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  • 70% of all Irish barley grown goes towards the production of Guinness beer.

  • Gatophobia is the fear of cats.

  • The hottest chile in the world is the habanero.

  • Small dogs usually live longer than larger breeds.

  • Heliophobia is the fear of sunlight.

  • A Greek mathematician named Euclid who lived around the year 300 BC is often referred to as the 'Father of Geometry' for his amazing geometry works that included the influential 'Elements', which remained the main textbook for teaching mathematics until around the early 20th century..

  • The largest exporter of sugar is Cuba.

  • Born in 1882, Emmy Noether was a German mathematician who made important contributions to abstract algebra and theoretical physics, described by Einstein as the most important woman in the history of mathematics..

  • The water in the Dead Sea is so salty that its easier to float than sink.

  • An astronaut can be up to 2 inches taller returning from space (the cartilage disks in the spine expand in the absence of gravity).

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