In ancient egypt, the penalty for killing a cat was death.
According to an 1845 british law - if you attempted to commit suicide, you were sentenced to death.
Once upon a time, christmas was forbidden in england.
In hartford, connecticut you are not allowed to kiss your wife on sundays.
In kentucky, it's against the law to walk around with ice cream in your hip pocket.
Since 1916, when a man mailed a 40,00o ton brick house in order to avoid high freight costs, it is forbidden to send a whole building by mail in the united states.
A fully loaded oil tanker needs 20 minutes to stop.
All sunlight that hits the surface of the earth during any given moment, weighs as much as a cruise ship.
When the atomic bomb was developed in the american city of los alamos, new mexico, the military base preferred staff that were illiterate as the authorities didn't want the risk of having workers that could read confidential papers from the waste bins.
Every year, 4,000 people are injured by tea pots.
All hospitals in singapore use pampers diapers.
Colgate had a big challenge when they released their tooth paste in spanish speaking countries. Colgate means "go hang yourself" in spanish.
On average, there are 333 pieces of toilet paper on one toilet roll.
Your body contains about 100,000,000,000,000 cells.
No american president has had brown eyes.
The only part of your body that can't get cancer, is the lens of the eye.
Female hyenas have underdeveloped penises.
The distance between the surface and the center of the earth is 3,700 miles.
Bowling was invented in egypt around 5,000 b.c.
Dolphins always keep one eye open while sleeping.
Europe and north america are drifting apart at the same speed it takes our nails to grow.
Leonardo da vinci could write with one hand and paint with the other - simultaneously.
There are no clocks in las vegas casinos.
The hottest place on earth is el azizia in libya.
Right-handed people live approximately 9 years longer than left-handed people.
In one year, more monopoly money is printed than real money.
Every chocolate bar produced contains an average of 8 insect legs.
Elvis had a twin brother who died at birth. His name was jesse garon.
In china, there are more people who speak english than in the usa.
If all the inhabitants of china walked past you in a single line, the line would never stop if you take into consideration the rate of reproduction.
Ants always fall on their right side if they get drunk.
If you were to sell every useful part of your body, you would get approximately $35 million dollars.
The world record for an underwater kiss is 2 minutes and 18 seconds.
A good butler should change shoes every three hours.
Adolf hitler's favourite movie was king kong.
It would take 1.12 million mosquitoes, stinging you all at the same time, to completely empty your body of its blood.
One of the reasons fidel castro grew a beard was that the embargoes from the usa made it difficult to get razor blades.
It takes an adult about 138 minutes to watch bridges over madison county but only 118 minutes to read the book.
The glue on stamps in israel is kosher approved.
The scientific word for picking one's nose is rhinotillexonamia.
Sylvester stallone once worked in a circus cleaning lion cages.
Michael jackson's song billy jean was the first musical video shown on mtv that was made by an african-american performer.
An airport in england uses songs by tina turner to scare birds off the runway.
In 1938, adolf hitler was elected time magazine's "man of the year".
When albert einstein died, his brain was put in a jar to be examined and saved for the future.
In 1978, emilio marco palma was the first person to be born in the antarctic.
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