Guinness estimates that 93,000 liters of beer are lost in facial hair each year in the UK alone.
Amelia Earhart and Eleanor Roosevelt once sneaked out of a White House event, commandeered an airplane, and went on a joyride to Baltimore.
Some cats are allergic to humans.
Queen Elizabeth II is a trained mechanic.
Ravens in captivity can learn to talk better than parrots.
Blood donors in Sweden receive a thank you text when their blood is used.
An estimated 1 million dogs in the U.S. have been named primary beneficiary in their owners’ wills.
In Japan, letting a sumo wrestler make your baby cry is considered good luck.
J.K. Simmons has been the voice of the Yellow Peanut M&M since the late 1990s.
Count von Count’s love of numbers isn’t just a quirky character trait—in traditional vampire folklore, the bloodsuckers have arithmomania, a compulsion to count.
In Great Britain and Japan, black cats are perceived as auspicious. In the English Midlands, new brides are given black cats to bless their marriage, and the Japanese believe that black cats are good luck—particularly for single women
Portland was named by a coin flip. Had the coin landed the other way, the city would be Boston, Oregon.
Sleep literally cleans your brain. During slumber, more cerebrospinal fluid flushes through the brain to wash away harmful proteins and toxins that build up during the day
Neil Armstrong’s astronaut application arrived a week past the deadline. A friend slipped the tardy form in with the others
The manchineel tree is nicknamed the “Tree of Death” for good reason: Touching it can leave chemical burns on your skin, its fruit is toxic, and its bark—when burned—can cause blindness.