Israel has the largest raptor migration in the world, with hundreds of thousands of African birds of prey crossing as they fan out into Asia.
Motorola has its largest R&D center outside of the US in Israel.
Israeli scientists have discovered the cause of chronic bad breath and a painless solution.
With more than 3,000 high-tech companies and start-ups, Israel has the highest concentration of high-tech companies in the world (apart from the Silicon Valley).
Twenty-four percent of Israel’s workforce holds university degrees – ranking third in the industrialized world, after the United States and Holland – and 12 percent hold advanced degrees.
An Israeli innovation could make many diagnostic catheterizations for clogged arteries unnecessary.
On a per capita basis, Israel has the largest number of biotech start-ups.
An Israeli company has developed a smart bracelet to be worn by staff workers in hospital to make sure they wash their hands after contact with patients. Currently about 100,000 people a year in the US die of infections they contract in hospitals and clean hands can eliminate most of these infections.
Hawaiian singer Don Ho underwent an Israeli-developed stem cell treatment to strengthen his heart.
An Israeli inventor has developed the world’s first cardboard bicycle from recycled materials. The bike is resistant to rain and sun, and costs around $9 each.