Toe wrestling is a national sport in Britain. It involves 2 opponents who lock feet and attempt to pin the other’s foot down.
Mobile phone throwing is an international sport that started in Finland in 2000. Participants throw mobile phones and are judged on distance or technique.
Morphine is named after ‘Morpheus’, the Greek god of dreams.
1.3 million Earths could fit inside the sun, an average sized star.
Studies have shown that people really do take longer to leave a parking spot when someone’s waiting for it.
In October 2014, Taylor Swift topped the iTunes Canada chart with a song that was literally just 8 seconds of static entitled ‘Track 3’.
Psychopaths are more likely to be immune to ‘contagious yawning’. Their lack of empathy may make them impervious to our yawns.
In Japanese, there are at least 20 different ways to say ‘sorry’.
A ball of glass will bounce higher than a ball of rubber. A ball of solid steel will bounce higher than one made entirely of glass.
Adolf Fick, the inventor of contact lenses got the idea from popcorn kernels stuck in his teeth.