1. Rene Descartes had a fetish for cross-eyed women.
  2. The biggest dam built by beavers is twice as long as the Hoover Dam.
  3. The London Underground was originally intended to terminate in Paris.
  4. In order to be light enough to fly, birds have only one ovary.
  5. The giant palm salamander can stick its tongue out 50 times faster than you can blink.
  6. Norway's coastline is long enough to circle the planet two and a half times.
  7. "Pee Cola" is a popular soft drink in Ghana.
  8. Each anteater eats about 35,000 ants and termites each day.
  9. The hole in the ozone layer over Antarctica is twice the size of Europe.
  10. ‘Bitch the pot' was 19th-century slang for ‘pour the tea'.
  11. "Holland" is a province, South and North, in The Netherlands, not the name of the whole country.
  12. Breathing 100% oxygen, instead of the 21% in our atmosphere, is generally bad, and sometimes toxic.
  13. Mushrooms can can stimulate rain in the atmosphere surrounding their habitats.
  14. The last time anyone is known to have contracted HIV from blood donation in the U.S. was in 2008.
  15. Ichiro Suzuki, baseball's all-time hits leader, learned Spanish just for the purpose of trash talking opponents.
  16. Measles was officially eliminated in the Americas, the first region in the world to do it.
  17. In the first 26 seasons of "The Simpsons," Homer has said the most, accounting for 21% of the show's 1.3 million words.
  18. Horses can be trained to use symbols in order to tell humans what they want, a study found.
  19. WTF is the acronym of the World Taekwondo Federation.
  20. St Lucia is the only country in the world named after a woman.
  21. 255 people are born every minute.
  22. Greater Bangkok, a sprawling metropolis with more than 10 million people, has just 1,300 homeless people, a 2016 survey found.
  23. Two-thirds of all US$100 bills are held outside the US.
  24. Female sharks can store sperm for up to a year before using it to fertilise their eggs.
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. Most diamonds on the Earth's surface are between 1 and 3 billion years old.
  28. The word ambisinistrous is the opposite of ambidextrous; it means ‘no good with either hand'.
  29. An estimated 150,000 people die in the UK every year because too few people can give first aid.
  30. From 1974 to 1976, Shirley Temple was U.S. Ambassador to Ghana.
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