1. In 2014, a single parking space in London was sold for £400,000.
  2. Until the 19th century, champagne was pink and had no bubbles.
  3. In Brazil, "Rio" is pronounced "Hio."
  4. One-third of babies born in Britain in 2013 are expected to live for a century.
  5. Humans spend 13% of their lives not focusing on anything in particular.
  6. Whale milk has the consistency of toothpaste.
  7. The Great Mosque at Djenné in Mali is the largest mud structure in the world.
  8. In 2002, an American bomber attempted to plant 18 bombs which, when they exploded, would form a giant smiley face.
  9. NASA estimates that the near-Earth asteroid, Eros, contains 20 billion tons of gold.
  10. An Ancient Egyptian cure for blindness was to pour mashed-up pig's eye into the patient's ear.
  11. The world's oldest fish hooks were found in a cave in Japan, dating from about 23,000 years ago.
  12. In 2012 alone, an estimated 2.8 million dog owners gave their dogs antidepressants.
  13. After the Vietnam war, farmers recycled thousands of external fuel tanks from U.S. aircraft to create river boats and canoes
  14. Onomatomania is the frustration at being unable to think of an appropriate word.
  15. At the end of the WW2, U.S. censors kept the news of Germany's unconditional surrender secret from the public for 11 hours.
  16. The human brain has enough memory to hold three million hours of television.
  17. Kansas is flatter than a pancake.
  18. The change from "Arthur Andersen" to "Accenture" was one of the most expensive rebrandings of all time at US$100 million.
  19. 74% of travelers feel the most stressful aspect of travel is figuring out the details, a study found.
  20. One of the thirteen articles in the 1781 U.S. Articles of Confederation states that if Canada wants to be admitted into the U.S., it will automatically be accepted.
  21. Neil Armstrong's boots are still floating around in space.
  22. In the 1890s, Donald Trump's grandfather ran a restaurant that doubled up as a brothel.
  23. The insect Issus coleoptratus has joints that function like mechanical gears.
  24. In Denmark, if you are unmarried at 25, you'll get cinnamon thrown all over you on your birthday.
  25. There are between 25 to 50 serial killers active in the United States at any one time.
  26. Sheep were grazing in Central Park until 1934, when they were moved during the Great Depression for fear they would be eaten.
  27. At Stalin's funeral, 500 people were trampled to death.
  28. Four million years ago, rats in South America were the size of hippos.
  29. Anthophobia is the fear of flowers.
  30. Hugo Chávez, as president of Venezuela, hosted a TV show every Sunday from 1999 to 2012.
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