1. Enric Marco, a Catalan mechanic, was a prominent public face of Spanish survivors of the Holocaust for decades, until his story was revealed to be a lie.
  2. Netflix is responsible for 15% of global Internet traffic.
  3. About 20% of the world's tech founders are immigrants, even though immigrants only make up about 4 percent of the world's population.
  4. In 4 of the 5 largest cities in the U.S., it's cheaper to rely on Uber than to own a car, a 2018 report found.
  5. Latin America is the most unequal region in the world. In 2014 the richest 10% of people in Latin America had amassed 71% of the region's wealth.
  6. People who think their opinions are superior to others may be most prone to overestimating their relevant knowledge and ignoring chances to learn more, a study found.
  7. Germany had highest numbers of asylum requests in 2015.
  8. Michael Phelps considered suicide after the 2012 Summer Olympics. He started the Michael Phelps Foundation to help other people with mental illness.
  9. There's a baby called Netflix de Jesús Rodríguez Restrepo in Colombia.
  10. Lighting hasn't brought down a plane since 1963, due to careful engineering that lets the electric charge of a lightning bolt run through the plane and out of it.
  11. By 2018, the U.S. has 101 people who owe at least $1 million in federal student loans.
  12. For many Icelanders, WW2 is actually known a “the blessed war" because the country has the war to thank for its independence.
  13. When Steve Jobs was at his deathbed, he asked for five different oxygen masks so that he could choose the one with the best design.
  14. The only road out of Equatorial Guinea on the mainland during the mandate of its first president was mined.
  15. If you want to learn about monsters and ghouls in real life, you can get a PhD in Parapsychology at the University of Edinburgh.
  16. Nearly 40% of the world lived under Marxist governments in the late 20th Century.
  17. The national anthem of Ukraine is called
    ‘The glory and the freedom of Ukraine has not yet perished'.
  18. In 1916, there was a proposed Amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would put all acts of war to a national vote. Anyone voting "yes" would have to register as a volunteer for service in the army.
  19. Spinraza, a drug for spinal muscular atrophy, has a list price of $750,000.
  20. 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.
  21. All Bran is only 87% bran.
  22. General Electric is the only company remaining from the original Dow Jones index of 1896.
  23. As global temperatures rise, flowers are emitting less scent.
  24. 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.
  25. One of the late Stephen Hawking's widely-accepted theories is that black holes aren't black.
  26. Amazon's largest warehouse is the size of 17 American football fields.
  27. 770,000 people living in England cannot speak English well.
  28. A single human being's DNA contains as much information as fifty novels.
  29. All galaxies, regardless of size,
    rotate once every billion years.
  30. Dynamite was originally going to be called 'Nobel's Safety Powder'.
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