In proportion to its population, Israel has the largest number of startup companies in the world. In absolute terms, Israel has the largest number of startup companies than any other country in the world, except the US (3,500 companies mostly in hi-tech).
Most of the Windows NT operating system was developed by Microsoft-Israel.
Israel has the highest ratio of university degrees to the population in the world.
For many years, conservationists believed Israel's Hula painted frog was extinct after its swampy habitat was drained in the 1950s. Now, the frog has been found alive and jumping in the Hula valley after massive conservation efforts.
An Israeli-developed alogrithm enabled NASA to transmit images from Mars.
An Israeli discovery of a gene that could cure a blinding eye disease has been licensed by pharmaceutical giant Pfizer.
Israel has two official languages: Hebrew and Arabic.
A joint Israeli-Palestinian expedition recently scaled a peak in Antarctica in the name of coexistence.
Israeli medical teams are training Ethiopian doctors to fight AIDS.
An Israeli team has made medical history with its ability to transform skin stem cells from heart-disease patients into healthy heart tissue.