Each main cable in San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge is made of 27,572 individual thinner wires. It took 80,000 miles (128,748km) of wire to make up each cable, which has a final diameter of 36.3 inches (92.4cm).
The Sahara desert is commonly thought to be made up of mostly sand, when in fact sand barely covers 15% of this massive area. The rest is covered by rock and mountainous terrain.
At Dinosaur Ridge in Colorado state, you can hike on a 1.5 mile (2.4 km) trail of dinosaur footprints. There are 300 footprints embedded in the ground.
The world fastest unassisted swim across the English Channel is 6 hours and 58 minutes. The distance is approximately 33km (21 miles). Due to the currents, the actual swimming distance is much longer.
Charles Osborne of America hiccuped for 68 years in a row, setting the world record. Just one year before he passed away at 91 years old, his hiccups stopped.
The coldest temperature ever recorded on our planet is -89.2 °C (-128.6 °F). It was recorded in Antarctica, the coldest, driest, windiest and highest continent on Earth.
The city of Hamburg, Germany has more bridges within it's city limits than any other city in the world; a total of about 2300. Amsterdam has about 1200 bridges and Venice about 400.
Japan is the "vending machine capital of the world." Beer, whiskey, cigarettes, underwear, sausages, rice, eggs and potted plants are just a few of the many items you'd find in Japanese vending machines.
In Australia torn money are valued by the percentage of the banknote remaining. Half of a $20 bill is valued at $10. Banknotes must be greater than 20% of the original size to have any value. If a banknote is 80% or greater in size it is worth the full value.
Of all water on Earth 97.5% is salt water and 1% is fresh accessible drinkable water. The remaining 1.5% of fresh water is part of ice, found in places like the Antarctic.
The Pacific Ocean is the biggest ocean in the world, accounting for 32% of the world's total surface area. That's slightly more than all the land in the world combined.