1. More people have died by taking selfies in 2015 than by shark attacks.
  2. Eating too much meat can accelerate your body's biological age.
  3. Sperm whales are the loudest animals on Earth. Their calls reach up to 230 decibels.
  4. A scientist cracked his knuckles on one hand for over 50 years to prove it did not cause Arthritis.
  5. Once you become President of the United States of America you can no longer drive on public roads.
  6. Yoda's first name was originally going to be Minch.
  7. In 117 ad, Emperor Hadrian declared attempted suicide by soldiers, a form of desertion and made it a capital offence.
  8. In the 17th century Ottoman Empire, drinking coffee was punishable by death.
  9. Nixon was the first (and, to date, only) U.S. President to resign from the Presidency and be pardoned by another President.
  10. In the 1950s, Las Vegas crowned a Miss Atomic Bomb.
  11. The horses in Olympic equestrian events have their own passports and fly business class.
  12. The first American woman to win an Olympic event received a porcelain bowl instead of a gold medal.
  13. After a neo-Nazi group adopted a half-mile stretch of highway in Missouri, the state renamed it to the "Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel Memorial Highway."
  14. The world record for the most candles ever put on a birthday cake was 50,151.
  15. Kenya has an ice hockey team.
  16. A single ounce of gold can be beaten into a sheet covering nearly 100 square feet, or drawn out into 50 miles of gold wire.
  17. It's illegal in Iceland for parents to threaten children with fictional characters.
  18. At almost 169 feet, the world's tallest waterslide, located in Kansas City, is taller than Niagara Falls.
  19. The modern world's first international sporting fixture was a cricket match played in 1844 between Canada and the USA. Canada won by 23 runs.
  20. According to his wife Mary, Abraham Lincoln's hobby was cats.
  21. Apollo astronauts trained in Iceland because it was felt that the terrain would most resemble the surface of the moon.
  22. Sweden makes biofuel from dead rabbits.
  23. Of the 142 million deaths caused by an ideology in the 20th century, 94 million were due to communism.
  24. Female students in China outperform men to such an extent that some universities have introduced a male quota.
  25. Babies cannot recognise themselves in a mirror until they are at least 18 months old.
  26. Shakespeare's signature is worth more than US$5 million.
  27. Congo the chimp was a famous abstract painter in the 1950s who sold paintings to Picasso, Dalí and others for up to US$26,000.
  28. Americans wasted US$2 billion in 2015 putting premium gasoline into cars that don't need it.
  29. Norway had a "butter crisis" in 2011. 250 grams (8.8 oz) of butter cost US$50.
  30. Over 200 women have run for President of the United States.
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