When NASA pitched the idea of the Voyager missions to Richard Nixon with the idea of touring the outer planets, he was told that the last time it was possible, Thomas Jefferson was in the White House. The particular planetary alignment that Voyager 2 used on its journey occurs only once every 176 years.
Gwen Stefani is older than Ted Cruz
If you live in the USA, you have better odds of dating Taylor Swift than dying of Bird Flu and Ebola combined.
In the span of the last 3 Star Wars movies, The Cleveland Browns have won 1 game.
Nintendo was founded the same year that the Eiffel Tower was constructed.
It took humanity approximately 4 times longer to switch from copper swords to steel swords than it took to switch from steel swords to nuclear bombs.
If the sun were scaled down to the size of a white blood cell, the Milky Way galaxy would be the size of the continental United States. The vastness of space is mind boggling.
We are closer to the year 2040 than the year of 1994.
Next to the US army, Disney world is the largest buyer and importer of explosives in the USA.
The Titanic had two sister ships, the Britannic and the Olympic. There was a woman called Violet Jessop, a nurse and a cruise liner stewardess that worked on all three. The Olympic crashed into a warship whilst leaving harbor but was able to make it back. She was on the Titanic as it sank and is referenced in the Titanic film, a stewardess that was told to set an example to the non english speaking passengers as the ship sank. She looked after a baby on lifeboat 16 until being rescued by the Carpathia the next day. It's not known what exactly caused the sinking of the Britannic but the lifeboats hit the water too early. As the ship sank, the rear listed up and a number of the lifeboats were sucked into the propellers. Violet had to jump out of the lifeboat she was in and sustained a serious head injury, but survived. She was on board for all three incidents in the space of 5 years. She went back to continue to work at sea for another thirty years before retiring in 1950. She died of Heart failure in 71.
Stegosaurus lived 150 million years ago. T. Rex lived 65 million years ago. Stegosaurus was more ancient to the T. Rex than the T. Rex is to us.
The Great Pyramid was built before the last Woolly Mammoth died.
Pineapples take 2 years to grow
Scientists who work with cockroaches often develop allergies towards cockroaches. At the same time, they also develop allergies to pre-ground coffee.