Top 100 Facts
Chopping up onions activates a chemical reaction that releases sulfur gas. Water in the human eye reacts with sulfur gas to create sulfuric acid. Although the amount of acid is very small, it's enough to cause a burning sensation in the eye.
Your nose contributes to taste more than your tongue. Around 80% of taste is actually coming from your smell receptors. Hold your nose when you eat something and you'll see it's 'taste' will not be as strong.
In 1979 two couples with their children escaped East Germany in a home made hot air balloon. The balloon climbed to 6000 feet and landed in West Germany. It was their second attempt, their first landed 200 yards short of the border.