The first owner of Marlboro died of lung cancer.
Cucumbers contain 96% water and they are one of the most hydrating vegetables.
Apart from taste, touch, hearing, smell, and sight, horses also have an enigmatic sixth sense, heightened perception, which is very rare in humans.
Men decrease their walking pace by 7% when they are with their wives or girlfriends, not at all for other women and even increase it with another man.
Honey is the only food that never spoils.
One person in two billion lives to be 116 years old.
Prisons in Switzerland have been painted pink in an attempt to calm down aggressive inmates.
The only metal which is liquid at the room's temperature is mercury.
OJ Simpson was chosen to play the Terminator, but the studio rejected the idea as they thought no one would buy him a remorseless killer.
Skunks can accurately spray their smelly fluid as far as ten feet.
When water freezes it expands by 10%.
Stonehenge's construction began in about 3100 BC, three centuries before Egyptians build their first pyramids.
There are more vacant houses than homeless people in the US.
Google uses goats to eat brush and reduce fire hazard in fields near their California Mountain View headquarters.
If it's reduced by 10%, you'll die.
In the Durango desert, in Mexico, there's a creepy spot called the "Zone of Silence." You can't pick up clear TV or radio signals. And locals say fireballs sometimes appear in the sky.
The longest uninterrupted train ride stretches from the Portuguese coast to the southern end of Vietnam—completing a 10,566 mile journey. The journey takes about 327 hours to complete.
The Netherlands is closing eight prisons across their country because of lack of crime.
Disneyland uses over 5,000 gallons of paint every year to maintain the clean appearance of the park.
There are over 1 million Chinese citizens in Africa. Angola alone has a population of over 350,000 Chinese.
The radioactive substance, Americanium - 241 is used in many smoke detectors.
1 out of 4 ingredients in our medicine is from rainforest plants.
During WW2, the Oscar awards were made out of wood because even the most common metals were scarce.
A human head remains conscious for about 15 to 20 seconds after being decapitated.
Cats often rub up against people and furniture to lay their scent and mark their territory. They do it this way, as opposed to the way dogs do it, because they have scent glands in their faces.
A cat cannot move its jaw sideways.
Hot water is heavier than cold.
Two rats can produce over one million descendants in 18 months.
If all the empty space from the atoms that make all humans on the earth was removed, the entire population would fit into an apple.
Human thigh bones are stronger than concrete.
The number of deer in the UK is larger now than at any moment from Ice Age till present.
Workers at Ground Zero found an 18th century wooden ship underneath the World Trade Center.
Eunuchs live 13.5 years longer than non-castrated males because of their lack of testosterone.
A shrimp's heart is in it's head.
The wick of a trick candle has small amounts of magnesium in them. When you light the candle, you are also lighting the magnesium. When someone tries to blow out the flame, the magnesium inside the wick continues to burn and, in just a split second (or two or three), relights the wick.
In a study requiring them to write out ‘door’ 30 times in 60 seconds, 68 percent of participants began to doubt that ‘door’ was a real word. The phenomenon is called "jamais vu" - recognizing a familiar situation but having doubts about its genuineness.
On average, dogs have better eyesight than humans, although not as colorful.
Almost 2,500 left handed people die each year after using equipment designed for right-handed people.
If the amount of water in your body is reduced by just 1%, you'll feel thirsty.
Bill Gates' first business was Traff-O-Data, a company that created machines which recorded the number of cars passing a given point on a road.
There are people with two sets of DNA. They are called "Chimeras" and this phenomenon happens when the mother is pregnant with twins and the embryos fuse in one unit in the first four days of pregnancy. If the merger takes place later, Siamese twins are produced.
If removed from the stress of the modern world, the average human would sleep about 10 hours a day.
11% of the World is left handed.
If you keep your eyes open by force when you sneeze, you might pop an eyeball out.
In every episode of Seinfeld there is a Superman somewhere.
The lifespan of a squirrel is about nine years.
Mothers underestimate the height of their youngest child, but they never do so with their other children.
An ordinary TNT bomb involves atomic reaction, and could be called an atomic bomb. What we call an A-bomb involves nuclear reactions and should be called a nuclear bomb.
