Turkish law makes it legal for a woman to divorce her husband if he fails to provide her with her daily quota of coffee.

Iced coffee in a can has been popular in Japan since 1945.

Decaffeinated coffee sales are at their highest in January due to people's New Year resolutions.

The French philosopher, Voltaire, reportedly drank fifty cups of coffee a day

With alcohol forbidden by the Koran in the early 1400's coffee soon became the replacement drink.

Our sense of smell, more than any of our other senses makes our final judgement on coffee.

The Europeans first added chocolate to their coffee in the 1600's.

In Greece and Turkey, the oldest person is almost always served their coffee first.

Coffee was first known in Europe as Arabian Wine.

Espresso contains less caffeine than any other roast.

A duck's webbed feet have no nerves or blood vessels, rendering them incapable of feeling the cold.

Teens who consume energy drinks are much more likely to experience a traumatic brain injury than those who do not, a study found.

A single gram of venom from the toxic frog species Aparasphenodon brunoi could kill 80 humans.

4 out of 10 women prefer masturbation over sex

If you purchase an embarrassing product online and in your own home, you still get embarrassed like people are watching you, a study shows.

Over half of the espresso consumed in the UK is drunk in the South East of the country.

It takes 42 coffee beans to make an espresso.

Britain consumes 500g of coffee per person, per year.

In 2014 £730 million was spent on coffee in Britain

Coffee is the most popular drink worldwide with over 400 billion cups consumed each year.

If you're 16 or older, there's a 60% chance that you've already met the person you'll one day marry.

The North Magnetic Pole, once located over Canada, is now in the Arctic Ocean and is slowly moving towards Russia.

A Palestinian has to work for 15 years to earn what an Israeli makes in 1 year.

73% of 70-year old men are still potent

The word "listen" has the same letters as the word "silent"

"Thinking off" is the ability to have an orgasm by just thinking about one

According to a study, kids who play video games for more than three hours a day are more likely to get into fights and be hyperactive.

Good dancing is indicative of superior health and reproductive potential, which is why people are attracted to talented dancers.

Female koalas have two vaginas.

91% people skip the first slice of bread, simply because it's ugly.

For polar bears, a single mating session may last up to 65 minutes, with a male mating with the same female for as long as 10 days.

Plants can get cancer.

Female koalas have two vaginas.

The highest percentage per capita of “How do I know if my husband is gay?” web searches come from conservative parts of the U.S.

Paris Hilton has a whole closet that's completely filled with sweatsuits.

Lady Gaga wrote Born This Way in 10 minutes.

Approximately 80% of all dreams are in color—the rest are in black and white.

The average woman smiles 62 times a day. The average man smiles only 8 times.

In Japanese, there are at least 20 different ways to say "sorry."

The average U.S. home receives 189 TV channels, yet consistently tunes in to an average of just 17.

There is a small village named "Pussy" in France - People living in the village are called "Pussies".

Two out of three people who live on Earth drive on the right side of the road.

The bacteria that makes some cheeses super stinky are the same ones that cause foot odor.

The difference between a nook and a cranny is that the nook is a corner and the cranny is a crack

When your mother was born, she was already carrying the egg that would become you.

Teens who have a low resting heart rate may be at increased risk of committing violent crimes as adults, a new study suggests.

Masturbating improves the fitness of a man's sperm by getting rid of old sperm, as younger sperm have a higher likelihood of insemination.

When the show "Friends" debuted 20 years ago, People Magazine gave it a D+ rating, and Time magazine called the cast “dysfunctional morons."

Loveology University is a university entirely devoted to sex

From 2008 to 2011, American kids’ exposure to candy ads on television went up 74%.

According to a study, every year a person is kept in a U.S. prison increases their odds of committing another crime when they are released.

In 4.1% of UK couples, the woman is taller than the man, and in just 3.4% of UK couples, the man and woman are the same height.

Fat baby boys are more likely to have sex earlier in their lives.

Research suggests that the more ethnically diverse an area is, the less people are likely to trust each other.

An electric eel will short-circuit itself if put into salt water.

When wounded, an electric eel can accidentally shock itself—an eel's thick skin is what normally insulates it from its own attacks.

In Holland the disabled can get a government grant that pays for sex up to 12 times a year.

The name "Gary" is going extinct.

