Top 100 Facts
The world's record for the longest pencil is held by the company BIC, set in October 2017. The pencil measures 3582.6 feet (1091 meters) long. It was made with a graphite core and polystyrene, allowing it to be bendable.
The first person to ride down Niagara falls in a barrel and survive was a 63 years old dance teacher from Pennsylvania named Annie Taylor. Before taking the plunge, she launched a test barrel with her cat inside. The cat survived.
The International Space Station travels 253 miles (408km) above the earth at 17,100 (27,519km/h) miles per hour and completes a full circle of the earth every 90 minutes. Astronauts on board get to see a sunrise and sunset 16 times each day.