1. NASA astronauts can vote from space.
  2. In 1960, 59% of American adults aged 18-29 were married. Today, only 20% are married.
  3. September 16 is the most common birthday in the U.S.
  4. Blockbuster had the chance to buy Netflix for US$50 million in 2000 but turned it down to go into business with Enron.
  5. A person from Las Vegas is called a "Las Vegan".
  6. It is illegal to distribute "revenge porn" (video or photos of your ex) in California since 2016.
  7. Monkeys floss their teeth.
  8. William Shakespeare's six surviving signatures have different spellings, including "Shakspere", "Shaksper" and "Shakspeare.". The right spelling has been in dispute for centuries.
  9. Over the past two centuries, every year has added 3 months to average life expectancy.
  10. In 2015, a Michigan doctor was sentenced to 45 years in prison for giving chemotherapy to patients who didn't actually have cancer.
  11. Every ten minutes, someone is murdered in Brazil.
  12. When Pablo Escobar's daughter wanted a unicorn, he bought her a horse and stapled a cone to its head and wings to its back. The horse died from infection.
  13. No more than 40 people live 800 feet (243 m) above the ground of New York City. It's an exclusive privilege for the super rich.
  14. Only 4 modern countries were never colonized by Europe: Japan, Korea, Thailand and Liberia.
  15. A study found having a teacher who believes climate change is real is a strong positive predictor of students' belief in global warming.
  16. Google's internet services run on 2 billion lines of code. That's 5000 times as many lines as the original Space Shuttle.
  17. By the time "The Oprah Winfrey Show" made its national debut, Oprah was already an Oscar nominee for her role in "The Color Purple."
  18. People who cannot afford to live in a house in Hong Kong and Japan take advantage of McDonalds' "doors are always open" policy and live in their restaurants. They are known as "McRefugees."
  19. In 2013, female stockings covered in fake male hair became a fashion hit in China as a way to deter unwanted male attention.
  20. More than 3% of people are born with phonagnosia: they can't recognize the voices of familiar people.
  21. More than 28,000 people died during terrorist events in 2015.
  22. Wall Street was named after a 12-foot wall that was built by the 17th-century citizens of New Amsterdam to discourage pirate attacks.
  23. UPS trucks get about 15,000 parking tickets a month in New York City.
  24. One of Oprah's biggest regrets is wheeling 67 pounds of fat on stage to illustrate how much weight she lost in a 1988 episode of her show.
  25. In Serbia, you're legally allowed to vote two years early (at age 16) if you're employed.
  26. Queen Victoria survived at least 7 assassination attempts.
  27. Facebook runs on 61 million lines of code. That's more than twice the amount needed for an F-35 Fighter Jet.
  28. Each year, 15 million girls get married before the age of 18.
  29. During the Cold War the United States military misplaced at least 8 nuclear weapons permanently.
  30. More than a third of Europeans have a mental health disorder.
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