1. The largest sea evacuation in the U.S. happened on 9/11. Almost 500,000 people got evacuated by boat in less than 9 hours.
  2. Over 77% of people surveyed in the U.S. believe men should pay the bill on a first date. About 19% felt it should be split in some way.
  3. In the UK, the cost of raising a child from birth to 21 years old is over US$300,000.
  4. Octopus blood is blue.
  5. At 67 years old, a Polish adventurer made the longest open-water kayak crossing of the Atlantic in history, going from Lisbon to Florida in 6 months.
  6. The movie "Saving Private Ryan" was so realistic, it triggered Posttraumatic stress disorder in some WW2 veterans.
  7. Studies show that parents tend to exaggerate how much joy they get from their children to justify the huge investment that kids require.
  8. In 2006, CNN listed Mark Zuckerberg and the founder of Netflix among the "10 People Who Don't Matter."
  9. The current Dalai Lama was selected for the role when he was 2 years old, and formally recognized as the 14th Dalai Lama when he was 4.
  10. The ancient Egyptians respected dwarfs, and did not see them as having a physical handicap.
  11. Tigers that breed with lions give birth to hybrids known as "tigons" and "ligers."
  12. In 19th-century Sweden, 380 kids were strangled by their mothers or nurses every year, according to the Swedish Statistical Bureau.
  13. A blind man successfully kayaked the Grand Canyon in 2013.
  14. If you ever get lost in Central Park, each one of the 1,600 lampposts around the grounds have a special code to help you map where you are.
  15. About 300,000 pedestrians, the population of Iceland, pass through Times Square every day.
  16. Marie Curie couldn't legally attend College, so she did it illegally, going to what was known as the "Flying University," a secret organization.
  17. Search Engines can only access 0.03% of the Internet. The rest is known as the "deep web."
  18. Some non-redheaded men have red beards because they have one copy of the MC1R gene. Two copies would make them fully redheads.
  19. You spend 10% of your waking life blinking.
  20. In 1898, Nikola Tesla predicted drone warfare.
  21. At the peak of his power, infamous Medellin cartel boss Pablo Escobar brought in an estimated US$420 million a week in revenue.
  22. Sultan Moulay Ismail, who ruled Morocco in the 17th century, is said to have fathered around 1000 children .
  23. Male ducks have been observed engaging in necrophilic gay sex.
  24. A British research study found that watching a horror film prior to viewing abstract art enhances the enjoyment of the art for most people.
  25. The motto of Russia's nuclear strike missile force is: "After us, it is silence."
  26. Every U.S. president with a beard has been a Republican.
  27. There are albino bottlenose dolphins.
  28. King of the French Louis Phillippe survived 7 assassination attempts.
  29. You can visit the Grand Canyon using Google Street View.
  30. If we all consumed as much as the average U.S. citizen, we would need 4.8 Earths to sustain ourselves.
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