Connecticut and Rhode Island never ratified the 18th Amendment (Prohibition).
A volcano has enough power to shoot ash as high as 50 km into the atmosphere.
The North Atlantic gets 2.5 centimetres (1in) wider every year.
One cubic mile of seawater contains about 50 pounds of gold.
Europe is the only continent without a desert.
Israel's Dead Sea is 1,312 feet below sea level.