Hot water freezes quicker than cold water.
DVDs are physically the same size as a CDs but can store 13 times more data.
The meaning of 'Blue Chip' comes from blue casino chips which have a high value.
The $ sign was introduced in 1788.
Plastic bottles were first used for soft drinks in 1970.
1 billion snails are served in restaurants each year.
Carrots contain 0% fat.
The tea bag was invented in 1908.
Wine is sold in tinted bottles because it spoils when exposed to light.
Women make up 49% of the worlds population.
Tokyo was once known as Edo.
The first city to reach 1 million was London.
The US flag has 13 stripes (representing the original 13 states).
MasterCard was originally called MasterCharge.
The rarest type of diamond is green.
During a total solar eclipse the temperature can drop by 6°C (20°F).
The first English dictionary was written in 1755.
African elephants only have 4 teeth.
The worlds smallest bird is the 'Bee hummingbird' found in Cuba.
Sharks are immune to all known diseases.