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Winnie-The-Pooh characters all represent some type of mental disorder. (Eeyore - Depression, Pooh - Addiction, Tigger - ADHD, Owl - OCD)

There are 1,575 steps from the ground floor to the top of the Empire State building.

Banana ketchup is popular in the Philippines.

Baader Meinhof phenomenon is when a person learns a new word or phrase and sees that item many times right after learning it.

"Muphry’s Law" is when you make a grammar mistake while trying to correct someone else's grammar.

Lara Croft from "Tomb Raider: Underworld" is made of 32,816 rendered polygons, making her the most detailed game character to date.

Avocados, raspberries, almonds, broccoli, spinach, salmon are among the healthiest foods on the planet.

The word "dude" was first used in the 1800s as an insult towards young men who were too concerned with keeping up with the latest fashions.

A couple in Bosnia started cheating in online chatrooms.They decided to meet and realized they had been cheating on each otherw/ each other

There are vending machines in Japan that sell umbrellas, used women's underwear, and floral arrangements.

Actions speak louder than words. We can apologize over and over, but if our actions don't change, the words become meaningless.

“Tom and Jerry” was a British slang term from the 1800’s, meaning “to fight and cause trouble”.

If you search for "atari breakout" in Google Images, you can play the game.

Oxytocin, the "love hormone," has been shown to inhibit men already in relationships from approaching other attractive women.

Blackberries help the brain retain new information.

People with weekend schedules different from their weekday schedules triple their chances of being overweight.

Research shows that 43% of heterosexual men have used a vibrator at some point.

"Social jet lag" is when people are irritable and tired from ruining their internal clocks over the weekend.

During World War II, prisoners in Canadian war camps were treated so well, many of them didn't want to leave when the war ended.

Usually, the people with the best advice are the ones with the most problems.

People are more likely to cry at night because the lack of sleep makes emotions hard to control.

"Due to breathing, your ribs move about five million times a year."

In Australia, “Tall Poppy Syndrome” is a term used to describe someone who is attacking a highly-successful person in the name of jealousy.

Romans would make sure that gladiators weren't faking their deaths by bashing them with mallets after the competition.

We change our voice when we talk to people we like.

NASA accidentally taped over the moon landing. There are no known original recordings of the event.

Disney World is 20x larger than Disneyland.

China surpassed the U.S. as the world's largest economy in January of 2015.

A 2003 study in the Netherlands found that, on average, a single sex slave earned her pimp at least $250,000 a year.

Fewer people smoke today than ever, but those who do have a higher risk of suicide.

Weasels have been known to kill prey up to 10 times their size.

Athletes perform better and take longer to hit the wall of exhaustion when they see happy faces instead of sad ones, according to research.

The directors of Despicable Me actually wrote a language for the gibberish the minions speak throughout the film. Each word has a meaning!

If London's Big Ben were built today, it would cost around $222,278.

Dogs have faithfully lived with humans for over 14,000 years.

Kelly Osbourne had her wisdom teeth removed and dipped in gold – she kept one and gave the other to Ozzy as a gift.

A Study found that Chocolate Milk performs better than Energy Drinks.

Typical students play with electronic devices 11 times a day in class.

Patience is not an ability to wait, but the ability to keep a good attitude while waiting.

A recent study finds that 77 percent of “Viagra” sold on the Internet is fake.

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Everyone has three lives: a public life, a private life, and a secret life

The more sex you have, the more you want, research says.

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There are 3 trillion trees on earth.

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The ‘Hollywood’ sign was put up in 1923 and originally spelt out the word ‘Hollywoodland’.

Food tastes better when someone else makes it because when you make your own, you anticipate its taste and smell it so become less hungry for it.

Exercise improves mood, information processing and makes you a more flexible thinker.

Every atom in your body is billions of years old.

The word ‘never’ is said a total of 73 times in the Justin Bieber song “Never Say Never”.

For each repeated chorus, a song's chance of reaching the top of the Billboard chart rises by 14.5%.

Ancient Roman gladiators did product endorsements, much like athletes today.

2,520 is the smallest number that can be exactly divided by all the numbers 1 to 10.

Cocaine raises dopamine levels by 250%, compared to 100% from sex and 50% from food.

Cup size is a ratio, not a standard measurement (a “C” cup can be different sizes for different women).

