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 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.
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.