Approximately 1-2% of humans (about two in 100 people in the world) have red hair.
The Great Unconformity in the Grand Canyon is a gap of 1.2 billion year in the rocks which is also visible to the naked eye.
Apples, pears and plums belong to the rose family.
A travel agency in Tokyo offers travels for stuffed animals. Owners receive photos of the stuffed animals during holidays.
In the course of an average lifetime you will, while sleeping, eat 70 assorted insects and 10 spiders.
Uranus makes one trip around the Sun every 84 Earth years.
A hummingbird weighs less than a penny.
The odds of seeing three albino deer at once are one in seventy-nine billion, yet one man in Boulder Junction, Wisconsin, took a picture of three albino deer in the woods.
Money isn't made out of paper; it's made out of cotton.
A cockroach can live several weeks with its head cut off.
If you went out into space, you would explode before you suffocated because there's no air pressure.
The pet food company Ralston Purina recently introduced, from its subsidiary Purina Philippines, power chicken feed designed to help roosters build muscles for cockfighting, which is popular in many areas of the world.
A crocodile can't stick it's tongue out.
The German city of Dresden has introduced a Pay-as-you-throw system in 1994 which means you pay for the amount of waste you need to have removed. The amount of waste generated was reduced by 50%.
Thirty-five percent of the people who use personal ads for dating are already married.
Catnip, or Nepeta cataria, is an herb with nepetalactone in it. Many think that when cats inhale nepetalactone, it affects hormones that arouse sexual feelings, or at least alter their brain functioning to make them feel "high." Catnip was originally made, using nepetalactone as a natural bug repellant, but roaming cats would rip up the plants before they could be put to their intended task.
1 in 10 European babies is conceived in an Ikea bed.
Over 75% of people who read this will try to lick their elbow.
There are more than 10 million brick in the Empire State Building.
Scientists hypothesize we would lose our memories if brain cells were replaced, like skin or liver cells.
Venus is the only planet which rotates clockwise.
23% of all photocopier faults worldwide are caused by people sitting on them and photocopying their butts.
Figlet, an ASCII font converter program, stands for Frank, Ian and Glenn's LETters.
A mattress doubles its weight after 10 years because of the accumulation of dust mites and their feces.
In 2012, Ku Klux Klan took advantage of a law hiatus to sponsor a highway. In return, the Department of Transportation renamed the road after a prominent civil rights activist, Rosa Parks.
The original IBM-PCs, that had hard drives, referred to the hard drives as Winchester drives. This is due to the fact that the original Winchester drive had a model number of 3030. This is, of course, a Winchester firearm.
The system of democracy was introduced 2 500 years ago in Athens, Greece. The oldest existing governing body operates in Althing in Iceland. It was established in 930 AD.
Unlike bony fish, sharks and rays do not have swim bladders. They have to swim continuously, even when they are sleeping. Otherwise, they sink to the bottom of the ocean.
A Japanese researcher produced violin strings out of spider silk. It takes 3000 to 5000 strands to produce a string. They have a profound timbre and are more resilient than usual strings.
Most lipstick contains fish scales.
The sound effects in the famous shower scene in Alfred Hitchcock's 1960 thriller Psycho were created by stabbing a melon.
The Titanic cost $7 million dollars to produce, while the movie Titanic had a $200 million budget. Nevertheless, $7 million dollars had a higher value in 1909-1911, when it was constructed.
All the clocks in the famous Pulp Fiction movie are stuck at 4:20.
According to the Wall Street Journal, the cockfighting market is huge: The Philippines has five million roosters used for exactly that.
Mars is home to the tallest mountain in the solar system. Olympus Mons, a shield volcano, is 21 km high and it has a 600 km diameter.
Israel asked Albert Einstein to be their president in 1952.
At a glance, the Celsius scale makes more sense than the Fahrenheit scale for temperature measuring. But its creator, Anders Celsius, was an oddball scientist. When he first developed his scale, he made freezing 100 degrees and boiling 0 degrees, or upside down. No one dared point this out to him, so fellow scientists waited until Celsius died to change the scale.