Playing video games can reduce your nightmares, because gamers "resolve threats" during game play instead of in their dreams.

36 million years ago, penguins were about 5 feet tall.

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A British survey estimates that women spend 72 days of their lives shaving their legs.

Out of the roughly 850 million websites that exist today, 85-255 million of them are porn sites.

Cigarettes are the leading cause of fire deaths in the world.

7 weird ways you're increasing your risk of heart disease.

1. You drink 2 diet sodas a day.

Scientists recently found that healthy post menopausal women who had 2 or more diet drinks daily were 30% more likely to suffer a cardiovascular event and 50% more likely to die from related disease. More research is needed to determine the exact connection, but it should be enough to discourage you from swigging the stuff. Substitute naturally flavoured carbonated water

2. You live below the Mason-Dixon line.

More deaths from heart attacks occurred in the South over a recent 10-year period than anywhere else in the US, researchers determined. This is because diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and smoking are more prevalent there. If you’re a Southerner, be extra vigilant about the challenges in lifestyle and cuisine that prompt these conditions. Or you can always move out west, where the incidence of heart attack is lowest.

3. You don't give Daylight Saving Time more than a passing thought.

On the Monday following DST (the day in March we "spring ahead") there's a 24% spike in the number of heart attacks. (This compares to a 21% drop in November after the clocks get turned back.) According to Hitinder Gurm, MD, an interventional cardiologist who conducted the study, this apparently has to do with circadian rhythms. Because heart health is closely tied to the body's rest-wake cycles, the stress of getting up an hour earlier—particularly if you're already sleep-deprived and have significant risk factors for heart disease—can be too much. Take the morning off and sleep in.

4. You have 4 or more kids.

According to the Dallas Heart Study, women with a brood this size are twice as likely to have atherosclerosis, or arterial plaque, than those with fewer kids. This apparently stems from the extra stress the body undergoes during multiple pregnancies, says study author Monika Sanghavi, MD, a cardiologist at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. If lots of little ones call you mom, Sanghavi recommends monitoring blood pressure, cholesterol and other heart-health indicators closely. There's plenty you can do to decrease your risk.

5. You lead a vampire lifestyle.

Too much sun exposure causes premature aging and skin cancer. But not getting enough sun can result in a vitamin-D deficiency that hurts your heart. A recent study found that among patients undergoing coronary angiography, those with the lowest levels of D were 32% more likely to have coronary artery disease. Vitamin D helps regulate the immune system, which includes managing arterial inflammation. It’s uncertain if taking vitamin D supplements reduces risk. Until more studies come in, eat a D-rich diet and exercise outdoors in the early morning or evening when harmful UV rays are less prevalent.

6. You live alone.

An 8-year University of Oxford study of 700,000+ women found that those who lived with a partner were 28% less likely to die from ischemic heart disease than those who lived alone. Part of this, no doubt, results from someone being around to call 911 if a heart attack occurs, but loneliness can also lead to depression, which is a major risk factor. Don’t want a live-in? Having a pet is heart protective.

7. Your boss is an SOB.

If your supervisor is manipulative, unappreciative, negative (okay we’ll stop there), a Swedish study found that you may be 40% more likely to have a heart attack. And the longer you sacrifice your happiness for the sake of pleasing an overly demanding boss, the more toxic the effect.

In early drafts of "Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back," Yoda was actually named “Buffy.”

Chinese "Crispy seaweed" is actually cabbage or kale.

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The current CEO of YouTube, Susan Wojcicki, rented her garage to Larry Page and Sergey Brin in 1998 when they were creating Google.

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The current record for number of socks worn on one foot is 152 socks.

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The fork came to Italy before any other European country because of the popularity of pasta.

You can't block Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook.

There are colonies of tiny mites living on your face, feasting on the oil that comes out of your pores.

True - see here

Going to sleep at the same time every night increases your chances of achieving a good night's sleep.

Scientists have used stem cells to grow a tiny brain in a lab.

True-see here

Ebay forbids the sale of photos of spouses, girlfriends, or boyfriends, even if there's no nudity in the image.

Walt Disney was afraid of mice.

According to a legend in Iceland, if you don't get new clothes on Christmas you will be eaten by a giant cat.

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Britain created the lie that carrots improve eyesight to distract the Nazis of a new technology they made for night raids.

