1. Vermont first tried to become part of Quebec, but Quebec refused so it joined the United States instead.
  2. 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.'
  3. Richard Nixon entered politics by answering a newspaper ad from a wealthy Republican group of businessmen seeking a new inexperienced candidate to support.
  4. 1 in 3 women in the U.S. regularly watch porn.
  5. There are more statues of lions in the world than there are real wild lions.
  6. The buyers of the Fifty Shades of Grey books are 80% female.
  7. Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Facebook, takes home a US$1 salary each year.
  8. The U.S. pharmaceutical industry actively recruits college cheerleaders as prescription drug representatives to increase sales to male doctors.
  9. After the Brexit, the British Pound reached a 31-year low.
  10. Our bodies consist of 60 out of 118 confirmed elements in the periodic table or 50.8% of the periodic table.
  11. During WW2, the U.S. Navy partnered with the Mafia to protect the country's ports.
  12. Before co-founding Apple, Steve Jobs worked for Atari.
  13. Americans throw away US$62 million worth of coins every year.
  14. Between 1800 and 2009, tigers killed an estimated 373,000 humans.
  15. Noah Webster learned 26 languages, including Anglo-Saxon and Sanskrit, in the process of writing "An American Dictionary of the English Language."
  16. Villa Epecuén, Argentina, has a population of one. Nearly 30 years after a flood submerged the town, former occupant Pablo Novak returned.
  17. Tomatoes taste worse when they've been refrigerated, a study found.
  18. The United Nations is planning to launch its first space mission in 2021.
  19. It takes nearly 20 years for a four-year degree to become profitable.
  20. The life span of tigers in the wild is thought to be about 10 years. Tigers in zoos live twice as long.
  21. A 62% majority of Americans believe that JFK was killed in a conspiracy and that there was an official cover up.
  22. As a teenager, Steve Jobs traveled to India to seek enlightenment and returned as a Buddhist.
  23. Karl Marx thought of immigrating to Texas, going so far as to apply to the mayor of Trier, his birthplace, for an immigration permit.
  24. In 2007, the CIA released documents that revealed the agency's collaboration with the italian mafia in a failed 1960 attempt to assassinate Fidel Castro.
  25. Humans are born with only two innate fears: the fear of falling and the fear of loud sounds. Every other fear is learned.
  26. Sean Connery was once pulled over and fined by a British police officer for speeding. The officer's name was Sergeant James Bond.
  27. The average keyboard contains 3,295 microbes per square inch.
  28. A manatee's nipples are in its armpits.
  29. In 2014, a deceased two-headed dolphin was discovered washing up on shore in the waters off Turkey's west coast.
  30. Some baby turtles talk to each other while they are still in their eggs so that they all hatch together.
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