The phrase “Beam me up, Scotty” was never actually spoken in any Star Trek television episode or film.
There are around 200 corpses on Mount Everest.
19th century biologist Sir John Lubbock experimented on ants by getting them drunk. He discovered that sober ants would carry their drunken ant comrades back to their nest, if they were from the same colony – but they would throw drunk strangers into the ditch.
It is against the law to sing off-key in North Carolina.
Cigarettes can contain more than 4,000 ingredients, which, when burned, can also produce over 200 ‘compound’ chemicals. Many of these ‘compounds’ have been linked to lung damage.
By the time an average American child leaves elementary school, they have seen 200,000 violent acts and 40,000 murders on television.
Martin Luther, the religious reformer, reputedly ate one spoonful of his own feces every day, stating that he “couldn’t understand the generosity of a God who freely gave such important and useful remedies.”
Until the 1800s, Turkish women suspected of cheating were tied in a sack with cats and thrown into the ocean.
Originally, to practice kung fu did not just mean to practice Chinese martial arts. Instead, it referred to the process of one’s training. You can say that a person’s kung fu is good in cooking, or that someone has kung fu in calligraphy; saying that a person possesses kung fu in an area implies skill in that area, which they have worked hard to develop.
Socializing can cause sleep problems.