About 1 in 1500 people can give themselves goosebumps at will.
Did you know? Sir David Attenborough, the British broadcaster and nature historian extraordinaire, is the only person to ever win BAFTA awards for programs that have aired in black and white, color, HD, 3D, and VR. The award winner turns 95 this year.
Not everyone can focus and defocus their eyes at will.
Newborn babies don’t shed tears.
Tokyo has been collecting trash to create more land! As part of a land reclamation and garbage disposal project, the country has filled in areas of water with rock, cement, dirt, and garbage, and has created over 96 square miles of new land.
You can die from drinking too much water.
Members of the British Royal Family must pack a black outfit whenever they travel, in case someone dies unexpectedly.
In 2010, Stockholm ran a speed lottery to make road safety more fun. They charged drivers going over the limit. If you passed a speed camera going under the speed limit, it would automatically enter you in a lottery, with the pot paid by the speeding drivers.
Radioactive particles from Cold War nuclear bombs are still being found in the deepest parts of the ocean.
Michael Jackson couldn’t read or write music, or play any instruments very well.
A California man was arrested for allegedly stealing 42,000 pounds of pistachios.
The United Kingdom didn’t settle its WWII debts with the United States and Canada until 2006!
Valerie Thomas patented the “illusion transmitter” in 1980 to enhance her work at NASA. Her revolutionary invention helped bring the first image transmissions from space to life, and later 3D film.
Japan kept a train station running just for one girl in high school. The train only stopped there to pick her up in the morning and in the evening to drop her off. Japan Railways ended the route when she graduated.
The human nose can detect a trillion different smells!
Some hotels in the Best Western chain have secret-themed rooms.