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.
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.