1. Globally, prematurity is the leading cause of death in children under the age of 5 years.
  2. The first American woman to win an Olympic gold medal wasn't aware of what she'd won, and records suggest she went her entire life oblivious to her historic achievement.
  3. 2016 was the first year since 1990 that none of Japan's 4,000 public companies went bankrupt.
  4. 225 Canadian fishermen die every year while urinating over the side of their boat.
  5. Seeds use tiny "brains", bundles of specialized cells, to decide when to germinate.
  6. Half the wild boars in southwest Czech Republic are radioactive, even decades after Chernobyl.
  7. 40% of captive African elephants are obese.
  8. LBJ's wife's name was ‘Bird'; when she became First Lady, she was known as Lady Bird.
  9. TV show "The Office" was almost cancelled, but "The 40-Year-Old Virgin" saved it by making Steve Carell a huge star.
  10. In 2017, a group of scientists sent messages to any advanced alien civilization living in a star system 12.4 light years away, hoping to receive a response in 25 years.
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