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In 1858 a heat spell in London caused the whole city to smell of Human Waste. An event known as "The Great Stink".
There is nearly 20 million tons of gold scattered around in the ocean, that's 800 trillion dollars in hidden treasure.
In 2010, MIT's Nicholas Negroponte projected that the printed book would be dead in 5 years (2015).
Rear facing seats in airplanes and cars are much safer than forward facing ones. However a change won't happen due to passenger complaints and costs.
The tallest unoccupied building in the world is a 3,000 room hotel in North Korea. Construction on the 1,082-foot Ryugyong Hotel began in 1987 and was halted in 1992. After a number of attempts to resurrect the project, the hotel still hasn’t opened, 28 years after construction began.
In 1956, the U.S. passed the Refrigerator Safety Act, which made it mandatory for all fridges to be magnetically sealed. This was due to the high amount of children who suffocated in latched refrigerators.
The Palace of Parliament is the second largest building in the world after the Pentagon.
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