During the Holocaust, a Jewish woman exposed up to 3,000 hiding Jews to the Gestapo to save her family. Even after the Nazis sent her parents and husband to Auschwitz anyway in 1943, she continued to work for the Gestapo until 1945.
Microwaving food does not diminish the nutrients. When done right, it's actually one of the most nutritionally sound methods in food preparation.
Bald Eagles are so named because "balde" is an Old English word meaning "white."
The Salema Porgy is a species of fish that can cause hallucinations when eaten. In Ancient Rome it was consumed as a recreational drug.
Elephant brains can weigh as much as 5 KG (11 LB), more than the brain of any other land animal.
A 14th-century medieval tower rises out of Lake Reschensee, in Italy. It's the only visible building of a submerged village.
When Steve Jobs accused Bill Gates of stealing from Apple, Gates said, "I think it's more like we both had this rich neighbor named Xerox and I broke into his house to steal the TV set and found out that you had already stolen it."
Tigers are the only predators known to regularly prey on adult bears.
In Ancient Rome, women would drink turpentine to make their urine smell sweet like roses.
In 1954, archaeologists excavating an 8th-century Viking settlement in Sweden found a Buddha statuette from India.