1. Up to 80% of an average car is recyclable.
  2. Nearly 10% of Americans have gone to work high on weed at least once.
  3. 1.3 million Earths could fit into the Sun.
  4. The White House is not free for the President: he receives a bill for food and expenses each month.
  5. Samsung makes about 30% of the A8 chips that go into Apple's iPhone 6.
  6. Many species of owls have special flight feathers adapted for silent flight.
  7. In 2012, a couple invited Queen Elizabeth II to their wedding as a joke, and she turned up.
  8. All three Grammys Elvis Presley won, were for his gospel songs.
  9. Denmark's current flag design was first used in 1219. No other modern country has used its flag for so long.
  10. The song "Let It Snow!" was written during a heat wave in summer.
  11. Lawrence of Arabia's death is largely responsible for the introduction of motorcycle helmets.
  12. Starting Jan 1, 2014, traditional 40 and 60 watt incandescent light bulbs will no longer be available in the U.S.
  13. The largest prime number ever found is more than 22 million digits long.
  14. The verb "unfriend" dates back to 1659. It existed even earlier as a noun, as far back as 1275.
  15. There are beers made out of fossils.
  16. Drug companies spend 24% of revenue on marketing and just 13% on research and development.
  17. 2013 was the first year since 1432 that's a rearrangement of four consecutive numbers.
  18. Every year, Finland increases in surface area by about 7 sq km (2.7 sq mi) per year because it is rebounding from the weight of ice-age glaciers and rising out of the sea.
  19. Of a total of about 7,000 staff at Auschwitz, only 750 were ever punished.
  20. A teaspoon of honey is actually the lifework of 12 bees.
  21. Uranus' axis of rotation is tilted sideways, so its north and south poles lie where most other planets have their equators.
  22. A honeybee has the same amount of hairs as a squirrel: 3 million.
  23. Nutella was invented during WW2, when an Italian pastry maker mixed hazelnuts into chocolate to extend his cocoa supply.
  24. A pomegranate can hold up to 1,400 seeds.
  25. An Air India ground crew member died after he was sucked into the engine of a parked plane preparing for departure at Mumbai airport in 2015.
  26. 5%
  27. of Cubans have access to the open Internet.
  28. It's been over 30 years since we had a cooler-than-average month.
  29. Coffee has been found to reverse liver damage caused by alcohol.
  30. The city of Lusail, host of the 2022 FIFA World Cup Final game, does not exist yet.
  31. The island of Manhattan was purchased from American Indian people in 1626 for about US$1,000 in modern currency.
  32. The Titanic's chief baker "fortified" himself with alcohol and thus survived the freezing water for 2 hours until he was rescued.
  33. Nikola Tesla could not stand the sight of pearls, to the extent that he refused to speak to women wearing them.
  34. Millionaire Harris Rosen adopted an urban neighborhood in Florida, giving all families daycare, boosting the graduation rate by 75%, and cutting the crime rate in half.
  35. The White House Correspondent's Dinner was men-only until 1962, when JFK refused to attend unless women did.
  36. One of Thomas Jefferson's inventions is a macaroni machine.
  37. In Dorset, Minnesota, a 3-year-old boy was elected as mayor .
  38. Signs that a circling shark will attack: it will hunch its back, lower its pectoral fins and swim in zigzag motions.
  39. South Africans can legally attach flamethrowers to cars to repel carjackers.
  40. Eskimos use refrigerators to stop their food from freezing.
  41. France once controlled more
    than 8% of the world's land.
  42. During the Vietnam War, the U.S. military plied its servicemen with speed, steroids, and painkillers to help them handle extended combat. From 1966 to 1969, they used 225 million tablets of stimulants.
  43. JFK is credited as the founder of the
  44. U.S.-Israeli military alliance.
  45. If Earth's history were condensed into 24 hours, life would've appeared at 4am, land plants at 10:24pm, dinosaur extinction at 11:41pm and human history would've begun at 11:58:43pm.
  46. Brazil is the world's first country to ban tanning beds.
  47. Armadillos dream.
  48. Humans have caused 322 animal extinctions over the past 500 years.
  49. Apple's co-founder sold all his shares for $800.
  50. Today, they would have
    been worth US$35 billion.
  51. The smallest known dinosaur was about four inches (10 cm) tall and weighed less than a chihuahua.
  52. Sean Penn once tied Madonna to a chair and beat her. After 9 hours she escaped and made it to a police station.
  53. Inside the Berlin Wall ended up the ironically-named the Church of Reconciliation. GDR authorities ordered the church to be dynamited in 1985.
  54. Christianity began as a Second Temple Judaic sect in the mid-1st century in Judea. It quickly spread to Europe, Mesopotamia, Asia and by the 4th century had become the official state church of the Roman Empire.
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