Whale oil was used in automobile transmissions as late as 1973.
The temperature in Antarctica plummets as low as -35 degrees celsius.
Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks or it will digest itself.
After billions of years, black holes become white holes and they spit out all the things they sucked up.
Number of people who starved to death in 1997: 20,000,000.
Until the nineteenth century, solid blocks of tea were used as money in Siberia.
If the population of China walked past you in single file, the line would never end because of the rate of reproduction.
Latin has had a major influence on the English language that continues to see wide use in the academic community to this very day.
Gwen Stefani admits that she's had only two boyfriends in her life: No Doubt band mate Tony Kanal and husband Gavin Rossdale.
Since New Mexico's climate is so dry 3/4 of the roads are left unpaved. The roads don't wash away.