1. January 8, 1835, is the only day in history that the USA had no national debt.

  2. Sudan has more pyramids than Egypt.
(Photo: The Meroe Pyramids in Sudan)

    Sudan has more pyramids than Egypt.

    (Photo: The Meroe Pyramids in Sudan)

  3. Venus rotates so slowly on its axis that its day is longer than its year.

    Venus rotates so slowly on its axis that its day is longer than its year.

  4. The modern world’s first international sporting fixture was a cricket match played on September 25, 1844 between Canada and the USA. Canada won by 23 runs.

    The modern world’s first international sporting fixture was a cricket match played on September 25, 1844 between Canada and the USA. Canada won by 23 runs.

  5. Boghandler is Danish for “bookseller.”

  6. The universe is shaped like a vuvuzela.

  7. The word “unfriend” first appeared in print in 1659.

  8. J’ai des rossignols (“I’ve got nightingales”) is French for unexplained noises coming from a car.