The Internet's Weight: If you could weigh all the data currently on the Internet, it would weigh about the same as a strawberry.
Sharks and Trees: Sharks have been around longer than trees. Sharks appeared about 400 million years ago, while the earliest tree, Wattieza, appeared about 385 million years ago.
Oxford University's Age: Oxford University is older than the Aztec Empire. Teaching at Oxford began as early as 1096, and the Aztec civilization emerged in the early 13th century.
Honey's Shelf Life: Honey never spoils. Archaeologists have found pots of honey in ancient Egyptian tombs that are over 3,000 years old and still perfectly edible.
Space Smell: Astronauts have described the smell of space as similar to seared steak or hot metal.
Mosquitoes and Humans: Mosquitoes are the deadliest animals on Earth to humans, not because of their bite alone but because of the diseases they carry, like malaria.
Cleopatra's Time: Cleopatra lived closer in time to the invention of the iPhone than to the construction of the Great Pyramid of Giza.
Bananas and Clones: Almost all commercial bananas are clones of one another, belonging to the Cavendish variety.
A Computer in 1943: In 1943, Thomas Watson, the chairman of IBM, reportedly said, "I think there is a world market for maybe five computers."
Vending Machines vs. Sharks: You are more likely to be killed by a vending machine than a shark.