1. Pantone 448 C, the "world's ugliest color" according to research, is used by many European countries on their tobacco products to dissuade people from smoking.
  2. Queen Elizabeth II has ruled the UK for over 25% of the time the U.S. has been a country.
  3. 46% of American adults believe that the world is less than 10,000 years old, a 2012 survey found.
  4. The epitaph on poet Charles Bukowski's tombstone reads "DON'T TRY."
  5. Most of the genetic changes and muscle memory spurred by exercise are lost by a month or two of no training, a study found.
  6. Pianos can have upwards of 12,000 individual parts.
  7. Albert Einstein cheated on his wife, belittled her scientific achievements, and refused to help out around the house and made her sign a contract in which she would agree to leave the room or stop talking if he told her to.
  8. Queen Elizabeth taught herself to shoot in the grounds of Buckingham Palace during the WW2, in case a German parachutist attacked.
  9. Many non-Western cultures view female obesity as a sign of health and vitality, and, before the 1800s, so did Americans.
  10. 20% of people in the UK believe they have a food allergy, but only 2% actually do.
  11. Serial art vandal Hans-Joachim Bohlmann has caused over 138 million euro in damages by attempting to destroy famous artworks by such artists as Rubens and Rembrandt.
  12. Inhabitants of the Chinese town of Liqian have blond hair and white skin. Historians have speculated they are the descendants of a lost Roman settlement.
  13. Roman charioteers earned far more than even the best-paid footballers and international sports stars of today, according to academic research.
  14. Some American officials, like FBI director J. Edgar Hoover, thought Albert Einstein was a soviet spy.
  15. There's a "sea organ" built on the coast of Croatia that plays music like an organ when waves crash in and out of it.
  16. In 2015, a Chinese billionaire bought a US$170 million painting by with his credit card so he could use the points for free airfare.
  17. The South American revolutionary Simon Bolivar was, at various times, president of Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela.
  18. In Italy, 13, is not an unlucky number, but 17 is.
  19. In 2016, North Korea accidentally leaked its DNS data, showing they only have 28 ".kp" domains. In comparison, there are 10 million ".uk" domains.
  20. At least 13 Americans have died as a result of laxative overdose.
  21. Abraham Lincoln's wife was an opium addict.
  22. The mother of Matt Groening, creator of The Simpsons, was called Marge Wiggum.
  23. A popular way to cure impotence in the 14th century was to wear your trousers on your head for 24 hours.
  24. The Atlantic salmon's sense of smell is 1000 times greater than that of a dog.
  25. The world's first traffic signal was short lived. Installed in London in 1868, it exploded less than a month later, injuring its policeman operator.
  26. If a tree were planted for each Coca-Cola sold, we could reforest the Earth in three years.
  27. Americans eat 500 million pounds of peanut butter a year, enough to coat the floor, of the Grand Canyon.
  28. Monaco, at 2 sq km, is the world's most densely populated country. It has been ruled by the same family since 1419.
  29. The lottery of the Zimbabwe Banking Corporation was won in 2000 by Robert Mugabe, the president of Zimbabwe.
  30. UK's Dyslexia Research Centre is in Reading.
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