Mike Tyson Was Arrested 38 Times Before He Turned 13
He was brought up on the cold, hard streets of Brooklyn and spent most of his time getting into scuffles with his peers.
How Many Countries Have Abolished the Death Penalty?
106 countries have abolished the death penalty. Notable exceptions include the U.S., Japan and China.
FedEx Delivering Harry Potter
For the release of 'Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire,' over 9,000 FedEx trucks were used with no other purpose than to deliver the book.
What’s the Real Origin of “OK”?
The word 'OK' originated in 1839 when a newspaper used it as a funny abbreviation of 'oll korrect.'
Prohibition and The Rise of Al Capone
Al Capone made US$60 million a year during the Prohibition era from selling alcohol.
The Soldier Who Fought in 3 Armies
Lauri Allan Törni, later known as Larry Alan Thorne, was a Finnish born American soldier.
British Coins Come Together to Make a Shield
Using all the coins from the 1p to the 50p and fitting them together like a jig-saw, the complete shield is revealed.
Where is the Tallest and Biggest Tree?
The tallest tree and the largest tree in the world are both in California.
How Smart is a Cat?
A cat's brain can store 1,000 times more data than an iPad.
How Much Gold is Still Undiscovered?
There are 52,000 tonnes of minable gold still in the ground worth US$2 trillion.
Nintendo Won’t Let “Super Mario” Creator Bike to Work
The creator of 'Super Mario' can't bike to work because his safety is too important to Nintendo.
When Did Diana Churchill Die?
In 1962 Winston Churchill's daughter, Diana, began working at a suicide prevention center. She committed suicide in 1963.
Zimbabwe’s Banana Left Legacy of Disgrace
President Banana, first president of Zimbabwe, passed a law forbidding citizens from making jokes about his name.
Education and Exercise Can Keep the Brain Young
Brain age decreases by 0.95 years for each year of education, and by 0.58 years for every daily flight of stairs climbed, a study found.
Who Invented the Microwave Oven?
Microwave ovens were invented by accident. Percy Spencer was standing in front of an active radar set when he noticed the candy bar he had in his pocket had melted.
Marissa Mayer Work 130 Hours
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer used to work 130 hours a week.