- A secret radio belonging to a British POW in WW2 was kept so well hidden that, when he visited the camp 62 years later, it was still there.
- In military terms, D-Day means a date and H-Hour a time for combat operations.
- Joggers live, on average,
six years longer.
- The middle finger has been used as a derogatory gesture for at least 2400 years.
- "Ttongsul" is a traditional Korean wine made from feces, particularly that of humans.
- The Ampersand was once a letter which followed "Z" in the Latin alphabet.
- 80% of all Soviet males born in 1923 died in World War II.
- Coca-Cola's logo is recognized by 94% of the world's population.
- than U.S. citizens that voted in the last election.
- 8% of U.S. teachers walk away from the profession every year.
- There are 293 ways to make change for a U.S. dollar.
- If you eat a polar bear liver, you'll die. Humans can't handle that much vitamin A.
- If a bald eagle loses a feather on one wing, it'll shed a corresponding feather on the other to stay balanced.
- Queen Victoria survived at least 7 assassination attempts.
- In Lithuania you have to be 18 years old to purchase beverages with more than 150 ml of caffeine per liter.
- President Richard Nixon pardoned a lieutenant, who gathered 70-80 Vietnamese civilians into a ditch and murdered them during the My Lai massacre, from his sentence of house arrest.
- Amazonian Butterflies Drink Turtle Tears.
- Vultures often vomit when threatened or approached. It lightens their stomach load to make take-off easier.
- A group of crows is called a "murder".
- The world's smallest snail can fit 10 times in the eye of a needle.
- Poet Sylvia Plath killed herself at age 30 by placing her head in the oven with the gas turned on.
- The medical term for "butt crack" is "intergluteal cleft."
- There's a programming language which uses Arnold Schwarzenegger quotes as syntax.
- The highest scoring word in Scrabble is oxyphenbutazone, worth 1,178 points.