet from the top.
The word "Dinosaur" comes from the ancient Greek and means "terrible lizard".
Hippopotamuses do eighty percent of their vocalization under water.
Despite their massive size blue whales feed almost exclusively on krill tiny shrimp-like animals about the size of a jelly bean.
Benjamin Franklin was an advocate of "air baths" during which he would spend up to an hour reading or writing in his house completely naked.
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