1. It's estimated that more than half of all people claiming a new Ph.D. in the U.S. have a fake one.
  2. Libya's flag from 1977 to 2011 was the only national flag in the world with just one color and no design, insignia, or other details: green.
  3. A bidet is considered a key green technology and uses significantly less water, electricity, and wood than a single roll of toilet paper.
  4. In 2016, a 10-year-old Finnish boy was given $10,000 by Facebook for finding an Instagram bug that allowed him to delete other user's comments.
  5. Having no friends could be as deadly as smoking, a Harvard University study suggested. There's a link between loneliness and the levels of a blood-clotting protein which can cause heart attacks and stroke.
  6. The first "true" alphabet appeared around the 8th century BCE, when the Ancient Greeks borrowed the Phoenician alphabet and adapted it to their own language, giving equal status to vowels and consonants.
  7. In 2010, Bill Gates and Warren Buffett signed the "Giving Pledge," promising to give half of their wealth to philanthropy, either during their lifetime or upon their death. Over 150 signers have joined since.
  8. Millennial college students are 40% less empathetic than those of the 1980s and 1990s, a University of Michigan study found in 2010.
  9. The measles virus erases the immune system's memory, leaving patients vulnerable to other infectious diseases for up to 3 years afterward.
  10. U.S. citizens can request a copy of the file the FBI have on themselves by sending a letter.
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