Driver's tests are very hard in Denmark, and they have a very low accident record. Usually, less than 100 people die in car accidents in Denmark every year.
Sloths take two weeks to digest their food.
Wearing headphones for just an hour will increase the bacteria in your ear by 700 times.
The risk of developing depression in people born after WWII is increasing. The age of depression onset is becoming increasingly younger.
Western Electric successfully brought sound to motion pictures and introduced systems of mobile communications which culminated in the cellular telephone.
A person can live without food for about a month, but only about a week without water.
Because cats are extremely sensitive to vibrations, they can detect earthquake tremors 10 or 15 minutes before humans can.
Winston Churchill was born in a ladies' room during a dance.
The Grammy Awards were introduced to counter the threat of rock music. In the late 1950s, a group of record executives were alarmed by the explosive success of rock ‘n roll, considering it a threat to "quality" music.
Gopher snakes in Arizona are not poisonous, but when frightened they may hiss and shake their tails like rattlesnakes.
The first full moon to occur on the winter solstice, Dec. 22, commonly called the first day of winter, happened in 1999. Since a full moon on the winter solstice occurred in conjunction with a lunar perigee (point in the moon's orbit that is closest to Earth), the moon appeared about 14% larger than it does at apogee (the point in it's elliptical orbit that is farthest from the Earth).
North American oysters do not make pearls of any value.
A chip of silicon a quarter-inch square has the capacity of the original 1949 ENIAC computer, which occupied a city block.
Joseph Niepce developed the world's first photographic image in 1827. Thomas Edison and W K L Dickson introduced the film camera in 1894. But the first projection of an image on a screen was made by a German priest. In 1646, Athanasius Kircher used a candle or oil lamp to project hand-painted images onto a white screen.
Iceland generates 99% of its power from geothermal and hydroelectric sources.
There are 100,000,000 more insects than humans in the world.
A new state of the matter, called disordered hyperuniformity, was discovered inside chicken's eyes.
New Zealand is free of heart worm disease, rabies and most ticks.
Greece has more archaeological museums than any other country in the world.
Like fingerprints, everyone's tongue print is different.
Over the last 150 years the average height of people in industrialised nations has increased 10 cm (about 4 inches). In the 19th century, American men were the tallest in the world, averaging 1,71m (5'6"). Today, the average height for American men is 1,75m (5'7"), compared to 1,77 (5'8") for Swedes, and 1,78 (5'8.5") for the Dutch. The tallest nation in the world is the Watusis of Burundi.
Female kangaroos have three vaginas. It's called a tripartite vaginal canal and all three vaginas meet at the opening.
Adult elephants can't jump.
Uranus' orbital axis is tilted at 90 degrees.
Scissors were invented by Leonardo da Vinci.
The glue on Israeli postage stamps is certified kosher.
Every human spent about half an hour as a single cell.
There are 85,000 to 150,000 hairs on the human body (on condition that the person is full-haired).
Scientists have tracked butterflies travelling over 3,000 miles.
The silkworm consumes 86,000 times its own weight in 56 days.
Cats sleep up to eighteen hours a day, but never quite as deep as humans. Instead, they fall asleep quickly and wake up intermittently to check to see if their environment is still safe.
There are more than 200 corpses on Mount Everest and they are used as way points for those who climb the mountain.
The wooly mammoth still existed when the Egyptian Pyramids were built.
Starch is used as a binder in the production of paper. It is the use of a starch coating that controls ink penetration when printing. Cheaper papers do not use as much starch, and this is why your elbows get black when you are leaning over your morning paper.
Jellyfish contain 95% water.
The three wealthiest families in the world have more properties and assets than the combined wealth of the forty-eight poorest nations.
Deer can't eat hay.
The longest hiccup lasted 69 years; it was a man named Charles Osborne who had it.
The final resting-place for Dr. Eugene Shoemaker - the Moon. The famed U.S. Geological Survey astronomer, trained the Apollo astronauts about craters, but never made it into space. Mr. Shoemaker had wanted to be an astronaut but was rejected because of a medical problem. His ashes were placed on board the Lunar Prospector spacecraft before it was launched on January 6, 1998. NASA crashed the probe into a crater on the moon in an attempt to learn if there is water on the moon.
