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From development to ejaculation, the lifespan of a sperm is about 2.5 months.

Qantas, the Australian airline, stands for Queensland and Northern Territories Aerial Service.

The Backstreet Boys have sold more than 200 million books worldwide.

A cocktail of gin and vermouth is called a Gibson if it has an onion in it. A cocktail of gin and vermouth is called a martini if it has an olive in it.

For every older brother a man has, his chances of being gay increase by one-third.

The Supremes started out as a quartet known as the Primettes.

A recent survey showed 75% of women made their bed every day, while 45% of men do so.

The name given to the villain in The Usual Suspects, Keyser Söze, was inspired by the name of an attorney, Keyser Sume, with whom the screenwriter, Chris McQuarrie, worked. To avoid a lawsuit, McQuarrie used the Turkish word for "verbal" as the character's last name instead.

About a quarter of the world still drives on the left side of the road.

Mercedes Benz cars are named after Mercedes Jellinek, the daughter of Emil Jellinek, the Austrian businessman who founded the company.

"Synesthesia" is a rare condition where the human senses are combined. Synesthetes can "see" words, "taste" colors and shapes, and "feel" flavors.

The movie Jaws was based on the Jersey Shore shark attacks of 1916, in which four people were killed and one was seriously injured.

It is estimated that around 10% of Americans have picked someone else's nose.

In Italy, a man can be arrested if he wears a skirt in public.

Hugh Hefner had ancestors on the Mayflower.

Before "SOS" was introduced as the most recognized distress signal, the signal was "CQD." "CQ" stood for "seek you" and "D" stood for "danger."

The jewelry store Tiffany & Co. was established on September 18, 1837 in New York City. Sales on the first day amounted to $4.98.

At various times, Casanova was employed as a clergyman, secretary, soldier and violinist.

The average popping temperature for popcorn is around 347° Fahrenheit.

Mark Twain was born in 1835, the year Halley's Comet appeared. He died in 1910, the year the comet again made an appearance.

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