Supercars, Soap And More

10 Facts about Supercar Sales, Flood Insurance and more.

Supercars, Soap And More
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Montana Car Tax

In Montana, unlike other US States, there is no car tax to pay.
Many American luxury car buyers will purchase their $1 million supercar in Montana and have it imported to the US State where they live, to avoid around $100,000 in sales tax.

U.S. Flood Insurance

The US National Flood Insurance Programme underestimated the risks and associated costs of flooding and is now over $34 billion in debt.

Mekong River

An estimated 60 million people live along the banks of the Mekong River. To put it into context, that is almost the same population size as the United Kingdom.

UK Soap Tax

In 1835, the United Kingdom finally scrapped the Soap Tax. The tax was put on soaps because they believed that only the wealthy could afford to use soap as a luxury.

Fish Eggs

The European Space Agency is planning to send fish eggs to the Moon and try to hatch them. They have already placed the fish eggs in a machine to shake them hard to ensure they can survive rocket launches and moon landings.


99% of all wild blueberries in America come from Maine. Because of their abundance and national demand, they have a 'Blueberry Tax' in the state.

Wet Bulb

A 'Wet Bulb' is a temperature of 35'c/95'f, considered the temperature that humans can survive at before overheating occurs, regardless of water or shade.

Colonial Pipeline

The Colonial Pipeline is a 5,500-mile pipeline that runs from Houston to New York.
When it was discovered that it had leaked 1.2 million gallons of gasoline into a nature reserve, they investigated why the leak detection sensors had not notified them and found that the sensors were only able to detect 28% of leaks.

Miniature Camera

Scientists have built a working camera that can take pictures, even though the camera is only the size of a grain of salt.

Flatpack Furniture

Low-quality, flat-packed furniture is so popular in America because of how cheap it is, that for every 10 items of furniture bought, 8 items end up in the landfill.