It is physically impossible for pigs to look up in the sky.
The female lion does 90% of the hunting.
In 1955 the richest woman in the world was Mrs Hetty Green Wilks, who left an estate of $95 million in a will that was found in a tin box with four pieces of soap. Queen Elizabeth of Britain and Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands count under the 10 wealthiest women in the world.
Olympic silver medalists, feel worse about themselves than bronze medalists.
A ball of glass will bounce higher than a ball of rubber. A ball of solid steel will bounce higher than one made entirely of glass.
Coconut water can be used as blood plasma.
Ethernet is a registered trademark of Xerox, Unix is a registered trademark of AT&T.
A crocodile can't move its tongue and cannot chew. Its digestive juices are so strong that it can digest a steel nail.
There are beaches in Bahamas where domestic pigs walk around and swim undisturbed. They even greet locals who bring them food.
The tea bag was created accidentally; tea was sent in bags as samples and this is how tea bags actually appeared.
There are no naturally occurring blue foods, even blueberries are purple!
In the Arctic, the Sun sometimes looks square.
Andorra is the only state with a democratically elected monarch.
You can tell the sex of a horse by its teeth. Most males have 40, females have 36.
If you try to suppress a sneeze, you can rupture a blood vessel in your head or neck and die.
Deer can't eat hay.
Dogs can have a fatal reaction to eating chocolate. Chocolate contains a bitter alkaloid called Theobromine or Xantheose which is bad for dogs.
Gordon Ramsay, known for criticizing harshly cooks during his TV shows, once quit a job because he was bullied by his superiors.
Ancient Chinese nobility committed suicide by eating a pound of salt.
Camels are called "ships of the desert" because of the way they move, not because of their transport capabilities. A Dromedary camel has one hump and a Bactrian camel two humps. The humps are used as fat storage. Thus, an undernourished camel will not have a hump.
Otters sleep holding hands.
2% of all Europeans don't have the gene which causes smelly armpits.
Rhythm is the longest English word without a vowel.
The woman in the Mona Lisa painting by Leonardo da Vinci does not have eyelashes and eyebrows.
In a study of 200,000 ostriches over a period of 80 years, no one reported a single case where an ostrich buried its head in the sand.
Most sumo wrestlers have a diet of around 20,000 calories per day.
In 1881, the United States had three men serving as President: Rutherford B. Hayes, James Garfield and Chester A. Arthur.
Seals used for their fur get extremely sick when taken aboard ships.
An average car today generates about 5% of the pollution generated by a car 50 years ago. The reverse of the medal is that there are a lot more cars in the world today than half a century ago.
*Taking a picture wipes more memories than it preserves. In a study, people who took pictures were less accurate in their memory of the details as compared to those who just observed.
Lions can mate more than 50 times per day.
According to a study by the Economic Research Service, 27% of all food production in Western nations ends up in garbage cans. Yet, 1,2 billion people are underfed - the same number of people who are overweight.
Homer Simpson’s suggestion that the universe is doughnut shaped may not be that far from the truth. A new theory suggests that the Universe is finite and smaller than we think and that it even has the shape of a doughnut.
There were not any spaces between words until Irish monks had the idea of introducing gaps between words in the 5th century.
There are more than fifty different kinds of kangaroos.
A biological reserve has been made for golden toads because they are so rare.
Donald Duck comics were banned from Finland because the famous character doesn't wear pants.
James Fixx, the man who popularized jogging in America died of a heart attack while running.
The FDA permits up to 5 whole insects per 100 grams of apple butter.
Guinea pigs and rabbits can't sweat.
Students in Brazil have microchips attached to their school T-shirts and parents are announced about their whereabouts.
80% of Soviet males born in 1923 didn’t survive WWII. Russia had 12 million soldiers' troops and many have lost their life during the war.
Money notes are not made from paper, they are made mostly from a special blend of cotton and linen. In 1932, when a shortage of cash occurred in Tenino, Washington, USA, notes were made out of wood for a brief period.
