1. The stripes on each tiger are unique, like human fingerprints.
  2. Within three days of death, the enzymes that once digested your dinner begin to eat you.
  3. It snowed in the Sahara Desert in 1979.
  4. Some chickens are half male, half female.
  5. An Ostrich's eye is
    bigger than its brain.
  6. Goldfish can't close their eyes as they have no eyelids.
  7. When the "Elephant Whisperer" Lawrence Anthony died, a herd of elephants arrived at his house to mourn him.
  8. Bananas
    are slightly
  9. A blue whale's heart can be as large as a car.
  10. Edison electrocuted an elephant in 1903 to prove Tesla's AC current was dangerous.
  11. The original tapes of the Apollo 11 moon landing were erased and re-used by mistake.
  12. Elephants are pregnant
    for 2 years.
  13. Britney Spears' used pregnancy test was sold on eBay for $5,001.
  14. An experiment in 1998 found that a bright light shone on the backs of human knees can reset the brain's sleep-wake clock.
  15. Only one-half of a dolphin's brain goes to sleep at a time.
  16. The Apollo 11 had about 20 seconds of fuel left when it landed.
  17. In Peru, there's a billboard that creates drinkable water out of thin air.
  18. Leeches
    32 brains.
  19. Kissing can cause tooth decay.
  20. Oxford University Is Older Than the Aztecs.
  21. It's impossible to
    sneeze while sleeping.
  22. Our bodies contain about 0.2 milligrams of gold, most of it in our blood.
  23. There's high-speed Internet on the way up to Mount Everest.
  24. Listerine was invented in 1879 as a surgical antiseptic
    and later sold as a floor cleaner and a cure for gonorrhea.
  25. The longest pregnancy in humans on record is 375 days (12.5 months).
  26. There's a blue planet where it rains glass.
  27. In France, you can marry a dead person.
  28. Similar to fingerprints, everyone also has a Unique Tongue Print.
  29. On Mars, sunsets are blue.
  30. The wood frog and other animals have the ability to freeze solid during winter, thaw in the spring and remain perfectly healthy.
  31. Castration
    was used in the Middle Ages
    as a "cure" for hernia,
    epilepsy, and leprosy.
  32. In 1945, a rooster named Mike, lived 18 months without a head.
  33. Male seahorses
    can get pregnant.
  34. Besides sucking our blood, mosquitoes urinate on our skin.
  35. A russian woman in the 1700s gave birth to 16 pairs of twins, 7 sets of triplets and 4 sets of quadruplets in just 40 years with the same man.
  36. Only two countries in the world are not allowed to sell Coca-Cola officially: North Korea and Cuba.
  37. The Japanese who survived the Titanic crash was called a coward in his country for not dying with the other passengers.
  38. When a person dies, his sense of hearing is the last to go.
  39. Dead people can get goose bumps.
  40. Scientists can turn peanut butter into diamonds.
  41. Elephants and chimpanzees can display behavior patterns similar to post-traumatic stress disorder and depression.
  42. There's a hotel in Bolivia made almost entirely of salt, complete with salt beds and chairs.
  43. Chewing gum is banned in Singapore.
  44. Herrings communicate
    through farts.
  45. Nikola Tesla once "shook the poop out" of a constipated Mark Twain with an experiment.
  46. There's a town in Norway called Hell.
  47. A man married a dog in India as atonement.
  48. Before the eraser, bread was used to remove pencil marks.
  49. Charles Richter, who invented the Richter Scale, was a nudist.
  50. The Nazis tried to teach dogs to talk and read.
  51. Rats laugh when tickled.
  52. Male bees
    having sex.
  53. Philophobia is the fear of falling in love.
  54. There is a small village in France called "Pussy".
  55. Nintendo had a chain of sex hotels in the 1950s.
  56. Sprite may be one of the best remedies for hangovers, according to studies.
  57. In Korea and Japan, there is a Cat Cafe where you can go to drink coffee and hang out with cats for hours.
  58. Women in ancient Rome wore the sweat of Gladiators to improve their beauty and complexion.
  59. John Lennon admitted he used to be cruel to his woman and hit her as a youngster.
  60. In Belarus, it is illegal to applaud in public.
  61. The SEX Party in Australia is looking to legalize marijuana, euthanasia, censorship, abortion, and tax the church.
  62. NASA scientists have discovered stars that are
    cool enough to touch.
