The annual list from the BBC. Here’s a semi-random sampling:
More than 90% of plane crashes have survivors.
The Mona Lisa used to hang on the wall of Napoleon’s bedroom.
Eating a packet of crisps a day is equivalent to drinking five litres of cooking oil a year.
A common American poplar has twice as many genes as a human being.
The medical name for the part of the brain associated with teenage sulking is “superior temporal sulcus”.
While 53% of households have access to a garage, only 24% use them for parking cars.
The egg came first.