In 1897, Bayer, who is the maker of Aspirin, marketed the drug heroin.
A roach can live up to nine days without its head.
Malaysians protect their babies from disease by bathing them in beer.
Until 1999, the Guinness Book of Records repeated the popular misconception that Toronto’s Yonge Street was 1,896 km (1,178 mi) long, and thus the longest street in the world; this was due to a mistaken conflation of Yonge Street with the rest of Ontario’s Highway 11. Yonge Street is in actuality 56 kilometers long.
Iceland is the world’s oldest functioning democracy.
Human hair and finger nails continue to grow after death.
Time magazine named the computer its “Man of the Year” in 1982.
Every time you sneeze some of your brain cells die.
Earth is traveling through space at 660,000 miles per hour.
In ancient times strangers shook hands to show that they were unarmed.