The core of the sun's temperature is about 15 million degrees Celsius (about 27 million degrees Fahrenheit).
Canada has more lakes than the rest of the world put together.
Only 38% of Americans eat breakfast every day.
The porpoise is second to man as the most intelligent animal on the planet.
People say "Bless you" when you sneeze because when you sneeze,your heart stops for a mili-second.
One of the worst traffic jams lasted for more than 10 days and cars moved 0.6 miles a day.
2% of women in the world have an extra nipple, which is usually mistaken for a mole.
A group of twelve or more cows is called a flink.
Marijuana is 100% legal in North Korea.
There are only 12 letters in the Hawaiian alphabet.
People are 1% shorter in the evening than in the morning.
The word "Jeep" comes from the abbreviation of "General Purpose" vehicle or "G.P.".
The nematode Caenorhabditis elegans ages the equivalent of five human years for every day they live, so they usually die after about fourteen days. When stressed, though, the worm goes into a comatose state that can last for two or more months. The human equivalent would be to sleep for about two hundred years.
A Boeing 747's wingspan is longer than the Wright brothers' first flight.
Human birth control pills are effective on gorillas.
A photon travels from the core of the sun to the surface in 40,000 years, but it needs only 8 minutes to reach the Earth.
The first fossilized specimen of Australopithecus afarenisis was named Lucy after the paleontologists' favorite song "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds," by the Beatles.
The first photo camera took a photo in 8 hours and you had to stand still all that time.
George Washington was the only American president who did not represent any political party.
The words for 'silver' and 'money' are the same in fourteen languages or more.
Archaeologists found some 2000 years old seeds in an ancient jar in Masada, Isreal. They were stored from 1965 to 2005 and they eventually were planted. One of them sprouted and a tree called the Judean date palm germinated! It grows at Kibbutz Ketura in the Arabah desert in southern Israel and in 2011 it flowered.
The name Wendy was made up for the book Peter Pan, and there was never a recorded Wendy before.
New Zealand is part of an underwater continent called Zealandia, which is 93% submerged.
An animal autopsy is called a necropsy.
The static you see on "dead" TV stations contains a small percentage of radiation from the Big Bang.
Becoming a taxi driver in London takes more than two years to prepare for on average. The taxicab driver is required to be able to decide routes immediately in response to a passenger's request or traffic conditions, rather than stopping to look at a map, relying on satellite navigation or asking a controller by radio.
Jellyfish like salt water. A rainy season often reduces the jellyfish population by putting more fresh water into normally salty waters where they live.
Gene Cernan was the last man to walk on the Moon and he wrote his daughter's initials, TDC, in the lunar dust. They will probably last for tens of thousands of years.
New York City has no Wal-Marts.
Gorillas sleep as much as fourteen hours per day.
When you sneeze, the heart stops for a millisecond.
Since the Earth is also several million miles closer to the sun at that time of the year than in the summer, sunlight striking the moon was about 7% stronger making it brighter. Also, this was the closest perigee of the Moon of the year since the moon's orbit is constantly deforming. In places where the weather was clear and there was a snow cover, even car headlights were superfluous.
A pig's orgasm lasts 30 minutes.
According to security equipment specialists, security systems that utilize motion detectors won't function properly if walls and floors are too hot. When an infrared beam is used in a motion detector, it will pick up a person's body temperature of 98.6 degrees compared to the cooler walls and floor.
Since 1972, no man stepped on the Moon again.
Polar bears which are trying to blend in with the ice cover their black nose with their paws.
Outside the USA, Ireland is the largest software producing country in the world.
Peanuts are not nuts; they are legumes.
From 1850 to 1942, cannabis was listed in the United States Pharmacopoeia as a medicine for rheumatism, nausea and labor pains.
Dogs have 13 blood types.
The cigarette lighter was invented before the match.
Rats and horses can't vomit.
If you don’t delete your browser cookies the plane tickets fares may be higher next time you visit the selling website.
Iceland is the most peaceful country in the world and it has no army.
Lina Medina, a 5-year-old Peruvian girl, was the youngest person to ever give birth. She gave birth to a boy in 1939.
