Fascinating Facts

Nostradamus predictions

Predictions that missed the mark

So, who invented the paperclip?

World population growth and food for all

Espresso has less caffeine than cup of coffee

Only place a flag is not saluted

Half world’s population seen at least one 007 movie

The pigs of Wall Street

First submarine designed in 1578

Products that took 100 years to get to marketplace

Choosing a mate for life

Who invented the light bulb?

5 billion crayons produced every year

Guy on $10 bill shot by Vice President

“Dollar” has origins in the Roman Empire

Budweiser beer named after Czech town

Paul Revere never completed journey

Tower of Pisa has never been straight

First credit card issued in 1951

Man ate whole aircraft

Longest cruise liners in the world

365 different languages in Indonesia

Human head contains 22 bones

Westminster Abbey in London

Major earthquakes every year

Mathematical decimal system introduced in 4BC

70% of earth’s dryland affected by desertification

World’s first video arcade game

Sargasso Sea without coastline

Ilyushin-76TD world’s largest waterbomber

One of the Seven Wonders still survives

The Third Millennium

1 hour 6 minutes per day spent on traveling

Latest sightings of the Loch Ness monsters

Size of the sun in comparison

Bird that barks instead of sing

World’s tallest buildings

Eating with fork considered scandalous

April Fool

Origins of Easter and Easter bunny

Nobody knows who invented spectacles (eyeglasses)

History and origins of Christmas

Why is there no ham in a hamburger?

Oscar Awards held twice in 1930

More movies produced in India than Hollywood

Cows do not have upper front teeth

92 nuclear bombs lost at sea

One in ten people lives on an island

More than 20,000 brands of beer

Valentine’s celebrated Feb 15th, not 14th

Were Wright Brother the first to fly?

Diamond breaks if hit with hammer

Tomato world’s most popular fruit

Hot affairs by Presidents

Can opener invented 48 years late

Traffic lights used before advent of motorcar

Amazing swimming records

Most babies born in this month

You blink 15 000 times a day

Peter the Great tax people with beards

Gibraltar named after a former slave

King of chefs and melba toast

Mercedes cars named after Austrian girl

British royal family change surname

Bank of America started as Bank of Italy

One billion bicycles

Many kings were mad!

Napoleon possibly died of poisoning

The first stone lighthouse

Nothing between 3 and 13 September

Water everywhere but not much to drink

Thanksgiving held twice in 1815

2 700 languages spoken in the world

World’s largest flower

Fresh egg will sink in water, stale one won’t

Anders Celsius’s boiling water

Products designed simultaneously

Cause for Alzheimer’s Disease unknown

Aspirin discovered during experimentation

Emmy award first called “Immy”

It once was law to say “God bless you”

Dinosaurs did not eat grass

World’s highest bridge

First circumnavigation

There are MANY more interesting stories here: use the search bar top right with your keywords or sentences to discover more interesting didyouknow facts.