Did the Black Death Kill 200 Million?
The Black Death, which hit Europe in 1347, claimed an astonishing 200 million lives in just four years.
Social Media Censorship in China
Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and The New York Times have been blocked in China since 2009.
Paying for College Then vs. Now
College tuition priced at $20,000 in 1977 → $303,336.44 in 2021.
Which Countries Eat Cockroaches?
Cockroaches are served fried in China, Thailand and other Asian countries.
Does Sleep Affect Weight Loss?
We lose over a pound of weight during sleep by exhaling.
Are Fortune Cookies a Chinese Tradition?
Fortune cookies are not a traditional Chinese custom. They were invented in early 1900 in San Francisco.
What is Western European Ancestry?
Half of all Western European men are descendants of a Bronze Age 'king' who lived 4,000 years ago.
What Was the Deadliest Earthquake?
The 1556 Shaanxi earthquake in China was the deadliest earthquake on record with 830,000 deaths.
Suicide is a Crime in Islam
Suicide attempts may lead to prosecution.
Brad Pitt Was Banned From China
Brad Pitt was banned from entering China due to his controversial role in 1997's Seven Years in Tibet.
Female Blanket Octopus is 40,000 Times Heavier Than Her Mate
Female blanket octopuses can be 40,000 times more massive than the male, it's the largest sex size discrepancy in the animal kingdom.
China Law Says Children “Must Visit Parents”
In China, there is an 'Elderly Rights' law which makes it illegal for anyone who has parents over 60 not to visit them regularly.
George Lucas Hasn’t Looked at the Internet in 20 Years
George Lucas, creator of Star Wars, claims he has not used the internet since the year 2000.
600,000 Chinese Die from Overworking Each Year
It is estimated that about 600,000 people die in China each year from issues related to overwork.
Jack Daniel’s Last Words: “One Last Drink, Please.”
Jack Daniel was an American distiller and the founder of Jack Daniel's Tennessee whiskey distillery.
What Happens If You Try To Dig To China?
If you want to dig to China, you'd actually need to start your journey in Argentina or Chile.