1. There are 2 million saunas in Finland for a population of 5 million.
  2. A manatee can eat a tenth of its body weight in 24 hours.
  3. The United States paid US$25 million in gold for the Virgin Islands in 1917.
  4. In 1785, Benjamin Franklin was the richest person in the United States.
  5. Bill Gates has a McDonald's Gold Card for unlimited free fast food.
  6. Americans work 25% more than Europeans, a 2016 study found.
  7. The average woman generates 300 pounds of tampon trash in her lifetime.
  8. In 1973, Le Duc Tho became the first and only person ever to voluntarily refuse a Nobel Peace Prize. He negotiated a ceasefire in the Vietnam War but peace was not yet established.
  9. In Belgium, people with autism, bipolar disorder, depression and other mental illnesses can request to be euthanised.
  10. "Death from overwork" is so common in Japan there's even a word for it: Karoshi.
  11. Sex burns 3.6 calories a minute.
  12. Andrew Jackson, who appears on the U.S. twenty-dollar bill, was highly opposed to paper money.
  13. Vermont first tried to become part of Quebec, but Quebec refused so it joined the United States instead.
  14. Ants can accidentally misinterpret the chemical trails left by other ants and start walking in circles. If too many members of the colony join in, it can kill the whole colony in what is sometimes known as the 'Death Spiral.'
  15. Richard Nixon entered politics by answering a newspaper ad from a wealthy Republican group of businessmen seeking a new inexperienced candidate to support.
  16. 1 in 3 women in the U.S. regularly watch porn.
  17. There are more statues of lions in the world than there are real wild lions.
  18. The buyers of the Fifty Shades of Grey books are 80% female.
  19. Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Facebook, takes home a US$1 salary each year.
  20. The U.S. pharmaceutical industry actively recruits college cheerleaders as prescription drug representatives to increase sales to male doctors.
  21. After the Brexit, the British Pound reached a 31-year low.
  22. Our bodies consist of 60 out of 118 confirmed elements in the periodic table or 50.8% of the periodic table.
  23. During WW2, the U.S. Navy partnered with the Mafia to protect the country's ports.
  24. Before co-founding Apple, Steve Jobs worked for Atari.
  25. Americans throw away US$62 million worth of coins every year.
  26. Between 1800 and 2009, tigers killed an estimated 373,000 humans.
  27. Noah Webster learned 26 languages, including Anglo-Saxon and Sanskrit, in the process of writing "An American Dictionary of the English Language."
  28. Villa Epecuén, Argentina, has a population of one. Nearly 30 years after a flood submerged the town, former occupant Pablo Novak returned.
  29. Tomatoes taste worse when they've been refrigerated, a study found.
  30. The United Nations is planning to launch its first space mission in 2021.
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