Contrary to popular beliefs, it is not illegal to die in the town of Longyearbyen, Norway.
If you were to write out every number (one, two, three, etc.), you wouldn't use the letter "b" until you reached one billion.
The term "Astronaut" comes from Greek words that mean "Star" and "Sailor".
Albert Einstein was offered a presidential seat in Israel. He declined.
These two men look nearly identical, they had the same name, and they were sent to the same prison. Before imprisonment, they had never met. They are the reason why fingerprints are used to identify people.
The Anglo-Zanzibar War lasted only 40 minutes, making it the shortest war in history.
Before alarm clocks were invented, people were hired to wake up workers for their shifts.
Located in the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico, there's a secret underwater river called Cenote Angelita (Spanish for Little Angel).
People were buried alive so often in the 19th century that inventors patented safety coffins that would give the "dead" the ability to alert those above ground if they were still alive.
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