Lucky bamboo is believed in Asian cultures to bring you success and wealth.
The very first bomb dropped by the Allies on Berlin in World War II killed the only elephant in the Berlin Zoo.
The phrase "rule of thumb" is derived from an old English law which
stated that you couldn't beat your wife with anything wider than your thumb.
In English pubs, ale is ordered by pints and quarts... So in old England, when customers got unruly, the bartender would yell at them, "Mind your pints and quarts, and settle down." It's where we get the phrase "mind your P's and Q's"
Canada has more lakes that the rest of the world combined.
Canada is an Indian word meaning Big Village.
In Bangladesh, kids as young as 15 can be jailed for cheating on their finals.
In Calama, a town in the Atacama Desert of Chile, it has never rained.
In eighteenth century England, women's wigs were sometimes 4 feet high. These remarkable headdresses were dusted with flour and decorated with stuffed birds, replicas of gardens, plates of fruit, or even model ships.
In eighteenth century English gambling dens, there was an employee whose only job was to swallow the dice if there was a police raid.
In England, in the 1800's "pants" was considered a dirty word.
Ireland is the only place where windmills turn clockwise.
Sea side homes are painted bright colors so they can be easily seen from the sea.