1. Nearly 1 in 100 people around the world have been forced from their homes.
  2. Christopher Columbus was not a scholarly man and yet, he learned Latin, Portuguese, and Castilian, and read widely about astronomy, geography, and history.
  3. 38% of American children under the age 12 who died in car crashes in 2013 were not wearing seat belts.
  4. Mozart wrote numerous letters, and even an entire song, focused solely on poop.
  5. In Hong Kong, more than 300,000 domestic helpers – mostly Filipina and Indonesian women – work up to 18-hour days, 6 days a week, for just HK$4,310 (US$ 555) a month.
  6. In 1846, California was ruled by Mexico and the settlers in protest declared the territory an independent country for only one month.
  7. From 1901 to 2012, 863 Nobel Prizes were awarded. Only 43 women were recipients.
  8. The Pentagon had separate bathrooms for blacks and whites when it opened in 1943.
  9. The thorny devil lizard drinks water through its skin and has a false head on the back of its neck to confuse predators.
  10. Stealthy Seagoers Octopuses are masters at flying under the radar, changing their coloration and texture to match their surroundings in seconds.
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