If Pinokio says “My Nose Will Grow Now”, it would cause a paradox.
A man from Britain changed his name to Tim Pppppppppprice to make it harder for telemarketers to pronounce.
“Facebook Addiction Disorder” is a mental disorder identified by Psychologists.
The kea, a bird native to New Zealand, is known for pulling windscreen wipers off cars and eating the strips of rubber from windows.
A Ukranian engineer, Vladimir Tatarenko, developed an airplane which can
drop the passenger section in an emergency – the passenger cabin then lands
independently on parachutes.
In Switzerland, it is an offence to mow your lawn on Sunday – it’s just too
noisy. For the same reason, you aren’t allowed to drop glass bottles and
cans into public recycling bins on Sundays. If all this quietness (see ban
on toilet flushing and stand-up peeing after 10 pm) gets too much, it may
cheer you that euthanasia is legal in Switzerland.
Justo Gallego Martínez, a former monk born in 1925 who had to leave his
order because of his tuberculosis, has been building a cathedral since 1961,
mostly by himself or with the help of his nephews, a local guy and the
occasional volunteer. He works every day, except on Sundays, for 10 hours
since 6 a.m.
If you were looking for a scientific name for the old gossiper, it is
The National Academy of Science provided a free science facts hotline
that is available to both professional and amateur film makers, video game
developers and people engaged in TV projects. The purpose of the hotline is
to have more scientifically accurate films.
Most countries ban or at least limit firearms – not so Svalbard, a
Norwegian chain of islands where, due to the local population of polar
bears, firearms are officially heavily recommended.
The left-handed comprise 11% of the world’s population.
The red Santa Claus as we know him was created by Haddon Sundblom for a Coke
advertisment in 1931.
In Switzerland, you are not allowed to hang your washing to dry outside on
Since 2013, the first royal child is heir to the British throne,
regardless of its sex.
In the 1960s, the UK sold off an island called Diego Garcia in the Indian
Ocean to the US who intended to build a military base there. The island was
supposed to be depopulated, so the UK used some very brow-raising tactics to
remove the 2,000-odd Chagossians who lived there, including limited food and
medical supplies or the killing of their pets.
You better watch what you’re bringing into the United Arab Emirates, their
laws against drug trafficking are so strict, you will get in trouble just
for having something containing poppy seeds on you.
It is illegal to buy alcohol on a Sunday before 12 o’clock in New York
In Israel, more turkey meat is consumed per capita than anywhere else in the
It was as late as January 2015 when London reached the size of its pre-WW2
In Austria, you can get a speeding ticket based on the police officer’s
estimate of your speed, provided it is not more than 30 km/h over the speed
Apple cores contain cyanide. Eating approximately 20 cores might kill a man.
Your lips don't touch when you say the word 'touch' but
they do touch when you say the word 'seperate'.
We are lucky that fingerprints are so unique in every individual – otherwise
forensic science and security identification devices would have to focus on
tongues instead, because like fingerprints, everybody’s tongue print looks
Research indicates that siblings may have more say in who we become
than our parents.
Japan now has a new class of citizens – the cyber homeless. They live in
cyber cafes because it is cheaper than an apartment. The cafes oblige with
free showers and even sell underwear.
The longest average lifespan can be boasted by the people of Andorra, a
country between Spain and France – 83.49 years.
You could stack 4 cars on top of the Tesla Model S and its roof wouldn’t
cave in, it achieved the highest safety ranking in automobile history.
USA: Illinois (Oblong): If you go hunting or fishing on your wedding day,
you cannot have intercourse that day.
One London supermarket has an undesired mascot. It’s a ginger cat named
Olly who keeps on coming back every time the security removes him. He’s
happy to just sit on top of the shelves and judge disapprovingly what you’re
putting in your trolley.
A healthy human thigh bone is tougher than concrete.
Akon the rapper brought solar energy to more than 1 million African
people and hasn’t stopped yet.
Pennsylvania, USA, has a law which bans you from sleeping on a fridge.
Shakira can speak 7 languages.
In France, you are not allowed to kiss on railroad crossings.
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