In 10 minutes, a hurricane releases more energy than all the world’s nuclear weapons combined.
At the height of its power in 400 BC, the Greek city of Sparta had 25,000 citizens and 500,000 slaves.
Julius Caesar’s autograph is worth about $2,000,000.
People say “bless you” when you sneeze because your heart stops for a millisecond.
A shrimp’s heart is in its head.
One out of every 43 prisoners escapes from jail. 94% are recaptured.
“The sixth sick sheik’s sixth sheep’s sick” is said to be the toughest tongue twister in English.
“Duff” is the decaying organic matter found on a forest floor.
Kuwait is about 60% male (highest in the world). Latvia is about 54% female (highest in the world).
The Hawaiian alphabet has only 12 letters.
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A healthy (non-colorblind) human eye can distinguish between 500 shades of gray.
Lizards can self-amputate their tails for protection. It grows back after a few months.
A “jiffy” is the scientific name for 1/100th of a second.
The average child recognizes over 200 company logos by the time he enters first grade.
The youngest pope ever was 11 years old.
Almonds are members of the peach family.
Rats and horses can’t vomit.
The penguin is the only bird that can’t fly but can swim.
Hedenophobic means fear of pleasure.
80% of burglaries are committed by people aged 13-21.
About 55% of all movies are rated R.
Arabic numerals are not really Arabic; they were created in India.
February of 1865 is the only month in recorded history not to have a full moon.
There is actually no danger in swimming right after you eat, though it may feel uncomfortable.
The word “maverick” came into use after Samuel Maverick, a Texan refused to brand his cattle.
An average human loses about 200 head hairs per day.
Jim Henson first coined the word “Muppet.” It is a combination of “marionette” and “puppet.”
The Michelin man is known as Mr. Bib. His name was Bibendum in the company’s first ads in 1896.
Every year 4 people in the UK die putting their trousers on.
Each year in America there are about 300,000 deaths that can be attributed to obesity.