1. WTF is the acronym of the World Taekwondo Federation.
  2. St Lucia is the only country in the world named after a woman.
  3. 255 people are born every minute.
  4. Greater Bangkok, a sprawling metropolis with more than 10 million people, has just 1,300 homeless people, a 2016 survey found.
  5. Two-thirds of all US$100 bills are held outside the US.
  6. Female sharks can store sperm for up to a year before using it to fertilise their eggs.
  7. In an isolated village in the Dominican Republic, about 1 in 50 children are born appearing to be girls but grow male genitalia during puberty.
  8. The eternal flame at Bullhead City, Arizona, only lasted until city officials received a US$961 gas bill. It has been relighted after complaints by veterans groups.
  9. Most diamonds on the Earth's surface are between 1 and 3 billion years old.
  10. The word ambisinistrous is the opposite of ambidextrous; it means ‘no good with either hand'.
  11. An estimated 150,000 people die in the UK every year because too few people can give first aid.
  12. From 1974 to 1976, Shirley Temple was U.S. Ambassador to Ghana.
  13. China is the world's largest consumer of red wine.
  14. At the beginning of WW2, the U.S. army was smaller than the army of Portugal.
  15. In 2015, Apple Inc. was worth more than Switzerland, Sweden or Nigeria.
  16. When Michelangelo was first offered the job of painting the Sistine Chapel he refused, considering himself a sculptor rather than an artist.
  17. Klingon was the chosen language for the Welsh government in its response to queries about UFO sightings at Cardiff Airport.
  18. You can burn 20% more fat by exercising in the morning on an empty stomach.
  19. Road traffic accidents kill more people around the world than malaria.
  20. In 2015, a Canadian man was arrested after tying more than 100 balloons to a garden chair and flying over the city of Calgary.
  21. There are about 50 million guns in Yemen, a country of 26 million people.
  22. Scientists dip tampons in rivers to test for pollution.
  23. Children who grow up learning to speak two languages are better at switching between tasks, according to a study.
  24. In 2013, Bill Gates admitted that the Ctrl+Alt+Delete command was a mistake, and should have been a single button.
  25. Only half of American Christians can name the four Gospels.
  26. People who read books live an average of almost 2 years longer than those who do not read at all, a Yale research found.
  27. Working past age 65 is linked to longer life, a study found.
  28. The first heart transplant using a "dead heart" was performed by surgeons in Australia, in October 2014.
  29. The loudest howler monkeys have the tiniest testicles, a study found.
  30. In 2016, a Singaporean street food vendor was awarded a Michelin star.
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