1. An IKEA in the Netherlands had to cancel their 1 euro breakfast special because it attracted too many customers and caused traffic jams on the highway.
  2. All Bran is only 87% bran.
  3. General Electric is the only company remaining from the original Dow Jones index of 1896.
  4. As global temperatures rise, flowers are emitting less scent.
  5. After just under a year in space, astronaut Scott Kelly's gene expression changed significantly and it's different to his identical twin brother's DNA.
  6. One of the late Stephen Hawking's widely-accepted theories is that black holes aren't black.
  7. Amazon's largest warehouse is the size of 17 American football fields.
  8. 770,000 people living in England cannot speak English well.
  9. A single human being's DNA contains as much information as fifty novels.
  10. All galaxies, regardless of size,
    rotate once every billion years.
  11. Dynamite was originally going to be called 'Nobel's Safety Powder'.
  12. While filming "The Wizard of Oz," 16-year-old Judy Garland was put on a diet of chicken soup, coffee, and 80 cigarettes a day.
  13. A report found that the free weights at the gym have 362 times more bacteria than a toilet seat.
  14. When you first meet people it is common to forget their names - a phenomenon called the ‘next-in-line' effect. This is because people are too worried about themselves, and what they'll say next, to focus on remembering the names of people they're introduced to.
  15. Until 1948, 7-Up contained "lithium citrate", a mood stabilizer used to treat bipolar disorder.
  16. Actor Frankie Muniz suffers from long term memory loss and doesn't remember being on Malcolm in the Middle.
  17. Pirates probably didn't wear eyepatches because of a missing eye; it's much more likely that they were keeping one eye ready to see in darkness, so that they could adjust quickly when going below deck.
  18. In the late Middle Ages, books were so valuable that libraries would chain them to the bookcase. This was widely practiced until the 18th century.
  19. The first woman to cycle round the world learnt to ride a bike a few days before she set off.
  20. 37% of Brits believe their jobs are meaningless and do not contribute to the world.
  21. The Museum of Bread Culture in Ulm, Germany, has a collection of over 18,000 objects, none of which is bread.
  22. When Czechoslovakia split, it split not only the country, but also the national anthem,
    which had verses both in Czeck and Slovak language.
  23. Three of the four members of Metallica divorced their wives during the recording of The Black Album due to its troubled production.
  24. A cyberchondriac is someone who scours the Internet looking for details of their illnesses.
  25. Cologne was originally produced as protection against the plague. It was widely believed that bad-smelling air spread the disease.
  26. A study using MRI scans showed that the brains of people who exercise moderately look 10 years younger than those who don't.
  27. Installed in 1410, the world's oldest astronomical clock still in operation is in Prague.
  28. 90% of Korea's shamans are women.
  29. The world's most expensive perfume is Clive Christian No 1 Passant Guardant. It costs $143,000 for 30ml and comes in a flask studded with 2,000 diamonds.
  30. Scientists at the University of Alberta spent seven years working out that human urine contains 3,079 different chemical compounds.
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