1. Sanitary pads can take 500 to 800 years to decompose in landfills.
  2. The man who inspired the 2004 Tom Hanks movie "The Terminal" spent 18 years living at the departure lounge of Charles de Gaulle Airport.
  3. Legends say China began in a great flood, some 4,000 years ago. Scientists found geological evidence that the flood was real.
  4. A study in Canada found that people now have a shorter attention span than goldfish, just 8 seconds.
  5. Being attentive to your partner and making your partner feel special will boost sexual desire, a study found.
  6. The Nazis invented the Olympic Torch Relay.
  7. The 'fuel efficiency' of walking is roughly equivalent to 360 miles per gallon.
  8. Apple recovered 2,204 pounds of gold from broken iPhones in 2015. That's worth about US$40 million.
  9. A study found that nearly 16,000 American babies are born premature each year at least in part because of air pollution.
  10. In 1909, Teddy Roosevelt and his son went on a "conservation mission" to Africa on which they killed a whopping 512 animals.
  11. 93% of the Great Barrier Reef is now damaged by coral bleaching.
  12. Kurt Cobain dropped out of high school, then worked there as a janitor.
  13. The creator of Legos made a policy of no military sets because he didn't want war to seem like child's play.
  14. Santa Claus received 670 votes in the 2012 U.S. presidential election.
  15. Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer used to work 130 hours a week.
  16. A scientist used magnetism to levitate a frog. Magnetic fields lightly distorts the orbits of electrons in the frog's atoms.
  17. A USB memory stick is more powerful than the computer system that guided the Apollo spacecraft to the moon.
  18. Venus spins in the opposite direction from most other planets so that on Venus the sun rises in the west.
  19. A bolt of lightning is 5 times hotter than the surface of the sun.
  20. The first person in history whose name we know is "Kushim," an accountant from Mesopotamia who lived around 3200 B.C.
  21. Charlie Chaplin's daughter played Charlie Chaplin's mother in the 1992 biopic "Chaplin."
  22. The word 'Nicotine' is derived from Frenchman Jean Nicot who introduced tobacco to France in 1560.
  23. CAPTCHA stands for "Completely Automated Public Turing Test To Tell Computers and Humans Apart"
  24. Marijuana absorbs nuclear radiation. In 1998, the Ukraine's Institute of Bast Crops planted industrial marijuana to help remove contaminants in the soil near Chernobyl.
  25. The brain can't actually feel pain despite its billions of neurons.
  26. A bolt of lightning contains enough energy to toast 160,000 pieces of bread.
  27. If you could see as well as the Camera on the Hubble Space Telescope, you would be able to read the fine print on a newspaper 1 mile away.
  28. Earth spins at around 1,000 mph and hurtles through space in its orbit around the sun at about 67,000 mph.
  29. A large raindrop, about the size of a house fly, has terminal fall speeds of about 10 meters per second (20 mph).
  30. 13 people died of alcohol poisoning in 1875 in Ireland when a brewery caught fire causing whiskey to flow through the streets.
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