  63. A kangaroo can't jump unless its tail is touching the ground.
  64. It is believed that Isaac Newton died a virgin.
  65. In 2009, a man was arrested for being naked in his own house in Springfield, Virginia.
  66. Hippopotamus' milk is pink.
  67. Greek philosopher Chrysippus is said to have died of laughter after getting his donkey drunk, trying to eat figs.
  68. Female kangaroos have three vaginas.
  69. Anatidaephobia is the weird fear that somewhere, somehow, a duck is watching you.
  70. A 13-year old boy in Florida was once arrested for excessive farting in school.
  71. The Incas' measurement of time was based on how long it took to boil a potato.
  72. The most successful Pirate Captain was a Chinese prostitute with 80,000 sailors working for her.
  73. A chinese man sued his wife for being
    too ugly
    and the Court agreed awarding him US$115,000.
  74. If Thai policemen break the law, they are forced to wear a Hello Kitty armband.
  75. There's a restaurant in Japan using monkeys as waiters.
  76. Sheep can recognize each other in pictures.
  77. Only female
    drink blood.
    Males are vegetarians.
  78. When Twister was introduced in 1966, critics denounced the game as "sex in a box".
  79. In the Bible, God sent two bears to murder 42 children because they had mocked a man for being bald.
  80. The NAZIs considered Native Americans to be part of the Aryan race.
  81. Only about 15% of the Sahara Desert is covered in sand.
  82. "Tinku" is a festival in Bolivia where people beat each other for 2 or 3 days straight.
  83. Humans put a man on the Moon before they put wheels on luggage.
  84. Musician Eddie Van Halen blamed guitar picks for giving him tongue cancer.
  85. A man named Robert Lane named his two sons "Winner" and "Loser."
    Winner grew up to be a criminal, and Loser became a detective.
  86. Christopher Columbus thought that the world was shaped like a woman's breast.
  87. In 1989, Margaret Thatcher pleaded with Mikhail Gorbachev to keep the Berlin Wall up.
  88. The extreme sport of "Volcano surfing" was invented in 2004 at Cerro Negro, Nicaragua.
  89. The Helicodiceros is a plant that mimics the anus of a dead animal, in order to attract flies for pollination.
  90. The wombat's poop is cubic.
  91. There's a ghost town in Arizona called "Nothing." It has one abandoned building and a couple of signs.
  92. Although Porsche is owned by Volkswagen Group, Volkswagen Group is owned by Porsche Holdings.
  93. Despite his profanity-laced songs, Eminem doesn't allow swearing in his home.
  94. It's illegal to wear a fake mustache that causes laughter in church in Alabama.
  95. It's illegal to lie down and fall asleep with your shoes on in North Dakota.
  96. Samoa is 24 hours ahead of American Samoa, even though they are just 70 km (43 mi) apart.
  97. There's a museum of broken relationships in Croatia.
  98. Disney was sued by a biologist for defaming the character of hyenas in The Lion King.
  99. In an isolated village in the Dominican Republic, about 1 in 50 children are born appearing to be girls but grow male genitalia during puberty.
  100. Cornflakes have more genes than people do.
  101. In 2008, UK police granted a weapons licence to a 7-year-old child.
  102. A species of hermaphroditic worm has a strange way to deal with loneliness: It injects sperm into its head to reproduce.
  103. In Japan, a festival called Kanamara Matsuri, or "Festival of the Steel Phallus," celebrates the defeat of a vagina demon by an iron penis.
  104. In 2014, a deceased two-headed dolphin was discovered washing up on shore in the waters off Turkey's west coast.
  105. A 30-year-old woman from India, who claimed to have fallen in love with a snake, got married to the reptile in 2006.
  106. From July to September 2001, heavy downpours of red-coloured rain fell sporadically on the state of Kerala, India.
  107. Fried tarantulas are a delicacy in Cambodia.
  108. In the 90s, the Pentagon considered developing a chemical that caused bad breath (halitosis), making it easy to identify guerrillas trying to blend in with civilians.
  109. Lamas in ancient Tibet were boiled in butter before being embalmed.
  110. 13 children under the age of 10 have been issued with shotgun certificates in the UK over the past 3 years.
  111. Doctors in Japan discovered in 2017 a tiny brain inside of a 16-year-old girl's ovarian tumor while removing the growth.
  112. In 16th century Europe, it was believed that eating a tomato could turn you into a werewolf.
  113. A naked mole rat's four front teeth are located outside its mouth, and their lips are sealed just behind the teeth, preventing soil from filling its mouth while he is digging.
  114. People really do look like their names. According to research your name might shape your face.
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