IKEA is legally a “nonprofit” organization — a designation which dramatically reduces its tax burden — despite reported global sales of €26bn (≈$28B) annually.
A Naked Mole Rat can survive up-to 18 minutes without oxygen by dropping its heart rate and switching to fructose based anaerobic respiration.
The words “apron” and “napkin” were originally “napron” and “apkin” but the preceding indefinite articles (“an” and “a”) were so confusing to the ear that the words eventually just changed.
There’s a TV show in Iceland called “Keeping up with the Kattarshians”. It’s a 24 hour live broadcast of cats in a tiny model house.
There is a “white man” café in Tokyo, where Japanese ladies ring a bell to summon tuxedo-wearing Caucasians who respond with “yes, princess?” and serve them cake.
There is a McDonald’s that is closed to the public and is just used for filming commercials.
There is a Pirate Stock Exchange in Somalia, where any one can invest with money or weapons, and bet on the results of hijacking.
The Swiss Air Force is only operational weekdays between 8am-5pm, closing for lunch between 12pm-1:30pm. In 2014, they were unable to intercept a hijacked airliner because they weren’t open yet that morning.
“Warranty Void if removed” stickers and clauses are illegal under a federal law passed in 1975 called the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act. The law says that you can open your electronics without voiding the warranty, regardless of what the warranty says.
Millenials are responsible for the decline in the bar soap industry. They prefer liquid soap because bar soap is deemed “dirty” and for old people.