1. There is a city in the United States called George, Washington.
  2. Giant rats have been trained to sniff out land mines in Africa. In Mozambique, they have already been instrumental in the removal of 13,000 mines, helping reclaim 1,100 hectares of land.
  3. 66 million
    primary school age children across the developing world attend classes hungry.
  4. The static on TV is referred to as "myrornas krig" in Sweden, meaning "war of the ants."
  5. Serial killer Ted Bundy once worked at a Suicide Hotline Crisis Center and was described by co-workers as being kind, solicitous and empathetic.
  6. When illusionist David Copperfield and his assistants were held up at gunpoint in 2006, he used sleight of hand to conceal his possessions from the robber.
  7. 1 in 200 cats suffer from asthma.
  8. The U.S. is the world's largest exporter of sperm.
  9. How you serve food and drink matters in the perception of taste. Hot chocolate tastes better in orange cups, scientists found.
  10. The BBC offers free online language courses.
  11. Horse-eating is called Hippophagy.
  12. On average, voice actors in video games make just a bit over US$800 for a four-hour session.
  13. Half a million solar panels per day were installed in 2015.
  14. A century ago, men were 3 times as likely as women to have a problem with alcohol. Among people born in the 1990s, the odds are about the same.
  15. The man who was believed to have introduced HIV to North America, sometimes called "Patient Zero", was actually not the initial source of the virus on this continent, recent research shows.
  16. There are 4,746 people in the U.S. with an identical first and last name, being Thomas Thomas the most common.
  17. 121 million children of primary and lower-secondary school age were out of school in 2014.
  18. 1 in 3 people people lack access to basic sanitation services, such as toilets or latrines.
  19. The global average sea level rose by 19 cm (7.4 in) from 1901 to 2010, as oceans expanded due to warming and melting ice.
  20. Steve Jobs used to withdraw just US$1 as his annual salary from Apple's account as CEO.
  21. American Diplomat Frank Kellogg won the Nobel Peace Prize for the 1928 peace Pact in which Germany and Japan agreed to avoid future wars.
  22. The Simpsons have had more guest stars than they have had episodes.
  23. Elon Musk was ousted as CEO of PayPal because he insisted on switching from Unix-based infrastructure to Windows.
  24. September is the ninth month and the only month with the same number of letters in its name in English as the number of the month.
  25. At the time of his death, Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi was one of the world's richest man, worth US$200 billion.
  26. There is a stadium in Brazil in which the midfield line lies on the Equator, making each team defend one hemisphere.
  27. Trey Parker, co-creator of "South Park," has a signed photo of Saddam Hussein on his office wall.
  28. People interrupt close friends or family more than they interrupt strangers, a study found.
  29. Spanish and Brazilian women only spend about an hour and a half a week on housework, while French women spend almost no time on it.
  30. The phrase 'crocodile tears' refers to a medieval belief that crocodiles shed tears of sadness when killing and consuming their prey.
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