Humans can live unprotected in space for about 30 seconds if they don’t hold their breath.
Traffic in central London moves at the same speed as horse-drawn carriages a century ago.
There is an episode of Supernatural in which the two main characters are sent to an alternate universe in which they play the actors that play their characters on Supernatural (themselves) who are in the middle of filming an episode of a TV show called Supernatural.
Scientists created a completely enclosed, artificial environment called Biosphere 2 and made one mistake that caused all the trees to fall down before maturation: there was no wind so trees failed to develop stress wood, which is necessary for them to stand.
Patrice Lumumba, the first democratically elected PM of Congo and a pan-Africanist, lasted only 81 days before being killed by the Belgians and the CIA.
McDonald’s offers product placement rewards to rap artists who mention the Big Mac in their songs.
In 2008, hackers gained unauthorized access to a NASA spacecraft’s control system but chose to do nothing with it.
After a wave of plane hijackers demanded passage to Cuba in the 1960s, the FAA considered building a fake Havana airport in Florida. US agents would wait for the plane to land and arrest the unsuspecting hijackers.
If you stood at the equator on Mars, the temperature would be 21C (70F) at your feet, where the Sun had warmed the ground, but 0C (32F) at the top of your head.
Show producers gave a homeless man $100,000 to do what he wants; within 6 months he had nearly spent all the money, and he eventually went broke and became homeless again.
France had its own calendar for only 12 years starting in 1792. Each week had 10 days, each day 10 hours, each hour 100 minutes, and each minute 100 seconds.
Around 1,000 homeless people live in flood tunnels under Las Vegas.
In 2013, Oxford researcher Kevin Dutton compiled a list of professions that attract the most psychopaths. It probably won’t come as a surprise that plenty of psychos become police officers, lawyers, and surgeons. However, the number one vocation chosen by psychopaths was CEO.
$44 billion worth of gift cards have gone unredeemed since 2008.
Romans used to call Christians atheists because they didn’t pay tribute to their gods.