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There are over 200 corpses on Mount Everest and they some are used as way points for climbers.

Hero Syndrome is the condition where a person will intentionally create a dangerous situation just so they can "be a hero" and resolve it.

Pi has been studied for over 4,000 years.

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The receptor responsible for sensing the spiciness of wasabi is also in charge of sensing toxic chemicals.

See science here

4.8 billion people own mobile phones whereas only 4.2 billion own a toothbrush.

Probably True - Study here

Red heads go grey slower than other hair colours

Redheads are better at detecting change of temp

Red hair is thicker than other hair

Red hair and blue eyes are the rarest combination

The lump in your throat you feel when you're upset is your body trying to suppress the instinct to increase oxygen flow.

A study has confirmed that British people have the world's sexiest accents.

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1 in 7 people in the world use Facebook

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Alexithymia describes a person who has a difficult time expressing their feelings to others.

True - see here

A saber-toothed tiger's jaws were capable of opening at an astounding 120-degree angle, while a modern lion’s jaws max out at 60 degrees.

Jennifer Lawrence's nickname on the set of The Hunger Games was "Katpiss Neverclean."

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An octopus's testicles are located in its head.

You share your birthday with 9 million other people.

When the Spice Girls first met Nelson Mandela in 1997, he said "This is one of the greatest moments of my life."

To this day, no one knows how many people died because of Hurricane Katrina.

It is estimated that between 1981 and 1994, Princess Diana spent $2 million dollars on clothes.

When she joined 'The X-Factor,' Britney Spears became the highest-paid judge on a singing competition series in television history.

Smoking can cause your nipples to fall off.

When you have a crush on someone, your brain overlooks and ignores the flaws of that person causing them to appear "perfect"

Rihanna has officially sold more digital singles than any other artist ever.

Kissing helps to prevent tooth decay.

A bit of toothpaste can successfully fix a scratched cell phone screen.

Blood can turn green underwater.

Early adolescent girls lose friends for having sex and gain friends for "making out," a study finds.

Taylor Swift wrote a 350-page novel when she was 12 years old.

A guy once sued Warner Bros, and won, after he was injured while fainting during a screening of 'The Exorcist.'

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The average school pencil will draw a line 56 kilometres long

The biggest school (pupils not size) in the world is the City Montessori school in India - 32000 students

Approximately 480000 yellow school buses carry 25 million US children to school every weekday

In the US 7.7 billion was spent for back to school clothes shopping in 2011

School summer vacation in Ethiopia is up to 15 weeks

According to one estimate, it would cost about $79,237,480.98 to buy all of Batman's gear, mansion, and Batcaves.

The Dubai police fleet includes a Lamborghini, Ferrari and Bentley. This is to allow them to catch speeders who can outrun other cars.

For what you would pay for one bag of movie theater popcorn, you could buy almost 16 bags of microwave popcorn from the store.

Jehovah's witnesses don't celebrate birthdays because the only two accounts of birthday parties in the bible ended in murder.

A spa house in Japan is now offering Ramen noodle baths.

“Sushi” means sour rice.

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There are still two McDonald’s locations that serve McPizzas which were widely discontinued in the 90’s.

A brain gets in good shape by memorizing a song.

The average U.S. home receives 189 TV channels, yet consistently tunes in to an average of just 17.

Difference between hippo and zippo. One is really heavy and one is a little lighter

Surely every car is a people carrier

Psychology says, when we’re constantly wishing for something, we overlook everything we already have.

Despite the fact that pot smokers eat over 600 more calories a day than most people, they have much smaller waists and incidence of obesity.

Annually, crocodiles kill about 1,000 people, dogs kill around 40,000 people, and freshwater snails kill around 110,000 people.

Coca-Cola says only two people alive know the Coca-Cola 'recipe', and they aren't allowed to travel on the same plane in case it crashes.

"The pumpkin originated in Mexico about 9,000 years ago."

A survey found that 23% of married or cohabitating couples slept separately on a regular basis, mostly due to snoring.

The Komodo dragon is the biggest lizard in the world at 10ft

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A Komodo dragon can taste another animal from over two miles away.

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A giraffe's legs alone are taller than most humans: about 6 feet.

A giraffe's legs alone are taller than most humans: about 6 feet.