The Ache tribe of Paraguay believe that babies inherit the characteristics of all the men who have had sex with the mother during pregnancy.
In Latin, testis both means witness and testicle.
The “M” on M&M’s candies were stencilled by hand until WWII labour shortages forced the confectioner to automate the process.
The international telephone code for Antarctica is 672.
In 2012, nearly half of Americans were not aware that Judaism is an older religion than Christianity – that is to say, nearly half of Americans did not figure out that, in Christianity, the Old Testament is older than the New Testament.
In Greek mythology, Atlas was punished by Zeus and was forced to carry the sky.
Atlas was sentenced to carry the sky, even though it is always portrayed as the earth
Over 50% of the world’s oxygen is provided by algae.
The driest place on Earth is the Dry Valleys Region of Antarctica. Some regions of the Dry Valley have never seen a drop of rain in all of human history.
The length of a day is not exactly 24 hours. The International Earth Rotation and Reference Systems Service is responsible for adding on occasional leap seconds.
President of Uganda and Field Marshal Idi Amin (c. 1925 – 16 August 2003) declared himself King of Scotland. He also declared himself Lord of all the Beasts of the Earth and the Fishes of the Sea and Conqueror of the British Empire in Africa in General and in Uganda in particular.