12 newborn children are given to the wrong parents every day.
The lifespan of a human hair is of 3 to 7 years.
An 18-year-old teenager created an app for people who hate reading the news and Yahoo paid him $30 million for it.
The biggest tapeworm found inside a human body was 35 meters long.
If you sneeze too hard, you can fracture a rib.
Sterling silver is not pure silver. Because pure silver is too soft to be used in most tableware it is mixed with copper in the proportion of 92.5 percent silver to 7.5 percent copper.
America's Declaration of Independence was written on hemp paper.
The human and the rabbit are the only mammals to have an appendix.
The duckbill platypus can store as many as six hundred worms in the pouches of its cheeks.
On average, half of all false teeth have some form of radioactivity.
Every year about 98% of atoms in your body are replaced.
In 1935 a writer named Dudley Nichols refused to accept the Oscar for his movie The Informer because the Writers Guild was on strike against the movie studios. In 1970 George C. Scott refused the Best Actor Oscar for Patton. In 1972 Marlon Brando refused the Oscar for his role in The Godfather.
A colony of 500 bats can eat approximately 250,000 insects in an hour.
In Algeria, women represent 60% of university students, 70% of lawyers and 60% of judges.
The state of Florida is bigger than England.
Most of the successful CEOs are psychopaths; a successful CEO and a psychopath have the following common features: impulsiveness, manipulation, aggression, glibness, lack of emotion, callousness and irresponsibility.
On December 23, 1947, Bell Telephone Laboratories in Murray Hill, N.J., held a secret demonstration of the transistor which marked the foundation of modern electronics.
Dogs can understand almost 250 words and gestures and can perform simple mathematical calculations.
A duck's quack doesn't echo, and no one knows why.
The Spanish national anthem has no words.
Ostriches are often not taken seriously. They can run faster than horses, and the males can roar like lions.
Japan has women-only cars in their trains to prevent sexual harassment.
111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321
The microwave was invented when a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket.
When snakes are born with two heads, they fight each other for food.
Months that begin on Sunday always have a Friday the 13th.
Fugu is a fish which, improperly cooked, can kill you, as it contains a toxin 1200 times deadlier than cyanide.
Sound travels 15 times faster through steel than through air.
More than 50% of the people in the world have never made or received a telephone call.
Young beavers stay with their parents for the first two years of their lives before going out on their own.
Starfish don't have brains.
Rats multiply so quickly that in 18 months, two rats could have over a million descendants.
Many sharks lay eggs, but hammerheads give birth to live babies that look like very small duplicates of their parents. Young hammerheads are usually born headfirst, with the tip of their hammer-shaped head folded backward to make them more streamlined for birth.
There are more life forms living on the skin than people on the planet.
In order to explain how German citizens ignored the Holocaust, a teacher instituted a Nazi-like system into his classroom for three days. The teacher soon discovered that the experiment had gone too far and interrupted it.
Nerve impulses to and from the brain travel at a speed of 170 miles per hour.
Since 1945, all British tanks have tea making equipment.
The deadliest flu pandemic in history was the Spanish flu (1918-1919). Occurring in three waves of increasing lethality, the Spanish flu killed more people in 24 weeks than AIDS did in 24 years. It also killed more people in one year than the Black Plague did in 50 years.
If the room is too hot, the motion detector won't register a change in the radiated heat of that person's body when it enters the room and breaks the infrared beam. Your home's safety might be compromised if you turn your air conditioning off or set the thermostat too high while on summer vacation.
The only mammals to undergo menopause are elephants, humpback whales, and human females.
Approximately 3% of Iraq is Catholic; the Catholic Church has been in Iraq for 400 years (The Chaldean Catholic Church).
Women see more shades of red than men.
Plutonium - first weighed on August 20th, 1942, by University of Chicago scientists Glenn Seaborg and his colleagues - was the first man-made element.
Koala's fingerprints are so similar to human ones that they can be easily confused at a crime scene.
The "Save" icon on Microsoft Word shows a floppy disk with the shutter on backwards.
Corn is a grass which evolved from a plant in Mexico called teosinte.
