1. You can swim through syrup just as fast as you can swim through water, even though is many times thicker.
  2. Alexander Graham Bell invented several flying machines, but his attempts at flying flopped.
  3. Abraham Lincoln
    was the
    first Republican
    elected to the U.S. Presidency.
  4. Dolphins and whales squeal
    to express delight.
  5. Past Olympics have included solo synchronised swimming, pigeon shooting, tug of war, dueling with pistols, and motorboating.
  6. There are more than four times as many PR people in America as there are journalists.
  7. By the Middle Ages, black pepper had become a luxury item, so expensive that it was used to pay rent and taxes.
  8. The world's oldest known sewing needle was made 50,000 years ago by our long extinct Denisovan ancestors.
  9. Some insects
    can see ultraviolet light.
  10. In August 2016, a dog was elected mayor of Cormorant, Minnesota, for its third term in a row.
  11. The 1980 Olympic Village is now a prison.
  12. Those who wear nothing in bed are more content in their relationships than those who cover up, according to a poll.
  13. London has more Indian restaurants than Mumbai or Delhi.
  14. Continents split up at the same speed finger nails grow.
  15. You can tweak your metabolic health by turning down the bedroom thermostat a few degrees.
  16. Female Greenland sharks reach sexual maturity at age 150.
  17. 30% of American adults do not consume any alcohol ever.
  18. Due to a lack of family and friends in attendance at his funeral, the pallbearers of Lee Harvey Oswald's casket were reporters.
  19. About 17% of twins are left-handed. This compares to about 10% in the non-twin population.
  20. In 1993, Karl Watkins, an electrician, was jailed for having sex with pavements in Redditch, Worcs.
  21. In Japan, a festival called Kanamara Matsuri, or "Festival of the Steel Phallus," celebrates the defeat of a vagina demon by an iron penis.
  22. Elvis Presley was 24 years old when he started seeing 14-year-old Priscilla.
  23. Malaysia and Singapore are the only two countries on earth that are allowed Visa-free travel to North Korea.
  24. The King of Jordan, Abdullah bin al-Hussein was an extra on "Star Trek: Voyager."
  25. President Jimmy Carter signed a bill that created an exemption from taxation of beer brewed at home for personal or family use, opening the door for today's craft beer brewers.
  26. When Pope John Paul II died, the entire funeral events amounted to € 6 million.
  27. Walmart loses US$3 billion a year to theft.
  28. 603 million women live in nations where domestic violence is not a crime.
  29. Birds never crash into each other because they always veer right, a study found.
  30. Michael Jackson's funeral was the second most-watched ever (31 million people), after Princess Diana's (33.25 million).
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