In 1958, Dr. David Briggs claimed that hypnotizing his students increased their academic performance by up to 15 percent.
In 1965, 25% of all black families in the U.S. were headed by women. By 2010, that number reached 72%.
A Swedish astronaut was not allowed to bring reindeer jerky with him on board a shuttle mission close to Christmas because the American astronauts thought it was weird. He had to go with moose jerky instead.
Pope John Paul II sent a letter to a US leader asking not to invade Iraq. When the Cardinal arrived he handed this letter to the President. He placed this letter on a table without opening or reading it then told the cardinal that he, the president, “was convinced it was God’s will”.
A typical microwave oven consumes more electricity powering its digital clock than it does heating food.
The Scottish Highlands, and Appalachian Mountains in the Eastern US are a part of the same mountain chain.
Snails have crossed from the Pacific to Atlantic Ocean, alive, by being digested by birds and being pooped out, still living.
A bilingual individual can be dyslexic in one language, but not the other.