1. Washing dishes by hand uses almost 7 times the amount of water as a modern dishwasher (103L vs. 15L for a full load). Also, it takes an average of 15 minutes to load and unload a dishwasher vs. 82 minutes to hand wash and dry a full load. Half the overall energy use too for using a dishwasher.
  2. Stephen Hawking is the only person who has portrayed himself in Star Trek. Specifically, in a poker game between Hawking, Einstein, Newton, and Data.
  3. You don’t have to live in a European country in order to enter the Eurovision Song Contest. Your country just has to be a member of the European Broadcasting Union. That is why countries like Israel, Turkey and Australia have been allowed to compete.
  4. Russia is opening a “Military Disneyland” that will allow guests to shoot military grade weapons and try out various military simulators.
  5. There are more pyramids in one small section of the northern Sudanese desert than there are in the whole of Egypt.
  6. Metallica became the first band to perform on all 7 continents after a concert at Carlini station in Antarctica in 2013.
  7. The name of the village located at the geographical center of Ohio is Centerburg.
  8. A black hole 12 billion light years away holds at least 140 trillion times the water in all of Earth’s oceans combined, making it the largest known reservoir of water.
  9. On Christmas Eve in 2008, SpaceX and Tesla were literally hours from bankruptcy until Elon Musk was able to secure $20M from investors in those final hours. Two days later, SpaceX won a contract with NASA worth $1.6B.
  10. The Abu Dhabi government owns a 10% share of UFC.