Did you know that:
aThere are 3 billion DNA base pairs in the human genome?
aThe Aztec word for gold is teocuitlatl, which means “excrement of the gods”?
aRoughly 74% of the universe is “nothing” or dark energy; 22% is dark matter, and 4% is baryonic matter, what we call "something"?
aWhite skin appeared just <50,000 years ago, as dark-skinned humans migrated to colder climes and lost much of their melanin pigment?
aLandfills are actually the No. 1 human-generated source of methane, belching 7 million tons into the atmosphere each year?
aIn 1964 17-year-old Randy Gardner stayed awake for 264 hours and 12 minutes, the world's record?
aThe human body losing 21 grams upon dying is a myth?
aBuying gasoline at night may be cheaper? (Gasoline becomes more dense in cooler temperatures, and gas pumps measure gas by volume)
aThe = sign was invented by 16th Century mathematician Robert Recorde, who was fed up with writing "is equal to" in his equations?
aCyclist Lance Armstrong's heart is almost a third larger than the average man's?
aThe spiciness of sauces is measured in Scoville Units? A pimento has a rating of 100-500. Pure capsaicin: 15,000,000.
aIt takes 75kg of raw materials to make a mobile phone?
aThe Very Hungry Caterpillar has sold one copy every minute since its 1969 publication?
aOne in 18 people has an extra nipple, which can look like freckles or moles?
aPulling your foot out of quicksand takes a force equivalent to that needed to lift a medium-sized car?
aA single "mother" spud from southern Peru gave rise to all the varieties of potato eaten today?
aThe egg came first?
aPele has always hated his nickname, which he says sounds like "baby-talk in Portuguese"?
aThe lion costume in the film Wizard of Oz was made from real lions?
aOne cow gives off enough harmful methane gas in a single day to fill around 400 litre bottles?
aHexakosioihexekontahexaphobiacs is the term for people who fear the number 666?
aHumans were first infected with the HIV virus in the 1930s?
aCamel's milk, which is widely drunk in Arab countries, has 10 times more iron than cow's milk?
aMore than $1 trillion dollars is paid in bribes each year? (according to the World Bank Institute)
aGoogle loses $110 million a year through "I'm Feeling Lucky"?
aMohandas Gandhi was nominated for the Nobel price five times and never won? Hitler, Mussolini, and Stalin also received nominations
aA raisin dropped in a glass of fresh champagne will bounce up and down continuously from the bottom of the glass to the top?
aA female ferret will die if it goes into heat and cannot find a mate?
aChewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying?
aSherlock Holmes never said, "Elementary, my dear Watson"?
aThe very first bomb dropped by the Allies on Berlin in World War II killed the only elephant in the Berlin Zoo?
aIf one places a tiny amount of liquor on a scorpion, it will instantly go mad and sting itself to death?
aBruce Lee was so fast that they actually had to slow film down so you could see his moves?
aIt is impossible to lick your elbow?
a111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321?
aThe only food that does not spoil is honey?