Paper can be recycled only six times, or it starts tearing apart.
The 57 on Heinz ketchup bottle represents the varieties of pickle the company once had.
To produce a single pound of honey, a single bee would have to visit 2 million flowers.
If people would eat only fish, they would die; fish does not contain vitamin C, which is vital for the human organism.
Over 50% of Africans are under the age of 25.
Many enormous underwater mountains have not been mapped yet.
Sharks and rays are the only animals known to man that don't get cancer. Scientists believe this has something to do with the fact that they don't have bones, but cartilage.
Low cholesterol levels have been linked to higher rates of suicide, violence, Alzheimer’s, and accidents. Scientists suggest that cholesterol plays a critical role in brain structure and neuron signaling.
A "Jiffy" is the scientific name for 1/100th of a second.
Blondes have more hair than dark-haired people and even more than redheads.
Travelling masseuses in ancient Japan were required by law to be blind.
There are no clocks in Las Vegas casinos.
More than 450 billion Oreo cookies have been sold worldwide since their debut.
Ancient Greeks practiced a form (ineffective) of birth control that consisted of having a woman hold her breath, making her squat, and sneezing.
Tea is said to have been discovered in 2737 BC by a Chinese emperor when some tea leaves accidentally blew into a pot of boiling water. The tea bag was introduced in 1908 by Thomas Sullivan of New York.
Two thirds of all people in the world have never seen snow.
The average American spends about a year and a half of his or her life watching commercials on television. What are you doing?! Get out and spend that year and a half doing something productive!
Bruce Springsteen's "Born in the USA" song is not patriotic; in fact it refers to the effect of the Vietnam War on Americans.
There is a heavy metal band for children in Finland, called Hevisaurus.
There's only one Stop sign in Paris, so people have to rely on other road rules to get by.
The white sand beaches in Hawaii exist due to the Parrotfish, a large bright-blue fish, which eats dead coral and then poops sand.
At a jet plane's speed of 1,000 km (620mi) per hour, the length of the plane becomes one atom shorter than its original length.
French was the official language in England for more than 600 years.
Adolf Hitler was a vegetarian.
During a blackout in Los Angeles, many people called 911 to report UFOs. They were stars! 80% of the people had not ever seen the Milky Way.
Only one satellite has been ever been destroyed by a meteor: the European Space Agency's Olympus in 1993.
A game of chess has more possible iterations than the number of atoms in the known universe.
Cows have best friends and become stressed when removed from them.
We forget 90% of our dreams.
Most babies are conceived in December.
Sharks can detect one part of blood in 100 million parts of water.
It would take 1000 years to watch all the videos on YouTube.
Eyeglasses are so expensive because only one company named Luxottica controls 80% of the market.
The reason why men also have nipples, even if they don't need it to feed babies, is that in the beginning all embryos have a female template. Nipples develop before the X or Y chromosome is decided.
Food tastes differently in an airplane. At 35,000 feet taste buds are less sensitive and food tastes dull.
Adolf Hitler was chosen man of the year by the Time magazine in 1938.
The human stomach produces a new layer of mucus every two weeks. This prevents the stomach from digesting itself.
Leonardo da Vinci was able to write with one hand and draw with the other one at the same time.
You cannot fold a normal sized piece of paper in half more than 7 times.
John D. Rockefeller was the richest man in the history of the world - 10 times richer than Bill Gates, if we adjust the inflation.
Russia did not consider beer alcohol until 2011. It was labeled as a soft drink.
Elvis Presley got a "C" in the music class in the 8th grade.
The strongest muscle in the body is the tongue.
Einstein couldn't speak until his 9th anniversary and was considered mentally retarded in his childhood.
The average person walks the equivalent of three times around the world in a lifetime.
If you took all the gold in the world and made a cube out of it, its sides would only measure 20.5 meters.
A flea can jump 350 times its body length, which is the equivalent of a human jumping the length of a football field.
Some people are genetically designed to function perfectly with only 5 or 6 hours of sleep.
Color blind people aren't as easily fooled by camouflage as those who can see a full range of color.
The chance of dying on the way to get lottery tickets is higher than the chance of winning.