The world around is in full of wonder and amazement. Facts concerning matters big and small, both in nature and human life, in space and the sciences, keep coming to light with amazing frequency, each bringing us information and data unheard of before. This book brings you a thousand and one such facts that are both educative and informative at the same time, some of which are also amusing besides being amazing! The contents of this book will serve two specific purposes. Firstly, children, youth and adults alike who are keen on updating their general knowledge and thus upgrading their personal data bank, will find a wealth of interesting material here. Secondly, the sectional division of facts will help formulate ‘quizzes’, whether for use in educational institutions or for pure entertainment and fun.