Physical Sciences

A day on the planet Venus is longer than a year on Venus.

On Saturn's moon Titan, the gravity is low enough and the atmosphere thick enough, that by attaching small wings to your arms, you could fly like a bird

Since its discovery to its declassification as a planet, Pluto never made a full orbit around the Sun.

There are more molecules in one glass of water than there are glasses of water in all the earth's oceans combined.

The real trajectories of spacecraft are complicated ellipses.

The “Pillars of Creation” Have Been, Are Being, and Will Be Destroyed.

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You have more bacterial cells living in and on your body than you have human cells

The fingerprints of koala bears are virtually indistinguishable from those of humans.

New Zealand rose from the ocean, and it's animal life is interesting because of that.

Tardigrades, also called 'water bears' can survive freezing, boiling and irradiation.

The time difference between when Stegosaurus and Tyrannosaurus lived is greater than the time difference between Tyrannosaurus and now.


Russia is bigger than Pluto.

From Space, you can still see the division between East and West Germany due to different light bulbs.

Mt.Everest is not the highest geographical point on the earth.

Business and Politics

The president of Uruguay donates around 90 percent of his $12,000 (£7,500) monthly salary to charities.

The tiny island-nation of Tuvalu receives $4M a year from .tv domain name sales.
China has more US dollars than the US.

One share of Coca-Cola purchased for $40 at the company's IPO is now worth over $10,000,000.

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Cultural Facts

Pipes marked “GNDN”in Star Trek stand for “Goes Nowhere, Does Nothing”

After dropping out in 1968, Steven Spielberg graduated college in 2002 to show gratitude to his parents for giving him the opportunity for an education and a career.

Almost all Wikipedia articles link you through to the article on "Philosophy" eventually.

A can of regular Coke sinks in water, whereas a can of diet Coke does not.

Charlie Chaplin once entered a Charlie Chaplin look alike contest and lost

The bushes in Mario were just recolored clouds

Indian housewives hold 11% of the World's gold.

Honey is the only food item which never rots.

Neil Armstrong had to fill an immigration form while coming back to the earth from the moon

We don't know for sure who invented the fire hydrant because the patent for it was lost in the fire at patent office in Washington DC in 1836.

Cement is the most widely produced material today, but for ~1300 years we forgot the recipe.

A Japanese officer didn't surrender in 1945, and continued the war for 29 years because he didn't know the war was over.

There was a book written about the sinking of the Titanic, 14 years before it actually sank.

Vulcan Point is an island within a lake on an island within a lake on an island.

Niels Bohr was given a free, direct tap to the Carlsberg brewery.

Scotland's national animal is the Unicorn.

Austro-Hungarian man Adam Rainer was the only person in recorded world history to be both a giant and a dwarf.

There Is A Starbucks Cup Visible In Every Scene In Fight Club.

The world's quietest room is -9 decibels, quite enough to hear your blood flowing.

There is mobile phone reception from the summit of Mount Everest.

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