In the 1904 Summer Olympic Games, St. Louis included mud fighting, greased pole climbing, and rock throwing.
There are less homeless people than empty houses in the U.S.
A hummingbird weighs less than a penny.
About 2/3 of people have never seen snow.
A male lion will kill all of the cubs if he takes over a pride.
In Russia, beer used to be a soft drink until 2011.
There are more possible iterations of a chess game than there are atoms in the known universe.
Dr. Seuss wrote "Green Eggs and Ham" for a bet against his publisher. The bet was that he could not complete a book with only fifty words.
If adjusted to inflation, John D. Rockerfeller is the richest man in the history of the world.
When turning into moths, caterpillars completely liquefy.
As long as both parties are legalized blood donors, dueling is legal in Paraguay.
There was once a traffic jam that lasted 10 days.
The value of the combined assets of the three wealthiest families in the world is greater than the combined wealth of the poorest 48 nations.
Leonardo da Vinci could write and draw at the same time.
Otters sleep holding hands.
Pirates usually had both eyes. The eyepatch was used to cover one eye during the eye. Pirates moved the eyepatch to the other eye during night raids. Since the eye had been enclosed in blackness all day, it was like having night vision in one eye. Pirates were actually smart that way.
Carrots improve night vision.
Tomatoes are actually plants.
Greyhounds have 270 degrees of vision.
Plants have more genes than us.
The first pizzeria in the U.S. opened in 1905 and still runs to this day. It even offered $0.05 pizzas for it's 100th anniversary.
If there are 23 people in the room, there is a 50% chance that two of them have the same birthday.
President Lincoln formed the Secret Service on the same day that he was assassinated.
Cold stands for chronic obstructive lung disease.
Politeness has become so rare that some people mistake it for flirtation.
Males and females are more related to apes (98.5% similarity) than they are to each other (98% similarity). (Genetically speaking)
Sweden is so good at recycling that they have to import 800,000 tons of trash to support their waste programs.
In 1999, it snowed so much in Toronto (a city in Canada) that the army had to be called to shovel it out.